178. Orthography or Right Spelling. As! Proverbs. 1. As we act towards others, we we have two kinds of language, written and may expect others to act towards us. 2. A good spoken, so, there are two modes of spelling; orator is pointed, and vehement. 3. Idleness—is one addressed to the eye, and exhibited by the rust of the mind, and the blight of genius. 4. naming the letters; the other addressed to Assist yourself, and heaven will assist you. 5. the ear, and spelled by giving the sounds, We should estimate man's character, by his goodwhich the letters represent: the former meth- ness; not by his wealth. 6. Knowledge—is as esod, which is the common one, tends to the

sential to the mind, as food is to the body. 7. A

predominant use of the throat, and lungs, and is good word is as soon said, as an ill one. 8. No

temptation of emolument, can induce an honest one of the fruitful sources of consumption ; the latter, which is the new one, serves to safest helmet we can wear.

man to do wrong. 9. Virtue-is the best, and keep up the natural use of the appropriate fickleness of fortune, oppose a bold heart. II.

10. Against the muscles, and tends to prevent, as well as cure, Never profess-what you do not practice. 12 dyspepsia, liver and lung complaints, and Treat everyone with kindness. diseases of the throat.

Anecdote. Keeping Time - from Eter. 179. Classification of the Consonants. nity. Chief Justice Parsons, of MassachuThe first natural division of the consonants setis, having been shown a watch, that was is into Vocal and Aspirate. Of the Vocal looked on as well worthy of notice, as it had there are, as they stand in the alphabet, and saved a man's life, in a duel, remarked, their combinations, twenty-six ; but deduct- It is, indeed, a very astonishing watch, ing the duplicates, there are but seventeen ; that has kept time-from eternity." viz: b, as in bib; c, as in suffice; d, as in

The Difference. Why is it, that many olead; f, as in of; g, as in gem, go, rouge; professors of religion-are so reluctant, to 1, as in ill; m, as in me; n, as in none, bank; have the reading of the Bible, as well as r, as in err, pride ; w, as in wo; X, as in er: rect and proper manner? Should not the

speaking and singing, conducted in a cor. ist; y, as in yet; and th as in this; all of which should be given separately, as well as ered in an appropriate style? Do they

greatest and most glorious truths-be deliv. combined, and their differences observed. think to esalt religious truth, in the eyes of

180. After the pupil has become familiar the well-informed, by communicating it in with reading hy vowel sounds and spelling, a way that is not only repulsive to correo as above recommended, let him be exercised taste, but slovenly, and absolutely wrong 1 in reading by the vowel and consonant Is it calculated to recommend devotional ex Bounds: i. e. by giving a perfect analysis ercises to their consideration, by offering up of all the sounds, found in any of the words prayer in a language and manner, unbecom of the sentence before him; which involves forming the singing, regardless of proper

ing man when addressing man; and per every thing relating to sounds, whether sin time and tune? Will they present their of gle, double, or triple; and to articulation, ferings in a maimed, halt and blind manner accent, pronunciation, and emphasis. No upon the altar of religion ; while they havo one should wish to be excused from these it in their power, to provide a way in ac. very useful and important exercises ; for they cordance with the subject and object of their are direrctly calculated to improve the voice, devotion? Is it well- to despise a good the ear, and the manner, while they impart style and manner-of elocutiom and music, that kind of knowledge of this subject, which because we have not the ability, and are too will be felt to be power, and give one confi- indolent to labor for it. to do justice to our

selves and others ? What course does true rence in his own abilities.

wisdom dictate ? Notes. 1. It is not a little amusing and instructive too, to

Varieties. 1. Men-will never feel like examine the great variety of names, used by different authors, to


- think, like men. 2. designate the sounds of our letters, their classifications, &c. against which the charge of simplicity cannot be brought : in every thing, In too eager disputation, the truth is often let us guard against learned and unlearned ignorance. 2. There lost sight of. 3. Woman-is not degraded, are those, who ought, from their position before the world, to be but elevated, by an earnesi, daily applicastandard authorities in the pronunciation of letters and words, and tion-to her domestic concerns. 4. How in general delivery; but, unfortunately, on account of their sad de wretched is his condition, who depends for fects and inaccuracies

, in a!l those particular, they constitute a court his daily support, on the hospitality of others. of Errunt, instead of Appeal: consequently, we must throw our relves upon the first principles and our own resources ; tasing, how. 5. An evil-speaker — differs from an evil. ever, such true lights as a kind Providence has vouchsafod us for doer, only in opportunity: 6. The use of our guidance.

