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Maxims. 1. One true friend is worth a hund470. When,

red relations. 2. Happiness is to be found every by frequent re

where, if you possess a well regulated mind. 3. flections on a disagreeable

Between good sense and good taste, there is the object, our dis

same difference as between cause and effect. 4. approbation of

He, who profits by the mistakes, or oversights of it is attended

others, learns a lesson of great importance. 5. with a strong disinclination

The flight of a person accused, is a tacit acknowlof mind to

edgment of his guilt. 6. He, is wise, who does evwards it, it is

ery thing at the proper time. 7. Confession is as called hatred ;

a medicine—to him who has gone astray. 8. The and when this

love of liberty makes even an old man brave. 9. 18 accompanied with a pain

Children are heirs to the diseases of their parents, ful sensation

as well as to their possessions. 10. A man, who upon the appre

cannot forgive, breaks the bridge over which he hension of its

might pass to Heaven. presence and approach, there follows an inclination to avoid it,

Thoughts. A man would do well to carcalled aversion ; extreme hatred is abhorrence, ry a pencil in his pocket, and write down the or detestation. "Hatred, or aversion expressed thoughts of the moment. Those that come to, or of any person, or any thing, that is odious, draws back the body to avoid the hated object, unsought for, are commonly the most valuand the hands, at the same time, thrown out and able, and should be secured, because they selspread, as if to keep it off; the face is turned away dom return. from that side, which the hands are thrown out; the eyes looking angrily and obliquely, or asquint,

Varieties. 1. What do you think of one, the way the hands are directed; the eyebrows are who gives away ten dollars, when he owes a contracted, the upper lip disdainfully drawn up; hundred more than he can pay? 2. Let us the teeth set; the pitch of the voice is loud, surly follow nature, who has given shame to man chiding, languid and vehement; the sentences are short and abrupt.

for a scourge; and let the heaviest part of the HATRED-CURSING THE OBJECT HATED. punishment be—the infamy attending it. 3.

Poisons-be their drink, Can we perceive any quality in an object, Gallworse than gall, the daintest meat they taste : without an act of comparison? 4. Falsehood Their sweetest shade, a grove of cyprus trees; often decks herself in the outer garments of Their sweetest prospects, murd'ring basalisks ; Their music—frightful as the SERPENT's hiss :

truth, that she may succeed the better in her

wily deceits. 5. The thing, which has been And boding screech-owls make the concert full; All the foul terrors of dark-seated HELL.

done, it is that which shall be; and that which

is, it is that which shall be done; and there The mortal coldness of the soul, like death itself comes down; It cannot feel for other's woes, it dare not dream its own;

is no new thing under the sun. 6. Society That heavy chill has frozen o'er the fountain of our tears, cannot be held together without morals; nor And though the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice appears. can morals maintain their station in the huTho' wit may flash from fluent lips, and mirth distract the breast, Thro’ midnight hours, that yield no more their former hope of rest; is worth having, unless it is founded on truth,

man heart, without religion ; and no religion 'Tis but as ivy leaves around the ruin'd turret wreath, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn and gray beneath. which is the corner-stone of the fabric of huOn Adam last thus judgment he pronounc'd : man nature. 7. How far have moral percep“Because thou hast hearken'd to the voice of thy tions been influenced by physical phenomena? And eaten of the tree, concerning which [wife,

How very precious-praise I charg'd thee, saying, "Thou shalt not eat thereof,' Is—to a young genius, like sunlight-on flowers, Curs’d is the ground for thy sake; thou, in sorrow, Ripening them into fruit. Shalt eat thereof all the days of thy life;

One hourThorns, also, and thistles it shall bring thee forth

Of thoughtful solitude—may nerve the heart Unbid; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.

