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Laconics. I have seen the floreer--wither with a judicial oath, is
ing on the stalk, and its brigit leaves ---spreal on expressed by lifting up
The ground. I looked again; it sprung forth the right hand and eyes towards heaven; it con
afresh ; ils stem was crowed with new buus, and science be applied 10,
its sweetness filled the air. I have seen the sun by laying the right hand
set in the west, and the shades or night shui in upon the breast exactly
the wide horizon: there was 10 color or shape, upon the heart; the voice low and solemn, the
nor beauty, nor music; g!om and darkness brooded words slow and deliber
around. I looked! the sun brokr forth agan uron ate; but when the affir.
the east, and gilded the moun!2in-lops: the lark mation is mixed with
rose-to meet him from her low nust, and the -age or resentment, the
shades of darkness fica away. I have seen the voice is more open and loud, the words quicker,
insect, being come to its full size, languish, and reand the countenance lias all the confidence of a fuse to eat : il spun itseni a tomb, and was shroudstrong and pereinplory assertion.
ed in the silkeli cone : it lay without fut, or shape, Notes. The Duke had reproachel Lord Thurlow with his or power to more. I looked again : it had burst iis plebeian extraction and his recent admision to the pecrage. He lomb; it was full of life, and sailed on colored move from the woulsuk and advanced slowly to the place from wings through the soft air; it rejoiced in its new which the chancellor dresses the house, then fixing his eye on the Duke (in the words of a spectator,) " with the look of Jove
being when he has grasped the thunder," spoke as follows:
Varieties. 1. Many a young lady can My Lords--I am amazed ; yes my Lords. I am chatter in French or Italian, thrun the piano, amazed at his grace's speech. The noble duke and paint a little, and yet be ignorant of cannot look before him. beluind him, or on either housekeeping, and not know how even to side of him, without seeing some nolle peer, who make a loaf of bread, roast a piece of meat, owes his seat in this house to his successful exertions, in the proiession to which I belong. Does or make a palatable sour. 2. It is a false he not feel that it is as honorable. to owe it 10 idea to think of elevating woman to her right these, as to being the accident of an accident? To all these noble lords, the language of the noble position of intelligence and influence in so duke is as applicable, and as insulung, as it is to ciety, without making her thorou. hly and myself. Bui I don't fear 10 meet it single and practically acquainted with the details of doalone. No one venerates the peerage more than mestic life. 3. It is wrong for either men os I do-but, my lors, I must say, that the peerage solicited me,-hot I the peerage.
women, to bury themselves in their everyNay inore - I can say. and will say, that as a day avocation, to the neglect of intellectual peer of parliament.--as speaker of this right hon- and moral culture, and the social amenities orable house, as keeper of the great seal.-as guard an of his majesty's conscience, -as lord of life: but it is still worse to give exclusive high chancellor of England-nay, even in that attention to the latter, and utterly ne lect the character alone, in wh.ch the nolle duke would former; because, in the former are involved think it an affront to be cons dered-but which character none can deny me-as a max, I am, at
our first and most important duties. 4. NegUnis uime, as inuch respected, as the proudest peer lected duties never bring happiness: even I now look dowli uponi.
the best of society would fail to delight, ir A man of sovereign parts he is esteerd!
enjoyed at the expense of human duties. 5. Well fitted in the aris, glorious in arms;
That which is our duty should always take Nothing becomes him ill, that he would well.
precedence: otherwise, no eifort to obtain The only soil of his fair virtue's gloss,
happiness can be successful. (If viriuc's gloss will stain with any soil,) Is a sharp wit match'd with too blunt a will : (wills And sing the impressive force of Spring on man:
Sull-ler my song-a noble note assume, Whose migr hath power 10 cut, whose will still
Then, HEAVEN-and earth. as it rontending.--un I should none spare that come within his power.
