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181. Orthography, being to the Elocution Proverbs. 1. Estimate persons Liore by est, especially, a subject of incalcuat le im- teir hearts, than by their heads. 2. A people portance, it is presumed a few observations, who have no amusements, have no manners. 3. illustrated by examples, will not be out of All are not saints, who go to church; a! is not place. The author introduces an entirely gold that glitters. 4. Adrice-is soldom welcome, new mode of learning the letters, by the use

those who need it most, generally like it least. of sounds, before the characters are exhib- 5. Do not spend your words to no purpose ; but ited; also, a new way of spelling, in which come to the facts. 6. Greal things-cannot be the words are spelt by giving the different the consequences of our actions—both here, and

accomplished without proper means. 7. We reap sounds of the letters, instead of their names: hereafter. 8. God gives to all, the power of Leand finally, a new method of teaching chil. coming what they ought to be. 9. Infringe on dren to recul, by dictation ; instead of by the no one's rights. 10. If we are determined to sucbook : 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; 1 say well. 12. Better be happy than rich. and afterwards, with 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 undering on the same sulyject.

stand, how much better it would be for both 18%. 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 : omitting the duplicates, (or letters he was rather too fond of introducing this having the same sound,) there are only elev- subject in his social intercourse ; and once, en; riz : c, ag in cent, clock, ocean; d, as in when he had descanted somewhat freely on facd; f, as in fife; h, as in hoe; p, as in pipe; it, in the presence of his friend, Sir 13910

, 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 Hally, with the greatest deference, when

observation. “I always attend to you, Dr. actual analysis, that we have sixteen vowel you do us the honor to converse on astrosounds, and twenty-cight consonant sounds ; nomy, or the mathematics ; because. these making in all FOR CY-FOUR; some authors, are subjects that you have industriously in. however, give only thirty-eight.

vestigated, and which you well understand : 183. The common mode of teaching all but religionis 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 serioasly 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. proass, we should consider it one of the Laconics. In the scale of pleasure, the most self-evident humbugs, not of the age, ceeded by the more enlarged views and gay

lowest are sensual delights, which are suc. only, but of the world. Examples of the old 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, (eve,) c, (see,) k, (kay,) ICK, TISick; reason, which discover the causes and de. fifteen sounds: of the new; 1, i, z, tis, i, k, ik, signs, the form, connection, and symmetry tis-ik; giving nothing but the five sounds : of things, and fill the mind with the contemthe old: 8, (je,) e, (e,) w, (doubleyou,) Go, plation of intellectual beauty, order, and %, (je,) a, (a,) w, (doubleyou,) GAW, GEW- truth. LAW; eighteen sounds, and not one sound in Varletles. 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-GAW, giv. Prefer the happiness and independence of a ing only the four sounds of the letters, in- private station, to the trouble and vexation stead of their names.

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

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

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

to endure; and wise are they, who enjoy of pain, and lears, and agony ;

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

chapter of Genesis,—"Let us make man., 'Tis sweet-10 think, that on our eyes,

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

All farewells-should be sudden, when forever, That wish I wake-from sorroro's dream, Else, they make an eternity-of moments,Beside a purtand living stream.

And clog the last-sad sands of life-with tears BRONSO.V

184. In teaching spelling to children, ex then their shapes, and names, logether with their ses; the nos recise thein on the forty-four sounds of the course should be pursued in teaching music, the car, alway

predominating; and then there will be casa, grace, and pozori letters; then in speaking in concert, after the combined. preceptor, and also individually, interspers Proverbs. 1. Virtue - grows under etery ing the exercises with analyzing words, by weight imposed on it. 2. He, who envíes 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 oun. 3. When fortune fails us, the supposed in a syllable by itself, (after you ;) then let friends of our prosperous days—ranish. 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-mugi give all the sounds in a word, and then pro-expect many wounds. 6. Many condemn, what nounce it: thus, there are three modes of they do not understand. 7. Property, dishonestly

gerergspelling by ear ; easy, difficult, and more dif- acquired, seldom descends to the third cult. Those, however, taught in the old way, his task. 9. The difference between hypocrisy

tion. 3. He, who has well begun, has holl dene must expect that their younger pupils, espe- and sincerity-is infinite

. 10. When our attencially, will soon get ahead of thein; unless tion is directed to two objects, we rarely succeed they apply themselves very closely to their in either. 11. Recompence every one for his lawork.

