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Views of Truth. We see truthe through PUDE—puts on an
the medium of our own minds, as we see object aspect full of com
around us thro’ the atmosphere; and, of course, placency; (see Love;) if ihe ob
we see them not as they are in themselves, but as jectof it be a char
they are modified by the quality of the medium acter greatly su
thro which we view them; and, as the minds of perior, it express
all are different, we must all have different vienas es much submission: the right
of any particular truth; which is the reason, that hand is open with
differences of opinion exist, and always will exist: the fingers spread,
hence, it is no argument against truth, that men and press'd upon
have different views of it; and because they must the breast just o
have different views, it is no reason why they ver the heart, ex
should quarrel about their opinions; for good uses, presses, very appropriately, a sin
and not matters of opinion, are the touch-stone of cere and hearty sensibility of obligation. The fellowship. Thus it is, that the all of religion reengraving represents the deep-felt emotions of a lates to life, and the life of religion is to do gooch noble mind.
from a love of doing good. While we agree, and O great Sciolto! O my more than father!
are united in doing good, we should not fight Let me not live, but at thy very name,
among ourselves, about mere matters of opinion; My eager heart springs up, and leaps with joy.
still, we must not be indifferent about them; for When I forget the vast, vast debt I owe thee,
truth is necessary to give form to goodness; and (Forget—but 'tis impossible,) then let me
every good person will naturally desire to know Forget the use and privilege of reason
the truth, that he inay regulate his conduct by it; Be banish'd from the commerce of mankind,
and thus, acquire the greatest and highest degree of To wander in the desert, among brutes,
goodness. To bear the various fury of the seasons,
Varieties. 1. The young-are slaves to The midnight cold, and the noontide scorching heat, novelty ; the old—to custom. 2. The volume To be the scorn-of earth, and curse of henven.
of nature, is the book of knowledge, and he 521. A man is never the less an artist, for becomes the wisest, who makes the best senot having his tools about him; ora musician, lections, and uses them properly. The greatbecause he wants his fiddle : nor is he the less est friend of truth—is time ; her greatest ene brave, because his hands are bound, or the my--prejudice ; and her constant companion worse pilot, for being upon dry ground. If I is humility. 4. The best means of establishonly have will to be grateful, I am so. As ing a high reputation is to speak well, and gratitude is a necessary, and a glorious, so act better. 5. Be studious, and you will be also is it an obvious, a cheap, and an easy vir- learned; be industrious and frugal, and you tue: so obvious, that wherever there is life, will be rich; be sober and temperate, and you there is place for it: so cheap, that the covetous will be healthy; be virtuous, and you will be man may be gratified without expense : and happy. 6. He, who governs his passions, so easy, that the sluggard may be so likewise does more than he, who commands armies. without labor.
Socrates, being one day offended with his serTo the generous mind, The heaviest debt-is that of gratitude,
vant, said, “I would beat you, if I were not When 'tis not in our power to repay it.
angry. 7. The best mode of gaining a high
reputation, is—to be--what you appear to be. Tis the Creator's primary great law,
Like birds, whose beauties languish, half conceald, That links the chain of beings to each other,
Till, mounted on the wing, their glossy plumes, Joining the greater to the lesser nature.
Expanded, shine with azure, green, and gold; When gratitude-o'erflows the swelling heart, How blessings brighten-as they take their flighi And breathes in free and uncorrupted praise Deep-as the murmurs of the falling floods ; For benefits received, propitious heaven
Sweet--as the warbles of the vocal woods : Takes such acknowledgments as fragrant incense, The list ning passions hear, and sink, and rings And doubles all its blessings.