For days of conflict,--girding up its armorIn the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread,

To meet the most insidious foe, and lending Till thou return unto the ground; for thou

The courage-sprung alone from innocenceOut of the ground wast taken: know thy birth,

And good intent.
For dust thou art, and shalt to dust return."
Anecdote. SATISFACTION. A ruined

There is not, in this life of ours,

One bliss—unmixed with fears ; debtor, having done every thing in his power to satisfy his creditors, said to them, “Gentle The hope, that wakes our deepest powers,

A face of sadness wears; men, I have been extremely perplexed, till And the dew, that show'rs o'er dearest flow'rs. now, how to satisfy you: and having done

Is the bitter dew-of tears.
my utmost to do so, I shall leave you to sat-
isfy yourselves.

In all our strictures-placid we will be,
He, whose mind

As Halcyons—brooding on a summer sea.
Is virtuous, is alone-of noble kind;

No man-is born into the world, whose work Tho' poor-in fortune, of celestial race;

Is not born with him; there is always work, — And he-commits a crime, who calls him base. And tools—to work withal, for those who noill



Laconics. 1. A little neglect'may breed great 471. Imply

mischief. 2. Retrospection and anticipation may excitement or

both be turned to good account. 3. He, who violent action :

would be well spoken of himself, must speak when hatred and displeasure

well of others. 4. Wildness of eccentricity, and rise high, on a

thoughtlessness of conduct, are not necessary acsudden, from

companiments of talent, or indications of genius. an apprehension of injury

5. Vanity and affectation, often steal into the received

hearts of youth, and make them very ridiculous ; and perturbation of

yet, no one is conteinptible, for being what he is, mind in conse

but for pretending to be what he is not. 6. NO quence of it, it is

speech can be severe, unless it be true ; for if it called ANGER : and rising to a

be not true, it cannot apply; consequently, its very high de

severity is destroyed by its injustice. 7. Mutual gree, and ex

benevolence must be kept up between relatives, tinguishing hu

as well as between friends ; for without this cemanity, it becomes kage and FURY: anger always renders ment, whatever the building is called, it is only the muscles protuberant; hence, an angry mind

a castle in the air, a thing talked of, without the and protuberant muscles, are considered as reality. cause and effect. Violent anger or rage, ex- Education. Education is to the mind, presses itself with rapidity, noise, harshness, what cleanliness is to the body; the beauties trepidation, and sometimes with interrruption and hesitation, as unable to utter itself with suf- of the one, as well as the other, are blemished, ficient force. It wrinkles and clouds the brow, if not totally lost, by neglect : and as the enlarges and heaves the nostrils ; every vein richest diamond cannot shoot forth its lustre, swells, muscles strained, nods or shakes the head, stretches out the neck, clenches the fists, wanting the lapidary's skill, so, will the la. breathing hard, breast heaving, teeth shown and tent virtue of the noblest mind be buried in gnashing, face bloated, red, pale, or black; eyes obscurity, if not called forth by precept, and red, staring, rolling and sparkling; eye-brows drawn down over them, stamps with the foot, the rules of good manners. and gives a violent agitation to the whole body.

Variettes, 1. He that thinks he can be The voice assumes the highest pitch it can negligent of his expenses, is not far from beadopt, consistently with force and loudness; ing poor. 2. Extended empire, like expandTho' sometimes, to express anger with uncommon energy, the voice assumes a low and forci- ed gold, exchanges solid strength for feeble ble tone.

splendor. 3. Similarity in sound, weakens Hear me, rash man; on thy allegiance hear me; contrast in sense. 4. There being differences Since thou hast striv'n to make us break our vow, of mind, each member of a family, and of Which, nor our nature, nor our place can bear, the community, is best qualified for the perWe banish thee forever from our sight,

formance of specific duties. 5. The notions And our kingdom: Ifwhen three days are expired, of some parents are very extravagant, in Thy hated trunk be found in our dominions, wishing the teacher to make great men of That moment is thy death.-Away.

their sons; while they would be much more Anger is like

useful, and happy, in the field, or in the A full hot horse; who, being allow'd his way, workshop. 6. Write down all you can reSelf-mettle tires him.