To raise his being,--and serene-his soul. Anecdote. Butler, Bishop of Durham, Can he forbear-1o join-the general smile and author of the Analogy, being applied to or NaturE? Can fierce passions-vex his breasing for a charitable subscription, asked his steward While every gale is peace, and every grour what money he had in his house; the stew- Is melody? ard informed him there were five hundred Thie happiness-of human kind, pounds. “ Five hundred pounds!” said the Consists-in rectitude of mind.bish p; "what a shame for a bishop to have A will—subdued 10 menson's sway, such a sum in his possession !” And he or And passions--practiced 10 obey : dered it all to be given to the poor immedi
An open-and a generous heari, ately.
Refined from selfishness and art;
Patience, which mocks--ai fortune's power, Forth from his lonely hiding-place,
And wisdom--heither sad, nor sour. Prstentous sight!) the owlet Atheism,
Never forget our loves, -hui alunys cling Ba ling on obscure wings athwart the noon, To the fixed hope-il't there will be a tune, Ir ps his blue-fringed lids, and holds them close, When we can meel-unfelter id--and be blessAni, hooting at the glorious sun in heaven, With the full happiness of certain love. Cries out, Where is it?"
A rillain, when he most seems kind. The world is still deceived by ornament
Is most to be suspecud.
Laconies: 1. The idle--often delay till eHuv ng gone thro',
morrow, what ought to be done to-day. 2. Srience brkly with the ma
is the scribe, and thrology the interpreter oi (ivu's jo passions, and
works. 3. Rrymt 18 unavailing. when it helt 19 given
illustrations of cach, before dis.
contractel; tho' a little prudence, Inight have premas ng these im
ventes its being incurred. 4. A loud, or vehemeni portant subjects, it
moile of delivery, accompanied by a haughty acmay be useful lo
ron, may render an express on highly offensite; present the minor
but which woaith live perfectly harmless, if proones: occas onally ailuting to the prine
nounced properly. 5. Dishonesti cliooses the most cinalon's. The ac
erpeditious route; virme the right one, though it be companying 'ngra
more circuitous. 6. Is the soul a mere rapor, a ving represents calm torttuile, dis
something without either essence or form? 7. Imcretio, benevo
pressions, firmly fired in the mo'nd, and long chorlence. goodness and
ished, are erased with great difficulty; low iir porno! Ity. dimira
lant, then, they should be good ones. tion inay also be commmed will amazement: surprise, (which sig
Difficulty-is a severe instructor, set sier nh-8--taken on a sudden) inay, for a momeall.
us by the supreme ordinance of a parental startle; astonishment may stupeiya and cause an guardian and legislator, who knows us better entire suspension of the faculties; but AMAZEMENT than we know ourselves, and he loves us beihas also a mixture of perturbation; as the word means to but in a maze, so as not to be able to
ter too. He, that wrestles with us, stren.ticiis colieet one's self: there is no mund that inay not. our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our anartmas, be thrown into amazement at the awiul tagonist is our helper. This amicable conflict dispensations of Providence.
with difficulty obliges us to an intimate acADMONITION TO ACT JUSTLY. Remember March, the ices of Marcu remember! quaintance with our object, and compels us Did not great Julius--bleed for JUSTICE' sake?
to consider it in all its relations. It will not What rillain touch'd his body,--that did stab,
suiler us to be superficial. And not for justice?
VARIETIES. What! shall one of 18,
Sleep-seldom vis'ls sorrow; Thai struck the foremost man-of all this world,
When it does. It is a comforter. But for supporting robbers, shall we-now
Why, on that brow, dwell sorrow and dismay, Contam nate our fingers with base bribes ?
Where loves were wont 10 spori, un smiles lo plan? And sell the mighty space of our large honors,
With equa! mind, what happens, let us hear, For so much trash-as may be grasped thus?
Nor joy, nor grieve too much, for things veyond our cars I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon,
Thus, iny fleeing days, at last, Than such a Ruinan.
needed, s lently are passeil, Anecdote. Ethelwold, bishop of Win
Calmly-shall I resign my breath, chester, in king Elgar's time, sold the gold
Tin life-unknown,-forgot-i death. and silver vessels belonging to the church, to
Lore--never reasons, but profusely gires; relieve the poor, during a famine, saying:
Gives, like a thoughtless prodigal, its all, “There is no reason, that the senseless tem
And trembles th, lest it has done too little ples of God, should abound in riches, while his
Tho' all seems losi, 'uis impious-to despair; living temples ware perishing with hunger."
