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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1962,
By JOHN BURDELL,
ern District of New York
Max is placed in the scale of creation at the head ef the anin.al kingdom, and endowed, firs with a meterial nature, in which he comes under laws common to the whole material world. He has also an organic nature, likewise an animal nature, an intellectual nature, and a moral nature.
Whoever breaks any of the laws which govern these natures, must be subject to the penalties annexed to them. The higher the nature, the greater the pen. ulty.
Dr JOHNSON says, “ Health is so necessary to all the duties, as well as to all the pleasures of life, that the crime of squandering it is greater than the folly; and he that for a short gratification brings weakness and disease upon himself, and for the pleasure of a few years, condemns the maturer and more experienced part of his life to the chamber and the couch, may be justly reproached, not only as a spendthrift of his own happi. ness, but as the robber of the public,- ,-as a wretch that has voluntarily disqualified himself for the business of his station, and refused that part which Providence as. signs him in tne general task of human nature.”