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247. TEACHING, INSTRUCTING, EXPLAINING, Laconies. 1. It is very easy, when a child INCULCATING, OR GIVING ORDERS, requires a mild, asks a silly question, to show that it is so; and, ir serene air, sometimes approaching to an authori- the question cannot be answered, it is better to {ative gravity; the features and gestures altering according to the age, or dignity of the pupil, or au- say so at once; for a child has too much cominoi. dience, and importance of the subject discussed. perception to expect that his parent knows ev'ry l'o youth, it should be mild, open, serene, and con- thing; but 10 refuse to answer, without giving a

and superiors, modest and diffident; but, when the subject is of great dignity kind and unreasonable. 2. The very sight of a

reason, impresses the child, that his parent is unand importance, the air and manner of conveying the instruction, ought to be firm and emphatical; child ought to inspire a parent, or teacher, with the eye steady and open, the eyebrow a little the thought, "What can I say to be useful to him! irawn over it, but not so much as to look dogmat- or what can I say to please him ?» 3. The habit ical; the voice strong, steady, clear; the articulanon distinct; the utterance slow, and the manner of talking familiarly and usefully to his children, approaching to confidence, rather peremptory.

10 each according to his capacity, is an invaluable Pol. Wherefore, gentle maiden,

quality in a parent, and its exercise will be deDo you neglect your gilly-flowers and carnations? lightful to both. 4. Let it be a rule with us, in all Per. I have heard it said,

cases, never to charge want of charity, except There is an art, which, in their piedness, shares

where we can, from a want of jusuce. With great creating nature.

Anecdote. Sir Isaac Newton-possessed Pol. Say there be;

a remarkably mild and even temper. On a Yet nature is made better by no mean,

particular occasion, he was called out of his

study, to an adjoining apartment, when his But nature makes that mean; so, over that art,

favorite little dog, named Diamond, threw Which you say adds to nature, is an art down a lighted lamp among his papers, and Which nature makes; you see, sweet maid, we the almost finished lábors of many years, were A gentler scion to the wildest slock; (marry consumed in a few moments. Sir Isaac soon And make conceive a bark of baser kind

returned, and beheld, with great mortification, By bud of nobler race. This is an art

his irreparable loss; but he only exclaimed, Which does mend nature, change it rather; but

with his usual self-possession, “O Diamond,

Diamond! thou little knowest the mischuf The art itself is nature.

thou hast done.” 548. LANGUAGE OF THE FEET. The feet

You undergo too strict a paradox, advance or retreat, to express desire or aver

Striving to make an ugly deed look fair: sion, love or hatred, courage or fear, dancing

Your words have took such pains, as if they labor or leaping,-is often the eflect of joy and ex

To bring manslaughter into form, set quarrding sitation; stamping of the feet expresses

Upon the head of valor; which, indeed, carnestness, anger or threatening. Stability

Is valor misbegot, and came into the world cf position and facility of change, general ease

When sects and factions were newly born: and grace of action, depend on the right use

He's truly valiant, that can wisely suffer of the feet ; see the whole length engravings, The worst, that man can breathe; and make his torongs a large part of which is to be imitated, not

His outsides ; wear them, like hie raiment, carelessly; with any specifie recitations in view, but for

And ne'er prefer his injuries to his heart,
the purpose of disciplining the limbs and To bring it into danger.
muscles.

If utongo be evils, and enforced, us kill,
What folly 'tis, to hazard use for ill?

Varieties. 1. Is toleration a duty for others, and not for ourselves? 2. One blessing of life, my dear friend, is—to give. 3. It is no proof of freedom from error that we are acute in distinguishing the errors of others; this shows that all reformers, are men of like passions with ourselves. 4. National industry is the principal thing, that can make a nation great, it is the restal fire, which we must keep alive, and consider that all our prosperity is coupled with its existence. 5. If we are fit for heaven, are we not fit for earth? 6. It is better to live contentedly in our condition, than to affect to look bigger than we are, by a

borrowed appearance. 7. Give your children The bay-trees, in our country, are all wither'd,

education rather than fine clothes, or rich food. And metcors—fright the fixed stars of heaven;

8. Love-never reckons ; the mother does rot

run up a milk score against her babe. The pale-faced moon-looks bloody on the earth, And lean-look'd prophets-whisper fearful change;

Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty: Rich men look sad, and ruffians dance and leap,

For, in my yorith, I never did apply The one, in fear to lose what they enjoy,

Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood; The other, to enjoy-by rage and war.

