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506. COMMENDATION—is the expression of the Luconics. 1. To devolve on science the du. appro ation we have for any ojel, in which ties of religion, or on religion the duties of science, We find ithty Cougru 1) iour idees oi excellence.
is to liind og her the liting and the dead... The natural, or morui, o $ 10 ron.cale pleasure : as it generally suppos's Baper only on the person prevailing error of our limes is, ille culiivation or commudug, it (111s the aspeet of love (but the intellectual faculties, to the neglect of the mo:. without des realir spect and expresses itself al laculties; when the corner alone are developil, in a muld tone oi vo ce, with a small digre of
the child has acquired the means of doing good or confidence; the arms are genuly spread the lanis open with the palins upwariis. iriered toward the evilo himself, to society, to his country, or to the per un approveri, and somuines lined up and world; bui practical goodness alone, can proseiro dowli, as it pronouncing praise.
the equilibrium. 3. Many persons have an unioYou have done our pleasures very much grace, fair tumate pass on for inventing fictions, in-rely for the Set a fair fashion on our entertainment, (laidies; purpose oi exciting amazement in their hearers. Which was not ha! :o beautiul and kind; 4. Those who, without having sufficient knowYou've added worth untoʻl, and lively lustre, ledge of us, forin an umtavorable opinion respectAmi entertain'd me with mine own device ; ing us, do 110 injure us, they reflect on a pha r. I ato to thank you for it.
tom of their own imagination. O good old man, how well in thee-appears
The heart, like a tendril, accustomed to cling, The constant service of the antique world,
Let it go where it will, cannot fourishi alone; When serv ce swent for duty, not for meed!
But will lean to the nearest, and loveliest thing, Thou art not for the fashion oilhese imes,
It caniwine with itself, and make closely its own Where none will sweat-but for promotion; Honor's a sacred tie, the law of kings, And haring thai, do clioke their service up, The nuble mind's distinguishing perfection, Even with the haring: it is not so with thee. That nids and strengthens viriue, where it meets her 507. OBSERVATION. Nothing appears
And im iates her actions, where she is not. easier than to observe, yet few things are more
False honor, like a comet-blazes broad, uncommon. By obserre-is meant to consi- But blazes for extinction. Real meriider a subject in all its various parts; first, each Shines-like the eiernal sun-o shine forever. part separately; then to examine its analogy She hath no head, and cannot think; she hath with contiguous, or other possible subjects; it is in wrath ; or pauses. 'ris in ruin:
No heart, and cannoi feel; where'er slie mores, to conceive and retain the various proportions Her prayers-are curses; her communion-death; which delineate, define and constitute the es- Eurnity her rengeance; in the blood of her victims. sence of the thing under consideration; to Her red decalogue-'s written---(BIGOTRY.) have clear ideas of these proportions, indivi
Ordoing Injuries to others. Propitious dually and collectively, as contributing to form conscience, thou equilable and ready judge, be a whole, so as not to confound then with merer absent from me! Tell me, constantly, other properties or things, however great the that I cannot do the least injury to another, resemblance. The OPSERVER will often see without receiving the counter-stroke; that I where the unobservant is blinil. To observe, must necessarily wound myself, when I is to be attentive, so as to fix the mind on a wound another. particular object, which it sclects for considfration from a number of surrounding objects.
Nature-never did betray To be attentire-is to consider some one par- The heart, that loved her! Tis her privileges ticular olject, exclusively of all others, and to Through all the years of this our life., to leud analyze and distinguish its peculiarities. From joy to joy; for she can so inform
Anecdote. During the mock trial of Louis The mind, that is within us, so impress, XVI., he was asked, what he had done with With quietness and beauty, and so feel a certain sum of money, a few thousand With forty thoughts, that neither evii ungues, pounds. His voice fuiled him, and the tears Rash judgments, ror the sneers of selfish meia, caine into his eyes at the question; at length The dreary intercourse of common life
Nor greetings, where no kindness is, nor all te replied—“I LOVED TO MAKE THE PEOPLE Shalle er pretail against us, or disiurb HAPPY.” He had given the money away in Our cheerful faith, that all that we benold charity.