hnowledge is to communicate to others, that To him, who, in the love of nature, holds they may he the better for it. 7. They who Communion with her visible forms, she speaks deny a God, either in theory, or practice, de A various language ; for his gayer hours, stroy man's nobilily. She has a voice of gladness, and a smile,

Till 3 onth's delirious dream is o'er, And eloquence of beanty ; and she glidos

Sanguine with hope, we look before, Into his darker musings—with a mild

The future good to find ; Ind gentle sympathy, that steals awav

In age, when error charms yo more, Their sharpness-tre he is aware.

For bliss-wc look behind.

nor women


181. Orthography, being to the Elocution- Proverbs. 1. Estimate persons more. by ust, especially, a subject of incalcuat le im- their hearts, than by their heads.

2. A people portance, it is presumed a few observations, who have no amusements, have no manners. illustrated by examples, will not be out of All are not saints, who go to church; all is not place. The author introduces an entirely gold that glitters. 4. Advice—is soldom welcome; new mode of learning the letters, by the use those who need it most, generally like it least. of smunds, before the characters are exhib. 5. Do not spend your words to no purpose ; buri ited ; also, a new way of spelling, in which come to the facts. 6. Great things-cannot be

accomplished without proper means. 7. We reap the words are spelt by giving the different

the consequences of our actions--both here, and sounds of the letters, instead of their names: hereafter. 8. God gives to all, the power of beand finally, a new method of teaching chil-coming what they ought to be. 9. Infringe ob dren to read, by dictation ; instead of by the no one's rights. 10. If we are determined to s#cbook : i, e. to read without a book, the same ceed, we shall succeed. 11. Better do well, than as we all learn to speak our mother tongue; say well. 12. Better be happy than rich. and afterwards, wi'h a book: thus making

Anecdote. If men would confine their the book talk just as we should, when speak-conversation to such subjects as they under: ing on the same subject.

stand, how much better it would be for both 182. Aspirates. There are, according to speaker and hearer. Hally, the great matheir representatives, 21 aspirate, or breath thematician, dabbled not a little in infidelity; sounds: ornitting the duplicates, (or letters he was raiher too ford of introducing this having the same sound,) there are only elev- subject in his social intercourse ; and once, en; viz: 4, as in cent, clock, ocean; d, as in when he had descanted somewhat freely on fac’d; f, as in fife; h, as in hoe; p, as in pipe; it, in the presence of his friend, Sir Isaac Z, as in mix; ch, as in church; th, as in thin; Newton, the latter cut him short with this and wh, as in where whence it appears, by Tally, with the greatest deference, when

observation. “I always attend to you, Dr. actual analysis, that we have sixteen vowel sounds, and twenty-eight consonant sounds : you do us the honor to converse on astromaking in all foarY-FOUR; some authors, are subjects that you have industriously in.

nomy, or the mathematics; because, these however, give only thirty-eight.

vestigated, and which you well understand: 183. The common mode of teaching all but religion-is a subject on which I hear three, is no better policy, (setting every thing you with great pain; for this is a subject else aside,) than to go from America to Chi- which you have not seriously examined, and na to get to England: in other words, per- do not understand; you despise it, because fectly ridiculous: and were we not so much you have not studied it; and you will not accustomed to this unnatural and dementing study it, because you despise it. process, we should consider it one of the Laconics. In the scale of pleasurr, the inɔst self-evident humbugs, not of the age ceeded by the more enlarged views and gay

lowest are sensuel delights, which are suc. only, but of the world. Examples of the olil mode: p, (pe,) h, (aytch,) i, (eye,) s, (ess,) these give way to the sublimer pleasures of

portraitures of a lively imagination ; and TIS, i, (eye,) c, (see,) k, (kay,) ICK, TISICK; reason, which discover the causes and defifteen sounds: of the new; t, i, z, lis, i, k, ik, 1 signs, the form, connection, and symmetry tis-ik; giving nothing but the five sounds : of things, and fill the mind with the contenthe old: g, (je,) e, (e) w, (doubleyou,) gu, plation of intellectual beauty, order, and 8, (je,) a, (a,) w, (doubleyou,) GAW, GEW-iruth. GAW; eighteen sounds, and not one sound in Varieties. 1. The greatest learning-is spelling is found in the word after it is spelt: to be seen in the greatest simplicity. 2 the new mode; g, u,g, aw, GEW-CAW, giv- Prefer the bappiness and independence of a ing only the four sounds of the letters, in- private station, to the trouble and vexnion stead of their names.