The tracks or Proridence-like rirers-wind
Why slırinks the soul
Back on herself and startles at destruction?
'Tis the Divinity--that stirs within us. Whom gentle stars unite, and in one fate Theis hearts, their fortunes, and their beings blend.
Still rause--for good--the supplicating voice, Tis not the coarser lie-of human laws,
But leave 10 HEAVEN ihe measure, and the chosen Unnatural on, and foreign to the mind,
Sare in His power, whose eye discerns afar That binds their peace, but harmony itself,
The secret ambush of a specious prayer. Alluning all their passions into love ;
Implore His aid; in His decisions resi; Where friendship-full, exerts her softest power,
Secure-whairer He gives, he gives the best. Per ici esteem, enlivend by desire
Yel, when the sense of sacred presence fired, Irefable, and sympauiy of soul;
And strong derotion—1o the skies aspires. Thought. meeting thought, anul veill preventing will, Pour forth thy ferrore-for a healthful mind,
Obedient With boundless confulence: for nought but lore
passions, and a rill resigned;
For lore, which scurce colle live man can f); Can answer love, and render blies serure,
For patience, sovere gn o'er transmuted ill;
For faith, thai, panting for a happier seat,
These goods lle grants, who granis the power to For places in the court, are bou like besls With these celestial crisilom calins the mod. (gain, Jo the hospital; where this mau's hend--lies And mitkes the happiness—she does not find. At that ir vi's foi, and 80, love and loncer.
Call it dirersion, and the pill goes down.
500. Arguing requires a cool, sedate, allen Laconies. 1. To knon--is one thing, to do •ive aspect, and it cinse, slow, illud empodarical is another. 2. Consider what is said, rather than accent, with nach demonstration by the hand;
uho said it: and the consequence of the argila it a-studes somewhat of authority, its if fully convinced of wiat it pleads for and sometimes ment, rather than the consequence of him, who rises to great vehemence and energy of action : delivers it. 3. These proverbs, maxinis, and laconthe voice clear, distinct, and tirin its ill confidence. ics, are founded on the facts, that ruankind are the
REASONING WITHI DEFERENCE TO OTHERS. sume, and that the passions are the disturbing
forces, the greater or less prevalence of which,
This World. What is the happiness that 591. AFFECTATION-di-plays itself in a thou this world can give ? Can it defend us from disand different gestures, airs, and looks, accorda asters ? Can il preserve our hearts from grief, ang to the character which the person affects.
our eyes from tears, or our feet from falling 1 Affectation of learning--gives a staff formality 10 Ibe wivole person: the words come stalking ont
Can it prolong our comforts ? Can it multip.y our with tons pace of a funeral procession, and every days? Can it redeemt ourselves, or our friends sentence is the solemnity of an oracle. Affecfrom death? Can it soothe the king of terrors, tation - of pile-urus up the goyuling whites of
or initigate the agonies of the dying? the pye to beaven, as if the person was in a trance, and fixes them in that posture so long,
VARIETIES. that the lirizin of the beholder grows giddy : Three poets, in three distant ages born, ther comes up deep grumbling, a boly pro
Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. from the lower part of the thorax, but so I romer
The first in lofunens of thought surpassed; dous in surund, am so long protracted that you expect inse a goblin rixe, like an exhalation The next, in linjesty ; in both, the last. from the solil parth: this he begins to rock, The force of nature could no further go; from side to side, or backward and forward, like
To make a third, she join'd the former two. an und pine on the site of a huil, when a brisk wind biows the hands are clasped 100ether,
Under a portrait of Milton--Dryden. and often lifted, and the head shaken will fool- | The poetry of earth is never dead!#slı vehemen; the tone of voice is canting, or
When all the hirde are fain! with the hot sun, a sing sony lullalıy, no millch Coved from in Irish howl and the words body forrel. Ar
And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run, FECTATION OF BHAUTY, iltid killings--.polles i fine
From hedge to hedge about the new-inown lead; woman, hyiurn, into all sorts of forms, appar That is the grasshopper's ;-- he takes the lead ances and arrituds, bet nuncable or she ull In stemmer luxury ;---he has never done does hy art, or rather iwkwardness, 1|| that ma.