Is full of blessings. Tierefore, let the moon Stree-was the sound, when oft, aterening's close, Shine on thee in thy solitary walk ; Up yonder hill-the village murmur rose;
And let the misty mountain winds be free There, as I passed, with careless sleps--and slow, To blore against thee; and, in after years, The mingling notes, came softenal—from below: When there wild ecstasies shall be matured The sırain-responsive, as the milkmaid mung, Into a sober pleasure; when thy mind The sober herd, that lowed to meet their young; Shall be a manson for all lovely forms, The noisy greee, that gabbled o'er the pool, Thy memory be a dielling-place The playful children. just let loose from school. (reind. For all sweet sounds and harmonies, oh! then. The watch-dog's voice, that bay'd the whispering 1 solitude, or fear, or pain, or grief, And the lou laugh, that spoke the vacani mind; should be ihy portion, with what healing thoughts These all-in sont con'us on--sought the shade, Oltender joy wilt thou remember me, And filled each pause, ihe nightingale liaud made. And these my venedictions.
XATURE ALWAYS TRUE.
508. The Passions. Piato calls the passions, | story of his loss, and when he had finished, the wings of the soul. According to this meta." You are welcome," said he,“ my son here phor, a birt may be cons dered as the type of it; and, in applying this figure to the several charac will show you where it is; no hand has lers of men, some are eagles. others are bars and touched it, but the one that covered it, that owols; a few are svans, and many are geese; no pho- you might receive what you had lost.” nix among them all. In another place, he styles the passions the chariot-lorses of the soul; by Laconics. 1. Owe nothing - 10 your ad. which is implied, that though strong and ficel, they vajcement, save your own unassisted erertions, should be under command.
if you would relain what you acquire. 2. When COMPLAINING OF EXTREME PAIX.
passion rules us, it deprives of reason, suspends Search, there; nay, probe me; search iny wounded the faculty of reflection, blinds the judgment, and Pull,-draw it out,
(reins, precipitates us into acts of violence, or ezresses ; O! I am shot! A forked burning atrowo- the consequences of which we may forever deplore. Suçry across my shoulders: the sad venom flies 3. With those who are of a gwomy turn of mind, Lisa ightning thro'mny flesh, my blood, my marrow. be teserved; with the old, be serious; and with Ha! what a change of torments I endure!
the young, be merry. 4. In forming matrimonial A bolt of ice-runs hissing-thro' my body: alliances, undue effort is made to reconcile erxty Tis sure the arm of death; give me a chair; thing relating to fortune, and family; but very Corer me, for I freeze, my teeth chatter,
little is paid 10 congeniality of dispositions, or ac. And my knees knock together.
cordance of hearts. 5. Moral knowledge is to le Why turnest thou from me? I'm alone sought from the Word of God; scientific knowlAlready, and to the seas complaining.
edge from the works of God. 0. By union-ibe What can thy imag'ry of sorrow mean?
most trifling beginnings thrive and increase; by Secluded from the roorld, and all its care,
disunion--the most flourishing-fall to the ground. Hast thou 10 griere, or joy; 10 hope, or fear?
7. Is not the union of CAPITAL, TALENT and LAWhy should we anticipate our sorrows ?
LOR, the SALVATION of the WORLD, temporally and Tis like those, who die-for fear of death.
spiritually ? 509. CURIOSITY -opens the eyes and mouth.
Varieties. 1. Good neighborhoods surlengiliens the neck. hends the Loty forward and ply all wants; which may be thus illustrafixes it in one posture, with the hands nearly as ted. Two neighbors, one-blind and the oth in admiration with astonishment: when it speaks, the voice, lone and gesture are nearly as in 'inqui-er-lame, were called to a distant place; but vy, which see; also Desire, Attention, Hope and how could they obey? The blind man car. Perplexity.
ried the lame one, who directed the carrier CURIOSITY AT FIRST SEEING A FINE OBJECT. where to go. Is not this a good illustration, Pros. The fringed curtains of thine eye advance, of faith and charity? Charity-acts, and And say what thou seest yonder.
faith-guides ; i. e, the will--impels, and Mir. What! is'i a spirit?
he understanding - directs. 2. Superficial Lo, how it looks about! believe, sir,
writers, like the mole, often fancy themselves It carries a brave form. But 'uis a spirit. Pros. No, wench, it eais und sleeps, and hath deep, when they are exceeding near the
surface. As we hove, such.