of a public one. 3. It is very foolish--for Notes. 1. We never can succeed in Accomplishing one

any one, to suppose, that he excels all others half of the glorious purposes of language, so long as we apply our.

min understanding. 4. Never take the relves to what is written, and neglect what is spoken. 2. A new humble, nor the proud, at their own valu. field presents itself; and when we shall have entered it, in the ation; the estimate of the former-is 100 nght place and manner, a vew era will dawn upon us, leading us little, and that of the latter too much. 5. more in the cultivation of the living language and the living voice : Every order of good—is found by an order the compass and harmony of the best instrument can never be pér: of truth, agreeing with it. 6. As there is avive!, by touching the keys at random, or playing a few simple much to enjoy in the world, so is there much unes upon it, learned by the ear. When sailing-on this troubled sea

to endure; and wise are they, who enjoy Of pain, and tears, and agony ;

gratefully, and endure patienily. 7. What Though wildly roar ibe waves around, is the meaning of the expression, in the first With restless and repeated sound,

chapter of Genesis,—"Let us make mun, 'Tis sweet-to think, that on our eyes,

in our image, and after our likeness ?" A lovelier clime-shall yet arise ;

All farewells--should be sudden, when forever. That we shall wake-from sorror's dream, Else, they make an eternity-of moments,-Beside a pure-and living stream.

And clog the last sad sands of ligo-with tears BRONSOY.

184. In teaching spelling to children, ex- then their shapes, and names, tortther with their ses; the mat ercise them on the forty-four sounds of the predominating; and then there will be casa, grace, and forces

course should be pursued in teaching music, the cor, always letters ; then in speaking in concert, after the

combined. preceptor, and also individually, interspers- Proverbs. 1. Virtue-grows under every ing the exercises with analyzing words, by weight iinposed on it. 2. He, who envies the giving the various sounds of which they are lot of another, must be discontented with his composed. At first, let them give each sound own. 3. When fortune fails us, the supposed in a syllable by itself, (after you ;) then let friends of our prosperous days—vanish. 4. The them give all the sounds in a syllable be- love of ruling, is the most powerful affection of fore pronouncing it; and finally, let them the human mind. 5. A quarrelsome man--nous: give all the sounds in a word, and then pro- expect many wounds. 6. Many condemn, whas nounce it: thus, there are three modes of they do not understand. 7. Property, dishonestle spelling by ear ; easy, difficult, and more dif- acquired, seldom descends to the third genere cult. Those, however, taught in the old way, his task. 9. The difference between hypocrisy

tion. 3. He, who has well begun, has kolf dna must expect that their younger pupils, espe- and sincerity, is infinite. 10. When our attencially, will soon get ahead of them; unless tion is directed 10 tico objects, we rarely succeed they apply themselves very closely to their in either. 11. Recompence every one for bis lework.

bor. 12. Zealously pursue the right path. 185. The second division of the Conso- Anecdote. Patience. The priest of a nants is into simple, and COMPOUND ; or certain village, observing a man, (who had single and double: of the former, there are just lost his wife,) very much oppressed twenty, including the duplicates : riz: c, in with grief, told him, he must have Pa. city; c, cab; d, do; d, pip'd; f, fifty; & "I have been trying her sir, but she will

tience ;" whereupon, the mourner replied, gull; h, hope; k, make; l, bill; m, mile; n,

not consent to have me." no; P, pop; 9, quote; r, corn; 8, see; 1, mune; ch, chyle; gh, tough; gh, ghastly; into three classes, corresponding to the scien.