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 cuplicates : 'viz: c, in with grief, told him, he must have Pa. city; C, cab; d, do ; d, pip’d; f, fifty; 8, "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; q, qiiote; r, corn; 8, see; t, tune; 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 affectuous 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;) %, (give;) l, (lay;) m, (mote;) --all that is addresscd to our five senses ; n, (nine;) P, (passed ;) 1, (more :) com- the second, is knowledge of human exist. pare, and see.

ences, as it respects man's spiritual, or im. 186. Origin of Language. Plato says, I the Divine Being, including his nature, ani

mortal nature : and the third, knowledge of that languuge—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, matter : there is a state, where finite spiritthat names are the vehicles of substances : ual existences-receive life and light--from 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, guage, therefore, is not arbitrary in its ori

“ That warms-ia the nen; refreshes in the breeze; gin, but fixed by the laws of analogy; and The omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent

Glonos in the stars; and blossoms in the trees." that God alone, who knows the nature of

Being, that things, originally imposed names, strictly

"Lives-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-consist. Notes. I. This work is not desigued to ezoibit the whole often makes the most clever persons act

ent with republican institutions ? 2. Love Mubject of Oratory; which is as boundless and profound as are the trendents and feelings of the human mind; but to present in a plain like fools, and the most foolish, act like wise And familiar form, the essentials of this God-like art; in the hopes ones.

3. Patience is the surest remed of being useful in this day and generation. In the course of a poth. against calumny : time, sooner or later, wil et twelve year, there may be a nearer approach to truth and na. disclose che truth. 4. The fickleness of twe. 2. Observe 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 muda, beard in the words after being spelt : 0,-1,-€; if the easy to criticise the productions of art, tho' woands heard in calling the letters by name, are pronounced, the it is difficult to make them. 6. Do not de. word is ay-je-ee; 1,-4, in like manner, spell eye-ess; -0,ur,-n, fer till to-morrow, what ought to be donn apell, we o-ar-en; 00,.,-e, spell double-o-ze-ee ; 2, 6-7, 6, spell, to-day. 7. The precepts and truths of the el-em-ess; 0,-1, spell-www-en; &c. 3. The common arrange word of God, -are the very laws of divine ment of words in columns, without meaning, scems at variance order ; and so far as our minds are receptive well as philosophical, and of course, in accordance with nature of them, we are so far in the divine order, science, and the structure of mind. 4. The proper formation of and the divine order in us, if in a life agree worde, out of letters, or rounds, is voord-making. 6. Abcdari-ansing with them. would first be tanght the sounds of letters, and then their uses, and Guard well thy thoughts;-ou thoughts are bear in koors