(such senses Mır. I might call him
Trifies make the sum of human things, A ining divine, for nothing natural,
And half our misery from our foibles springs; I ever saw so noble.
Since life's best joys-consist in peace and ease, 510. DENYING-what is affirmed, is but an af And few can sare or serre, but all can please; firmation of the contrary, and is expressed like Oh! let the ungentle spirit learn from hence, affirmation, pushing the open right hand from one, A small unkindness--is a great offence. and turning the face another way. Denying a favor--see refusing, denying an accusation.
How beautiful is night! * If I in aci consent, or sin of thought,
A dewy freshness fills the silent air,
No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain, Be guilty--of stealing that sweet breath, Which was embounded in that beauteous clay,
Breaks the serene of heaven: Let hell--want pains enough to torture me!
In full-orbed glory yonder moon divino
Rolls through the dark blue depths. I left him weil
Beneath her steady ray, Anecdote. The Os-ti-ack Boy. A Russian
The desert circle spreads, was traveling from Tobalsk to Reresow; and, Like the round ocean, girdled with the sky: on the road, stopped a night at the hut of an
How beautiful is night! Ostiach. In the morning, on continuing his
Who, at this untimely hour, journey, he found he had lost his purse. The
Wanders o'er the desert sands? son of the Ostiack, about fourteen, had found No station is in view, the purse; but, instead of taking it up, he Nor palm-grove islanded amid the waste. went and told his father ; who was equally The mother and her child; unwilling to touch it, and ordered the boy to The widowed moilier and the fatherless boy rover it with some bushes. On the Russian's They, at this untimely nour, return, he stopped at the same hut; the (s Wander o'er the desert sands. jack did not ruognize him. He related the Delay--leads to impotent and snail pac'd beggary
511. DISMISSING—with approbation, is done Varieties. 1. The inost disgusl ng rices--an with a kind aspect and tone of voice; the right often concealed under the fairest exterior. 2. A hand open and palm upward, gently raised 10-knowledge of the human heart, is, by no means, wards ihe person: with displeisure-besides the look and one of voice ihat suit displeasure, the delriinental to the love of all mankind. 3. One hand is hastily thrown out towards the person tl18. person caimol render another--indispensable; nor missed, the back part of the hand towards him.
can one supply the place of another. 4. The least and the countenance, at the sanie time, turned failing of an individual often inciles a great outaway from hun. Chatillon says to king John:
cry; his character is at once durkened, cramtesi Then take my king's defiance from my mouth,
On, destroyal ; but irear that person in the right The farthest limit of my embassy.
way, and you will be astonished at what he was K. J. Bear mine to him, and so depart in peace : Listen, can perform nothing, that deserves the name
able and willing to perform. 5. He who cannot Be thou as lightning-in the eyes of France;
of wisdom and justice. 6. He had respectable For, ere thou canst report, I will be there,
talents and connections; but was formidable to the The thunder of my cannon shall be heard ;
people, from his want of principle, and his readi. So, hence! Be thiou as the trumpet of our wrath,
ness to truckle to men in power. 7. Every vicious And sullen presage of your own decay.
act, weakens a right judgment, and defiles the life Au honorable conduci let hiin have;
These, and a thousand mixed emotions more, Pembroke, look 10'1: farewell, Cha-til-lon! 512, DIFFER
From ever changing views of good and ill, ENG-in sentiment,
Formed infinitely rarious, rez the mind mav be expressed
With endless storms. neurly as Refusing,
For my past crimes--my forfeit life receive: which see; and Agreeing in opin on.
No pity for my sufferings-here I crave, or being convinc
And only hope forgiveness-in the grave. ed, is expressed
For soon, the winter of the year, nearly as grant ng, which also see.
And age, life's winter, will appear; DISTRACTION-0
At this, thy living bloom-must fade, peus the eyes 10 a
As that--will strip the redant shade. irigliul wideness, rolls them hastily
True love's the gis, that God has given, and wildly from ob
To man alone, beneatli the heaven; ject to oljeri, dis
It is the secret sympathy, torts every leature;
The silver link, the silken tie, gnablies with the teeth; agitates all parts of the borly; rolls in the dust; foams at the month; utters
Wbuch, IIEART TO HEART, and. MIND 10 MIXD, hideous bellowings --execrations -- blasphemies.
