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Should I-have answered Cajus Cassius thus or a painful sense
When Marcus Brutus-grows so covetous, of guill.casts down
To lock such ruscal-counters from his friends, the countenance,
Be ready--gods, with all your thunderbolts, and clouds it with anxiety; hangs
Dasu himn to pieces! down the head;
Anecdote. A young gentleman, (the son draws down the eye-brows; the
of his Majesty's printer, who had the pateni right hand beats
for publishing Gibbon's works,) made his ap ile breast; the
pearance, at an assembly, dressed in green iecih gnashes with
and gold. Being a new fuce, and extremely anguish, and the
elegant, though he was not overstocked with whole body is
sense, he attracted much attentim, and a genstralied, and vio
eral murmur prevailed, to know who he was. lently agitated: if
A lady replied, loud enough to be heuril by the strong remorse is
stranger, *Oh! don't you know him? It is succeeded by the
young Gibbon, bound in caif, and gilt; but more gracious dis
not lettered." rosion of penitence, or contrition, the eyes are raiseile (thod with great appearance of doubting
Seeing Right. He, only, sees well, who and fear.) to the throne of mercy, and immediately sces the wholt, in the parls, and the parts, ir. cast down again 10 the earth; ten tloods of tears the whole. I know but three clusses of men; are seen to flow; the knees are bended, or the' those who see the whole, those who see but a body prostrated on the ground; the arms are part, and those who see both together. spread in a suppliani posture, and the voice of deprecation is uttered with sighs and groans, Varieties. 1. He, who lires well, and be umidity, hesitation, and trembling. The engra- lieres aright, will be saved, but he, who does ving indicates a noble mind in distress.
not live well, and believe aright, cannot be The heart,
sa ved. 2. Let times be ever so gooil, if you Pierced with a sharp remorse for guill,
are slothful, you will be in want : but let
times be ever so bad, if you are diligent in Disdains the costly poverty of heratombs, the performance of duty, you will prosper. And offers the best sacrifice-itself.
3. The reptile, in hunian form, should be Llest tears-of soul-felt-penitence!
avoided with great care. 4. If the sun is to lu whose benign, redeeming flow
be seen by its own light, must not the truth
be secn in like manner? The sounlest arIs felt the first, the only sense
gument will produce no more conviction in Of guiltless joy--that guilt can know.
an empty head, than the most superficial decGo, inaiden, werp --the tears of woe,
lainatim ; as a feather and a guinca will fall By beauty-10 repentanre given,
with equal velocity, in a raruum. 5. As Though bitterly-on earth they flow,
light-has no color, water--no taste, and
air-no odur, so, knowledge should be equal Shall turn to fragrant bulm-in Heaven!
ly pure, and without admixture. 6. We 538. Security--diminishes the pass ons; the should have a glorious contlagration, if all, mind, when left to itself, immediately languishes; who cannot put fire into their books, would and, in order to preserve iis ardor, must be every consent to put their books into the fire. 7. moment supported by a neu flow of passion. For The union of truth and goodness is like the same reason, despair, though contruty to secu- that of water and fire, which nothing can rily, has a like influence.
resist. 539. RaiLLERY, in sport, w thout real animosi. As up the tower of knowledge slow we rise, ty, puis on the aspect oi cheerfulness, and someUmes a kind of simple laughter.--und the one of But while the viewexpands, the path grows steeper,
How wide and fair the opening prospect lies! voice is sprightly. With contempı or disgust, it casis a look asquint from time 10 ime, at die ou- The steps more slippery, and the chasin 's deeper : ject, and quits the cheerful aspect. for one mixed Then why climb on? Not for the prospect's beauty, between an affected grin and sourness: the upper Not for the triumph, but because 'tis duty. lip is drawn up with a smile of disdain : the arms soinet mes set a-kind o on the hips, and the What thing is love, which naught can countervai right hand now and then thrown out towards the Naught save itself, ev'n such a thing is love. object. as if they were going to strike one a back. And worldly wealth in worth as far doth fail, handed blow; vo'ce rather loud. arch and meaning; sentences short, express 0!!s satirical, with Divine is love, and scorreth worldly pels,
As lowest earth doth yield 10 heav'n above. mrock-praise occasionally intermixed.
