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Tir'd of an house too little for his ride,

Leave the meer country to meer country-swairs, Tird of himself, and country friends beside, And dweli where life in all life's glory reigns. He sometimes thought to build a inansion, fit “At six hones' distance from Bizantinm's walls, For state, and people it with men of wit; (Where Bosphorus into the Euxine falls) Knowing (by fame) small poets, sinall musi- in a gay district, call’J th’ Elysian Vales, cians,

A furnish'd villa stands, propos'd for sale: Small painters, and still smaller politicians; Thither, for summer shade, the great resort ; Nor was the fee of ten-score minæ wanting, Each nymph a goddess, and each house a cout: To purchase taste in building and in planting. Be master of the happier Lares there,

A critic tou be was, and ruld the stage; The fashionable judgment 2+ of his age:

And taste life's grandenr in a rural air."

He sp: ke. Eulogius rea lily agreeil,
When Crito ouce a panegyric shou'l,
He beat him with the staff 25 of bis own ode.

And sign'l with eager joy the purchase-deed.

Div'd in the Theban vales an home-spun swan, “Ah, what !” (he cry'd,) are Pindar's flights And rose a tawdry fop in Asia's plain. to me?

L'ame Nature gave him comeliness and health, I love soft home-made sing song, duty free.

Aud Fortnne (for a pass-port) gave bim wea'ti.. Write me the style that lords and ladies speak; The beaus extoll’d bim, the coquets approvd; Or give me pastorals in Doric Greek:

For a rich coxcomb is by instinct lov'd. I read not for instruction, but for ease;

Swift Atalanta (as the story's told 27) The opium of the pen is sure to please;

Felt her feet bird-lin'it to the earth with gold : Where limpid streams are clear, and sun-shine The youth 24 bad wealth, with no unpleasing bright;

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face; Where woos and coos, and loves anti doves That, and the golden apples, won the race: Where simply married epithets are seer,

Had he been swifter than the swiftest wind, With gentle Hyphen keeping peace between.

And a poor wit,- he still had sigli'd behind.Whipt cream; unfortify'd with wine or sense !

Here Satin vanish'd :-he bad fresh poinFrotb’d by the slatten-innse, Inditi'erence;

mands And deck'd (as after-ages more shall see)

And knew, his pupil was in able hands. With poor hedge-flow'rs, y-cept S mplicity!

And now the treasure found, and matron's Pert, and yet dull; tawdry and mean withall;

store, Fools for the future will it Nature call."

Sought other objects than the tatter'd poor, He learnt his whims, and high-fluwn notions Part to humiliated Apicius went, too,

A part to gaming confessers was lent, Such as fine men adopt, and fine men rue;

And part, ( virtuous Thais, paid thy rent! (Meer singularity the point in view.)

Poor folks have leisure hours to fast and pray, Julian with him.was statesman, bard, and wit;

Our rich man's bus'ness lay another way : Julian, who ten times miss'd, and one time bit; No farther intercourse with Heav'n bad he, Who reason'd blindly, and more bindly writ.

But left good works to men of low degree : Julian, who lov'd each suber mind to shock ;

Warm as bimself pronounc'd each ragged man, Who laugh'd at God, and offeru to a cock.

And bade distress to prosper as it can : He learn'd no small regard for drius too:

Till, grown obdurate by meer dint of time, And hinted what-nor he, por Arius knew.

He deem'd all poor men rogues, and want a But most (as did bis pregnant parts become)

crime 29. He lov'd th' old pageantry of Pagan Roine.

By chance he ancient amities forgot, Poinpous idolatry with him vas fashion;

Oreise expung'd them with one wilful blot: Nay, he once drtam'd of transubstantiation.--.

Nor kuew he God nor man, vor faith nor friends, Now,Muse, return, and treail thy course again;

But for by-purposes and worldly ends. I only tell the story of a swain.

