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5. I have often heard old and experienced instructors declare, that the whole business of managing a large school, and training the pupils to learning and virtue, was nothing in comparison with the trouble which was given by whimsical, ignorant, and discontented parents.
ON THE DUTY OF SCHOOL-Boys.
QUINTILIAN fays, that he has included almost all the duty of scholars in this one piece of advice which he givesthem; to love those whoteach them, as they love the fciences they learn of them ; and to look upon them as fathers, from whom they derive not the life of the body, but that instruction which is in a manner the life of the soul.
Indeed this sentiment of affection and refpe&t fuffices to make them apt to learn during the time of their studies, and full of gratitude all the rest of their lives. It seems to me to include a great part of what is to be expected from them.
3. Docility, which consists in submitting to directions, in readily receiving the instructions of their master, and reducing them to practice, is properly the virtue of scholars, as that of masters is to teach well.
4. The one can do nothing without the other. As it is not fufficient for a laborer to low the feed, unless the earth, after having opened its bosom to receive it, in a manner warms and moistens it; fo likewise the whole fruit of in. struction depends upon a good correspondence between the master and the scholars.
5. Gratitude for those who have labored in our edu. cation, is the character of an honest man, and the mark of a good heart. Who is there among us, says Cicero, who has been instructed with any care, and is not highly de. lighted with the sight, or even the bare remembrance of his preceptors, and the place where he was taught and brought up ?
6. Seneca exhorts' young men to preserve always a great respect for their teachers, to whose care they are in.
bored for the amendment of their faults, and for having 'bed sentiments of honor and probity.
7. Their exactness and severity displease sometimes, at an age when we are not in a condition to judge of the obligations we owe them ; but, when years have ripened our understanding and judgment, we then discern, that what made us dislike them, is exactly the very thing which fhould make us esteem and love them.
The History of JOSEPH ABRIDGED.
ISRAEL loved Joseph more than all his chil. dren, because he was the son of his old age ; and he gave him a coat of many colors. But when his brethren law their father's partiality to him, they hated him, and would not speak peaceably unto him. And Jofeph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brethren.
Behold, be said, we were binding theaves in the field; and lo! my sheaf arose and stood upright ; and your fheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my seaf. And his brethren said unto him, Shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? and they hated him the more for his dreams, and for his words.
3. It happened that his brethren went to feed their fa. ther's fock at Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren; but, when they saw him afar off, they conspired against him to slay him ; and they said one to another, We will tell our father that some evil beast hath devoured him.
4. But Reuben wished to deliver bim out of their bands; and he said, Let us not kill him, but cast him into this pit, that is in the wilderness. And they followed his counsel, and cast him into the pit, which then contained no
water. 5. A company of Ishmaelites from Gilead passed by, at this time, with their camels, bearing spicery, balm and myrrh, which they were carrying into Egypt. And Judala said unto his brethren, Let us fell Joseph to the Ishmael. ites, and let not our hands be upon him, for he is our brother and our flesh. And Joseph was sold for twenty pieces of lilver.
6. And his brethren killed a kid, and dipped his coat in the blood thereof. And they brought it unto their fatly
and said, This have we found. And Jacob knew it; and believing that Joseph was devoured by an evil beast, he rent his cloches, and put fackcloth on his loins, and refused all comfort, saying, I will go down into the grave to my fon, mourning. 7.
his father for him. But Joseph was carried into Egypt, and sold to Potiphar, the captain of Pharaoh's guard. And the Lord was with him, and prospered him ; and he found favor in the fight of his master. But. by the wickedness of Potiphar's wife, he was cast into the prifon, where the king's prisoners were bound.
8. Here also the Lord continued to show him mercy, and gave him favor in the fight of the keeper of the prif
And all the prisoners were committed to his care ; amongst whom were two of Pharaoh's officers, the chief of the batlers, and the chief of the bakers.
9. And Joseph interpreted the dreams of the king's fere vants; and his interpretation being true, the chief burler secommended him to Pharaoh, who had dreamed a dream which Joseph thus showed unto him. Behold there shall come feven years of great plenty, throughout all the land of Egypt. And there shall arise after them seven years
of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the lard of Egypt, and the famine shall consume the land.
And the king said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shown you all this, thou shalt be over mine house ; and according to thy word fhall all my people be ruled. And Joseph gathered up all the food of the seven years, and laid up the food in store-houses. Then the seven years of dearth began to come, as Jofeph. had foretold.
But in all the land of Egypt there was bread; and people from all countries came unto Jofeph to buy corn, because the famine was sore in all the lands. Now, amongst those who came, were the ten fons of Jacob, from the land of Canaan.
12. And Jofeph faw his brethren, and he knew thema, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly to them, saying, Ye are fpies. And they faid, l'hy fervants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of CaDaan ; and behold the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.
13. But Jofeph faid unto them, Ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither. Let one of
your brethren be bound in prison, and go ye to carry corn for the famine of your houses,and bring your youngest brother unto me.
14. And their consciences reproached them; and they faid one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we faw the anguish of his foul, when he befought us, and we would not bear. Therefore is this distress come upon us.
15. And they knew not that Joseph understood them, for he spake unto them by an interpreter. And he turned himself about from them, and wept ; and returned to them again, and communed with them; and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes. And they returned unto Jacob, their father, in the land of Canaan, and told him all that had befallen them. 16. And Jacob, their father, said unto them, Me
ye have bereaved of my children. Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take. Benjamin away also. But my fon Shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone. If mischief befal him in the way in which ye go, then shall ye bring down my grey hairs with forrow
to the grave.
17. But the famine continued fore in the land ; and when they had eaten up the corn, which they had brought out of Egypt, Jacob faid unto them, Go again and buy us food. And if it must be so, now take also your brother Benjamin, and arise, and go unto the man. brought presents unto Joseph, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.
18. And he asked them of their welfare ; and said, Is your father well? Is he alive? And he lifted
up and saw Benjamin his brother; and he was moved with compaffion ; and he fought where to weep, and he entered his chamber and wept there. And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself.
19. Then he commanded the steward of his house, faya ing, Fill the men's facks with food, ás much as they can carry, and put my cup, the silver cup, into the fack of Benjamin the youngest. And the steward did according to the
word that Joseph had spoken. As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their afses.
20. But Joseph commanded his steward to follow them, and to search their sacks, and to bring them back. And when Judah and his brethren were returned into the city, Jofeph faid unto them, What deed is this ye have done? the man in whose hands the cup is found, shall be my fervant; and as for you, get you in peace unto your father,
21. But they said, Our father will surely die, if he seeth that the lad is not with us; and we shall bring down the grey hairs of thy servant, our father, with forrow to the grave. Then Jofeph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him ; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me; and there stood no man with him, whilst Joseph made himself known unto his brethren..
22. 'And he wept aloud, and said unto his brethren, I am Jofeph; doth.my father yet live? and his brethren could not answer him, for they were troubled at his preíence. And Joseph said to his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you ; and they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye fold into Egypt.
23. Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with your. selves, that ye sold me hither ; for God did send me before
your lives by a great deliverance. Haste you, and go up to my father; and say unto him, Thus faith thy fon Joseph, God hath made me lord over all Egypt. Come down unto me ; tarry not.
24. And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen; and tbou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou haft.. And there will I nourish thee ; for yet there are five years of famine ; left thou and thy househoid, and all that thou has come to poverty.. 25. And behold
your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth which speaketh unto you. And you shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and all which you have seen ;, and ye shall halte, and bring down
father hither.. 26. And be fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck. Moreover, he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them; and after that,
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