member of a lecture, address, or book, and The short passing anger but seem'd to awaken

the RESULT will enable your teacher, as well New beauty, like flowers, that are sweetest when shaken.

as yourself, to decide, with a good degree of They are as gentle

accuracy, upon your character, and the stuAs zephyrs blowing below the violet,

dies most appropriate for you to pursue. Not wagging his sweet head; and yet as rough, Their royal blood enchaf'd, as the rud'st wind,

What is wedlock forced, but a hell, That, by the top, doth take the mountain pine,

An age of discord, and continued strife! And make him stoop to the vale.

Whereas the contrary-bringeth forth bliss,
And is a pattern-of celestial

You are yoked with a lamb,
That carries anger-as the flint bears fire ;

Immortality o'ersweeps Who, much enforced, shows a hasty spark,

All pains, all tears, all trials, all fears, and peals, And straight is cold again.

Like the eternal thunder of the deep,

Into my ears, this truth—“Thou livest forever." Anecdote. Sowing and Reaping. A countryman, sowing his ground, two up

Oh ! life is a waste of wearisome hours,

Which seldom the rose of enjoyment adorns ; starts, riding that way, one of them called to him with an insolent air-“Well, honest fel. And the heart that is soonest awak'd to the flowr's, low, 'tis your business to sow, but we reap

Is always the first to be touched by the thorns. the fruit of your labor.” To which the The soul of music-slumbers in the shell, countryman replied—"'Tis very likely you and feeling hearts, (touch them but lightly,) pour

Till waked and kindled, by the master's spell, may; for I am sowing hemp.

A thousand melodies, unheard before.
The world's a book,-writ by the eternal art

When all things have their trial, you shall find,
of the great Author, and printed-in man's heart.

Nothing is constant, but a virtuous minda


When will the world shake of such yokes! oh, 472. RE

Will that redeeming day shine out on men, (when VENGE-is a

That shall behold them rise, erect and free, propensity

As Heaven and Nature-meant mankind should be! & endeavor to injure or pain

When Reason shall no longer blindly bow the offender,

To the vile pagod things, that o'er her brow, contrary to the

Like him of Jaghernaut, drive trampling now; laws of jus

Nor Conquest dare to desolate God's earth; tice: which is

Nor drunken Victory, with a Nero's mirth, attended with triumph and

Strike her lewd harp amidst a people's groans;exultation,

But, built on love, the world's exalted thrones when the in

Shall to the virtuous and the wise be givenjury is inflict

Those bright, those sole legitimates of Heaven! ed, or accomplished. It ex

Human Testimony. The judgment must poses itself

be employed, to discern the truth or falsehood of sike malice, or

assertions, by attending to the credibility and spite, but more openly, loudly and triumphantly; sets the jaws; consistency of the different parts of the story: the grates the teeth; sends blasting flashes from the veracity and character of witnesses in other reeyes; draws the corners of the mouth towards the spects; by comparing the assertions with acears: clenches both fists, and holds the elbow in counts received from other witnesses, who could a straining manner: the tone of voice and expression are similar to those of anger; but the pitch not be ignorant of the facts; and lastly, by bringof voice is not so high, nor loud.

ing the whole to a test of a comparison with If they but speak the truth of her, (honor, known and admitted facts. These hands shall tear her; if they wrong her Anecdote. Scientific Enthusiasm. The The proudest of them shall well hear of it. enthusiasm of ardent and forcible minds, apTime hath not so dried this blood of mine,

pears madness, to those who are dull and Nor age so eat up my invention,

phlegmatic. The pleasure it inspires is the Nor fortune made such havoc of my means,

greatest and the most independent remunera. Nor my bad life—reft me so much of friends,

tion, that men of genius receive for their efforts But they shall find awak'd, in such a kind,

and exertions. Do-na-tel-lo, the great FlorBoth strength of limb and policy of mind, Ability in means, and choice of friends,

entine sculptor, had been long working at his To quit me of them thoroughly.