No single circumstance his mina dismay'd, Pirasmus (for that naine the demon bore

But his low extract, and once humble trade; Who nurs'd our spark in fashionable lure)

These thoughts he struve to bury in experse, Lik'd well this way-ward vanity of mind,

Rich meat, rich wines, and rain magnilicence: But thought a couutry-stage a nicbe coutin'd;

Weak as the Roman chief, who strove to hide Too cold for lux'ry, nor to foliy kind :

His father's cot, (and ouce his father's pride) Bizantium's hot-bed better serv'd his use, The soil less stubborn, and more rank the juice. “ My lord,” he cries, (with looks and tone

26 Sic Orig. compos'd,

27 Ovid. Met. l. x, v. 666. Whilst he the mischief of his sul cisclos'd)

28 Hippomenes. * Forgive me, if that title I atorul

29 “ Why dost thou doat on the image of a To one, whom nature meant to be a lord ; king stamped on coin, and despisest the image How ill mean neighbourhood your genins suits? of God that shines in human nature ?” To live like Adam 'midst an herd of brutes!

St. August

Minutius Felix addresses himself very pathe. 24 Critics in the reign of Charles II. called | tically to great and opulent men devoid of cbathemselves judgments. Hence Dryden says, rity and alms-giving: A brother-judgment spare,

“ A man,” says he, “ asks bread of you.He is, like you, a very wolf, or bear.

Whilst your horses champ upon bridles whose

bits are gilt with gold, the people die with hun25 Staff, i. e. Stanza. See Shakespeare, Cow

ger :--bereas one of your diamonds might sare ley, and Dryden's Rival Ladies, Act I, sc. 2.

the lives of an hundred families.”

De casing a low shed of rural mould

And then, in terms as moving and as strong, With marble walls, and roof adorn'd with gold30. As clear, as ever fell from angel's tongue,

Who but Eulogius row is prais'd and known, Besought, reprov'd, exhorted, and condemn'd:The very ignis fatuus of the town?

Eulogius knew him, and tho'known, contemnd.' Our ready scholar in a single year

The herit then assum'l a bolder tone; Could lie, for det, swear, Hitier, and forswear 31, His rage was kindled, and his patience gone. Rough to the tim'rous, timid with the brave, “ Without respect to titles or to place, Midst wits a witing, and with knaves a knave. I call thee" (adds he) “miscreant to thy face.

Fame, not contented with her broad high way, My pray’rs drew down Heav’n’s bounty on thy Delights, for change, thro' private paths to stray; And in an evil hour my wishes sped. [head, And, wand'ring to the hermit's distant cell,

Ingratitude's black course thy steps attend, Vonchsald Eulogius' history to tell.

Monster to God, and faithless to thy friend!'' At night a dream confirm'd the hermit more; With all the rage of an insulted man He startel, scream'd, and sweat from ev'ry pore. The courtier call'd his slaves, who swiftly ran; He dream'd that on his throne th' Almighty sate “ Androtion, Geta, seize this aged fool, In th' awful valley of Jehoshaphat 32,

See him well-scourg'd, and send him back to Where, underneath a spreading cedar's shade,

school. He 'spy'd his friend on beds of roses laid; Teach the old chronicle, in future times Round him a crowd of threat'ning furies stands, Tu bear no mem’ry but of poor rogues' crimes.'' With instruments of vengeance in their hands. The hermit took the chastisement, and went The judge supreme soon cast a stedfast eye,

Back to Thebais full of discontent; (Stern, yet attemper'd with benignity,)

Saw his once impious rashness more and more, On the rash hermit; who with impious pray'r, And, victim to convinc'd contrition, bore Had been the sponser of another's care.

With Christian thankfulness the marks he wore. “ Wretch, thou art lost in part, and in the And then on bended knees with tears and sighs whole!