The range of knowledge-is divided and ph, epha: omitting the duplicate repre- tific, rational and affacluous faculties of man. sentatives, there are but eleven ; viz : c, (cy- The first, is knowledge of the outward press ;) C, (ac-me;) d, (day ;) d, (tripp’d;) creation,-involving every thing material, f, (foe;) g, (give;) I, (lay;) m, (mote;) -all that is addressed to our five senses ; n, (nine;) P, (passed;) r, (more :) com- the second, is knowledge of human exist. pare, and see.

ences, as it respects man's spiritual, or im186. Origin of Language. Plalo says, the Divine Being, including his nature, and

morlal nature : and the third, knowledge of that language-is of Divine institution; that

laws, and their modes of operation. There human reason, from a defect in the knowl- is a certain point where matter ends, and edge of natures and qualities, which are in- spirit-begins : i.e. a boundary, where they dicated by names, could not determine the come in contact, where spirit--operates on cog-nom-i-na of things. He also maintains matier : there is a state, where finite spirit: that names are the vehicles of substances : ual existences--receive life and light--fror that a fixed analogy, or correspondence, ex- the Infinite, who is the Lord of all; that ists between the name and thing; that lan- Spirit,

" That toarns--in the run; refreshes--in the breeze; guage, therefore, is not arbitrary in its ori

Gloros-in the stars; and blossoms--in the trees." gin, but fi red by the laws of analogy; and The omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent that God alone, who knows the nature of

Being, that things, originally imposed names, strictly * Lires-through all life, extends thro' all extent, expressive of their qualities. Zeno, Cle-an- Spreads--undivided-operates--unspent : thes, Chry-sip-pus, and others, were of the Whose body nature is, -and God-the soul." same opinion.

Varieties. 1. Are monopolies-consisi. Notes. 1. This work is not designed to exnibit the whole -often makes the most clerer persons act

ent with republican institutions ? 2. Love subject of Oratory ; which is as boundless and profound 15 are the like fools, and the most foolish, act like wise thoughts and feelings of the human mind; but to present in a plain and familiar form, the essential of this God-like art; in the hopes ones. 3. Patience is the surest remedr of being useful in this day and generation. In the course of anoth against calumny : time, sooner or later, wi'! er twelve years, there may be a nearer approach to truth and na-disclose the truth. 4. The fickleness of more. 2. Oiserve the difference between the sounds, heard in spela fortune-is felt all over the world. 5. It is ling the following words, by the names of the letters, and those vorends, beard in the words after being spelt: 2,-1,-e; il the easy to criticise the productions of art, iho wunds heard in calling the letters by name, are pronounced, the it is difficult to make them. 6. Do not de. word is ayje-ee; i,--, in like manner, spell eye-csa; 6,0,-1,-m, fer till to-morrow, what ought to be done spell, ac o-ar-en ; 00,-3,4, opell doub-le-o-ze-te ; 0,-1,-m., s, spell, to-day. 7. The precepts and truths of the a desness; 0,-1, spell-ow-en; kc. 3. The common arrange word of God.-are the very laws of divine ment of words in columns without mentine, seems at tariance order ; and so far as our minds are receptive with common sense ; but this mode is perfectly mathematical, as

of thein, we are so far in the divine order, well as philosophical; and of course, in accor lance with nature, rience, and the structure of mind. 4. The proper formation of and the divine order in us, if in a life agree. wwords, at of letters, or sounds, is word-making. 6. Abclarians ing with them. dould first be taught the rounds of letters, and then their uses, and Guard well thy theraghts ;-on thougbts are bear' in heaven


187. The method, here recommended, of that a, in far, is the original element of all giving the sounds, of spelling, and of teach the vowel and vocal consonant sounds, and ing children to read uithout a book, and then the aspirate h, is the original element, out with a book, will save three-fourths of the la- which all the aspirate consonant sounds are bor of both teacher and pupil; and, in addi-made, as well as the vocal sounds; thus, that tion to these important considerations, there which the letter h represents, seems to inwill be an immense amount of time and ero volve something of infinity in variety, so pense saved, and the young prevented from far as sounds, and their corresponding affeccontracting the common bad habits of read- tions are concerned; for breath-is air : and ing unnaturally; which not only obstructs without air, there can be no sound. Why the proper development of body and mind, was the letter h, added to the names of Abram but sows the seeds of sickness and premature and Sarai? death. Our motto should be, “cease to do Proverbs. 1. He, who reckons without his evil, and learn to do well.

host, must reckon again. 2. When we despise

3. 188. Modes of Spelling. In the old, or danger, it often overlakes us the sooner. common mode of spelling, there are many They, who cross the ocean, may change climate,

but their minds are still the same. 4. The cormore sounds introduced, than the words contain: this always perplexes new beginners, Tuption, or perversion of the best things - pro

duces the worst. 5. We must not judge of persone whose ear-has had much more practice, in

by their clothing, or by the sanctity of their ap. reference to language, than their

eye. The great difficulty seems to be—to dispose of the will daily become more violent. 7. Light grief

pearance. 6. If we indulge our passions, they parts, which amount to more than the whole : may find utterance; but deeper sorrow can find for, in philosophy, it is an acknowledged