IN PODY, and in soul can bind. and all that is fierce and outrageous; rushes furi Anecdote. Slan-is-laus, king of Poland, ously on all who approach, and, if restrained, tears its own flesh and destroys itself. See the was driven from his dominion by Charles XII. engraving indicating dread. abhorrence, &c. of Sweden; he took refuge in Paris, where he Dorage. or infirin old age, shows itself by talka was supported at the expense of the court of tiveness; boasting of the past; hollowness of the checks; dimness of sight; deafness; tremor of France. Some person complained to the duke vo ce; the accents, through default of the iceth, of Orleans, (then regent,) of the great expense scarcely intellig ble; knees totiering; bard wheez- of the exiled monarch, and wished that he ike insupportable weight of ycars, which will should be desired to leave. The duke nohly soon crush it into the dust, whence it had its or- replied: "Sir, France has ever been, and I gin.
trust ever will be, the refuge of unfortunate What folly can be ranker? like our shadows, princes; and I shall not perinit it to be vin. Our wishes lengthen, is our sun declines. lated, when so excellent a prince as the king No wish should loiter, then, this side the grave. of Poland comes to claim it." Our hearts should leave the world, hefore the knell
The winds Calls for our carcasses to mend the soil.
And rolling wares, the sun's unwearied course, Enough to live in tempest; die in port.
The elements-and sensons, all declareAge should fy concourse, cover in retreat,
For what--the eternal MAKER-has ordained wefects of judgment, and the will subdue;
The powers of man; we feel, within ourselres, Walk thoughtful on the silent, solemn shore
His energy divine. He tells the heart, Of that vast ocean it must sail so soon!
He meant, he made us—10 behold, and lore, Where-should'st thou look for kindness?
What HE beholds and loves, the GENERAL Orb
Hold converse; grow familiar, dny hy day,
That sleeps at anchor-upon the ocean's calm; Men lift their hands, and cry. "A prodigy!" But, when it inges, and the wind blows high, Gluellons are never generous.
She cuts her way with skill--and majesty
513. ExORTIXO, or ENCOURAGING IS Arret Extremes. The subline of nature is the porsalino atiended witli corifice 0; wers: sky, -01, moon, stars, &c. The profound of Hvoerbaars the softness of love, lille ihmisille naiure, is, gold, pearls, precious stones, and the timess of courage ; the arran 2011:13S the treasures of the deep, which are easilpread with the hands op.11, as irritan Cil ble as unknown. But all that lies between
only the right hand is lified !!!! and struck these, as corn, flowers, fruits, animals, and ripills down, as enorcing what is sai.
ari, ut the head his uriny, it requires a kind things for the mere use of man, are of mean Capacent look, unless matters of vir nce have price, and so cominon, as not to be greatly
esteemed by the curious; it being certain, passed, as lleglect of duty, &c.
that any thing of which we know the true 1:0 Dat wherefore do you dioop? Why look you sad? cannot be invaluable: which affords a soiuBe great in act, as you have been in thought: I tion, wliy common sense hath either been toLet no: the world, see fear and sad distrusi, tally respised, or lield in small repute, by tie Govern the motive of a kingly eye;
greatest modern critics and authors. 8c stirring with the time; be fire-with fire; Varieties. 1. The arts are divided into the Threaten the threatener, ouifuce the linow useful, and the polite, the fine, and the elegant; of bragging horror; so, shall inferior eyes, some are for use, and others for pleasure; ElucuThai borrow their behavior froin the great, tion is of a mixed nature, in which use and beauty Orow great by your example ; and put on are of nearly co-equal influence; manner being The dautiess spirit of resolution;
as important as matter, or more so.
2. Our gov Show boldness, and aspiring confirlence.
ernment. is a government of lars, not of men; What! shall they seek the lion n las den,
but it will lose this character if the laws furnish and fright him there, and make him tremble there? Ho remedy for the volation of vested rights. 3. Oh, let it not be said! Forage, and run,
Nature has given us tico earn and two ears, and To meet displeasure iarther froin the doors, but one tongue; that we should see and hear more And grapp'e with him, cre he come so nizko than we speak. 4. The weariness of study is re.