187. The method, here recommended, of giving the sounds, of spelling, and of teaching children to read w without a book, and then with a book, will save three-fourths of the labor of both teacher and pupil; and, in addition to these important considerations, there will be an immense amount of time and eacpense saved, and the young prevented from cortracting the common bad habits of reading unnaturally; which not only obstructs the proper development of body and mind, but sows the seeds of sickness and premature death. Our motto should be, “cease to do evil, and learn to do well.” 188. Modes of Spelling. In the old, or common mode of spelling, there are many more sounds introduced, than the words contain: this always perplexes new beginners, whose ear—has had much more practice, in reference to language, than their eye. The great difficulty seems to be—to dispose of the parts, which amount to more than the whole: for, in philosophy, it is an acknowledged principle, that the parts—are only equal to the whole. Hence, spelling by sounds of letters, instead of by names is vastly preferable: the former being perfectly philosophical, involving orderly, analysis and synthesis, and it is also mathematical, because the parts— are just equal to the whole: while the latter mode is the very reverse of all this; and instead of aiding, essentially, in the development of body and mind, tends directly to prevent both. 189. Of the compound, or diphthongal and triphthongal consonants, we have twentythree, viz.: c, (z) discern; c, (sh,) social; f, (v,) thereof; g, (dg,) gibe; g, (zh,) badinage; j, (dg,) judge; m, (ng,) bank; r, (burr'd,) trill; s, (z) was ; s, (sh,) sure; s, (zh,) leisure; t, (sh,) rational; v, vivacity; w, wist; ar, (ks.) or; ac, (z) Xenia; y, youth; z, zigzag; ch, (tch,) such, ch, (sh,) chagrin ; ph, (v,) nephew ; th, thick; th, tho’; wh, why: deducting the duplicates, we have but twelve; c, (z,) c, (sh,).f. (v,) g, (zh,) n, (ng,) r, (trill’d,) a’, (ks,) ar, (gz,) ch, (tch,) th, (think,) th, (that,) and wh, (when:) let them be exemplified. 190. It has previously been remarked, that, strictly speaking, a, in far, is the only natural vowel sound in our language; and that the other fifteen are modifications of it; also, that on the same principle, the aspirate, or breath sound, heard in pronouncing the sound of h, (huh, in a whisper,) is the material, out of which all sounds are made; for it is by condensing the breath, in the larynx, through the agency of the vocal chords, that the voice sound, of grave a is made; and, by the peculiar modification, at certain points of interception, that any aspirate consonant sound is produced: hence, it may be said,

that a, in far, is the original element of all the vowel and vocal consonant sounds, and the aspirate h, is the original element, out which all the aspirate consonant sounds are made, as well as the vocal sounds; thus, that which the letter h represents, seems to involve something of infinity in variety, so far as sounds, and their corresponding affections are concerned; for breath—is air; and without air, there can be no sound. Why was the letter h, added to the names of Abram and Sarai 2 Proverbs. 1. He, who reckons without his host, must reckon again. 2. When we despise danger, it often overtakes us the sooner. 3. They, who cross the ocean, may change climate, but their minds are still the same. 4. The corruption, or perversion of the best things – produces the worst. 5. We must not judge of persons by their clothing, or by the sanctity of their appearance. 6. If we indulge our passions, they will daily become more violent. 7. Light grief— may find utterance; but deeper sorrow can find none. 8. The difference is great—between words and deeds. 9. Poverty wants many things; avarice—enery thing. 10. Let us avoid having too many irons in the fire. 11. Faithfully perform every duty, small and great. 12. Govern your thoughts, when alone, and your tongue. when in company. 13. Ill got, -ill spent. Anecdote. Finishing our Studies. Several young physicians were conversing, in the hearing of Dr. Rush, and one of them observed, “When I have finished my studies,” “When you have finished your studies " said the doctor, abruptly; “why, you must be a happy man, to have finished them so young : I do not expect to finish mine while I live.” Laconics. The kindnesses, which most men receive from others, are like traces drawn in the sand. The breath of every passion sweeps them away, and they are remembered no more. But injuries are like inscriptions on monuments of brass, or pillars of marble, which endure, unimpaired, the revolutions of time. varieties. 1. We rarely regret—having spoken too little ; but often—of saying too much. 2. Which is the more extensively useful,—fire, or water? 3. A speaker, who expresses himself with fluency and discre. tion, will always have attentive li.eners. 4. The spirit of party, sometimes leads even the greatest men—to descend to the meanness of the vulgar. 5. Without virtue, hap. piness—can never be real, or permanent. 6. When we are convinced that our opinions are erroneous, it is always right to acknowledge it, and exchange them for truths. 7. Every love—contains its own truth. Serve God before the world ! let him not go, Until thou hast a blessing ; then, resign The trhole unto him, and remember who Prevailed by wrestling—ere the sun did shine Pour oil upon the stones, weep for thy sin, Then journey on, and have an eye to hearen.