statue of Judith; and, on giving the last stroke 473. If it will feed nothing else, it will feed of the chisel to it, he was heard to exclaim, my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and hin- “Speak now! I am sure you can." der'd me of half a million ; laugh'd at my

Varieties. 1. How beautiful the arrangelosses, mocked at my gains, scorn'd my na- ment of all living creatures, with the boundation, thwarted my bargains, coold my ries of their habitation! But how much more friends, heated mine enemies. And what's beautiful, could we but discover the law of his reason? I am a Jew! Hath not a Jew this arrangement, or the reason, by which it eyes? Hath not a Jew hands? organs, di- is founded; that law, and the source from mensions, senses, affections, passions? Is he which it proceeds, must be the perfection of not fed with the same food; hurt with the intelligence. 2. A good natured man has the same weapons; subject to the same diseases; whole world to be happy in. He is blest heal'd by the same means: warm'd and cool'd with everybody's blessing, and wherever he by the same summer and winter, as a Chris- goes, he finds some one to love; “Unto him tian is? If you stab us, do we not bleed ? that hath, shall be given.” 3. Parents should If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you beware of discouraging their children, by poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong calling them fools, half-witted, and telling us, shall we not revenge.? If we are like you them they will never know anything, &c.; in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If but let the current flow on, and it will soon a Jew wrong a Christian what is his humili- run clear: dan it up, and mischief will most ty? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, certainly ensue. 4. The agitations among what should his sufferance be by christian the nations of the earth, cannot be mistaken: example? Why, REVENGE. The villiany they are the struggles of opinion, writhing in you teach me, I will execute; and it shall go its chains, and indignantly striving to cast hard, but I will better the instruction. them off; the soul bursting its trammels, forO sacred solitude; divine retreat!

saking its bondage, and soaring away to its Choice of the prudent ! envy of the great !

native heaven of thought, where it may range By thy pure stream, or in thy waving shade, We court fair wisdom, that celestial maid :

at large, emancipate and free. The genuine offspring—of her lov'd enbrace,

Peace !" shall the world, out-wearied, ever see (Strangers-on earth,) are innocence-and peace.

Its universal reign? Will states, will kings, There, from the ways of men laid safe ashore

Put down those murderous-and unholy things, We smile-to hear the distant tempest roar;

Which fill the earth-with blood and misery? There, bless'd with health, with bus'ness unperplex'd,

Will nations learn that love-not enmity This life we relish, and ensure the next.

Is Heaven's

first lesson.


ANGER, HATRED, REPROACH. bent upon me is, that I should put forth my powers, 474. RE

and remove it. How shall I do this? By the exPROACH-is set

ercise of my understanding. To the employment tled anger,

of this power, a cool and exact observation is nehatred, chastising the object

cessary; but the moment I am the slave of pasof its dislike, by

sion, my power is lost; I am turned into a beast, casting in his

or rather into a drunkard; I can neither preservo teeth the secret

my footing, nor watch my advantage, nor strike causes of his

an effectual blow. Did you never see a passionmisconduct, or imperfections:

ate and a temperate man-pitched against each the brow is con

other? How like a fool did the former appear! tracted, the lip

how did his adversary turn and wind him as he turn'd up with

pleased, like some god-controling an inferior nascorn, the head shaken, the

ture! It is by this single implement, his reason, voice low, as

that man tames horses, camels, and elephants, to if abhorring, and

his hand ; that he tames the lion of the desert, and the whole body

shuts up the hyena with bars. expressive of aversion, contempt and loathing.

