Sidor som bilder

57%. The emphatic strokes of the hand accom In man or woman, but far mosi in man, pany emphasis; its elevated termination suits high And most of all-in man that minister3 passion; horizontal-decision ; downward movement - disapprobation. Avoid excess, violence

And serves the altar, in my soul-I loathe and constancy of action; genueness, tranquillity

All affectation. Tis my perfect scorn; and dignity prevail more. What is the appro Object-of my implacable disgust. priate gesture in this ? - Light are the outward

What!-will a man play tricks, will he indulge Egns of evil thought; within, within-'twas there the spirit wrought.” Middle finger of the right

od silly-fond concert-of his fair form hand points to the body—its fore-finger gently laid

And just proportion, fashionable mien, in the palm of the left, in deliberation, proof, or ar And pw"ity face, in presence of his God! gumentation-sometimes it is pressed hard on the

Or, will he seek to dazzle me with trops, valm. The left hand often acts with great signifi

As with the diamond on hi3 lily hand, cancy with the right; rarely used alone in the principal gestures, except when something on the

And play his brilliant parts before my eyes left hand is spoken of, as contradistinguished from When I am hungry for the BREAD of LIFE! something on the right, and when two things are He mocks his Maker, prostitutes and sharnes contrastedMotion of the hands should corres

His noble office, and, instead of truth, pond with those of the eyes. Rules say, “Do not raise the hands above the head;" but if natural

Dispiaying his own beaniy, starres hie flocis. passion proinpls them-it will be well done; for 'Therefore, avaunt all attitude and stare, passion knows more than art.

And start theatric, pracuc'd at the glass! Our thoughts are boundless, tho'our frames are frail, - seek divine simplicity-in hini, Our souls immortal, though our limbs decay :

Who handles things dirine ; and all-beside

3 Though darken'd—in this poor life, by a vail

Tho' learn'd with labor, and tho' much adni Of suffering, dying matier, we shall play

By curious eyes, and judgments ill-inform‘d, In Truth's eternal sunbeams; on the way

To me is odious-as the nasal tuang To Heaven's high capitol-our car shall roll;

Ileard at conrenticle, where worthy men, The temple-of the power, whom all obey;

Misled by custom, strain celestial themes That is the mark-we tend to, for the soul

Through the press'd nostril, spectacle-bestrid. Can take no lower flight, and seek no meaner goal. Anecdote. Indian Virtue. A married

573. Keep the hands out of your pockets don't woman, of the Shawance Indians, made this finger your watch-key or chain-let your business beautiful replyto a man whom she met in influence you. Feel your subject thoroughly and the woods, and who implored her to love and speak without fear: liave a style and manner of look on him. Oulman, my husband," said your own, for an index to yourself. Expression she, “who is forever before my eyes, hinders is the looking out of the soul, through the eyes, me from seeing you, or any other person.” which are its windows, into the natural world.

So dear to Heaven--is saintly chastity, body should generally be erect: not constantly changing, nor always inotionless--declining in

That when a soul is found sincerely so, humiliation-rising in praise and thanksgiving; A thousand liveried angels lackey her, should accompany motion of the hands, head, and

Driving far off-each thing of sin, and guik: eyes ; never turn your back on the audience. Do

And, in clear dream, and solemn rision, not appear haughty, nor the reverse; nor recline the head to one shoulder-nor stand like a post;

Tell her of things, that no gross ear can hear. avoid tossings of the body from side to side, rising Till oft converse-with heavenly habriants on tip-toe, writhing of the shoulders. Study well Begins 10 cast a beam--on the outwar.I shape, the engravings; their position, gracefulness and