And can be bought with nothing but with sel. You hare done that, which you should be sorry for. There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats ;
We see but half the causes of our deede, For I am ari'd so strong in honesty,
Seeking them wholly in the outer life, That they pass by ine as the idle wind,
And heedless of the encircling spirit-world, Which I respect not. I did send to you,
Which, thio' unseen, is fell, and sows in us For certain sums of gold, which you denied me;
All gems of pure, and world-w.de purposes. For I can raise no money by rile means.
O fortune! thou canst not divide No-Cass'us, I bad rather coin my heart,
Our bodies so, but that our hearts are tied, And drop my blood for drachmas, than to iering
And we can lore by letters still, and gifts, From the hard hands of peasants, llieir vile irush,
And dreams. By any indirection. I did send
It is in rain, that we would coldly gazeTo you for gol-10 pay my legions;
On such as smile upon ys; the hears--muss Wh.ch you i'enied me; was was done. like Cassius? Leap kindly back—10 kindness.
540. REPROVING -- puts on a stern aspect;/ vietin; whose depart'ıT? froin them tacitly toughens the voice, and is accompanied with ges- calls in question the infallibility of their dues tures, 110t differing much from that of threatening: trines, and thereby wounds their self-love, but not so lively; it is like reproach, (which see,) which makes them care more for their prort!), but without the sourness and ill-nature.
than for the progress of Truth. What is tho ILLUSTRATION. What right have you, to churructer, business, peace and hoppisiess of the waste your lime, which is the state's ; your supposed oflender, to them, when bent on his health, which makes time worthful, and the of the true christian! Thus is seen the rot
destruction? Alas! how iinlike the conduct life of goodness in you, which makes living tenness of profession, withoui principle." all your acts? Answer me—what right have
Dead Languages. That ina! must have a you to wrong yourself, and all the world?
strange value for words, when he can think it How comes ii, Cassio, you are thus forgol; worth while to hazard the innocence and virtue oi That you unluce your reputation Mus,
his son for a little Greek and Latin; whilst he should Aud spend your rich opinion--for the name, be laying the solid foundations of knowledge in his Of a nighe brawler? Give me answer to it. mind, and furnishing it with just rules to direct bis
future progress in life.—Locke. Yei, yet endure, nor inurmur, O my soul: (less ? Anecdote. Dandies. As lady Montague For, are not thy transgressions great and number
was walking through a public garden with a Do they not corer thee-like rising fioods ?
party, she was very much annoyed by an Aud press thiee-like a weight of waters down?
impertinent coxcom!), who was continually
making some foolish obseruation. On apDoes not the hand of righteousness-atllici thee?
proaching one of the temples, over which And wlio-shall plead against it? who shall say there was a Latin inscription, she took adTo Power Almighty, thou hast done enough; tantage of it, to expose his ignorance, in the Or bid his dreadful rod of rengeance stay?
hope of putting him to sileirce. "Pray sir," Wait then, with palience, till the circling hours
said sho, be kind enough to explain iliat inShall bring the time-of thy appointed rest,
scription to us.” “Madam," saíu le, with an
aflected air, “I really do not know what it And lay thee down--in deal.
means, for I see it is dog Latin."
« Ilow Duties of Society. Every right pro- very extraordinary it is," said lady Mary, duces a corresponding duty: hence, may be “ that puppies should not understand their inferred the positive duty of society, to give own language." every individual, born in its bosom, an ade.