Anecdote. Servile Imitation. The ChiFarewell, happy fields,

nese tailors do not measure their customers, Where joy forever dwells ! Hail, horrors ! hail, but make clothes according to the pattern Infernal world! and thou, profoundest Hell,

given them. An American captain, being at Receive thy new possessor ; one who brings

Canton, and wanting a new coat made, sent A mind not to be chang'd by place or time.

the proper quantity of cloth, and an old one The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of Hear'n:

for a pattern: but, unluckily, the old coat What matter where, if I be still the same,

had a patch at the elbow, which the tailor And what I should be, all but less than he

copied, to the no small mortification of his Whom thunder hath made greater? Here, at least

employer. We shall be free; th' Almighty hath not built

Varieties. 1. Whatever tends to dissolve Here for his envy; will not drive us hence : the Union, or lessen the sovereign authority, Here we may reign secure; and in my choice, is hostile to our liberty and independence. 2. To reign is worth ambition, though in hell : As the true christian religion, which is to beBetter to reign in hell, than serve in Heaven. come universal, had one local origin, so, He is my bane, I cannot bear him;

have all genuine and specific creations had One heav'n and earth can never hold us both : their origin, or local centre, whence they have Still shall we hate, and with defiance deadly, been diffused. 3. Let an unbeliever in this Keep rage alive, till one be lost forever ;

religion, write down, fairly and truly, all the As if two suns should meet in one meridian, absurdities he believes instead of it, and he And strive, in fiery combat, for the passage. will find that it requires more faith to reject Who does one thing, and another tell,

it, than it does to embrace it. 4. Reverence My heart detests him as the gates of hell.

paid to man, on account of what is good and Hence, from my sight!

true; as divine in them, and as their own, Thy father cannot bear thee;

is the worship of the creature, instead of the Fly with thy infamy to some dark cell,

Creator, and is idolatry. 5. Man is the end Where, on the confines of eternal night,

of the whole creation ; and all particulars Mourning, misfortunes, cares and anguish dwell. of it conspire, that conjunction of him with REPROACHING WITH WANT OF COURAGE AND SPIRIT. God may be attained, and that the end may Thou slave, thou wretch, thou coward!

be brought to pass. Thou little valiant, great in villany,

False views, like that horizon's fair deceit, Thou ever strong upon the stronger side! Where earth and heaven but seem, alas, to meet. Thou fortune's champion, thou dost never fight

Deceit—is the false road to happiness; But when her humorous ladyship is by,

And all the joys we travel to through vice, To teach thee safety! thou art perjured too,

Like fairy banquets, vanish when we touch them. And soothest up greatness. What a fool art thou, A ramping fool; to brag, to stamp, and swear,

Oh! colder than the wind, that freezes Upon my party! Thou cold-blooded slave!

Founts, that but now in sunshine play'd, Hast thou not spoke like thunder on my side,

Is that congealing pang, which seizes Been sworn my soldier ? bidding me depend,

The trusting bosom, when betray'd. Upon thy stars, thy fortune, and thy strength ? In vain my lyre would lightly breathe And dost thou now fall over to my foes ?

The smile, that sorrow fain would wear, Thou wear a lion's hide; doff it, for shame,

But mocks the woe, that lurks beneath, And hang a calf's skin on those recreant limbs.

Like roses-o'er a sepulchre. Debasing tendency of Anger. What

As the ivy-climbs the tallest tree, a wretched thing is anger, and the commotion of So-round the loftiest souls his toils he wound, the soul. If anything interposes itself between And, with his spells, subdu'd the fierce and free. me and the object of my pursuits, what is incum- An honest man's the noblest work of God.




for sale as MSS., the French, after consider475. When

ing the number of the books, and their exact violent and

conformity to each other, and that the best sudden, it

book writers could not be so exact, concluded opens very wide the

there was witchcraft in the case; and, by mouth, short

either actually indicting him as a conjuror, ens the nose, draws down

or threatening to do so, they extorted the eye

secret; hence, the origin of the popular story. brows, gives

of the Devil and Dr. Faustus. the countenance an air

Their breath is agitation, and their life of wildness,

A storm whereon they ride, to sink at last, covers it with

And yet so nurs'd and bigoted to strife, deadly pale

That should their days, surviving perils past, ness, draws back the el

Melt to calm twilight, they feel overcast bows parallel

With sorrow and supineness, and so die; with the

Even as a flame unfed, which runs to waste sides, lifts up the open hands-with the fingers spread to the height of the

breast, at some distance With its own flickering, or a sword laid by before it, so as to shield it from the dreadful object. Which eats into itself, and rusts ingloriously. One fooi is drawn back behind the other, so that the body seems shrinking from the danger, and