The unpolluted temple of the mind, awkwarduess: some are designated for botlı-discriminate, which to imitate, which to avoid--refer And turns it, by degrees, to the soul's essence, within, to your own nature, for dictation - and Till all-be made immortal! never adopt any gesture that you do no: make Varieties. 1. Children learn but lillle your own by appropriation. All gestures must from what they read, while the attention is originale within. Let everything you do and say divided between the sense and making out correspond. The Muse of inspiration-plays

the words. 2. Few parents and teachers are

aware of the pre-eminent importance of oral O'er every scene; she walks the forest-maze, over book instruction. 3. Truths, inculcated And climbs the mountain ; every blooming spot without any sense of delight, are like seeds, Burns with her step, yet man-regards it not!

whose living germ has been destroyed; and

which, therefore, when sown, can never come She whispers round; her words are in the air, But.o., unheard, they linger-freezing there,

to anything. 4. The idea of the Lord, coir.

ing into the world, to instruct us, and make Ilithout one breath of soul, divinely strong,

us good, is an idea particularly delightful to One day of heart10 thaw them into song.

young children, as well as to those of riper 574. Some of the sources of faults in action, are years. 5. We were not created—to live on unmanly diffidence, which makes one appalled at the earth, one moment in vain; every moment ois audience, or makes him fear to sur, lest he has a commissim, connected with eternity; make a mistake; and servile imitation-whence is and each minute, improved, gives power to & want of action, excess or awkwardness, or un- the next minute, to proceed with an accelerdue regard to improper models. Do not become ated ratio and impulse. an aruficial, made-up character, a compound of Let talkers talk ; stick than to what is best, affectation and imitation, a poor creature of bor. To think of pleasing all, is all a jest. rowed shreds and patches: preserve your own identiy.

Let conquerorsboast Of those few fools who with ill stars are curst, Their fields of fame: he, who in virtue, arms Sure scribbling fools, ca!I'd poets, fare the worst : A young, warm spiril--against beauty's charins, For they're a set of fools which Fortune makes, Who feels her brightness, yet defies her thrall, and after she has made thein fools, forsake3. Is the best, bravest conqueror of them all.

575. Stability of position, facility o! change, Anecdote. Somewhere. One gentleman and general grace of action, depend on the right riding in a stage-coach, with another, obuse of the feet; (see the engravings of them, the served to him," Sir, I think, I have seen ed by nature : see how ihe different passions are you somewhere." "I presume you have, Sir," iect their countenances; what a pity they are not

replied the other; “ for I have been there vekept on in this way, withom be ng led by their ry often.teachers into captivity to bad habits. Keep your Brule force-may crush the hearl, but cannot kill; mind collected and composed: guard against The mind, that thinks, no LETTOTS can compel; bashfulness, which will wear off by opposition. But it will speak at lengtii, and boldly tell One generally has confidence in doing anything with whose manner he is familiar. Assurance

The world its weakness, and its rights; the night is attained by—1, entirely mastering your subject, Our race so long has grop'd through, since man fell Ed a consciousness that what you have to delive From his imagin'd Eden of ddight, er is worth hearing-2, by wholly engaging in it, Muse, will, ere long, retire from Truth's fast dawncand intent on it, and heart warmed with it: never bo influenced by approbation or disapprola

ing light. t.or; master yourself; but how can you unless Variettes. 1. Mind may act on mind, you know yourself?

though bodies be far divided. 2. A bolil man, Think’st thou—there are no serpents in the world, or a fool must be he, who would change his

lot with another. 3. A wise man,-scorneth But those, which slide along the grassy sod,

nothing, be it ever so smoll or homely. 4. And sting the luckless foot, that presses them?