191. Here a new field is open for the clas Proverbs. 1. Do as much good as you can sification of our letters, involving the struc- and make but little noise about it. 2. The Bible ture of all languages, and presenting us is a book of laws, to show us whai 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 adequate cause, and as in material things, Drive your business before you, and it will go

attractive industry is always a happy one. 7. 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 ove; self-love-wishes Dot causes, we must look to the mind for the to pay. 10. The rotten apple injures its compar. 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. Astia language, each state of the will and the un- dent-of a certain college, gave his fellow derstanding, had its external sign, as a medi- student the lie ; and a challenge followed. um of manifestation.

The mathematical tutor-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 fightto shield his honor.

the tutor? • Because he gave me the lie.' able to distinguish the sounds, of which

Very well; let him prove it: if he prove words are composed, and to pronounce it,-you dod lie; but it'he does not prove it, them correctly: thus developing and train then he lies. Why should you shoot 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 honorable ?" names of letters is, to make us acquain Cicero says, che 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 mor. only 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

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

human mind—the true philosophy of man, and are possessed.

truth. You must feel rightly, think wisely, 193. In partially applying this doctrine, and act accordingly: thon 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 : 2d. c, (clock,) a gulteral aspirate: 3d. lion's skin. Accomplishment should not be C, (sacrifice,) a dental vocal 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; 2d g, (go,) a glottal vocal steal from men their hearts, and reason, and consonant: 3d g, (rouge,) a vocul 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 Varteties. 1. Is there any line of de the end of our sounds, of analysis and syn- marcation between temperance and intem. thesis, 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 100 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.

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 meansthing that relates to the subject of study and practice : the only

must answer, and correspond to-the end. myal higlıway to truth is the straight way. 2 Become as familiar with the sounds of our language as you are with the alphabet ..

6. Assumed qualities—may catch the fancy As you proceed, acquire mom aise and grace in reading and of some, but we must possess those that are speaking

good, to fix the heart. 7. When a thing is An honest man--is still an unmoved rack, doubtful, refer it to the Word in sincerity ; u Wash'd whiter, but not shaken-wi'n the shock; it is not clear to you, let it alone, for the pro Whose keart-conceives no sinieter device;

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

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194. Accent--means either stress, or 196. Some persons may wish for more quantity of voice, on a certain letter, or let- specific directions, as to the method of bring. ters in a word: it is made by concentrating ing the lower muscles into use, for producing the voice, on that particular place in the sounds, and breathing : the following will word, heavy, at first, then gliding into silence. suffice. Take the proper position, as above There are two ways of making it; first, recommended, and place the hands on the by stress, when it occurs on short vowels, hips, with the thumbs on the small of the as, ink-stand: secondly, by QUANTITY, when back, and the fingers on the abdominal musit occurs on long ones; as, o-ver: i. e. when cles before ; grasp them tightly; i. e. try to the word is short, we pronounce it with press in the abdomen, and, at the same time, FORCE; and when it is long, with QUANTI- to burst off the hands, by an internal effort, Ty, and a little force too: thus, what we lack in the use of the muscles to produce the vowin length of sound, we make up by stress, or el sounds of the following words, at, et, it, ot, force, according to circumstances. These en- ut; then leave off the t, giving the vowels gravings present to the eye an idea of accent the same sound as before: or imagine that by stress, or a concentration of voice, with you have a belt tied around you, just above more or less abruptness.