Friendship. The water, that flows from a putting itself in a posture for flight. The heart spring, does not congeal in the winter. And those beats violently, the breath is quick and short, and sentiments of friendship, which flow from the the whole body is thrown into a general tremor. heart, cannot be frozen in adversity. The voice is weak and trembling, the sentences short, and the meaning confused and incoherent. Varieties. 1. As in agriculture, he, who Imminent danger produces violent shrieks, without any articulate sounds; sometimes confuses

can produce the greatest crop, is not the best the thoughts, produces faintness, which is some-farmer, but he, who can effect it with the times followed by death.

least labor and expense; so, in society, he is Ah! mercy on my soul! What is that? not the best member, who can bring about My old friend's ghost? They say none but the most apparent good, but he, who can acwicked folks walk; I wish I were at the bot-complish it with the least admixture of contom of a coal-pit. See! how long and pale comitant evil. 2. Cicero says, that Roscius, his face has grown since his death: he never the Roman comedian, could express a senwas handsome; and death has improved him tence in as many ways by his gestures, as he very much the wrong way. Pray do not come himself could by his words. 3. The eye of near me! I wish'd you very well when you a cultivated person is full of meaning; if you were alive ; but I could never abide a dead read it attentively, it will seem like a mirror, man, cheek by jowl with me. Ah, ah, mercy revealing the inner world of thought and on us! No nearer, pray; if it be only to take feeling ; as the bosom of the smooth lake releave of me that you are come back, I could fects the image of the earth around, and the have excused you the ceremony with all my heavens above. 4. A good reader and a bad heart ; or if you—mercy on us! no nearer, singer, and a bad reader and a good singer, pray, or, if you have wronged anybody, as is without excuse; for the same strength, you always loved money a little, I give you purity, distinctness, flexibility and smooththe word of frightened christian ; I will pray ness of voice, that either requires, and proas long as you please for the deliverance, or motes, are subservient to each other. repose of your departed soul. My good, worthy, noble friend, do, pray disappear, as Should fate—command me to the farthest verge ever you would wish your old friend to come

Of the green earth, to distant, barbarbous climes, to his senses again.

Rivers—unknown to song; where first the sun Passion, when deep, is still-the glaring eye,

Gilds Indian mountains, or his setting beams That reads its enemy with glance of fire;

Flame on the Atlantic Isles ; 'tis nought to me;

Since God-is ever present, ever felt,
The lip, that curls and writhes in bitterness;

In the void waste as in the city full;
The brow contracted, till its wrinkles hide
The keen fixed orbs that burn and flash below;

And where He-vital breathes, there must be joy. The hand firm clench'd and quivering, and the foot

When e'en, at last, the solemn hour shall come, Planted in attitude to spring and dart

And wing my mystic flight to future worlds, Its vengeance, are the language it employs.

I cheerful, will obey; thee, with new powers,

Will rising wonders sing; I cannot go While passions glow, the heart, like heated steel, Where universal love-smiles not around, Takes each impression, and is work'd at pleasure. Sustaining all yon orbs, and all their sons :

Anecdote. Printing. It is related that From seeming evil,--still educing good, Faust, of Mentz, one of the many to whom And better,—thence again, and better-still the honor of having invented the invaluable in infinite progression But I lose art of printing is ascribed, having carried Myself in Hin—in light ineffable : some of his Bibles to Paris, and offered them I Come ihen, expressive Silence-muse his praise.

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