Mind-is a perpetual motion; for it is a runThere are, who, in the path of social life,

ning stream, from an unfathomable source, Do bask their spotted skins-in Fortune's sun, tlre depth of the DIVINE INTELLIGENCE. 5. And sting the soul-ay, till its healthful frame

Nature is the chart or God, mapping out Is chang'd to secret, fesiering, sore discase

all his attributes; Art-the shoulow of his So deadly-is the wound.

wisdom, and copieth his resources. 6. In a

dream, thou mayest live a lifetime, and all 576. Look at the limbs of a willow tree, gently be forgotten in the morning. 7. A letter and variously waving before the breeze, cutting timely writ, is a rivet to the chain of affeccurved lines, which are lines of beauty; and cul- tion. 8. As frost to the bud, and blight to tivate a graceful, easy, flowing and forcible ges, the blossom, even such is self-interest to ticulation. Adapt your action, as well as vocal friendship: 9. Confidence -- cannot dwell powers, to the occasion and circumstances--the where selfishness is porter at the gate. 10. action to the word, and the word to the action. A Those hours are not lost, that are spent in young speaker may be more various than an old one. "Do not act words instead of ideas; i.e. not cementing affection. 11. Character-is mainmake gestures to correspond, when you speak of ly modeled, by the cast of the minds that sur. anything small, low, up, large, &c. Let the voice, round it. 12. The company a man choos countenance, mien, and gesture, conspire to drive eth, is a visible index of his heart. home to the indgment and heart, your impassion

A drainless shower ed appeals, cogent arguments, strong conclusions, of lightis poesy; 'tis the supreme of power ; and deep convictions. Let Nature, guided by "Tis might-slumbering on its own right arm. science, be your oracle, and the voice of unsophistocated feeling your monitor. Fill your soul A generous mind, though sway'd awhile by passion, Svith the mighty purpose of becoming an orator, Is like the steely vigor of the bow, and turn aside from no labor, shrink from no etfort, that are essential 10 the enterprise. Sell- Sull holds its native rectitude, and bends made men are the glory of the world.

But to recoil more forceful. Man--is a harp, whose chords dude the sight;

Great minds, like Hearen, are pleased in doing Each yielding harmony, disposed aright:

Though tlı’ungrateful subjects of their favors (good,

Are barren in return. The screws reversed, Ten thonsand thousand strings at once go loose, Cowards—are scar'd with threal’nings; boys are Lost, till he tune them, all their power and use.

Into confessionis; but a steady mind [rohipped I have read the instructed volume,

Acts of itself ,—ne'er asks the body counsel. Of human nature, there, long since, have learned,

The mind-is full The way--to conquer men-is by their possions :

Of curious changes, that perplex itself, Catch-but the ruling foible of their hearts,

Just like the visible world ; and the heart-ebba And all their boasted virtues-shrink-before you. Like the great sea; first flows, and then retires,

And on the passions doth the spirit ride, 577. EDCCATION-is a companion, which no misfortune can suppress, no clime des. Through sunshine-and in rain, from good-10 üh troy--no enemy alienate--no despotism en

Then to deep vice, and so on-back to virtue; slave. At home-a friend, abroad-an in- Till, in the grave, that universal calm, troduction; in solitude a soluce, in society, We sleep--the sleep of death. an ornament. It lessens vice, it guards vir- Virtue, while 't is free from blame, que ; it gives, at once, a grace and govern; Is modest, loroly, meek, and unassuming; ment to genius. Without it, what is man? a splendid slav! a reasoning savage! va- Not apt, like fearful vice, to shield its weakness cillating, between the dignity of an intelli- Beneath the studied pomp of boastful phrase, gence derived from God, and the degradation which swells, to hide the poverty it shelters; of brutal passion.

But, when this virtue-feels itself suspected,

It is a note Insulied, set at nought, its whiteness stain'd,
Of upstart greatness-to observe and watch It then grows proud, forgels its hurr.ble worth,
For those poor trifles, which the no'le mind and rates itself-above its real value.
Neglects, and scor'is.