As the rich harmony, or sviells, or dies! Anecdote. The bill of indictment, pre- The pulse of avarice-forgets to move; ferred against John Bunyan, author of Pil- A purer rapture-fills the breast of love; griin's Progress, &c., was as follows: "John Devotion-lifts to heav'n a holier eye, Bunyan hath devilishly and perniciously ab- And bleeding pity-heaves a softer sigh. stained from coming to church, to hear divine
I, solitary, court service, and is a common upholder of several The inspiring breeze, and meditate upon the book unlawful meetings and conventicles, to the Of nature, ever open; aiming thence, disturbance and distruction of the good sub- Warm from the heart, to learn the moral song. jects of this kingdom, contrary to the laws of A dark, cold calm, which nothing now can break, our sovereign lord the king,” &c., was con
Or warm, or brighten ;-like that Syriau lake, victed, and imprisoned twelve years and six
Upon whose surface, morn and summer shed
Their smiles in vain; for 2l beneath is dead. months.
AN is silent-twas my fancy! toe hynd of the right, to pursue the expedient. Still the breathless interval--between the flash and thunder
522. To act a Passion properly, we must | Laconies. 1. Wher we behold a full grown never attempt it, until the imagination has į man, in the perfection of vigor and health, and conceived clearly and distinctly, a strong and the splendor of reason and intelligence, and are vivid idea of it, and we feel its influence in our informed that “God created man in his own inmost soul; then, the form, or image of that image, after his own likeness ;" we are attracted idea, will be impressed on the appropriate with tenfold interest to the examination of the muscles of the face, and communicate, in-object, that is placed before us, and the structure stantly, the same impressions to the muscles of his mind and body, and the succinct developof the body; which, whether braced, or re-ments of the parts and proportions of each. 2. A laxed, (the idea being either active or passive,) I workingman without tools, tho' he has the best by impelling, or retarding the flow of the designs and most perfect practical skill, can do affection, will transmit their own sensation to do nothing with the best of tools ; and without
nothing useful; without skill, his design could the voice, and rightly dispose the proper ges- design, his skill and tools would be both inoperature.
tive : thus again, three distinct essentials are COURAGE, DISTRACTIOK.
seen to be necessary in every thing. A generous fer, the vet'ran hardy gleanings
Mercy! I know it not,-for I am miserable ;
I'll give thee misery, for here she dwells,
This is her home, where the sun never dawns, Resolved on death ; disdaining to survive Their dearest country. “If we fall," I cried,
The bird of night-sits screaming o'er the roof ;
Grim spectres-sweep along the horrid gloom ; “Let us not tamely fall, like passive cowards ;
And naught is heard, but wailing and lamenting. No: lct us live, or let us die like MEN ;
Hark! something cranks above! it shakes! it tottere! Come on, my friends, to Alfred we will cut
And the nodding ra falls to crush us!
"Tis fallen! 'tis here! I felt it on my brain !
A waving flood-of bluish fire swells o'er me! Whole hecatombs of Danes."
And now, 'tis out; and I am drowned in blood ! As if one soul had moved them all,
Ha ! what art thou ? thou horrid, headless trunk! Around their heads, they flashed [Danes ! Their flaming falchions—" Lead us to those Away! I go : 1 fly: I follow thee !
It is my Hastings :-see! he wasts me on; Our country! VENGEANCE!" was the gen'ral cry! 523. Passions. 1. The passions and desires,
Varieties. 1. Can actions be really good, like the two twists of a rope, mutually mix unless they proceed from good motives ? 2. one with the other, and twine inextricably By doubting, we are led to think ; or, consider round the heart; producing good, if mode whether it be so, and to collect reasons, and rately indulged; but certain destruction, if thereby to bring that truth rationally into our suffered to become inordinate. 2. Passion minds. 3. The effects of music-are prois the great mover and spring of the soul: duced directly upon the affections, without when men's passions are strongest, they may the intervention of thought. 4. What shall have great and noble effects; but they are
we do, to obtain justice, when we are injur. then also, apt to lead to the greatest evils.
ed? Seek recompense at law, if at all. 5. Anecdote. Pungent Preaching. An old Suppose a person insults us in such a manman being asked his opinion of a certain ser- ner, that the law cannot give us redress ? mon, replied, “I liked it very well, except
Then forgive him. 6. In the Lord, are infithat there was no pinch to it. I always like nite love, infinite wisdom, and infinite power to have a pinch to every sermon.”