With his delighis; for when tired out with sun ture kaimer for her: furniture formed beril. nost i 11 ange! and she, with infinite prius
lle resis at ease beneath sone pleasant weed maker terself a monkey : this species of affec- The poeiry of earth is ceasing never :tation is easily imitated, or taken off in dung On a lone winter evening, when the frost which, take a me, and as holy grimaces, 111
Has wro't a silence from the stove, there shr Ils Con und gestures, as can be made; and take car. tiuitatiira neves peeps allt; thn you may
The cricker's song, in warmth increasing ever, representi coquettisti affectation to the life.
And seems to one, in drowsine-s half Inst, Anecdote. A nubloman advised a bishop
The grasshopper's among some grassy hills.
Believe to make an addition to his house, of a new
me, if all those endearing young charis, wing, in modern style. The prelate answer
Which I gnze on so fondly to-day, Carins, ed him, “ The difference between yo!ır ad
Were to change by 10-montow, and fleet in my vice and that whirh the rieril gave to our Sao Thou wowest still be ador'd, as this moment
Like fairy gifs feding a wav; (thou art, viour--ix, that Sutan advised Jesus to change
Letihy loveliness fade as it will, stores into you'l, that the poor might he fed ;
And around the dear ruin rarh wish of my heart, and your desire me to turn the bread of the
Would entwine itself verdantly still poor into stones.
It is not while loeauty and youth are thy own,
And I love cheeks inprofined by a tear,
That the forver and faith of a soul can be known, To huntirif the lives, and to all else prema dead
To which time will but make thee more dear This Phinks helter of :1 gilded fool,
On the healthy laastrul, lovil, riever forgets,
But as truly loves on in the close;
The same level which he curu'd when he rose
503. AUTHORITY-opens the countenance, but great, but by keeping his resolutions; no per draws the eye-brows a little, so as to give the look an air of gravity.
son ever escaped contempt, who could not AUTHORITY FORBIDDING COMBATANTS TO FIGHT.
keep them. Let them lay by their helmets and their spears,
Laconics. 1. Writing and printing serve as And both return back to their chairs again:
clothing 10 our ideas, by which they become visi. Withdraw from us,-and let the trumpet sound;
ble in forms, and permanent i duration ; thus, Draw near
painters speak of cubod ying the fleeting colort And list what, with our council, we have done.
of beautiful flowers, by fixing them in some earth. For that our kingdom's earth-should not be soild, ly substance. 2. When the pupil of our intellectual With that dear blood which it hath fosterd;
eyes becomes adjusied to the darkness of er: 07, And for our eyes-doth hate the dire aspect,
genuine truth dazzles and blinds us. 3. Habit can Ofcivil woun:ls, plough'd up with neighbor's swords: only get the outlet of habit; but beware of chang. Therefore, we banish you our territories :
ing one bad habit for another. 4. The torch of You, cousin Hereford, upon pain of death,
improvement is destined to pass from band 10 Till twice five summers have enriched our fields,
hand; and what, tho' we do not see the order? 5 Shall not regret our fair dominions,
When nature is excited, she will pui forth her f. But tread the stranger pails of banishment.