A brain of feathers, and a host of lead

578. SUGGESTIOxs. The author is aware, of the prevalence the pride or science in from experience, that there are many things the literary world. 3. The true christian has tending to discourage a new beginner in de- no confidence in mere feelings, or in that clamation; one is, a consciousness of his sort of good, which, being without truth, its own awkwardness; which teaches us the appointed guide and protector, is transient importance of knowing how to do a thing, and inoperalive. before attempting it in the presence of others. Anecdote. A Wise Decision. Eliza Am. Let him select a short, and ordinary piece, bert, a young Parisian lady, resolutely this. Sirst, and commit it perfectly to memory, and carded a gentlman, to whom she was to have be sure that he understands every word of the been murried, because he ridiculed religwr author. Never appear in an improper dress; Having given him a gentle reproof, he replied, let your clothing be clean and neat, and pro-that a man of the world could not be so oldperly adjusted to the body; neither too loose, fushioned, as to regard God and religion nor too tight. Never be influenced, one way Eliza started; but, on recovering herseli, said, or another, by what your companions may “From this moment, sir, when I discover thaí say, or do; be your own master, and feel de- you do not reyard 'religion, I cease to be termined to succeed; at the same time, you yours. He, who does not love and honor may be as modest and unassuming as you God, can never love his wife, constantly and please, the more so the better : let your sub- sincerely." ject and object be to you ALL IN ALL.

Yes, love indeed is light from Heaven;

A spark of that immortal fire
Waits on success: the fickle multitude,

With angels shared, by Alla given, Like the light straw, that floats along the stream,

To lift from earth our low desire Glide with the current sull, and follow fortune.

Devotion waits the mind above, Men judge actions—always by events :

But Heaven itself descends in love; But, when we manage, by a just forsesight,

A feeling from the Godhead caughi, Success—is prudence, and possession-right.

To wean from self each sordid thought;

A ray of him who formd the whole; 579. OUR BOOK. In this abridged outline of the Principles of Elocution, the author has

A glory circling round the soul! endeavored to appreciate the age and state

Varieties. 1. Neglect not time present ; of those, who will be likely to read, or study despair not of time pust; never despair. 2 the work; for it is designed for both purposes; Infamy-is where it is received. If thou art and if the reader, or student, shall experience a mud wall, it will stick,-if marble, it will a tithe of the pleasure in rightly using it, as rebound. If thou storm at it, it is thine; if

3. Ridiculo the author has in writing it, his aspirations thou contenin it,-it is gone, will be fully realized. The more these sub- seems to dishonor, worse than dishonor itself. jects are examined, and their principles ap- 4. It is heuren, on earth, to have the mind plied to practice, the more will it be seen and move in charity, rest in Providence, and turn feit, that no one can become a Goon ELOCU- on the truth. 5. A long life may be passed TIONIST, unless he studies Body and MIND,

without finding a friend, in whose under. MATTER and SPIRIT; and makes the results standing and virtue, we can equally confule, his own, by actual uppropriation; science and whose opinion we can value at once for and art, theory and practice, must go hand its justice and sincerity. 6. A veuk man, in hand, to develop and perfect us for EARTH however honest, is not qualified to judge. 7. or HEAVEN.

A man of the world, however penetrating, is

not fit to counsel. 8. What is the great, esIf you did know~10 whom I gave the ring, sential evil of intemperance? The voluntary If you did know-for whom I gave the ring, extinction of reason. 9. What breaks the And would conceive for what I gave the ring, heart of the drunkard's wife? It is not, that And how unwillingly-I left the ring,

he is poor ; but, that he is a drunkard. 10. When nought would be accepted--but the ring,

How shall we arrest, how suppress this great You would abate the strength of your displeasure evil? To rescue men, we must act on them

inwardly, and outwardly; by giving strength As trarelers-oft look back, at eve,

within, to withstand the temptation, and re When eastward-darkly going,

move the temptation without. To gaze-upon that light--they leave,

Thou sun, (said I,) fair light! Suill faint behind them-glowing,

And thou enlightened earth, so fresh, and gay; So, when the close of pleasure's day

Ye hills, and dales, ye rivers, wools and plains, To gloom bath near consign'd us,

And ye, that live and move, fair creatures, tell, Vie turn--to catch one fading ray

Tell if you know, how came I thus; how itere! Of joy, that's left behind us.