He thus invok'd the Ruler of the skies: Is this the mortgage for thy brother's soul?" “My late request, All-gracious Pow'r, forgive! An apoplex of dread Eusebins look:

Audthat yon miscreant may repent, and live, Despairing Judas glar'd in all his look,

Give him that poverty which suits bim best, Treinbling he fell before th' Almighty-throne; And leave disgrace and grief to work the rest.” Importunate as Abrahanı 33 t'attone

So pray'd the hermit, and with reason pray'l. For o:hers' crimes: “O Pow'r Supreme,” said Some plants the sun shine ask, and some the he,

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[bloom “Grant me, once more, th' ungrateful wretch to At night the nure-trees spread, but check their Suspend thy doom till then : on Christian ground At morn, and lose their verdure and perfume. No graceless monster, like my friend, is found." The virtues of most men will only blow,

He spoke, and wak'd aghast : he tore his hair, Like coy auriculas, in Alpine snow 33 ; And rent his sack-cloth garments in despair; Transplant them to the equinoctial line, Walk'd to Constantinople, and inquir'd

Their vigour siekens, and their tints decline.-Of all he met; at length the house desir'd Heav'n to its predilected children grants By chance he found, but no adımission gaind; The middle space 'twixt opulence and wants. A Thracian slave the porter's place maintain'd, Meanwhile Eulogius, un-abash'd and gay, (worn foe to thread-bare sapphants,) and with Pursu'd his courtly track without dismay: pride

Remorse was hood-wink'd, conscience charm'd His master's presence, nay, his name, deny'd.

There wall'd Eusebius at the dawn of light, Reason the felon of herself was made, • There walk'd at noon, and there he walk'd at And Nature's substance hid by Nature's shade! night,

Our tine man, now completed, quickly found In vain.- At length, by Providence's care, Congenial friends in Asiatic ground. He found the door unclos'd, nor servants near.

Th’advent'rous pilot in a single year lle enter'd, and thro' sev'ral rooms of state Learn’d his state-cock-boat dextrously to steer; Pass'd gently; in the last Fulogius sate. Versatile, and sharp-piercing like a screw, “Old man, good morrow,” the gay courtier Made good th’old passage, and still fore'd a new : cry'd;

For, just as intrest whiffled on his mind, “ God give you grace, my son," the sire reply'd; He Anatolians left, or 'Thracians join'd;

Caught ev'ry breeze, and sail'd with ev'ry tide; 30 Sic Orig..

But still was mindful of the lee-ward side: 31 “ Those who are accustomed to swear of- Still mark’d the pinnacle of fortune's height, ten may sometimes by chance bappen to for- And bark'l-to be made tum-spit of the state. swear: as he that indulges bis tongue in talking

By other arts he learns the knack to thrive; frequently speaks that which he blushes for in the most obsequious parasite alive: silence."

St. Chrysost.

Camelion of the court, and country too: Again, St. Jerom adds, “Let thy tongue be a

Pays Cesar's tax, but gives the mob their due; stranger to lying and swearing; on the contrary, And makes it, in his conscience, the same thing let the love of truth be so strongly in thee, that To crown a tribune, or behead a king : thou countest whatever thou sayest to be sealed with an oath."

33 This flower was discovered under the snow, 32 Joel, ch. iii, v. 12.

at the feet of some ice-mountains amongst the 33 Gen. ch. xviii, v. 23–33.

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All things to all men ;-and (himself to please) Child he had none. His wife with sorrow dy'd ;
Assimulates 34 each colour which he sees. Few women can survive the loss of pride.
If patriots pay him, willow-wreaths he bears, Meanwhile the demon, who was absent far,
And coats of filamotte 35 complexion wears ; (Engag'd in no less work than civil war)
If statesmen pay him better, a fresh hue Perceiv'd th' approaching wreck; and, in a trice
Brightens his garb; more brilliant as more new; Appearing, gave both comfort and advice.
Court-turquoise, and indelible of blue.