forts; if not in a right, in a wrong way. 6. Cente 504. Philosophers say, that man is a mi- sent—is the essence of marriage, the ceremonies--iis crocosm, or a little world, resembling in mi- form. and the duties-iis uses. niature every part of the great ; and, in our Physiological Ignorance-is undoubtopinion, the body natural may be compared edly, the most abundant source of our sufferings : to the body politic; and if that be so, how every person, accustomed to the sick, must have can the Epicurean's opinion be true, that the heard them deplore their ignorance-of the necesuniverse was formed by a fortuitous concourse sary consequences of those practices, by which of atoms? which we will no more believe, shall be deeply convinced, that the eternal laves of
their health has been destroyed : and when meu than that the accidental jumbling of the let
Nature have connected pain and decrepitude with ters of the alphabet could fall by chance into
one mode of life, and health and rigor with another, a most ingenious and learned treatise of phi- they will avoid the former, and adhere to the latter. Losophy.
It is strange, however, to observe, that the gener. On pain of death -no person be so bold
ality of mankind do not seem to bestow a single Or daring hardly, as 10 touch the lists,
thought on the preservation of their health, Lill it is Except the marshal. and such officers
100 lale to reap any benefit from their conviction. appointed to diruet these fair designs.
If knowledge of this kind we're generally diffused,
people would cease to imagine, that the hunian Let fancy-lead,
constitution was so badly contrived, that a stule And be it ours-10 follore', and admire,
of general health could be oversel by every trifle; As well we may, the grares infinite
for instance, by a little colil ; or that the recorery Oi nature. Lay aside the sweet resource
of it lay concealed in a few drops, or a pill. Did That winter needs, and inay at will oblain,
they better understand the nature of chronic disOf authore, chaste and good, and let us read
eases, and the causes which produce them, they The liring page, whose etery character
could not be so unreasonable us to think, that they Ddighis, and gives us wisdom. Not a tret,
might live as they choose, with impunity: or did A plant, a leaf, a blossom, but contains
They know anything of medicine, they would soon A folio volume, We may read, and read,
be convinced that though fits of pain have been And read again, and still find something new,
relieved, and sickness cured, for a time, the re-esSomething w please, and sonicthing 10 instruct,
tablishment of health-depends on very different E'en in the noisoine weed. Anecdote. Eut Bucon. Dr. Watson, late
powers and principles. bishop of Luniluff, was enthusiastically at
'Tis doing wrong-creates such doubts. These tached to the writings of Lord Bacun; and Render us jealous, and desiroy our peare. considered, that no one, desirous of acquiring
Though wisdom-wake, real sound knowledge, could read the works Suspicion sleeps at wistlom's gate, and to simplicity or that great man too often, or with too much Resigns her charge; while gooiluess thinks no ima
Where no ill seems. care and attenlion. It was frequently remarked by him—“If a man wishes to become Tis god-like magnanimity—10 keep, wise, he should eat Baron."
When most provoked, our reason calm, and clear Making Resolutions. Never form a re- Christianity-epends on fart; solution that is not a good one; and, when Religion is not theory, but all. once formet, never break it. If you form a Amid thy bowers-the tyrant's hand is seen, resolution, and then break it, you set your- And desolation-reddens all thy green. self a bad example, and you are very likely No: there is none. -no ruler of the stars; to follow it. A person may get the habit of Regardsul of my miseries,--saith despair. breaking his resolutions; this is as bad to Calm, and serene, he secs approaching death, the character and minil, as an incurable dis as the safe pont, the peaceful. silen shere, ease to the body. No person can become where he may rest.—-life's tedious voyage o'er.
TITE BOOK OF XATURE.
505. BUFFOONERY - assumes a sly, arr.leer Laconics. 1. Every act or a parent dis? 1119 oravity: hor must in the sirous Speel. her and destructoll, is, ubora con mplated arighe, bough all should split ther sites : wloch colle mand of coumeantep is somewhat uticuli. 20 iahng in an unea-uralle lapse of ages, ibe not so hard to Denure as to resirull the contrary miosi peritet otiler. wisdoon, and lore. 2. Àsit resympathy-bit of weeping when ohess Warp specia the history of our race. Scarcely the first Exianples will suggest tisuselves. COMHANDISE
hour or man has yet jassed over our heads; why requires a perenisory ar iepvere noe stern look: the hand is held out, and moved towards thir
then do we speak of partiality? 3. Iu Turning person to whom the order is given with the palm our eyes to the regions of darkness in the history upwards, and sometnes ir is accompanied with of mar, as well as to those of light, we are ina's gnificant nod of the head to the person ad duced 10 reflect upon oar ignorance, as will as up dressid. If the cominand be absolute, and to a person unwilling to obey, the right mod is extend.