Flowers are the alphabet of angels, whereby Miscellaneous. 1. A wise man-is wil. They write on hills, and fields, smysterious truths. ling to profit by the errors of others ; because Riches, like insects, when concealed, they lie, he does not, under the impulse of pride, condemn and despise them; but, while his judg. Wait but for their wings, and in their season, fly. ment-disapproves, his heart-pities them. N. B. The latter part of the work is much abridged, and for 2. It is the constant tendency of man, when tons of the original matter omitted, to make more room for the in a perverted state of the will, and according Readings and Recitations, and still keep the book, within wł.2l o the state of such perversion, to make the

are deemed proper limits: this will rationally account for its in reason, or understanding, everything, and to pay little or no attention to the state of the coherency, as well as brevity.-One more last word to the fupi. affections, and also to regulate his actions FEEL RIGHT – THINK RIGHT, AND ACT RIGHT, AND more by external, than internal considera- YOU SHALL BECOME ALL THAT YOU ARE CAPABLE Lions; this state and tendency is the cause loF, AND ALL THAT YOU CAN DESIRE.

Notes. In these erercises, there is a continual recurrence 581. FANCIED INFALLIBILITY. When of the preceding principles, and all designed for thinkers and man has looked about him, as far as he can, corkers. As there are no such things as TIME and SPACE bo he concludes there is no more to be seen; wuging to the mind, the nearer we approach to their annililation, when he is at the end of his line, he is at the more readily can we memorize : for which reason small the bottom of the ocean; when he has shot type are used ; and also variety, for the purpose of assisting in the his best, he is sure none ever did, nor ever preservation of the sight, and maintaining our independence of

can shoot better, or beyond it; his own rea. spectacles : in consideration of which, it should be observed, that son is the certain measure of truth; his own books must be read, by varying their distances from the eyes; knowledge, of what is possible in nature; sometimes quite near, at others farther of: also practice the sight though his mind and his thoughts, change in cooking at surrounding objects, in their proper positions from every seven years, as well as his strength and . bearest to farthes.

his features: nay, though his opinions change 580. IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. every week or every day, yet he is sure, or at Among various excellent arguments—for the least confident, that his present thoughts and immortality of the soul, there is one drawn conclusions are just and true, and cannot be from the perpetual progress of the soul to its deceived. perfection, withou; a possibility of ever arri

OUR TOILS AND THEIR REWARD. ving at it. Kw can it enter into the thoughts of man,

He, who ascends 10 mountain-iops, shall find that the soul, which is capable of such im

The loftiest peaks, most wrapt in clouds, and mense perfections, and of receiving new im- He, who surpasses, or subdues mankind, (snow; provements to all eternity, shall fall away into Must look down on the hate, of those below. nothing, almost as soon as it is created? Are Though high above, the sun of glory glow, such abilities made for rio purpose? A brute And far beneath, the earth and ocean spread; arrives at a point of perfection that he can Round him, are icy rocks, and loudly blow never pass: in a few years, he has all the endowments he is capable of; and, were he to

Contending tempests, on his naked head, (led. live ten thousand more, would be the same

And thus, reward the toils, which to those summits thing he is at present.

582. PARTS OF THE WHOLE. This sun, Mun does not seem born to enjoy life, but with all its attendant planets, is but a very to deliver it down to others. This is not sur little part of the grand machine of the uniprising to consider in animals, which are verse; every star, though no bigger in apformed for our use, and can finish their busi-pearance than the diamond, that glitters ness in a short life. The silk-worm, after hav- on a lady's ring, is really, a vast globe, like ing spun her task, lays her eggs, and dies. the sun in size, and in glory; no less spaBut a man-can never have taken in his full cious, no less luminous, than the radiant measure of knowledge, has not time to sub- source of the day : so that every star is not due his passions, establish his soul in virtue, barely a world, out the centre of a magnifiand come up to the perfection of his nature, cent system ; has a retinue of worlds irradiabefore he is hurried off the stage.