Nor did not, with unbashful forehead, woo Go to your bosom;

The means of weakness and debility; Knock there; and ask your heart what it doth lonowo

Therefore, my age—is as a lusty winter, That's like my brother's fault: if it confess

Frosty, but kindly. A natural guiltiness, such as his is,

Give me that man Let it not sound a thought upon your tongue That is not passion's slave, and I will wear rin. Against my brother.

In my heart's core, ay, my heart of heart BRONSO.x. 15

PITIABLE.

TERROR.

549. VENERATION. In religious veneration, Anecdote. The benevolert and immortal the body always bends forward, as if ready to John Howard, a celebrated English philan. arms are spread out, but modestly, as high as the thropist, having settled his accounts at the breast, and the hands are open; the tone of close of a particular year, and found a bal. voice is subinissive, timid, trembling, weak, sup- ance in his favor, proposed to his wife to em. pliant; the words are brought out with a visible ploy it, in defraying the expenses of a jour. anxiety, approaching to hesitation ; they are few, ney to London; or for any other amusement and slowly pronounced ; nothing of vain repeti, she might prefer. “What a pretty cottage,'' tion, laranguing, flowers of rhetor.c, or reflected she replied, would this build for a poor fami. ness, such as become a worin of dust, when pre- ly.”. The charitable hint met his approbation, suming to address the high and lofty One, who and the money was laid out accordingly. inhabiteth Eternity ; yet dwelleth with the meek

No more thus brooding o'er yon Acap, and contrite spirit, that trembleth at llis Word. In intercession for our fellow creatures, and in

With av'rice painful vigils keep; thanksgiving, we naturally assume a small de- Still unenjoy'd the present store, gree of cheerfulness, beyond what is clothed in Still endless sighs are breath'd for more confession and deprecation: all affected orna

Oh! quit the shadoro, catch the prize, ments in speech or gesture, in devotion, are very censurable. Example:

Which not all India's treasure buys !

To purchase heav'n, has gold the pow's Hail, Source of Being! Universal Soul

Can gold remove the mortal hour? Of heaven and earth! Essential Presence, hail !

In life, can love be bought with gold ? To Thee-1 bend the knee; to Thee my thoughts

Are friendship's pleasures to be sold ? Continual climb; who, with a master hand,

No-all that's worth a wish--a thought Hast the great whole into perfection touched.”

Fair virtue gives, unbrib'd, unbought. Almighty God, - 'tis right, —-'uis just,

Cease, then, on trash thy hopes to bind; That earthly forms should turn to dust;

Let nobler views engage thy mind. But oh! the sweel-transporting truth,

Varieties. 1. When we are polite lo The soul-shall bloom-in endless youth.

others, entirely for our own sakes, we are de550. NATURAL LANGUAGE OF THE ceitful; for nothing selfish has truth and HANDS. The hand-has a great share in goodness in it. But there is such a thing as expressing our thoughts and feelings: raising true politeness, always kind, nerer deceitful. the hands towards heaven, with the palms 2. The outward forms of politeness, are but united, expresses devotim and supplication; the expressions of such feelings, as should wringing them, grief; throwing them towards dwellin every human heart. 3. True politeness heaven, admiration; dejected hands, despair is the spontaneous movement of a good heart, and amazement; folding them, idleness, and an observing mind. 4. Will the ruling holding the fingers intermingled, musing and propensities of the parent, be transmitted to thoughtfulness ; holding them forth together, the child, and affect, and give bias to his char. wielding and submission ; lifting them and acter? 5. F olish people are sometimes su the eyes to heaven, solemn appeal ; waving ambitious of being thought wise, that they the hand from us, prohibition ; extending the often run great hazards in attempting to shoo right hand to any one, peace, pity, and safety ; themselves such. 6. Guilt may attain tempo. scratching the head, care and perplexing ral splendor, but can never confer real hajjr. thought ; laying the right hand on the heart, ness. 7. The principles, which your reason affection and solemn affirmation ; holding and judgment approve, avow boldly, and ad. up the thumb, approbation ; placing the here to steadfastly; nor let any false notions right forefinger on the lips perpendicularly, of honor, or pitiful ambition of shining, ever bidding silence &c. &c. In these, and many tempt you to forsake them. other ways, are manifested our sentiments and passions by the action of the body: but Now the laugh shakes the hall, and the ruddy they are shown principally in the face, and