or authority, which three essential attri.
butes-constitute the only God of heaven Want is a bitter and a hateful good,
and earth. 7. The New Testament was diBecause its virtues are not understood.
vided into verses, in 1551, by Robert Stevens, Yet many things, impossible to thought,
for the convenience of reference to a Concor. Have been, by need, to full perfection brought. The daring of the soul proceeds from thence,
dance ; and the Old Testament is supposed Sharpness of wit, and active diligence ;
to have been divided into verses, about the Prudence at once, and fortitude it gives,
same time; those divisions, of course, are of And, if in patience taken, mends our lives ;
no authority; nor are the punctuations. For even that indigence which brings me low
All live by seeming. Makes me myself, and him above, to know; The beggar begs with it, the gay courtier A good which none would challenge, few would Gains land and title, rank and rule, by seeming A fair possession, which mankind refuse. [choose, The clergy scorn it not, and the bold soldier If we from wealth to poverty descend,
Will eke with it his service. All admit it, Want gives to know the flatterer from the friend. All practice it ; and he, who is content The darts of love, like lightning, wound within,
With showing what he is, shall have small credi And, tho' they pierce it, never hurt the skin ; In church, or camp, or state. So wags the world They leave no marks behind them where they fly, What is this world? Thy school, O misery! Tho' thro' the tend'rest part of all, the eye. Our only lesson, is--to learn to suffer; Darkness--the curtain drops on life's dull scene And he who knows not that, was born for nothing
524. DESPAIR. Shakspeare his most exqui- | saw a spider climbing up one of the rafters ; sitely depicted this passion, where he has drawn the insect fell, but immediately made a second cardinal Beaufort, afer a most ungodly life, dying in despair, and terrified with the inurder of duke attempt to ascend; and the hero saw, with Humphrey, to which he was accessory: The first regret, the spider fall the second time; it then example is Despair, the second, Despair and Re- made a third unsuccessful attempt. With Ifthou be'st Death, I'll give thee England's treasures,
much interest and concern the monarch saw Enough to purchase such another island,
the spider baffled in its aim twelve times; So thou wilt let me live, and feel no pain.
but the thirteenth essay was successful; Bring me to my trial, when you will;
when the king, starting up, exclaimed, “This Died he not in his bed? where should he die? despicable insect has taught me perseverance Can I make men live, whether they will or no? I will follow its example. Have I not been Oh! torture me no more; I will confess.
twelve times defeated by the enemy's super Alive again? then show me where he is;
rior force ? On one fight more hangs the inI'll give a thousand pounds to look upon him. dependence of my country.” In a few days, He hath no eyes,-the dust-hath blinded them; his anticipations were rcalized, by the gloriComb down his hair; look! Look! it stands upright, ous victory at the battle of Bannockburn, and Like lime-twigs—10 catch my winged soul;
the defeat of Edward the Second. Give me some drink, and bid the apothecary
Varieties. 1. The beerests on natural Bring in the strong poison, that I bought of him.
flowers, never on painted ones, however inHenceforth--let no man-trust the first false step
imitably the color may be laid on; apply this To guilt. It hangs upon a precipice,
to all things. 2. The rapidity with which Whose deep descent, in fast perdition ends. How far-am I plunged down, beyond all thought, the progress which the mind is about to make;
the hody may travel by steam, is indicative of Which I this evening framed! Consummate horror! guilt-beyond a name!
and improvements in machinery-represent Dare not my soul repent. In thee, repentance
those which are developing in the art of teachWere second guilt, and 'twere blaspheming heaven ing. 3. Equal and exact justice to all, of To hope for mercy. My pain can only cease whatever state, or persuasion, religious and When gods want power to punish. Ha! the dawn! political. 4. What is matter? and what are Rise, never more, O! sun! let night prevail. its essential properties, and what its primeval Eternal darkness-close the world's wide scene : form? 5. How much more do we know of And hide me—from myself.
the nature of matter, than we do of the essential properties of spirit? 6. What is the origin of the earth, and in what form did it originally exist,-in a gaseous, or igneous forin? 7. Everything that exists, is designed to aid in developing and perfecting both body and mind : the universe is our school-house.