IMAGINATIOY. quate educatim. For if society as a right to the lunatic, the lover, and the poet, the serrices of every one of its members, this right necessarily involves some duties; Are, of imagination, all compacı: and what con that duty more directly be, than One-sees more derils, than vast hell can hold; that sosiety should give to all its children, That is the maurnun: the lorer, all as frantic, sich an education, as will fit them for the Sees Helen's leauty-in a brow of Egypt: Borvices it intends to cart from them in after the pret's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, [hearen life? And if parents are unable to give their Daih glance from hearen to earth, from curth to children such an education, it is the duty of And, as imagination bodies forth society to assist them; and if they are un. The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen willing, society ought to take the place of parents, and perform the duty of the parents. Turns them 10 shapes, and gives 10 airy nothing, No one can violate the laws of God, nor the A local habitation, and a name. government of the world, with impunity ; Such tricks hath strong imagination; and the more sacred the trust, the more ter- That, if it would but apprehend some joy, rible will be the eflects of a disregard of them. It comprehends some bringer of that joy; Each substance of a grief-hath twenty shadows, Or, in the night. imagining some fear, Which show like grief itself, but are not so: How easy is a bush-supposed a bear ? For sorrow's eye, glazed with blinding lears, An honest soul-is like a ship at sea, Divides one thing entire--to many oljects; That sleeps at anchor-upon the occasion's calm; Like perspectires, which, rightly gazed upon, But, when it rages, and the wind blows high, Show nothing but confusion; eyed awry,
She cuts her way-with skill and majestij. Distinguish form.
Varieties. 1. What is the difference beToo Cormon. Enry, hatred, malice, tween acute and chronic discase? 2. It is and uncharitublenece, low nielancholy and folly for an eminent man to think of escape heart-ren'liny-to reflect upon the vast num- ing censure, and a ucukness to be affected by bprof processing christians-of all orders, who it. 3. If we had it in our power to gratis show, by their deeds, that they are under the every wish, we should soon feel a surfeil. 4. influence of these infirnal passims ; althoWhen anything below God-is the supremo in their sabbath devotions, they may pray object of our love, at some time or other, it against them with their lips, and entreat their will be an object of sorrow. 5. Truth--is its Muker to enable them to keep the law which oun witness, and fears not a free and impar. says, “Thou shalt not bear fuse witness tial examination; it seeks to be seen in its avainst thy neighbor." Let å man of one owon resplendent lyrihtness. 6. By confes branch of ihe church, leare it, even from the sing our faults to others, we contribute very bext of motives, and join another, which hap- much towards putting them aucun, and con. pens to ritfir from it in religious belief, and forming ouru Ives against them. 7. Which how soon the air is rent with the golilical cry, is worst-10 worship the works of our own "Shrotthelf serter.' Nothing seems too bon hanit, or the creatins of our own imagina for the disatiected to say about their inarked finns?
Anecdote. To a man of exalted mind, is neglig, at an
the forgiveness of injuries, is productive of ger: It insnates
more pleasure and satisfaction, than obtaintherefore, by a
ing vengeance. The Roman emperor, Adrivoluntary slack
an, who was skilled in all the accomplishness, or disarm
ments of body and mini, one day seeing a ing of the nerves,
person, who had injured him, in his former a known, or con
station, thus addressed him, “You are safe cluded essence
now); I am emperor." of all power in the united ob
Braying. There are braying mon in the ject, even to
world as well as braying asses ; for, what's make the de
loud and senseless talking, huffing, and fence seem necessary: and the ur.braced muscles swearing, any other then a more fushimuble are assisted in this show of contemptuous disregard, way of braying? by an affected smile upon the eye. because slack serves, if at the same time the looks were also lan: industrious to their labor, and visit only those
Varieties. 1. Idlers should leave the fear; whereas, the purpose is disdain and insult: who are as idle as themselves. 2. There are and tho' in more provoking serious cases, where some minds, which, like the buzzard's eye, scorn admits disturbance, it assumes some sense can pass heedlessly over the beauties of naof anger, it must still retain the slack unguarded ture, and see nothing but the curcuse, rotting languor of the nerves, lest it should seem to have in the corner. 3. He, is well constituted, who conceived impressions of some estimable and im- grieves not for what he has not, and rejoices portant weightiness, where its design is utter dis- for that he has. 4. True case in writing, regard and negligence.
speaking and singing, comes from art, not Age, thou art shamed; chance. 6. When once a man falls, all will Rome, thou hast lost the breed of noble bloods; tread on him. 7. The action should always When went there by an age, since the sun shone, keep time with the emphasis and the voice : But it was fained with more than one man?
it should be the result of feeling, not of When could they say, till now, who talked of Rome,
thought. That her wide walls-encompassed but one man!