Who, who is so merry and gay ? [wine flows; particularly in the turn of the eye, and the eyebrows, and the infinitely various motions Lemona is happy, for little she knows of the lips.

of the monster so grim, that lay hush'd in repose, 551. WONDER-is inquisitive fear: and as it

Expecting his evening prey. is inquisitive, it is steadfast, and demands firir

. While the music play'd sweet, and, with tripping muscles : but as it is fear, it cannot be properly Bruno da nc'd thro'the maze of the hall; (so light, expressed without the mark of apprehension and Lemona retir'd, and her maidens in while, alarm. Were this alarm too much disturbed, full of motion and anxiety, it would then be Fear Led her up to her chamber, and bid her good night, Instead of Wonder, and would carry no consis- Then, went down again to the hall. tence, with braced muscles; it is therefore The monster of blood-now extended his class, nerved, because inquisitive, with purpose of defunce : and so, this application of alarm, with re

And from under the bed did he creep; (paus ; solution to examine steadfastly, must constitute With blood all besmear'd, he now stretch'd out his a nervous, awful, fixed attentiveness, and give With blood all besmear'd, he now stretch'd out the picture of the passion naturally: The effect To feed-on the ungel-asleep. (his jat: 8 of wonder is, to stop, or hold tbe mind and body in the states and positions in which the idea or He seiz'd on a vein, and gave such a bite, object strikes us.

And he gave, with his fangs, such a tugSays the earth to the moon, “You're a pilf'ring jade, She shriek'd! Bruno ran up the stars in a frigu.

What you steal from the sun, is beyond all be- The guests follow'd after, when bro't to the ligne Eair Cynthia nplies, “Hold your prate, (lief;"

"O have mercy!" they cried, “WHAT A BUO" The prestiker -is as bad as the thief."

You'll ne'er convince a fool himself to so.

A TALE OF WONDER.

morse.

55%. VEXATION, occasioned by some real or Moderation in Disputes. When we are imaginary misfortune, agilates the whole frame; in a condition to overthrow falsehood and error, we and, besides expressing itself with looks, tones, gestures and restlessness of perplexity, adds to ought not to do it with rehemence, nor insultingly these complaint, fretting, lamentation, and re

and with an air of contempt; but to lay open the

truth, and with answers, full of mildness, to refun ON NEGLECTING ONE'S DUTY.

the falsehood. O what a rogue and peasant slave am I;

Anecdote. An amiable youth, lamented Is it not monstrous, that this player here,

deeply, the recent death of a most affectionate But in a fiction, in a dream of passion,

parent. His companion made an effort to Could force his soui so to his own counsel,

console hiin, by the reflection, that he had alThat, from her working, all his visage warmed;

ways behaved towards the deceased with du. Tears in his eyes, distraction in his aspect,

ty, tenderness and respect. “So I thought,'' 4 brcken voice, and his whole function suiting,

replied the son," while my parent was liv.

ing; but now I reccllect, with pain and sor. With forms to his conceit; and all for nothing;

row', many instances of disobedience, and For Hec-u-ba! What's Hec-u-ba to him, or he, to neglect, for which, alas! it is too late to That he shou d weep for her?

[Hecuba, make atonement." 553. LANGUAGE OF THE HEAD. Every Happy the school-boy! did he prize his bliss, part of the body contributes to express our Twere ill exchang'd-for all the dazzling gems, thoughts and affections; hence the necessity That gaily sparkle in ambition's eye; of training the whole man. The head is some- His are the joys of nature, his the smile, times erect, denoting courage, or firmness; The cherub smile of innocence and health, at others, down, or reclined, expressive of sor- Sorrow unknown, or, if a tear be shed, row, grief and shame; again, it is suddenly drawn back, with an air of disdain, or shaken, He wipes it soon: for hark! the cheerful voice as in dissent; or brought forward in assent; Of comrades calls him to the top, or ball; sometimes it shows, by a significant nod, a Away he hies, and clamors as he goes, particular object, or person; threatens by one with glee, which causes him to tread on air set of movements, approves by another, and Reason. Without reason, as on a tem expresses suspicion by another. Private practice must make all involuntary.

pestuous sea, we are the sport of every wind

and ware, and know not, till the event hath As yet—is midnight deep. The weary clouds, determined it, how the next billow will dis. Slow meeting, mingle into solid gloom.

pose of us; whether it will dash us against a Now, while the drowsy world lies lost in sleep, rock, or drive us into a quiet harbor. Let me associate with the serious night,

What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainkd' And contemplation, her sedate compeer;

Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; Let me shake off th' intrusive cares of day, And he, lut naked, though lock'd up in steel, And lay the meddling senses all aside.