DESPAIR makes a despicable figure, and descends from a mean original. 'Tis the offspring of fear, of laziness, and impatience; it argues a defect of spirit and resolution, and oftentimes of honesty too. I would not despair, unless I saw my misfortune recorded in the book of fate, and signed and sealed by necessity. I am not mad ; this hair I tear is mine;
My name is Constance; I was Goffrey's wife; 525. GRIEF is disappointment, devoid of hope; | Young Arthur-is my son, and he is lost. but muscles braced instantly, imply hope strongly, I am not mad; I would to heaven I were; and a spirited vivacity in the eye, is the effect of pleasure and elevation. They are inconsistent For then, 'tis like I should forget myself. with a passion that depresses, which grief mani- Oh, if I could, what grief-I should forget! festly does; because depression slackens the Preach some philosophy—to make me mad, nerves, and unbraced nerves deject the looks and And, cardinal, thou shalt bo canonized ; air, necessarily; therefore, a relaxed mien, and languid eye, forin the truest picture of natural For being not mad, but sensible of grief, sorrow. The smaller engraving represents vacant My reasonable part produces reason, grief, and the other deep silent grief.
That I may be delivered of these woes, I'll go, and, in the anguish of my heart,
And teaches me to kill, or hang myself; Weep o'er my child,--if he must die, my life If I were mad, I should forget my son, Is wrapt in his; and shall not long survive; Or madly think a bale of rags were he. Tis for his sake, that I have suffered life, I ani not mad ; too well I feel Groaned in captivity, and outlived Hector, The diffused plague of each calamity. Yes, my As-ty-a-1ax! we will go together ; Make thy demand on those, who own thy power, TOGETHER—10 the realms of night-we'll go.
Know, I am still beyond thee; and tho’ fortun: Anecdote. Lesson from a Spider. King Has strippd me of this train, this pomp of greatness, Robert Bruce, the restorer of the Scottish This outside of a king, yet still--my soul monarchy, being out one day reconnoitering Fixed high, and on herself alone dependent, the army, lay alone in a barn. In the morn- Is ever free and royal; and even now, ing, still rr clining on his pillow of straw, hel As at the head of batlle, does defy thee.
526. JEALOUSY is
Anecdote. Lord Gads! y, over the en doubtful anger, strug:
trance of a beautiful grotto, had caused this gling against faith and pity; it is a tenderness
inscription to be placed,~"Let nothing enresisted by resentment
ter here but what is good.” Dr. Rennel, the of suspected injury;
master of the temple, who was walking over the nerves braced strong, imply determination of
the ground, with much point asked—“Then revenge and punishment;
where does your lordship enter ?" while, at the same time, a soft passive hesitation
Everything Useful. The mineral, ve in the eye, confesses a
getable, and animal kingdoms, are designed reluctance at the heart,
for the nourishment, clothing, habitation, reto part with, or efface a gentle and indulged idea.
creation, delight, protection and preservation Again, it is rage at a con
of the human race; abuse does not take cluded infidelity; and then, the eye receives and flashes out sparklings of truth destroys the truth; except, with those
away use, any more than the falsification of inflamed ideas, while the muscles, contracting the will's violence, from a repressive disposition of who do it. Everything which is an object of the heart, grow slack, and lose their spring, and the senses, is designed to aid in developing so disarm and modify the enraged indignation. the most external faculties of man; and Now from this unsettled wavering in the balance of the purpose, when the heart and judgment what is of an economical and civil nature, weigh each other, and both scales alternately and what is imbibed from parents, teachers, preponderate, is induced a glowing picture of and others, and also from books, and reflecjealousy. Oh! what dam-ned minutes tells he o'er,
tions upon them all, is useful for perfecting
the rational faculties of the mind : and all Who doats, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves! divine truths are designed to perfect the huO jealousy! thou bane of social joy!