on our knowledge. 4. The natural history of mun, e and projected forcibly towards him.
is or more importance than that of all animals, We were not born 10 sue, but to command;
regetables, and minerals; and, in master ng the Which, since we cannot do, to make you friends. Surmer, we receive a key to unlock the mysteries
of the inter. 5 Some professors of religion loast Be ready--as your lives shall answer it, Al Corentry, upon St. Lambert's day :
of the's ignorance oi science, and some wouldThere--shall your swords--and lances ARBITRATE
be philosophers, treat with contempt, all truths, that The swelling differenerul jour settled hate ;
are not malkemahical, and derived from facts : Since we cannoi stay you. you shall see
which show the greatest tolly? Justice-lecide the vicior's chivalry.
Effects of Success. If you would reLord Marshul-command our officers ai arms,
venge yourself on those who have slighted Be ready-to direct these homs alarms,
you, be successful; it is a bitter satire on Sile e, ye winds,
their want of juigment, to show that you
can do without them,-a pulling wound--to Tho! m:ike outrageous war upon the ocean: And thon, old ocran! Jull toy boisterous waves;
the self-love-of proud, inflated people; but Ye waver ng eltinens, be huslied as daih. you must reckon on their hatred, as they While Limpose my dread commands ou hell;
will never forgive you.
They-lever fail, who die
They bui augment the deep swelling thought,
Which overpowers all others, and conduct Happiness-does not consist so much in the world ai last—10 FREEDO. outward circulnızlımces and personal gratifi
The prean, when it rolls aloud, cations, as in the inuurit feelings. There
The umpirst-bursting from the cloud, can be no true enjoyment of that, which is
In one uninterrupted penel! not honestly obtained; for a sense of guilt in
When darkness-sits around the sky, fuses into it a lifler ingredient, which makes And shadowy firme--go trooping by; it nuanseons. What pleasure can the drunk And everlasting mountains reel, ard have in his cups, when he knows, that All, All of this--is FREEDOM'S songevery drop' he swallow's, is so much dishumi Tis pealed.---'tis pealed-ETERNALLY. extly taken from his wife and children; and, JOY kneels, ai morning's rosy prime, that, to satisf: his brutal propensity, they are In worship to the rising sun: deprived of the necessaries of life?
But Sorrow loves the calmer time,
When the day-god his course has rull: Anecdote. Dr. Franklin. The follow
When Night is in her shadowy car, ing epitaph, was written by himself, many
Pale Sorrow wakes while Joy doth sleep, years previous to his death: “The body of
And guided by the evening star, Benjamin Franklin, Printer, (like the cover
She wanders forih to muse and weep. of an old book, its contents torn out, and
Joy loves to cull the suminer Power, strippd of its lettering and gilding,) lies here
And wreath it round h's happy brow; food for worms; yet the work itself shall not
But when the dark autumnal hour be lost; for it will, (as he believed.) appear Kath laid the leaf and blossoin low; once more in a new and more beautiful edi
When the fra bud hath los! ils worth, tion, corrected and amended by the Author." And Joy hath dashut it from hus crest, He is a parricide to his mother's mine.
Then Sorrow takes it from the earth, And with an inpious hand murvliese fer forne,
'To wither on her wither'd breast. That wrongs the praise of wonnen, ihan dares write 011. Liberty, thou goudless. heavenly lip glit, Lillson uts, or wth foul ink require
Produse or bliss, und preinant with delight The m Ikihoy ten lis.
Eternal pleasures in Vy fresh pron None think the grrat unlarpy, but the grent. Aulindre plenty loads iliy hamon rain