“Great geniuses,” he cry'd, “ must ne'er Thus weather-cocks by ev'ry wind are blown,

despair; And int'rest oils a motion, not their own. [call, The wise and brave usurp on Fortune's care! How strangely crowds misplace things, and mis- | The un-exhausted funds of human wit Madness in one is liberty in all!

Oft miss one object, and another hit; On less important days, he pass'd his time The man of courts who trusts to one poor bule, In virtuoso-ship, and crambo-rhyme:

Is a low foolish fuol 10, and has no soul: In gaming, jobbing, fiddling, painting, drinking, Disgraces my respected patronage: (age *!; And ev'ry art of using time, but thinking. And, gaining Hear'n, becomes the jest of th' He gives the dinners of each up-start man, Court-loyalty is a precarions thing: [ling; As costly, and luxurions, as he can;

When the king's trump, time-servers serve the Then weds an heiress of suburbian mould, But, when he's out of luck, they shifi their sail, Ugly as apes; but well endow'd with gold; And popularity's the fav'rite gale: There Fortune gave him his full dose of strife, Vain popularity! which fancy shrouds, A scolding woman, and a jealous wife !

Like Juno's shade, in party-colour'd clouds. Tincrease this load, some sycophant-report Each man will go a mile to see you crowu'd Destroy'd his int'rest and good grace at court. With civic wreaths, till Earth and cies resound; At this one stroke the man look'd dead in law: And each man will go two to see you drown'd. His flatt'rers scamper, and his friends withdraw 36. “Whoever hopes in dang'rous times to rise, Some men (as Holy W'rit fortelleth right) Must learn to shoot swift Fortune as she flies: Have one ways entrance, but have sev’n ways | Capricious phantom! never at a stay; flight 37

Just seen, and lost; when nearest, far away! “I never lik’d the wretch,” says one: another But, to be brief; (and mark my judgment well) Opines 3* in the same language with his brother: Your fortunes totter'd, when old Justio fell; Athird, with mystic shrug and winking eye, Ilis successor 4), as you and all men know, Suspects him for a dervise and a spy.

Is kind, when friend ; and un-appeas'd, whers “ Pray, sir, the crime?"--The monarch frown'd -no more,

Some sly court-vermin, wriggling in his ear, The fellow's guilly, and his bus'ness o'er 39. Has whisperd, what predicts your ruin near:

And now (to shorten my disastrous tale) Then cast thy die of fortune all at once ; Storms of affronts pour'd in as thick as hail. Learn to be any thing but dupe or dunce. Fach scheme for safety mischievously sped, Fortune assists the brave. Plunge boldly in; And the drawn sword hung o'er him by a thread. T'attempt, and fail, is a poor sneaking sin.

Hypatius (with pretensions not the worst) 31 Protinus assimulat tetigit quoscunque co- Affects the throne: be thou to join the first: lores.

Ovid. Met. XV. v. 411. 'Tis not a crime too worldly wise to be ;35 Filamotte (Dryden) is that “ clouded mix. Or (if it is) discharge the crime on me.” ture of crimson, yellow, and umber-colours, Thus weak Eulogius, by false greatness aw'd, which are seen in the beginning of winter on a Listen'd- unto th' artificer of fraud: (tbrone: falling leaf." Filamotte, quasi feüeille morte. The doctrine came not from th' all-righteous Thus Isabella-colour denotes a certain grave co- When Satan tells a lie, 'tis all his own $3. Jour worn by the infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia, lle spoke, and vanish’d. Swift Eulogius fled, arch-dutchess of Austria, &c. 16:25. For gride- | And to the emulous of empire sped. line, see the Vision of Death, page 373, note 23.

36 " A friend cannot be known in prosperity, 40 " A fool in his folly." and an enemy cannot be hidden in adversity.”

Prov. of Solom. ch. xvii, v. 12. Ecclus. ch.xii. 37 Deut. ch. xxviii, v. 7.

4' The son of Sirach, in opposition to these

false and dangercus potions, justly remarks: 38 Opines, i. e, gives his opinion.