Whose conscience-with injustice is corrupted. Where now, ye lying vanities of life!

Varieties. 1. The dullest creatures are Ye ever kempting, ever cheating train!

sometimes as dangerous as the fairest. 2 Where are you now? and what is your amouni?

He, who puts a man off from time to time, is Vexation, disappointment, and remorse.

never right at heart. 3. What can reason per

form, unassisted by the imagination? While Sad, sick’ning thought! And yet, deluded man,

reason traces and compares effects, does not A scene of crude disjointed visions past,

imagination suggest causes? 4. Whenever we And broken slumbers, rises still resolvid,

are more inclined to persecute than persuade, With new flush'd hopes, to run the giddy round. we may be certain, that our zeal has more of being furnished with a great variety of mus- ning to feel more for ourselves, than for others, 554. LANGUAGE OF THE FACE. The face, self-love in it, than charity; that we are seek

ing victory, more than truth, and are begin. cles, does more in manifesting our thoughts and the cause of righteousness. 5. Is it posand feelings, than the whole body besides; sible, without divine aid, to obey the comso far as silent language is concerned. The mandments? 6. As soon think of sending change of color-shows anger by redness, every feature contributes its portion. The What is more low and vile, than lying? and fear-by paleness, and shame-hý blushes a man into the field, without good tools, as a

child to school, without proper books. 7. mouth open, shows one state of mind; closed, when do we lie more notoriously, than in disanother, and gnashing the teeth - another.

he forehead smooth, and eye-brows easily paraging, and finding fault with a thing, for arched, exhibit joy, or tranquillity; mirth no other reason, than because it is out of our opens the mouth towards the ears, crisps power to accomplish it! the nose, half shuts the eyes, and sometimes Rise with the lark, and with the lark to bed. suffuses them with tears, the front, wrinkled The breath of night's destructive to the hue into frowns, and the eye-brows overhanging of every flower that blows. Go to the field, the eyes, like clouds fraught with tempests, and ask the humble daisy, why it sleeps show a mind agitated with pity.

Soon as the sun departs. Why close the syss There is a history—in all men's lives,

Or blossoms infinite, ere the still moon Figuring the nature of the times deceased : Her oriental vail puts off? Think why, The which observed, a man may prophecy, Nor let the sweetest blossom be exposed, With a near aim, of the main chance of things That nature boasts, to night's untimely damp. As yet not come to life; which, in their seeds, There is no merit, when there is no trial; And weak beginnings, lie intreasured.

And, till erperience-stamps the mark of strengthen Luxury-gives the mind a childish cast. Cowards--may pass for heroes, faith, for falschooch 555. The eyes, considered only as tangi- Anecdote. Tusedle-dur and Tweul'a ble objects, are, by their very forms, the win- dee. About the year 1720, there were two dows of the soul-the fountains of life and musical parties in England; one in favor of light. Mere feeling would discover, that two Italians, Buo-non-ci-ni and At-til-io, and their size and globular shape are not unmean- the other admirers of Handel: and the con ing. The eye-brow, whether gradually sunk-tention running high, Dean Swift, with his en, or boldy prominent, is equally worthy of usual acrimony in such cases, wrote the fol attention: as likewise are the temples, wheth- lowing epigram: er hollow, or smooth. That region of the face,

Some say, that signior Buononcini, which includes the eye-brows, eyes and nose,

Compared 10 Handel's a mere ninny: also includes the chief region of the will and understanding.

Others do swear, that to him-Handel

Is hardly fit to hold a candle. Nature hath fråmed strange feliows in her time :

Strange-that such high contests should be Some, that will evermore peep through their eyes, 'Twixitweedle-dum-and iweedle-dec. And laugh, like parrots, at a bag-piper;

True Phrenology-treats of the manl. And other of such vinegar aspect,

festations of man's feclings and intellect; That they'll not show their teeth in way of smile, his heart and his head; his will and under Though Nestor swear the jest be laughable. standing; and their related objects, physicut

and moral; principles, giving a knowledge 556. The images of our secret agitations of one's original character; of his excellen. are purticularly painted in the eyes, which cies and talents, and how to make the most appertain more to the soul, thaji any other of them; of his defects, and how to remedy orsan; which seem affected by, and to par-them; of reasoning and persuading-of edticipate in all its emotions, express sensations the most lively, passions the most tu- mental and noral philosophy, challenging

ucation and self-government: a system of multuous, feelings the most delightful, and investigation. sentiments the most delicate. The eye--tx

