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If the mind thirst and hunger still:

The poor rich man's emphatically poor.
Slaves to the things we too much prize,
We masters grow of all that we despise. Cowley.

DCCXXII. A thorough critic is a sort of puritan in the polite world. As an enthusiast in religion stumbles at the ordinary occurrences of life, if he cannot quote scripture examples on the occasion, so the critic is never safe in his speech or writing, without he has, among the celebrated writers, an authority for the truth of his sentence.Steele.

DCCXXIII. There should be, methinks, as little merit in loving a woman for her beauty, as in loving a man for his prosperity; both being equally subject to change.-Pope.

(Laughter.) Come, thou goddess, fair and free,
In heaven ycleped Euphrosyne.
And by men, heart-easing mirth,
Whom lovely Venus at a birth
With two sister Graces more,
To ivy-crowned Bacchus bore.
Haste thee, nymph, and bring with thee
Jest and youthful jollity,
Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles,
Nods, and becks, and wreathed smiles,
Such as hang on Hebe's cheek,
And love to live in dimple sleek;
Sport that wrinkled Care derides,
And Laughter holding both his sides.
Come, and trip it, as you go,
On the light fantastic toe;
And in thy right hand lead with thee
The mountain nymph, sweet Liberty;
And if I give thee honour due,
Mirth, admit me of thy crew,
To live with her, and live with thee,
In unreproved pleasures, free.


DCCXXV. Books, while they teach us to respect the interests of others, often make us unmindful of our own; while they instruct the youthful reader to grasp at social happiness, he grows miserable in detail, and, attentive to universal harmony, often forgets

that he himself has a part to sustain in the concert.-Goldsmith.

DCCXXVI. Money and time are the heaviest burthens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use. To set himself free from these incumbrances, one hurries to Newmarket; another travels over Europe; one pulls down his house, and calls architects about him; another buys a șeat in the country, and follows his hounds over hedges and through rivers; one makes collections of shells; and another searches the world for tulips and carnations.Johnson.

DCCXXVII. It is impossible for government to circumscribe or fix the extent of paper credit, which must of course fuctuate. Government may as well pretend to lay down rules for the operations, or the confidence of every

individual in the course of his trade. Any seeming temporary evil arising must naturally work its own cure.--Franklin.

That fame is the universal passion is by nothing more
conspicuously discovered than by epitaphs. The gene-
rality of mankind are not content to sink ingloriously into
the grave, but wish to be paid that tribute or panegyric
after their deaths, which in many cases may not be due to
the virtues of their lives. If the vanity of the departed
as not been provident of monumental honours, the par-
lity of friends is eager to supply them.-Kett.

Love mistress is of many minds,

Yet few know whom they serve;


They reckon least how little hope

Their service doth deserve.
The will she robbeth from the wit,

The sense from reason's lore;
She is delightful in the rind,

Corrupted in the core. Southwell.

Lowliness is young ambition's ladder,
Whereto the climber-upward turns his face:
But when he once attains the utmost round,
He then unto the ladder turns his back,
Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees
By which he did ascend.

Shakspeare. DCCXXXI. The most necessary talent in a man of conversation, which is what we ordinarily intend by a fine gentleman, is a good judgment. He that has this in perfection is master of his companion, without letting him see it; and has the same advantage over men of any other qualifications whatsoever, as one that can see would have over a blind man of ten times his strength.--Steele.

Who for each fickle fear from virtue shrinks,
Shall in this world enjoy no earthly thing:
No mortal man the cup of surety drinks;
But let us pick our good from out much bad,
That so our little world may know its king.

Sir P. Sidney. DCCXXXIII. Truth, whether in or out of fashion, is the measure of knowledge, and the business of the understanding; whatsoever is besides that, however authorized by consent, or recommended by rarity, is nothing but ignorance, or something worse. ---Locke.

DCCXXXIV. Nothing is to be expected from the workman whose tools are for ever to be sought. I was once told by a

great master, that no man ever excelled in painting, who was eminently curious about pencils and colours. Johnson.

O, the fierce wretchedness that glory brings us!
Who would not wish to be from wealth exempt,
Since riches point to misery and contempt?
Who'd be so mock'd with glory? or to live
But in a dream of friendship?
To have his pomp, and all what state compounds,
But only painted like his varnish'd friends?

There are foure great cyphers in the world: hee that is
lame among dancers, dumbe among lawyers, dull

among schollers, and rude amongst courtiers. --Bishop Earle.

DCCXXXVII. A small people with a large territory may subsist on the productions of nature, with no other labour than that of gathering the vegetables and catching the animals.Franklin.

DCCXXXVIII. There are several fellows in town, who wager themselves into statesmen, historians, geographers, mathematicians, and every other art, when the persons with whom they talk have not wealth equal to their learning. I beg of you to prevent in these youngsters, this compendious way to wisdom, which costs other people so much time and pains.-Letters on Wagerers.---Spectator.

DCCXXXIX. Judge we by Nature? habit can efface, Intrest o'ercome, or policy take place. By actions? those uncertainty divides. By passions? there dissimulation hides. Opinions? they still take a wider range: Find, if you can, in what you cannot change. Manners with fortunes, humours turn with climes, Tenets with books, and principles with times.--Pope, Vol. II.


DCCXL. The first part of a newspaper which an ill-natured man examines, is, the list of bankrupts, and the bills of mortality.-Shenstone.

DCCXLI. He who comes from the kitchen smells of its smoke; he who adheres to a sect has something of its cant: the college-air pursues the student, and dry inhumanity him who herds with literary pedants.-Lavater.

DCCXLII. The awe which public assemblies strike on such as are obliged to exert any talent before them, is a sort of elegant distress, to which ingenuous minds are the most liable. Many a brave fellow, who has put his enemy to flight in the field, has been in the utmost disorder upon making a speech before a body of his friends at home. Hughes.

Glories, like glow-worms, afar off shine bright,
But look'd too near, have neither heat nor light.

Webster. DCCXLIV. The intelligence of affection is carried on by the eye only; good-breeding has made the tongue falsify the heart, and act a part of continued restraint, while nature has preserved the eyes to herself, that she may not be disguised or misrepresented. The poor bride can give her hand, and say, "I do,” with a languishing air, to the man she is obliged by cruel parents to take for mercenary reasons; but at the same time she cannot look as if she loved: her eye is full of sorrow, and reluctance sits in a tear, while the offering of a sacrifice is performed in what we call the marriage ceremony.--Spectator.

DCCXLV. Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should be made parchment? That parchment, being scribbled o'er, should undo a man? Some say, the bee stings: but I say, 'tis the bee's-wax, for I

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