His words were fire, both light and heat! At once
With zeal they warmed us and convinc'd with rea542. LANGUAGE OF FEELING. There is I had read and heard of eloquence before, (son. an original element in our natures, a connec- How 'l is despotic-takes the heart by storm, tion between the senses, the mind and the heart, implanted by the Creator, for pure and Where'er the ramparts, prejudice, or use, noble purjuses, which cannot be reasoned Environ it withal; how, 'fore its march, away. You cannot argue men out of their Stony resoltes have given way like flar; senses and feelings; and, after having wea- How it can raise, or lay, the mighty surge ried yourself and others, by talking about of popular commotion, as the wind, books and history, set your foot upon the The wave that frets the sea—but, till to-day, spot, where some great and memorable ex. I never proved its power. When he began, ploit was achieved, especially, with those whom you claim kindred, and your heart A thousand hearers pricked their ears 10 list. swells within you. You do not now reason;
With each a different heart; when he left off, you feel the inspiration of the place. Your Each man could tell his neighbor's by his own. cold philosophy vanishes, and you are ready Rage—is the shortest passion of our souls. to put off your shnes from your feet; for the Like narrow Innoks, that rise with sudden shoro'ra place whereon you stand is holy. A language which lélters cannot shape, which It swells in haste, and falls again as soon. sounds cannot convey, speaks, not to the Still, as it ebbs, the softer thoughts flow in, head, but to the heart; not to the understand. And the deceiver-love-supplies its place. ing, but to the affections. The player's profession,
Virtue, the strength and beauty of the soul, Lies not in trick, or attitude, or start,
Is the best gift of Heav'n: a happinessNature's true knowledge is the only art,
That, even above the smiles and frowns of fate, The strong-felt passion bolts into his face;
Exalis great nature's favorites : a wealth
But for one end, one much-neglected use,
This noble end is—to produce the soul :
I stand-as one upon a rock, They are my constant friends;
Environ'd--with a roilderness of sea; Who, when harsh fate its dull brow bends, Who marks the waxing tide-grow ware by wave, üucloud me with a sınıling ray,
Expecting ever, when some env ous surge And, in the depth of midnight, force a day. Will, in his brinish bowels, swali ww him.
VIRTUE THE BEST TREASURE.
513. SHAME_Or a sense of appearing to a dis Modesty in a man is never to be allowed as advantage, before one's fellow-creatures, turns a good quality, but a weakness, it is suppresses his away the face from the beholders, covers it with virtue, and hides it from the world, when he has, blushes, hangs the head, casts down the eyes, draws down and contracts the eye-brows; either at the same time, a mind 10 errit himself. Anda strikes the person dumb), or, if he attempts 10 say est person seldom fails to gain the gooil-will o! anything, in his own defence, causes his tongue to those he conterses with, because nobody envies a falier, contounds luis utterance, and puts him upon
man, who does not appear to be pleased wit making a thousand gestures and go maces, to keep hinselt in countenance: all which only heiglitens
himself. his confusion and embarrassment.
Miscellaneous. 1. It is a striking feature Oh my dread Lord
in the present day, that men are more and I should be guilties--than my guiltiness,
more inclined to bring old sayings and doings To think I can live undiscernible,
to the test of questions, as these-what do
they mean! and what for? and consequeniWhen I perceive your grace, like power dirine, ly, are beginning to awake from a long menHath looked upon my passes ; then, good prince, tal sleep, and to assert their right to judge and No longer session-hold upon my shame,
act for themselves. 2. Great hinderance to But let my trial-be my own confession;
good is often found in the want of energy in Immediate sentence then, and sequent death,
the character, arising from an individual not Is all the grace I beg.