ted by its, beams, and revolving round its at Would an infinitely wise Being — make tractive influence,-all which are lost to our such glorious creatures for so mean a pur-sight, in unmeasurable wilds of ether. pose? Can he delight in the production of such abortive intelligences, such short-lived reasonable beings? Would he give us tal

She walks in beauty, like the night ents, that are not to be exerted ? capacities Of cloudless climes, and starry skies; that are never to be gratified ?

And all that's best, of dark and bright, How can we find that wisdom, which shines Meet in her aspect, and her eyes: through all his works, in the formation of

Thus mellowed to that lender light, man, without looking on this world as only a

Which heaven, to gaudy day denies. mursery for the next, and believing, that the several generations of rational creatures, One shade the more, one ray the less, which rise up and disappear, in such quick Had half impaired the nameless grace, successions, are only to receive their first ru Which waves in every raven tress, diments of existence here, and afterwards, to Or softly lightens o'er her face ; be transplanted into a more friendly climate,

Where thoughts, serenely sweet, express where they may spread, and flourish-to all eternity? --Addison.

How pure, how dear, their dwelling place.

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
Is aught so fair,

So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
In all the dewy landscapes of the spring,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow, In the bright eye of Hesper, or the morn;

But tell of days, in goodness spent, In nature's fairest forms,mis aught so fair

A mind at peace, with all below, is virtuous friendship? as the candid blush

A heart, whose love, is innocent! or him who strives with fortune to be just ?

Men--are made to lend
The graceful tear, that streams for others' woes ? Before the mighty, and to follow on
Or the mild majesty of private life,

Submissive, where the great may lead-the great
Where peace, with ever-blooming olive, crowns Whose might is not in crowns and palaces,
The gate? where honor's liberal hands effuse In parchment-rolls, or blazon'd heraldry,
Unenvied treasures, and the snowy wings But in the power of thoughi, the energy
Orinocence and love, protect the scene ? Of unsupported mind, whose steady roill
Thal-I speni,--that I had;

No force can daunt, no tangled path divert
Thab.) gave,--that--I hate;

From its right onward purpose.
That lejh,--that-I lost

Will he be idle, who has much to enjoy?


[ocr errors]

383. CHANGING AND UNCHANGING. When 585. BALANCE OF HAPPINESS EQUAL. An we have looked on the pleasures of lite, and they extensive contemplation of human affairs, have vanished away; when we have looked on will lead us to the conclusion,-that among the works of nature, and perceived that they were the different conditions, and ranks of men, changing ; on the monuments of art, and seen that the balance of happiness--is preserved, in they would not stand ; on our friends, and they have a great measure, equal; and that the high ned while we were gazing; on ourselves, and felt and the low, the rich and the poor, approach, dat we were as fleeting as they; when we have in point of real enjoyment, much nearer to aj xious eyes, and ihey have all told us that they each other, thar is commonly imagined. In could give us no hope nor support, because they the lot of man, mutual compensations, both Nero so feeble themselves; we can look to the of pleasure, and of pain, universally take throne of Gou: change and decay have never place. Providence never intended, that any reached 'hat; the revolution of ages has never state here, should be either completely happy, moved it, the waves of an eternity have been rush or entirely miserable. If the feelings of pleasing past it, but it has remained unshaken; the ure are more numerous, and more lively, in wives of another eternity are rushing toward it, the higher departments of life, such, also, are but it is fixed, and can never be disturbed.

those of pain. If greatness flatters our vaniINT ANT SLEEPING IN A GARDE.

ty, it multiplies our dangers. If opulence inSleep on, sweet babe! the flowers, that wake creases our gratifications, it increases, in the Around thee, are not halt so fair;

same proportion, our desires and demands. Thy dimpling siniles, unconscious break,