the hip bones, and make such an effort as

would be required to burst it off; do the The first-indicates that the accented vow- same in breathing, persevere, and you will el is near the beginning of the word; as in succeed: but do not make too much effort. ac-cent, em-pha-sis, in-dus-try, on-ward, up Proverbs. 1. A man under the influence ward : the second, that it is at, or near they of anger -- is beside himself. 2. Poverty, with end: as in ap-pre-hend, su-per-in-tend, in-di-honesty, is preferable to riches,acquired by disvis-i-bil-i-ty. In music, the first represents honest means. 3. The wolf casts his hair, but the diminish; the secondthe swell of the never changes his ferocious disposition. 4. To toice.

wicked persons-the virtue of others—is always a 195. The first use of accent-is to convert subject of enry. 5. Flies-cannot enter a mouth letters, or syllables—into words, expressive that is shut. 6. No plea of expediency-should of our ideas ; i. e. to fasten the letters to reconcile us to the commission of a base act. 7. gether, so as to make a word-medium for Power, unjustly obtained, is of short duration. marifesting our feelings and thoughts: and 8. Every mad-man-believes all other men mad. the second use is—to aid us in acquiring a kind to himself. 10. The beginning of knowledge

9. The araricious man-is kind to none; but least distinct articulation, and melody of speech, is the fear of God. ll. Of all poverty, that of and song. Exs. 1. ACCENT BY STRESS OF

the mind is the most deplorable. 12. He only is VOICE. He am-pli-fies his ad-rer-tise-ment, porterful, who governs himself. di-min-ish-es its im-pe-tus, and op-e-rates on the ul-ti-mates. 2. The ac-cu-ra-cy of the

Varieties. 1. That was it-hat made

man miserable, and what-alone can make cer-e-mo-ny is fig-u-ra-tive of the com-pe- him happy? 2. Diffidence-is the mother of ten-cy of his up-right-ness: 3. The cat-e-safety; while self-confidene-often involves pil-lar for-gets the no-bil-i-ty of or-a-to-ry us in serious difficulties. 3. lle is not rich, un-just-ly; 4. The math-e-mat-ics are su- who has much, but he who has enough, and per-in-lend-ed with af-fa-bil-i-ty, cor-res is contented. 4. It is absurd--for parents to pind-ent to in-struc-tions.

preachi sobriety to their children, and yet inNotes. 1. Observe, there are but FIVE SHORT vowels indulge in all kinds of excess. 5. Nature our language; the examples above contain illustrations of all of never says, what wisdom contradicts ; for bern, in their alphabetical order; they are also found in these they are always in harmony. 6. Save somewords--at, et, il, tt, w; and to give them with purity, inake a thing — against a day of irouble. 7. With through you were going to pronounce the whole word, but leave off such as repeul, and turn from their evils, at lebet. 2. This is a very important point in our subject; if you aud surrender their wills to the Lord's will, tail ia understanding accent, you cannot succeed in emphasis. Anecdote. Holding One's Own. A very

all things they ever saw, knew, or EXFBfat man was one day met by a person whom RIENCED, shall be made, in sorae way or he owed, and accosted with="How do you

other, to serve for good. do ?" Mr. Adipose replied, " Pretty well ; I do remember an apothecary,-I hold my own ;'"and mine too, to my And hereabouts he dwells,-whom late I noted Borrow,"-rejoined the creditor.

In tatter'd weeds, with overwhelming brows, Hail, to thee, filiai love, source of delight, Culling of simples ; meagre were his looks, of everlasting joy! Heaven's grace supreme And in his needy shop-a tortoise hung. Shines in the duteous homage of a child ! Sharp misery-had worn him to the bones : Religion, manifested, stands aloft,

An alligator stuff'd, and other skins Superior-to the storms of wayward fate. Of ill-shap'd fishes ; and about his shelder When children-suffer in a parent's cause, A beggarly account of empty bores, And glory in the lovely sacrifice,

Green earthen pots, bladders, and musty secdo 'T's heavenly inspiration fills the breast Remnants of packthread, and old cakes of rosca Ang angels--waft their incense to the skies. Were thinly scatter'd, to make up a show.

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