8. The difference is great-between words principle, that the partsare only equal to and deeds. 9. Poverty - wants many things ; the whole. Hence, spelling by sounds of avarice-every thing. 10. Let us avoid having letters, instead of by names is vastly prefera- too many irons in the fire. 11. Faithfully perble: the former being perfectly philosophical, form every duty, small and great. 12. Govern involving orderly, analysis and synthesis, and your thoughts, when alone, and your tongue, it is also mathematical, because the parts when in company. 13. III got,-ill spent. are just equal to the whole : while the latter Anecdote. Finishing our Studies. Sevmode is the very reverse of all this; and in- eral young physicians were conversing, in stead of ailing, essentially, in the develop the hearing of Dr. Rush, and one them

observed, ment of body and mind, tends directly to

* When I have finished my studies,"

“ When you have finished your prevent both.

studies !" said the doctor, abruptly; " why, 189. Of the compound, or diphthongal and you must be a happy man, to have finished triphthongal consonants, we have twenty-ihem so young : I do not expect to finish Three ; viz: C, (z.) discern; C, (sh,) social; f, mine while I live." (v.) thereof; %, (dg,) gibe; g, (zh,) badinage; Laconics. The kindnesses, which most j, (dgn) judge; n, (ng) bank; r, (burr'd) men receive from others, are like traces • trill; 8, (7.) was ; 8, (sh,) sure ; 8, (zh,) leisure; drawn in the sand. The breath of every 1, (sh) rational ; v, viracity; w, wist; x, (ks.) passion sweeps them away, and they are re. or; X, (2,) Xenia; y, youth; z, zigzag; ch, membered no more. Bui injuries are like (tch,) such; ch, (sh,) chagrin ; ph, (v,) neph-llars of marble, which endure, unimpaired,

inscriptions on monuments of brass, or pil. ew; th, thick; th, tho; wh, why : deduct- the revolutions of time. ing the duplicates, we have but twelve ; C, (2) c, (sh,) f, (v,) &, (zh,) n, (ng,) ~, (trill?d,) spoken too little ; but often-of saying too

Varletles. 1. We rarely regret-having 3, (ks,) x, (gz,) ch, (teh,) th, (think,) th, much. 2. Which is the more extensively (that,) and wh, (when :) let them be exem- useful,-fire, or water ? 3. A speaker, who plified.

expresses himself with fluency and discre. 190. It has previously been remarked, tion, will always have attentive li' veners. that, strictly speaking, a, in far, is the only 4. The spirit of party, sometimes leads even natural vowel sound in our language; and the greatest men-to descend to the meanthat the other fifteen are modifications of it; ness of the vulgar. 5. Without virtue, hap. also, that on the same principle, the aspirate, &. When we are convinced that our opinions

- can never be real, or permanent. or breath sound, heard in pronouncing the sound of h, (huh, in a whisper,) is the mate-ledge it, and exchange them for trulhs. 7.

are erroneous, it is always right to acknow. rial, out of which all sounds are made; for Every love-contains its own truth. it is by condensing the breath, in the larynx, Serve God before the world I let him not go, through the agency of the vocal chords, that Until thou hast a blessing ; then, resign the voice sound, of grave a is made; and, by The whole unto him, and remember roho the peculiar modification, at certain points Prevailed by wrestling-ere the sun did shine of interception, that any aspirate consonant Pour oil upon the stones, weep for thy sin, mund is produced; hence, it may be said, Then journey on, and have an eye to neomen.