514. FAINTING--produces a sudden reluxution moved by loving it, and valuing the results for of a thai bodi the hunan rum together-Very their uses. 5. The three kingdoms of nature, sinew and lizument usirung: the color flics from are the Mineral, the Vegetable, and the Animal : the vernuljon cherk, the sparkling epe grows minerals are destitute of organization and life; dim: down he body drops, as belpless and senseies as a mass of clay, to which it seems hasten- vegetab'es, or plants, are eudo:red with organizaing to resolve liself.
tion and life, but are distitute of voluntary motion And lo! sad partner of the genial care,
and sense; while animals--possess them all. Wear; and jaint--I drive my goats alar. As some lone miser. v siung his store, [it o'er,
Bands o'er his treasures, and counts and recounts Can snore upon the flint, when rusty sloth,
Itoards af er hoards-his rising raplures fill, Fins the downy pillow--hard.
Yet still--he sighs; for boards are wanting still: Anecdote. A poor priest came one day, pleased with each bliss, lli't Herren tout supplies;
Thus, to my l rensi alternate passions rise, to Louis XI. of France, when this monarch Yet oft a sigh prevails, and tears will fall, was it his devotions, in the church, and told to see the board of human bliss--so small. bim, the milits were about to arrest him for
The flight purrose-is never und rtook, * sum, he was unable to pay. The king or
Cuess the deed go with it; from this moinent, dered him the inoney; saying_" You have the firstlings of my heart, shall be chosen your time to address ine very luckily. The first ings ofmy head; and even now. [done. It is but just that I shoull show some com- To crown my thoughts with acts, be it thought and passion to the distresseil, when I have been en. It is jealousy's prculiar nature, treatins Got to have compassion on myseif.” Toswell small things to great; nay out of nought
ADDRESSED TO AN OFFICER IN THE ARMY. To conjure much; and then to lose i's reason, On, ihat the muse miglat call, wi'hout off nee, Amid the hideous phant::ms-it has found. Tie gallant soldier back to his good sense, If any hare chance to beholl hiniself, His teip'ral field so cautious not to loge; Lechim not dare to challengi me of wrong; so rare'ass quite of his eternal foes.
For if he shame to have his folli's known, Pidier: 80 tender of thy prince's fame,
First he should share to act 'em: my strict hand Why so profuse of a surerior naine ?
Was made to seize on vice, and with a pripe, For the king's sake. the brunt of battles bear, Squee e out the humor of such spondy souls, lul-fir the King of king's sake-do not swear. Aslick up every dle vanity.
How many bright [high! The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark, Anderlendent lamps shine in heaven's temple When neither's attentie:l; and, I think, Day hath his golden sun. her inoon the n eht, The nightingale, if she should sing by day,
ller fix d and wand'ring stirs the azure sky; When every goose is cackling, would be thought bo fram'il all by their Creator's mislit, (die. No be ter a musirian than the wren
Thai gili they live and shire, and ne'er shall How many things by season, seası nilare here Mainst in man-no power can fame,
To their right praise and true perfection! floudly prilishing-his neighbor's shome, How yoin all ouwariefort to supply Onnelle's wings---immoral scandals fly,
The soul wih joy! tha noontide sun is dark, W!st virtuous actions are lut born-to die. And music--discord. when the heart is low.
615. FATIGUE--from severe or hard labor. Laconics. 1. We too often form husty opingives a yesai languor to the body; the counitions, from ecternal appearances, assumed merely anure is dejted, the arms hang listless; the tootly. (if not 8.111114 or lying along.) sloops as in
for deception, by the 100lf in sheep's clothing. 2. old age; the lens. if walking, drag leavily along, While prosperity gilds your days, you may reckon an' seedl, at every step, to bend under the weight many friends; but, if the clouls of adrersity de of the body; the voice is wenk, and hardly arti- scend uson you, leboll!, they flee array, 3. Cou culate enough to be understood.
ards boast of their funcied protcess, and assume I see a man's life is a tedious one:
an appearance of courage, which they do not posI've lirdiyself, and for two nights, logether sess. 4. The life of the true christian, is not one Have made the ground my bed. I should be sick, oi melancholy, and gloominess; for lie only resigns Bw that my resolution helps me. Milford the pleasure of sin, to enjoy the pleasure of hooi. Wher from the mountain-top Pisanio slow'd t.ee, ness. 5. The blessings of peace cannot be too Thou wast within my ken. Ah me! I think highly prized, nor the horrors of war 100 earnesily Foundations--Ny the wretched; such, I mean, deprecated; unless the former is obtained, and ihe Where iliey should be relieved.