If the poor--are confined to a inore narrow

circle, yet, within that circle, lie most of those Like sunlight, on the vernal air.

natural satisfactions, which, after all the reSieep on! no dreams of care are thine, finements of art, are found to be the most No anxious thoughts, that may not rest;

genuine and true. In a state, therefore, For angel arms around thee twine,

where there is neither so much to be coveted,

on the one hand, nor to be dreaded, on the To make thy infant slumbers bless'd. •

other, as at first appears, how submissive Perchance her spirit hovers near,

ought we to be--to the disposal of ProviWhose name, thy infant beauty bears, dence!'how temperate--in our desires, and To guard thine eyelids, from the tear

pursuits! how much more attentive -- to That every child of sorrow shares.

preserve our virtue, and to improve our

minds, than to gain the doubtful, and equivoOh! may thy life, like hers endure,

cal advantages of worldly prosperity.-Bluir. Unsullied to its spotless close;

A RAINY DAY. And bend to earth, as calm and pure

It rains. What lady--loves a rainy day 1 As ever bowed the suminer rose.-Dawes.

Noi she, who puts prunello on her fool, 584. The estimate and valor of a man, con- Zephyrs around her neck, and silken socks sist in the heart, and in the will ; there, his Upon a graceful ankle,-nor yet she, true honor lives ; valor is stability, not of legs Who sports her lasseled parasol along and arms, but of courage, and the soul; it The walks, beau-crowded, on some sunny noon, does not lie in the valor of our horse, nor of our arms, but in ourselves. He, that falls ob- Or trips in muslin, in a winter's night, stinate in his courage, Si succiderit de genu On a cold sleigh-ride-to a distant ball. pugnat; if his legs fail him, fights upon his She loves a rainy day, who sweeps the hearth, knees.

And threads the busy needle, or applies

The scissors to the torn, or thread-bare sleeve; Hast thou sounded the depths--of yonder sea, Who blesses God, that she has friends at home; And counted the sands, that under it be?

Who, in the pelting of the storm, will think Hast thou measured the height of heaven above? Of some poor neighbor, that she can befriend ; Then-mayest thou mete out-the mother's love. Who trims the lamp at night, and reads aloud, Hast thou talked with the blessed, of leading on, To a young brother, tales he loves to hear; To the throne of God-some wandering son?

Or ventures cheerfully abroad, to watch Hast thou witnessed the angels' bright employ?

The bedside of some sick, and suffering friend, Then-mayest thou speak of a mother's joy.

Administering that best of medicines, Evening and morn-hast thou watched the boe

Kindness, and tender care, and cheering hope ; Go forth, on her errands of industry?

Such-are not sad, e'en on a rainy day. The bel, for herself, hath gather'd and toild, Mankind are all hunters in various degree ; But the mother's cares-are all for her child. The priest hunts a living—the lawyer a fee, Hast thou gone with the traveler, Thoughi, afar, The doctor a patient--the courtier a place, From pole w pole, and from star to star!

Though often, like us, he's flung out in the chaon. Thou hast-but on ocean, earth, or sea,

The cit hunts a plum--while the so. dier nunta The heart of a mother-has gone with thee. The poet a dinner--the patriot a name; (fame, There is not a grand, inspiring thought,

And the practic'd coquette, tho'she seems to reThere is not a truth--by wisdom taught,

In spite of her airs, still her lover pursues. [fuse, There is not a feeling, pure and high,

He's on his guard, who knows his enemy; That may not be read-in a mother's eye. And innocence—may safely trust her shield 'There are leachings on earth, and sky, and air,

Against an open foe; but who's go mailed,

Coward The heavens--the glory of God declare ;

That slander shall not reach him! But louder-than voice beneath, above,

Stabs in the dark.

(calumny Tle is heard to speak-through a mother's love. Heaven's great view is one, and that-lie whole

« FöregåendeFortsätt »