Varieties. 1. All are modest, when they feel plains them in all their force and purity, as they take birth, and transmits them by traits that they are estimated, at what they considso rapid, as to infuse into other minds the der their just value; and incline to presume, in fire, the activity, the very image, with which the proportion they feel they are slighted. 2. It themselves are inspired. It receives and re- signifies but little — 10 wish well, without doing fiects the intelligence of thought and warmth well; as to do well, without willing it. 3. None of the understanding.

is so great, but that he may one day need the help, One world sufficed not Alexander's mind :

or feel the unkindness of the meanest of mortals. Coop'd up he seemd, in earth and seas confind; 4. The more business a man has, the more he is And struggling, stretch'd his restless limbs about able to accomplish: for he learns to economize his The narrow globe, to find a passage out:

time. 5. A ready recollection of our knowledge, Yei, enter'd in the brick-built town, he try'd

at the moment we have use for it, is a rare and The tomb, and found the straight dimensions wide. important acquisition. 6. The passions are pleadDeath only, this mysterious truth unfolds,

ers, and their violence sometimes goes directly to The mighty soul-how small a body holds. the heart. 7. As a vessel is known by the sound,

537. LANGUAGE OF THE EYES. The eye whether it is whole or not, so, men are known by is the chief seat of the soul's expression; it speeches and actions, whether they are wise 03 shows the very spirit in a visible form. In foolish, every diferent state of mind, it appears dif- All the souls that were, were forfeit once, half closes, and drowns it in tears, hatred, Found out the remedy. How would you be, ferently : joy-brightens and opens it;, grief, And He, that might the 'vantage best have took, and anger, flash from it, like lightning i love-darts from it in glances, like the orient If He, which is the top of judgment, should beum ; jealousy - and squinting enry, dart But judge you as you are? O, think on that, their contagious blasts through the eyes; and And mercy then, will breathe within your lips. devotion-raises them, or throws them back Like man new made. or the mind, as if the soul were about to

If pow'rs divine take its flight to heaven.

Behold our human actions, (as they do,) From women's eyes—this doctrine I derive :

I doubt not then, but innocence shall mako They sparkle still the right Prometheun fire; False accusation-blush, and tyranny They are the books, the arts, the academies,

Tremble at patience. That show, contain, and nourish-all the world ;

That happy minglement of hearts, Else none at all-in aught-proves excelleni.

Where, changed as chemic compounds are, Old age--is honorable; the spirit-seems

Ench-with its own existence parts,
licady--for its flight10 brighter worlds,-
And that strange change, which men miscall decay, We-ignorant of ourselves,

To find a new one, happier far.
Is renovated life. The feeble voice,
With which the soul attempts to speak its meaning,

Beg after our own harm, which the wise pouiens Is like the sky-lark's nole, heard faintest, when

Deny us—for our good; so find we profil,
Ito wing soars highest; and whose hoary signs,

By losing our prayers.
Those white and reverend locks, which move the So very still that echo seems to listen;
Of thoughtless ribalds, seem to me like snow, (scorn We almost hear the music of the spheres,
Upon the Alpine summit,-only proving-

And fancy that we catch the notes of angele. How near it is-19 heaven.

High stations tumult, but not bliss create

557. The Mouth. Who does not know Laconics. 1. There is great necessity for aow much the upper lip betokens the sensa- us to be anxious about what good works we shall tions of taste, desire, appetite, and the endear-do, in order to salvaton; because the business of ments of love? how much it is curled by pride religion is—to shun all evils as sins. 2. Never be or anger, drawn thin by cunning, smoothed oy benevolence, and made placid by effemina- so sinfully inconsistent, as to tell a child, that such cy? how love and desire, sighs and kisses, and such things are naughty, and then, because cling to it by indescribable traits. The under bis self-will is unyielding, leave hiin to persist in lip is lit-le more than its supporter, the easy doing it; better, far better would it be, to let the cushion in which the crown of majesty re- poor child do wrong, in ignorance. 3. Every one poses. The chaste and delicate mouth, is one should receive a scientific, civil, and religious eil. of the first recommendations we meet with in common life. Words are the pictures of the ucation, and then he will be filled for the life that mind; we often judge of the heart by the now is, and that which is to come. 4. Teach portal; it holds the flaggon of truth, of love, children what is good and true, and lead them to and enduring friendship.