man mind, and prepare it for receiving a Oh! she's a monster, made of contradictions ! Let truth, in all her native charms appear,
spiritual principle from the Lord, our Crea
tor and Redeemer. And with the voice of harmony itself Plead the just cause of innocence traduc'd;
Varieties. 1. A fit Pair. A Dandy is a Deaf as the adder, blind as upstart greatness, thing, in pantalons, with a body and two She sees, nor hears. And yet, let slander whisper, arms, head without brains, tight boots, a cane, Rumor has fewer tongues than she has ears ; and white handkerchief, two broaches and a And Argus' hundrd eyes are dim and slow, ring on his little finger. A Coquette is a To piercing jealousy's.
young lady, with more beauty than sense, 527. THE FRUITS. Men, instead of applying more accomplishnients than learning, more the salutary medicines of philosophy and religion charms of person than graces of mind, to abate the rage, and recover the temper of their vitiated imaginations, cherish the disease in their more admirers than friends, and more fools bosoms, until their increasing appetites, like the than wise men for her attendants. 2. The hounds of Actæon, tear into pieces the soul they sunshine of prosperity—has attractions for were intended to enliven and protect.
all, who love to bask in its influence, hoping A polish'd glass, held to the lips, when life's in doubt: to share in its pleasures. 3 The verdant If there be breadth, 'twill catch the damp and show it. lawn, the shady grove, the variegated landJealous rage—is but a hasty flame,
scape, the beautiful ocean and the starry firThat blazes ort, when love too fiercely burns.
mament are contemplated with pleasure, by It is jealousy's peculiar nature,
every one, who has a soul. 4. A man should To swell small things to great; nay, out of nought, not be ashamed to own, that he has been in To conjure much, and then to lose its reason
the wrong; which is only saying, in other Amid the hideous phantoms it has formed.
words, that he is wiser to-day than he was Where love reigns, disturbing jealousy
yesterday. 5. The love of truth and goodDoth call himself affection's sentinel ;
ness, is the best passion we can indulge. 6. Gives false alarms, suggesteth mutiny,
A woman's life, is the history of the affec And, in a peaceful hour, doth cry, kill, kill ;
tions; the heart is her world; it is there Distempering gentle love with his desire, her ambition strives for empire, and there As air and water do abate the fire.
she seeks for untold treasures. 7. The best
How blest am I and noblest conquest, is that of reason wres In my just censure! in my true opinion !-- our passions, and follies. Alack for lesser knowledge !-how accurs'd
Those you make friends, In being so bless'd! There may be in the cup A spider steep'd, and one may drink, depart,
And give your hearts to, when they once perceiro And yet partake no venom, for his knowledge
The least rub in your fortunes, fall away Is not infected; but if one present
Like water from ye, never found again The abhorr'd ingredient to his eye, make known
But where they mean to sink ye. How he hath drunk, he cracks his
Oh jealousy! his sides,
gorge, With violent hefts.--I have drunk, and seen the Love's eclipse! thou art in thy disease spider!
A wild, mad patient, wondrous hard to plan,
698. JUDGING- demands a grave, steady look, Anecdote. In the early periri of the with deep attention, the countenance altogether French revolution, when the throne and the clear from any appearanee, either of disgust, or favor : the pronunciation slow, distinct, and em- altar had been overturned, a Benedictine phatical, accompanied with little action, and that monastery was entered, hy a devastating band, very grave.
its inmates treated with wanton and unproJUDGING ACCORDING TO STRICT LAW.