baving accustomed himself to try and do his
best, on all occasions. 3. Whoever would Hard Questions. In every step, which become a person of intelligence and prutreason takes in demonstrative knowledge, ence, in any of the departments of life, must must there be intuitive certainty? Does the early accustom himself and herself to look power of intuition, imply that of reasoning, for the meaning of his own and others say, when combined with the faculty of memory? ings; and consider well the end and object of !n examining those processes of thought, is own, and others doings. which conduct the mind, by a series of con. For osten rice-provok'd to shamesequences, from premises to a conclusion, is Borrows the color of a virtuous deed: there any intellectual act whatever, which the joint operation of memory, and what is Thus, libertines-are chaste, and misers-good, called intuition, does not sulliciently ex- A coward-raliani. pluin? What is the distinction between the That holy Shame, which ne'er forgets elements of reasoning, and the principles of What clear renown--it used to wear; reasoning! If the elcments of reasoning are
Whose blushi remains, when Virtue sets, employed to connect the conculenating in
To show her sunshine has been there. an ar unent; and is an arzument could not be made without the elements of reasoning;
A flush, (cheek, does it follow, that the elements of reasoning (As shame, deep shame, had once burnt on her imply the principles of reasoning? 11, in Then lingerd there foreret) look'd like health every step which reason takes in demonstra- oliering hope. rain hope. to the pale lip; tive knowledge, there must be intuitive certainty, does this necessarily imply anything like the rich crimson-of the evening sky, more, than that, without the intuitive power, Brightest-when night is coming. we could not know when one link in the Wise men--ne'er sit and vail their loss, chain was completed ?
But cheerly seek how to redress their harms,
With tearful eyes, add water to the sea,
And give more strength to that which hath too much; What dost thou mran by shaking of thy head? Whiles, in his moan, the ship spliis on the rock, What means that hand-upon that breast of thine? Which industry—and couruge-night have sar!! Why holds thine eye-iai lamentable rheum, Varieties. 1. It is wrong to atiront and Like a proud tirer-peering o'er his bounds ? body; and he who does it, must expeci to be Be the sad sighs-confirmers of thy words?
puid in his own coin. 2. Mimy persons, in Then speak again; not all thy foriner tale,
easy circumstances, often ruin themselves,
by attempting to vie with the rich. 3. Do not But this one vord—whether thy tale be true ?
the works of God, as well as his Word-leach Anecdote. To Cure Sore Eyes..." Good. lessons of wisdom? 4. Ever; think tends to morning, landlord," said a man the other produce its likeness; the idli make their elsday, as he stepp into a tavern to get some sociales idle; the libertine---corrupts the inthing to drink'-Good-morning, sir," replied nocent; the quarrelsome — create broils ; mine host; “how do you do?" “Oh, I don't gamesters-muke gamesters, and thirves-, know," said the man, raising his goggles, and thieves. 5. Are thinking and motum-all wiping away the rheum ; " I'm plagued most the actions of which we can conceive? think. to death with these ere pesky sore eyes.
ing--being an act of the minil, as motion is wish you'd tell me how to cure em." "Wil- of matter? 6. Which invention is more im lingly," said the merry host. “Wear your portunt, that of the mariner's compares, or the goggles over your mouth, wash your eyes in art of printing? 7. When we truly love brandy, and I'll wurrunt a cure.
God, we shall also love one another. Vice-oft is hid in rirtue's fair disguise,
The real patriot-bears liis prirale wrongs, And, in her honor'd form-escapes inquiring eyes. Rather than right then-ai the public cosi
545. SUSPICIOX: JEALOUSY. Fear of another's No, my dear, you must not sit; for I intend enieavoring 10 prevent our attaiment of the de: to make you slow, this evening, as long as ered good, rasies our SUSPICION; and suspicion of you made lady B-remain in the same his leaving obtainer, or likely to obtain il, ra:$,
position. or consnutes JEALOUSY. Jealousy between the
Laconic. There is no difference between $ XP5--8 a ferment of Inve, haired, hop, fear, bhume, anxity grief pity, suspicion, envy, pride, knowledge and temperance; for he, who knows ange, cruelly, vengeance, sadness, and every oth what is good, and embraces it, who knows what er tormenting passion, which can agitate the bumalin nd. Therefore, io express it well, is bad, and aroids it, is learned and temperate. Bu ne should know how to represent all these pas- they, who know very well what ought to be done, 6. ONS by turns, and open several of them together : and yet do quite otherwise, are ignorant and stupid. at shows itself by' restlessness, peetishness, thought
Varieties. sutness, an.rity, and absence of mind. Sumne
1. What is the difference beumes ii bursis out into piteous complaints and tween possessing the good things of life, and werp ng: then a gleam of liope, that all is yet enjoying them? 2. In our intercourse with well, ights up the countenance into a momenta- others, we should ascertain what they wish Ty smile: immediately the face, clouded with gero io heur; not what we wish to sau. 3. Truc eru gloom, shows the mind over-east aga ni with politeness may be cherished in the huvel, as borra suspic ons, and irigutu imaginations; thus well as in the paluce ; and the most taltered the jealous—is a prey to ille most tormenting fuel clothing, cannot conceal its churns. 4. Is ings, and is alteralily tantalized with hope, and not true religim-eternally the same, wliatplunged into despair.