Mr. Pope, froin the French.

“ Observe the opportunity, and beware of eril:

be not ashamed when it concerneth thy soul,” Nunquam, si quid mihi credis, amari

Ecclas. ch. lv, v. 20. Hluncce hominem Srd quocecidit sub crimine! Quisquain

Isaiah's advice is very noble: “ Fear not the Delator ? Quibus indiciis, quo teste probarevilings: for the inoth shall eat them up as *

reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their vit?

(venit Nil horum. Verbosa, et grandis epistola wool; but my salvation shall be for ever.".

garment, and the worm shall eat them like A Capreis. Bene habet, vil plus inter

Ch. li, v. 7,8. rogo. Juven. Sat. X, v. 68.

“I, eren I, am he that comforteth you.

Why shouldst thou be afraid of a man that shall To such sort of worldly connexions may be ap- die, and forgetteth the lord thy Maker, who plied the golden saying of St. Chrysostom, stretched forth the Heavens?" ibid. y. 12, 13. " meum and tuum are almost incompatible 41 Justinian. words."

Orat. in Philagon. 43 John, ch. viii, v. 44.

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Here, were it not too long, I might declare Vainly I thought, that, to increase thy stor', The motires and successes of the war,

Was to increase Heav'n's manna for the poor. The prowess of the knights, their martial deeds, Man's virtue cannot go beyond its length; Their swords, their shields, their surcoats ** and God's gifts are still proportioned to our strength. Till Belisarius at a single blow [their steeds: The scripture-widow 46 gives her well-sav'd inite Suppress'd the faction and repell'd the foe. With affluent joy, nor fears to suffer by't : By a quick death the traitors he reliev'd; Whilst Dives' heaps (the barter of his soul) Condemn'd, if taken; famish'd, if repriev'd. Lie bury'd in some base inglorious hole,

Now see Eulogius (who had all betray'd Or on the wings of pomp and lux'ry fly, Whate'er he knew) in loathsome dungeon laid : Accurst by Heav'n, and dead to charity 47! A pris'ner, first of war, and then of state: The charitable few are chiefly they Rebel and traitor ask a double fate !

Whom Fortune places in the middle way 48; But good Justician, whose exalted mind Just rich enough, with economic care, (In spite of what Pirasmus urg'd) inclin'd To save a pittance, and a pittance spare: To mercy, soon the forfeit-life forgave,

Just poor enough to feel the poor man's moan, And freed it from the shackles of a slave.

Or share those suff'rings which may prove their Then spoke with mild, but in majestic strain,

own! Repent and haste thee to Larissa's plain, Great riches, with insinuating art, Or wander thro' the world, another Cain. Debase the man, and petrify the heart. Thy lands and goods shall be the poor man's lot, Let the false friend, like Satan, be withstood, Or feed the orphans you're so long forgot.” Who wishes us more wealth-to do more good!

Forsaken, helpless, recognised by none, To this great trial some are equal found; Proscrib'd Eulogius left th' unprosp'rous town : Most in th' unparigable stream are drown'd 49." For succour at a thousand doors he knock'd; He spoke: and, with a flood of tears opprest, Each heart was harden'd, and each door was Left his Eulogius to divine the rest. luck'd;

“ Father,” he cry'd, (and with complacence A pilgrim's staff be bore, of humble thorn;

smil'd)

(child, Pervious to winds his coat, and sadly torn: “ Heav'n's trials have at length reclaim'd its Shoes he had none: a beggar gave a pair, Omniscience only can our wants fore-know, Who saw feet poorer than bis own, and bare. And All-beneficence will best bestow. He drank the stream, on dew-berries he fed, Some few God's bounty on the poor employ : And wildings harsh supply'd the place of bread; There are--whom to promote, is to destroy! Thus homeward urg'd his solitary way;

Rough, thorny, barren, is pale virtue's road; (Four years had he been absent to a day.) And poisons are true cures wheu giv'n by God. Faine thro' Thebais his arrival spread,