voked cruelty, and the work of demolition If you refuse-to wed Demetrius
and plunder going on,—when a large body Either must you die the death, or abjure,
of the inhabitants rallied, drove the spoilers Foreier, the society of men. Therefore, fair Hermia, question your desires,
away, but secured the ringleaders, whom they
would have severely punished, had not the Know of your youth, examine well your blood, Whether, not yielding to your father's choice,
abbot, who had received the worst indignities You can endure the livery of a nun;
from these very leaders, rushed forward to For ayemto be in a shady cloister mew'd; protect them. I thank you, my children,” Chaunting faint hymns to the cold fruitless moon. said he, “ for your seasonable interference; Take time to pause, and, by the next new moon, let us, however, show the superiority of reli(Tho sealing day betwixt my love and me, gion, by displaying our clemency, and sufferFor everlasting bond of fellowship,)
ing them to depart.” The ruffians were overUpon that day, either prepare to die,
powered by the abbot's humanity, fell at his For disobedience to your father's will,
feet, entreated his benediction and forgiveness. Or else to wed Demetrius, as he would, Or on Diana's altar to protest
But yonder-comes the powerful king of day, For age-austerity--and single life.
Rejoicing in the east. The less'ning cloud, Miscellaneous. 1. In opening a cause, Illum'd with fluid gold, his near approach
The kindling azure, and the mountain's brow, give a general view of the grounds on which Betoken glad. Lo, now, apparent all the charge is made, and of the extent, magni- Aslant the dew-bright earth, and color'd air, tude, tendency, and effect of the crime al- He looks—in boundless majesty abroad; ledged. 2. There is some consolation for dull And sheds the shining day, that, burnishid, plays authors, that the confectioner may put good On rocks, and hills, and tow'rs, and wandring into their books, if they fail to do it themselves. High gleaming from afar.
(streams, 3. Uncle Tohy's oath : “ The accusing spirit, Varieties. 1. Should we be governed by which flew up to heaven's chancery, with the our feelings, or by our judgment ? 2. Earths, oath, blushed—as he gave it in; and the re- waters, and atmospheres-are the three gecording angel-dropped a tear upon it, and neral elements, of which all natural things blotted it out forever. 4. Would not many are made. 3. The human body is composed persons
be very much surprised, if their ideas of all the essential things which are in the of heavenly joys, should be exhibited here- world of nature. 4. The three periods of our after, to show them their falsity ? 5. Beauty development are—infancy, including the first is given, to remind us, that the soul should be
seven years; childhood--the second seven, kept as fair and perfect in its proportions, as and youth--the third seven; the close of the temple in which it dwells; the spirit of which is the beginning of manhood. 5. beauty flows in, only where these proportions Adolescence—is that state, when man begins are harmonious. 6. Can any one be a lover to think, and act--for himself, and not from of truth, and a searcher after it, and yet turn the instruction, and direction of others 6. his back on it, when presented, and call for the cerebellum, and consequently, the vomiracles ? 7. The aphorism, “ Know thy- luntary principle of the mind, never sleeps ; self," is soon spoken, but one is a long time but the cerebrum, and of course, the reason. in obeying it; Gracian—was placed among ing faculty-does. 7. Beware of the erronethe seven wise men of Greece, for having ous opinion, that you must be remarkably been the author of the maxim; but never, re-original; and that to speak, and write, unplied the sage, was any one placed there for like anybody else, is a great merit. having performed it. Who painted Justice blind, did not declare
'Tis certain, greatness, once fallen out with fortune. What magistrates should be, but what they are :
Must fall out with men too: what the declin'd is, Not so much, 'cause they rich and poor should weigh He shall as soon read—in the eyes of others, In their just scales alike; but, because they,
As feel—in his own fall: for men, like butterflix, Now blind with bribes, are grown no weak of sight, Show not their mealy wings, but to the summer They'll sooner feel a cause, th see it right.
He stood up
Firm in his better strength, and like a tree
Rooted in Lebanon, his frame bent not. The cause; and truth, the judge, determine of it; His thin, white hairs-hal yielded
the wind And not sway'd or by favor, or affection,
And left his brow uncovei ed; and his face, By a false gloss, or corrected comment, alter Impressed with the stern majesty of grief, The true intent and letter of the law.
Nerved to a solemn duty, now stood forth Man's rich with little, were his judgment true. Like a rent rock, submissive, yet sublime.