191. Here a new field is open for the clas- Proverbs. 1. Do as much gnod us you can sification of our letters, involving the struc- and make but lirile noise about it. 2. The Bible, ture of all languages, and presenting us is a book of lars, to show us what is right, and with an infinite variety, terminating in uni- what is wrong. 3. What maintains one vice, ty, all languages being merely dialects of would bring up two children. 4. A little wrong the original one; but in this work, nothing done to another, is a great wrong done to our. more is attempted, than an abridgment of selves. 5. Sermons-should be sleeped in the

heart-before they are delivered. 6. A life of the subject. As every effect must have an

attractive industry is always a happy one. 7. adequate cause, and as in material things, Drive your business before you, and it will go such as we see, hear, taste, smell, and feel, easily. '8. Good fences — make good neighbors. there can be no primary, but only secondary 9. Pride wishes not to owe; self-love-wishes not causes, we must look to the mind for the to pay. 10. The rotten apple injures its compan. feelings and thoughts, that have given rise to ion. 11. Make a virtue of necessity. 12. You all the peculiarities and modifications of lan- can't make an auger hole with a gimblet. guage; being assured, that in the original

Anecdote Mathematical Honor. A stu. language, each state of the will and the un- dent-of a certain college, gave his fellow derstanding, had its external sign, as a medio student the lie ; and a challenge followed. um of manifestation.

The mathematical tulor-heard of the diffi. 192. Uses of Spelling. The object of spel- culty, and sent for the young man that gave ling, in the manner here recommended, is the challenge, who insisted, that he must

Why," said two-fold; to spell by sound, in order to be fight-o shield his honor.

the tutor? able to distinguish the sounds, of which · Very well; jei num prove it: if he prove

Pecause he gave me the lie.' words are composed, and to pronounce it, -you dot lie but if he does not prove it, them correctly: thus developing and train then' he lies. Why should you shool one ing the voice and ear to the highest pitch another? Will that make a lie-any more of perfection. The use of spelling by the honoruble ?" names of letters is, to make us acquain. Cicero savs, ihe poet—is born such; the ted with them, and the order in which they orator is made such. But reading books of are placed in the words, so as to be able, not rhetoric, and eloquent extracts-choice moronly to read, but to write the language: sels of poetry and eloquence -- will never hence, we must become acquainted with both make one an orator : these are only the ef. our spoken and written language, if we fects of oratory. The cause of eloquence would avail ourselves of their wonderful ca- human mind-the true philosophy of man, and

is to be sought for, only in the depths of the pabilities, and the treasures of which they (the practice of unadulterated goodness and are possessed.

truth. You must feel rightly, think wisely, 193. In partially applying this doctrine, and act accordingly: then gracefulness of we may say, B, (bib,) represents a gutteral style and eloquence will fit you; otherwise, labial sound; 1st. C, (cent,) a dental aspi- you will be like the ass, clothed with the rate: 21. c, (clock,) a gulteral aspirate: 3d. lion's skin. Accomplishment should not be C, (sacrifice,) a dental rocal consonant: 4th. an end, but a means. Seek, then, for the c, (ocean,) a dental aspirate : 1st f. (if,) a sub- philosophy of oratory, where it is to be found, labial and super-dental aspirate : 2d f, (of,) a theology, and the human mind profound, if

in the study of geometry, language; physics, sub-labial super-dental, vocal : 1st g, (gem,) you would attain that suavity of graceful a posterior lingual dental vocal, terminating periods, engaging looks and gestures, which in an aspirate; 21 g, (go) a glottal vocal steal from men their hearts, and reason. and consonant: 3d ;, (rouge,) a vocal dental as- make them, for the time being, your willing pirate: h, a pure aspirate, with open mouth captives. and throat; l, a lingual dental; and so on to Varieties. 1. Is there any line of dethe ent of our sounds, of analysis and syn- marcation between temperance and intemthesis, of which a volume might be written ; perance ? 2. We rarely repent--of eating and although the writer has practiced on

too little; but often-of eating too much. them many thousands of times, he never has 3. Truth-is clothed in white; but a lie done it once, without learning something 4. St. Augustin says, "Love God; and then

comes forth in all the colors of a rainbow. new.

do what you wish." 5. We must not do Notes. 1. Don't forget to understand and master every evil, that good may come of it; the means eting that relates to the subject of study and practice : the only must answer, and correspond to—the end. moral highway to truth is the straight way. 2. Become as familiar with the sounds of our language as you are with the alphabel. 3.

6. Assumed qualities—may catch the foncy As you proceed, acquire more ease and grace in reading and of some, but we must possess those that are

good, to fix the heart. 7. When a thing is An honest man--is still an anmoved rock, doubtful, refer it to the Word in sincerity ; it Wash'd whiter, but not shaken—with the sbock; it is not clear to you, let it alone, for the pre Whose heart--conceives no sinister device ;

sent, at least, till it is made so. Fearless--he plays with flames, and treads on ice. Mind, not money-makes the nar


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