Spontaneous I resign, with full accord, Half bis old friends reproach'd him, and half | The empty nothings wealth and pow'r afford; Of help and common countenance bereft, [fied: My mind's my all, by Heav'n's free grace re. No creature own'd him, but a dog he left.

stor'd. Compunction touch'd his soul, and, wiser made O Pow'r Supreme! unsearchable thy views! By bitter suff'rings, he resum'd his trade: Omniscient, or to give, or to refuse ! Thank'd Heav'n for want of pow'r and want of Grant me, as I begun, to end my days pelf,

In acts of humble charity and praise; That he had lost the world, and found himself. so thy own paths my journey let me run, Conscience and charity reviv'd their part, And, as in Heav'n, on Earth thy will be done !” And true humility enrich'd the heart, Wbile grace celestial with enliv'ning ray

46 Luke, ch. xxi, v. 2. 2 Cor. ch. viii, v. 12. Beam'd forth, to gild the ev'ning of bis day. 47 "God is not bonoured with our expending His neighbours mark'd the change, and each that money which is bedewed with the tears of

the oppressed.

St. Chrysost. By slow degrees t'applaud him, and to love. 48 The truly charitable man, (who happens to So Peter, when his tim'rous guilt was o'er, be neither rich nor poor) is well painted by an Emerg'd, and stood twice firiner than before 45. ancient classic. I quote the verses, because I

Eusebius, who had long in silence mourn'd, never saw them quoted : Rejoic'd to hear the prodigal return'd;

Cujus And with the eagerness of feeble age

Vou frontem vertere minæ ; sed candida semper Made haste t'express his joy, and griefs assuage. Gaudia, & in vultu curarum ignara voluptas. “ My son,” he cry'd, « once more contem

Non tibi sepositas infelix strangulat arca plate me:

Divitias; avidéve animum dispendia torquent Behold th' unhappy wretch that ruin'd thee; My ill-judgʻd pray’rs (in luckless moments sped) Temperies, &c.

Fænoris expositi census; sed docta fruendi Brought down the curse of riches on thy head. No language can express one single part

49 Hugo, in his excellent treatise De Anima, Of what I felt, and what still racks my heart. makes the following remark upon greatness and

ambition: 44 Surcoat, an upper garment of defence. “ The human heart is a small thing, and yet

Dryden. desireth great matters. It is barely sufficient 45 See Luke, ch. xxii, v. 55–62.

for a kite's dinner, and yet the whole world suf, “ Peter stood more firmly, after he had la- ticeth it not" mented his fall, than before he fell.”

St. Ambrose.

man strove

CANON OF WINDSOR,

Thus he maintain': Almighty Wisdom's cause. He show'd him what to seek and what to shun:The Sun shone forth—The hermit pleas'd with- Harcourt 6 with bim the thorny journey run, draws

Companion of his studies; and a friend And Nature wore an aspect of applause.

Sincere in youth, and stedfast to the end.

Courts and the world he knew, but not admir'd; He travell'd thro' them wisely, and retir'd:

Giving to solitude and hear’nly care MACARIUS; 0}}, THE CONFESSOR. Those moments which the worldling cannot spare. Da vocem magno, Pater, ingeniumque dolori.

Thus, half a century, his course he run

Of pray'r and praises, daily, like the sun:
Stat. Epiced. Patris.

Happy! who truth invariably pursues,

And weil-earn'd fame by better fame renews?! AN EPISTLE TO THE REV. DR. ROBERT HORT,

His books, like friends were chosen, few and

Constantly us'd and truly understood. (gyd: A 1.1. suber poets with thy bard' agree,

The Sacred Scriptures were his chief delight o; Who sung, “That truth was truest poetry."

- Task of the day, and visiov of the night: Alike to me, and the deceas'd, a friend; Truth's second sources he with care survey'd, O Fort, to these my pious strains attend. And walk'd with Hermas in the rural suade 9. Thou knew'st the man; and thy good sense is Cyprian with awful gravity he sought; uch,

And true simplicity Ignatius brought; I dare not say too little or too much.

