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whereas he that is content with his own, lies quite out of the Road of this Temptation.
2. A wise Man is contented with his Lot, whatever it be, without wishing for what he has not; tho' of the two, he had rather abound than want.
3. Most Men have Reason to be contented with the Shortness of Life, because there is nothing can induce them to wish it longer.
4. He that is content with his own, is truly the rich Man.
5. He that contents himself with a few and netcessary Things, makes himself a cheap Market.
6. Nothing is better than the Remembrance of good Deeds, and, being content with Liberty, to despise worldly Affairs.
7. There are some, and they not the less happy, who despise Riches, being contented with a little: and even Honor, with the Desire of which others are so much enflamed, they so Kttle admire, as to
-think nothing more light and vain.
8. Philosophy is coatented with a few Judges; and, shunning the Vulgar, becomes suspected and hated bythejn.
9. Virtue desires no other Reward on Earth, than that of Praise and Glory j and if disappointed herein, it is however contented in itself.
10. Hither let all your Thoughts tend ; wish for this alone, leaving the rest to Providence; that you may be satisfied with yourself, and contented with your own Endowments.
"ll. The Art of being easy at all Times, is, to be content with your Station, and to look on those belpw you.
1. A Soldier disabled in his Limbs ought to be provided for by others.
2. What Condition in Life can be more miserable, than to be both deaf and blind?
3. It becomes a Man to think and speak with Propriety, to act with Deliberation, and in every Thing to find out and persevere in the Truth: on the other hand, to be imposed upon, to mistake, to faulter, and to be deceived, is as disgraceful, as to doat and be mad.
1. Being banished from my own Country, I was i forced to betake myself for Safety to my Enemies.
2. Being driven from Home, he was obliged to wage War with a fierce and cruel Nation. „
3. A wise Man is always at Home, even when banished his own Country; because to him all the World is but one City, and every Place in it is his House.
1. I neglected my own Safety, relying upon your Honesty; which you, being void of, deceived me.
2. A Man relying wholly upon his own Judgment, is like to miscarry, because he follows the Conduct of a Fool.
3. These Things I have written to you more freely, relying upon the Consciousness of my Sincerity and Affection to you.
Adjectives' signifying Price.
1. By Gold Fidelity is destroyed, and for Gold the very Laws are sold.
2. I think the Horse you bought the other Day not dear at twenty Pounds.
S. What you have no need of, is dear at a Penny.
Horum nonnulla, &c.
SOME of these Adjectives also govern a Genitive Case.
1. I thank you, but I am not worthy your Salutation. ;i•
2. It is very commendable in a Gentleman, to do nothing that is unworthy his great Ancestors.
3. He lived contented with the Equestrian Order.
Comparativa, cum exponantur, &c.
Adjectives of the Comparative Degree, when they are explained by than, (in Latin, quam,) govern an Ablative Case, leaving out the Conjunction; which if expressed (contrary to this Rule) would have the Noun following of the same Case with that which is joined by it.
1. Nothing is more beautiful, nothing more lovely than Virtue: whatever is performed at her Command, is good and desirable.
2. Nothing is more excellent than Knowledge.
3. Nothing is more pleasant than the Sweets of Science.
4. Nothing in Life ought to be dearer to us than our Country.
5. How happy is Life, while I converse only with myself and my Books! O sweet and innocent Amusement, almost preferable to every kind of Amusement.
6. No Pleasure can be greater than the Pleasure of the Mind.
7. Nothing is more desirable, or more worthy a Man, than Wisdom: They, therefore, who court her, are termed Philosophers; for Philosophy iin->plies nothing but the Love of Wisdom.
8. Nothing is more endearing than the Returns of Affection, and the Intercourse of Kindness and good Offices.
9. What can be more unjust than a Blockhead, who thinks nothing right, but what he does himself i
10. Nothing is more unjust than a tardy Friend.
11. Nothing is more detestable than Disgrace.
12. Nothing is more vile than Slavery. Born to Liberty and Honor, even Death is better than Slavery.
13. In a free State, nothing is more scandalous than a Desire to reign.
14. Nothing is more vile than Vanity.
15. Nothing is more inconsistent with the Gravity of a wise Man, than Error, Levity, and Rashness.
16. Money is generally held of more Value than Duty by those who are poor.
17. They are so rich, that if you make them a Present, the Favor is lighter than a Feather.
18. As in extreme Pain, Minutes seem longer than Days; so, in extreme Pleasure, Days seem sicifter than Minutes.
19. He Hjat, under the Pretence of Kindness, betrays his Neighbour, is worse than a Man who openly professes his Malice.
20. What am I better than fhe poorest Man who begs Alms, unless / be wiser than him, and more virtuous?
21. A Man's good Name is a Thing he holds most precious, oftentimes dearer than his Ltfie.
22. What Obligations can be greater than those tliat Children receive from their Parents?
23. What can be more excellent than the young Man, who can say to himself, (for it is not right to say it to others,) I have excelled my Father in Obligations? And what more happy than the old Man, who proclaims it every where, that he is so excelled?
24. None are more miserable than those, who are come to such a pass, as to make even Superfluities necessary. They do not enjoy Pleasures, who are Slaves to them; and there is no Hope of a Cure, where Vice is become a Habit.
25. No Pleasure is sweeter to ingenuous Minds than Liberty.
26. The Liberty of a State is dearer than Life; nor does he fall ingloriously, who dies fighting for his Country.
27. Glory obtained by excellent Actions is stronger than all Envy. >•
28. Facts are more stubborn Things than Words.
29. To get so much Wisdom, as to know the Difference between Good and Evil, and to understand how to behave a Man's self upon all Occasions, is more desirable than Treasures of Gold and Silver.