lallet-arerted, by a sacrifice of principle. 6. The 516, GRAVITY,--seriousness, as when the mind conqueror is regarded with awe, and the learned in fi.ded, or deliberating on some imporiani suljeet, man coinmanes our esteem; but the good man alone &moothis the countenance, and gives it ali a roi
is beloved. ou uncholy; the eye-brows are lowered, the eyes cist downwards, and partially closed, or raised to Thy words-had such a melting floro, baven: the mouth shut, the lips composed, and And spoke of truth. so surely well, sometimes a little contracted: the postures of the They dropp'ı-like heaven's serenest snou, body and limbs composed, and without much mo. bon; the speech, if any, slow and solemu, and the
And all was brightness--where they fell. vorce without much variety.
Can gold-gain friendship? Impulence of hope ! Fathers! we once again are met in council : As well mere man--an angel miglit beget; Cesar's approoch liath summoned us together, Lore, and love only, is the loan for love. And Rove-attends her fate-from our resolves.
Lorenzo! pride repress; nor hope to find How shall we treat this bold, aspiring man?
A friend, but who has found a friend in thee. Success--slill follows him, and back: his crimes :
All-like the purchase; fere the price will pay; M'HARSALIA-gave him Rome. EGYPT-lias since And this—makes friends-such miracles below. Received his yoke, and the whole Nile is Cesar's. Honor and Virtue. Honor is unstable, Why should I mention Juba's overthrow,
and seldom the same; for she feeds upon Or Scipio's deatlı? Numidia's burning sands
opinion, and is as fichle as her food. She Still smoke with blood ;-"ris time we should decree builds a lofty structure on the sandy foundaWhat course to take; our foc adrances on us,
tion of the esteem of those who are of all be And enries us even Lybia's sultry deserts,
ings the most subject to change. But virtue Fathers, pronounce your thoughts; are they still To hold it out, and fight it to the last?
is uniform and fixed, because she looks for Or, are your hearts subdued at length, and wrought, approbation only from Him, who is the same By time and ill suecess, to a submission ? Seinpro- yesterday-to-day--and forever. Honor is nous-speak.
the most capricious in her rewards. She fceda Anecdote. How to prize good Fortune. us with air, and often pulls down our house, In the year preceding the French revolution, to build our monument. She is contracied a xerrant girl, in Paris, drew a prize of fifteen in her views, inasmuch as her lopes are roothundred pounils. She immediately called on ed in cartlı, bounded by time, and terminated tie parish prieet, and generously put tuo by death. But virtue is enlarged and infinite hundred louisdors into his hands, for the in her hopes, inasmuch as they extend berelief of the most indigent and industrious yond present things, even to eternal; this is goer is, the district; accompanying the dona. their proper sphere, and they will cease only tion with this admirable and just observation, in the reality of deathless enjoyment. In the “ Fortune could only have been kind to me, storms, and in the tempests of life, honor is in order that I might be kind to others." not to be depended on, because she hersell
True Eloquence, is rood sense, deliver- partakes of the tumult; she also is buleted ed in a natural and unaffected way, without by the wave, and borne along by the whirl. the artificial ornament of tropes and figures. wind. But virtue is above the storm, and has Our commm eloquence is usually a cheat an anchor sure and steadfast, because it is cast uson the understanding; it deceives us with into heaven. The noble Brutus worshiped Oppeurances, instead of things, and makes honor, and in his zeal mistook her for virtuc. us think we see reason, whilst it is only tick- In the day of trial he found her a shadow and ling our sense.
a name. But no man can purchase his virtue Essentiai!onor must be in a friend,
too dear; for it is the only thing whose value i » such as every breath fans to and fro; must ever increase with the price it has cost Lut born within, is its own judge and end, [know.'us. Our integrity is never worth so much as
And cares not sin, ton sure that none should / when we have parted with our all to keep it There ir: penpokr, conesty's undersiood; Similitudes-re like songs in love; For none can be a friend that is not good.
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