Lively Minucius did his bours beguile; Under his eye the self same views combin'd Lactantius charm'd with elegance of style: Our studies, and one boroscope conjoin'd.

But mostly Chrysostom engag'd his mind : He check'd th' impat ent wand'rings of our youth, Great without labour, without art refind! And grafted on our fancy facts and truth. Now see his gentle elocution flows, 'Together we amus'd our youthful prime, Sofi as the flakes of heav’n-descending snows; Days seem'd but bours, and time improv'd on Now see him, like th’impetuous torrent, roll; time:

Pure in his diction, purer in his soul: Mindless of cares, (and how they pass'd or came) | By few men equall’d, and surpass’d by none; Our sports, our labours, and our rest the same . A Tully and Demosthenes in one 10! See'st thou yon yews, by pensive nature made

Oxford, in 1667, and rector of St. Aldate's in the For tears, and grief, and melancholy shade; same university. Created D D. in 1669; electWide o'er the church they spread an awful light, ed Margaret professor in 1676; and consecrated Than day more serious, half-compos'd as night, bishop of Bristol the 12th of June, 1691. All (l'here, where the winding Kennet gently laves wbich preferments he enjoyed together. Britannia's Lombardy with silver waves ;) 6 Mr. Simon Harcourt, afterwards lord chanThere sleeps Macarius, foc to pomp and pride; cellor Harcourt, offered him a bishopric from Who liv'd contented, and contented dy'd. queen Anne many years after the Revolution; but

Say, shall the lamp were Tullia was entomb'd, the favour was declined with grateful acknowBurn twice sev'n ages, and be un-consum'd? ledgments. And uot one verse be sacred to a name

7"Surely rain are all men by nature, who are Endear'd by virtuous deeds and silent fame? ignorant of God; and could not, out of the good True fame demands not panegyric aid;

things that are seen, know bim. That is, neiThe fun’ral torch burns brightest in the shade; ther, by considering the works did they acknow. Too fast it blazes, fanu'd by public air ;

ledge the work-master." Thus blossoms fall, before their tree can bear.

Wisd. of Sul. ch. xiii, v. 1. True fame, like porc'lain earth, for years must 8 He employed ten or twelve hours a day in Jay

study, without auy interruption, but that of caBury'd, aud mix'd with elemental clay 4. sual sickness for fifty years successively. His

His younger days were not in trifling spent, principal business was in referning every difficult For pious Halls a kind inspection lent:

part of Scripture to those particular passages in

the fathers, and eminent modern divides, whi) "Cowley. See his Davideis.

bad explained them expressly ur occas onally. • These eight lines are imitated from a famous 9 Jluding to a work entituied the Shepherd of passage in Persius, Sat. V, too well known to be Hermas. Hermas was cotemporary with some ropriuted. It begins

of the apostles.

to in order to judge a little of these two asserGemincs horoscope &c.

tions, be pleased only to read St. Chrysostum's

Homily on the Ten Talents, or bis Commentary 3 Berkshire.

on St. Matthew : and his Orations io the People * It is reported that the Chinese heat and mix of Antioch. IEPI ANAPIANTNN. thoroughly together the composition that makes See also Ferrarius De Concione Veterum, and porcelain, and then bury it in a deep bed of clay the Eloquence Crétienne of M. Gisbert: the last for an bundred years. See Dr. Dome's Letters, of which works was a favourite book with the late See also the Discuiery of Hidden Treasure, 410. lord Somers, and wrought a great effect on his London, 1656, p. 89; (a very scarce and curious future way of thinking, work, by the famous Gabriel Flattes.)

This anecdote was imparted to me by the s Mr. Juhn Hall, master of Pen broke College, late Mr. Elijah Fenton, as matter of fact on his

own knowledge.

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