ever may be the conduct of its professors? Who finds the heifer dead, and bleeding fresh,
5. Humility-learns tie lessons from itself :
while it never scurns the instructions of the And sees fast by a butcher with an axr,
ers. But will suspect,'l was he that made the slaughter? liness
6. Beauty-guins notiring, and home
loses much, by ly allire. 7. Who finds the partridge in the pulloch's nesi, Miusic--tends to harmonize and melodize But inny imagine how the bird was dead, the otfuctions and thoughts, as well as to (mAlthough the kite soar with unbloudied beak ? imate, and lubricate the inventive faculties. 546. HANDS, FEET AND ANMs. Observe truth, which marrijo:ts itself by virtue of its
8. Everything that originates in order, is accurately, the different positions of the foel, inherent light. 9. The grores and the woods winds, arms, &c. of the oratoricai and poet are the musical academies of the singing ical engravings, and that of the passions ; birds. and study out the various causes, or suljects,
10. Time and space are confined to
inatter. and states of thoughts and feelings, prompting them; and, in imitaling thein, there As Nature and Garrick were talking one day, will often be suggested to you the appropri It chanced they had words, and tell out; ate feeling and thought. Enth engraving Dame Reason would fa in have prevented a fray, should be made a particular subject of study; But could 101, for both were so slonil. and there is more matter on a page of en Says Garrick, I honor you, madam, 'tis true, grarings, than on any printed pace; but, in
And with pride, to your laws, I submit; speaking, never think about making gestures; le them be the result of unrestrained feel. But Shalspeare paints stronger and better than you ing, and they will be more likely to be right:
All critics of taste will admit. guard, sedulously a., ainst all ojectution, and Ilow! Shakspeare sa nu better ard stronger than ), do nothing you do not feel and think. If (Cries Nature, quite touch'd to the soul;) these hints and sus,e-tions are not of use to Nora word in luis volumes I ever could see, you, more would be of but little service; and
But what from my records he stole. to illustrate every o?'e, and many more, you and thou, wicked thiet--nay, the story I'll telh will find an abun luce of examples in the rourk; which is designed for Thuse who
Whenever I paint, or I draw, think.
My pencils you fileh, and my colors you steal,
For which thou shalt su ler the law; "Vould he were faller ; but I fear him not:
And when on the stage, in full lustre you shine, Yes, if my name were liable to fear,
To me all the praise shall be given:
The toil shall be yours, and the honor be mine,
So Nature and Garrick are even.
Foul jealousy, that turnest love divine
To joyless dreail, and mak'st the loving heart Saldoi lie smilrs; and sin:les in such a sort,
With lateral thoug 18 to languish and w pine, As if he mocked himself, and scorned his spirit,
And feed itself with seli-congunning smart, That could be mored to smile at anything.
Oi all the passions in the mind, thou vilest &.. Such men as ne, be never at heart's ease,
0, let him far be banished away, Whilst they behold a greater than themselves,
And in his sind let love forever d vell; And therefore, are they very dangerous.
Sweet love, that doth his golden wings embay Anecdote. Queen Caroline, having ob
In blessed nectar, and pure pleasure's well, served that her daughter, the princess, had
U ntroubled of vile fear or bitter foll. inade one of the ladies about her, stond a
The soul of manlong time, while the princess was talking to Createth its own destiny of power; Jer, on some trillins subject, was resolved to
And, as the trial,- is intense here, give her a suitable reprimand. Therefore, when the princess came, in the evening, tó
His being-hah a nobler strength in henren. read to her mother, as usual, and was draw. O marriage! marriage! what a currezie thing, was a chair to sit down, the qucen said to her, Where hands, alorie, conseri- -and hearts--abhor