goodness, by precept and example. 5. Gratitude If there's on earth a cure

is the sure basis of an amiable mind. For the sunk heari, 'tis this day after day Anecdote. Right of Discovery. A genTo be the blest companion of thy way! tleman, praising the personal charins of a ve To hear thy angel eloquence-to see

ry homely woman, before Mr. Foot, the comeThose virtuous eyes forever turn’d on me;

dian, who whispered to him, “And why don't And, in their light, re-chasten'd silently,

you lay claims to such an accomplished beau

ty?" "What right have I to her?” said the Like the stain'd web, that whitens in the sun,

other. “Every right-by the law of nations, Grow pure--by being purely shone upon!

as the first discoverer." 558. LANGUAGE OF THE ARMS AND Meanwhile, we'll sacrifice to liberty. Hands. The arms are sometimes both thrown

Remember, O my friends, the laws, the rights, out; at others the right alone; they are lifted

The generous plan of power delivered down, up as high as the face, to express wonder, or held out before the breast to show fear; when

From age to age, by your renowned forefathers, spread forth with open hands, they express

(So dearly bought, the price of so much blood;) jesire and affection; or clasped in surprise on

O let it never perish in your hands, occasions of sudden grief and joy; the right But piously transmit it to your children. nand clenched, and the arms brandished Do thou, great liberty, inspire our souls, threaten; the arms set a-kimbo, (one hand on And make our lives, in thy possession, happy, each hip,) makes one look big, or expresses Or our deaths glorious—in thy just defence. contempt, or courage. As a beam-o'er the face of the waters-may glow,

Varieties. 1. Will the time ever arrive, While the tide-runs in darkness and coolness below,

when the air will be as full of balloons, as the So, the check may be tinged-with a warm sunny smile,

ocean now is with ships? 2. Reading history Though the cold heart-to ruin-runs darkly the while. and trarching, give a severe trial to our vir Oruc fatal remembrance, one sorror, that throws

tues. 3. It is not right to feel contempt for Its blank shade-alike, o'er our joys, and our woey;

lmny thing, to which God has given life and To which life-nothing darker, or brighter, can bring,

being. 4. Four things belong to a judge: For which joy-has no lalm, and affliction-no sting!

to hear cuutiously, to answer icisely, to conOh! this thought, in the midst of enjoyment will stay,

sider soberly, and to give judgment without Like a dead leafless branch-in the summer's bright ray;

partiality. 5. Regard talents and genius, as The beams of the warm such--play round it in vain,

solemn mandates to go forth, and labor in It may smile-in his light-hut it blooms not again! your sphere of usefillness, and to keep alive 559. QuinctilLLAN says, that with the the sacred fire among your felmw men; and hands, we solicit

, refuse, promise, threaten, turn not these precious gifts, into servants of dismiss, invite, enireat, and express aversion,

evil; neither offer them on the altar of runity, fear, doubting, denial, asking, attirination, nor sell them for a mess of poluge, nor a piece

of money. 6. The lus/ war between the Uninegation, joy, grief, confession and penitence. With the hands we describe, and point ali ted States and England, commenced on the circumstances of time, place and manner of

18th of June, 1812, and continued two years, what we relate; with them we also excite the end? 7. Let us manage our time as well as

eight inonths and eighteen days; when did it passions of others and soothe them, or disapprove, permit, prohibit, admire and we can, there will yet some of it remain un. despise; thus, they serve us instead of many

employerl. sorts of words, and, where the language of the nu fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, tongue is unknown, or the person is deaf, the When wealth accumulates, and men decay. language of the hands is understood, and is Princes, and lords, may flourish, or may fade; common to all nations.

A breath can make them, as a breath has made Between two worlds-life hovers like a star, But a bold peasantry, their country's pride,

Twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge: When once destroy'd, can never be supplied
How little--do we know that which we are!

The kindest, and the happiest pair,
How less-what we may be! The eternal $terge Will find occasion-to forbear;
Of time and tide-rolls on, and bears afar

And every day, in which they live,
Our bubbles ; as the old-bursi, new-emerge,

To pity, and, perhaps, forgive. Lashd~from the foam of ages ; while the graves empres-heave, but like some passing wares.

Full many a shaft-at random sent.

Finds mark—the archer never meant; Your very goodness, and your company, And many a word-at random spoken, O'erpay ai th't I can do.

May soothe, or wound-a heart that's broken U

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