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Pope 352 Milton 255
1. The Story of Le Fevre
351 IV. Elegy on the Death of an unfortunate Lady
V. Morning Hymn
Earl of Elex 366
Venice Preserved. 368 XI. Edward and Warwick
Earl of Warwick 372
Shak spear 377
XV. Hotspur reading a Letter
403 XXV. Antony's Funeral Oration over Cæsar's Body XXVI. The Quarrel of Brutus and Cassius XXVII. Othello and lago XXVIII. Hamlet's Soliloquy on his Mother's Marriage Ibid. 417 XXIX. Hamlet and Ghost
XXX. Hamlet's Soliloquy on Death XXXI. Soliloquy of the King in Hamlet XXXII. Ode on St. Cecilia's Day XXXIII. Alexander's Feast XXXIV. On the Death of Mrs-Throgmorton's Bulfinch Cowper 434
Ibid. 379 Ibid. 383 Ibid. 884 Ibid. 385 Ibid. 386 Ibid. 391
Ibid. 394 Ibid. 398 Ibid. 399 Ibid. 400
Ibid 404 Ibid. 407 Ibid. 411
Ibid. 418 Ibid. 422 Ibid. 423
Pope 424 Dryden 429
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O be ever active in laudable pursuits, is the diftin. guishing characteristic of a man of merit.
There is an heroic innocence, as well as heroic courage.
There is a mean in all things. Even virtue itself hath its stated limits; which not being ftri&tly observed, it ceases to be virtue.
It is wiser to prevent a quarrel beforehand, than to re. venge
it afterwards. It is much better to reprove, than to be angry fecretly. NO
revenge is more heroic, than that which torments envy, by doing good.
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression,
Money, like manure, does no good till it is spread. There is no real use of riches, except in the distribution ; the reit is all conceit.
A wise man will desire no more than what he may get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and live upon contentedly.
A CONTENTED mind, and a good conscience, will make a man happy in all conditions. He knows not how to fear, who dares to die.
THERE is but one way of fortifying the foul against all gloomy presages and terrors of mind ; and that is, by fecuring to ourselves the friendship and protection of that Being who disposes of events, and governs futurity.
PHILOSOPHY is then only valuable, when it serves for the law of life, and not for the oftentation of science,
WITHOUT a friend the world is but a wilderness.
A man may have a thousand intimate acquaint. ances, and not a friend among them all. If you have one friend, think yourself happy.
WHEN once you profefs yourself a friend, endeavour to be always such. He can never have any true friends, that will be often changing them.
PROSPER11 Y gains friends, and adversity tries them.
Nothing more engages the affections of men, than a handsome address, and graceful conversation.
COMPLAISANCE renders a superior amiable, an equal agreeable, and an inferior acceptable.
Excess of ceremony shews want of breeding. That civility is best, which excludes all superfluous formality.
INGRATITUDE a crime so shameful, that the man was never yet found, who would acknowledge himself guilty of it.
Truth is born with us; and we must do violence to nature, to shake off our veracity.
THERE cannot be a greater treachery, than first to raise a confidence, and then deceive it.
By others faults, wise men correct their own.
No man hath a thorough taste of prosperity, to whom adversity never happened.
When our vices leave us, we flatter ourselves that we leave them.
It is as great a point of wisdom to hide ignorance, as to discover knowledge.
Pitch upon that course of life which is the most excellent; and habit will render it the most delightful.
USTOM is the plague of wise men, and the idol of
fools. As to be perfectly just, is an attribute of the divine na. ture ; to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of
No man was ever cast down with the injuries of fortune, unless he had before suffered himself to be deceived by her favours.
ANGER may glance into the breast of a wise man, but reits only in the bosom of fools.
None more impatiently suffer injuries, than those that are most forward in doing them.
By taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
To err is human ; to forgive, divine.
man, than this, that when the injury began on his part, the kindness should begin on ours.
The prodigal robs his heir, the miser robs himself.
We should take a prudent care for the future, but so as to enjoy the present. It is no part of wisdom to be miserable to-day, because we may happen to be fo to-morrow.
To mourn without measure is folly ; not to mourn at all, insensibility.
Some would be thought to do great things, who are but tools and instruments; like the fool who fancied he played upon the organ, when he only blew the bellows.
THOUGH a man may become learned by another's learn. ing ; he never can be wise but by his own wisdom.
He who wants good fense, is unhappy in having learning, for he has thereby more ways of exposing himself.
It is ungenerous to give a man occasion to blush at his own ignorance in one thing, who perhaps may excel us in many.
No object is more pleasing to the eye, than the fight of a rean whom you have obliged ; nor any mufic fo agreeable to the ear, as the voice of one that owns you for his bene. factor.
The coin that is most current among mankind is flattery ; the only benefit of which is, that by hearing what we are not, we may be instructed what we ought to be.
The character of the person who commends you, is to be considered before
fet a value on his esteem. The wise man applauds him whom he thinks most virtuous, the rest of the world him who is most wealthy.
The temperate man's pleasures are durable, because they are regular ; and all his life is calon and serene, because it is innocent.