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It is a sign your reputation is small and finking, if your own tongues muß be your Aatterers and commenders ; and it is a fulsome and unpleasing thing for others to hear it.
25. Abhor all foul, unclean and obscene speeches ; it is a sign that the heart is corrupt; and such kind of speeches will make it worse ; it will taint and corrupt yourselves and those who hear it, and bring disreputation on those who use it.
26. Never ufe any profane fpeeches, nor make jefts of fcripture expressions. When you use the names of God or Christ, or any passages or words of the holy scripture, use them with reverence and seriousness, and not lightly or Scurrilously, for it is taking the panie of God in vain.
27. If you hear any unseemly expressions used in religious exercises, you must be careful to forget and not to publish them, or if you at all mention them, let it be with pity and sorrow, not with derifion or reproach.
ON THE PULPIT AND PREACHERS.
its legitimate, peculiar powers,
There stands the messenger of truth. There stands
3. He 'stablishes the strong, restores the weak,
And, arm'd himself in panoply complete
4. I venerate the man, whose heart is warni,
5. But loose in morals, and in manners vain ;
6. From such apostles, Oye mitred heads, Preserve the church ! and lay not careless hands On sculls that cannot teach, and will not learn.
7. Would I describe a preacher such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve and own, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master Arokes, and draw from his desigo.
8. I would express him simple, grave, sincere ö
Decent, folemn, challe,
BRUTUS' SPEECH ON THE DEATH OF
ROMANS, COUNTRYMEN, AND LOVERS,
Hear me, for my cause ; and be flent, that you may hear. Believe me, for mine honor ; and have refpe&t for mine honor, that you may believe. Cenfure me, in your wifdom ; and awake your senses, that you may the better judge.
2. If there be any in this affembly, any dear friend of Cesar, to him I say, that Brutus' love to Cefar was no less than his. If then, that friend demand, why Brutusrose against Cetar, this is my answer ; not that I loved Cefar less, but that I loved Rome more. 3. Had
you rather Cefar were living, and die all slaves, than that Cefar were dead, to live all freemen? As Cesar loved me,
I weep for him ; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it į as he was valiant, ( honor him; but, as he was ambitious, I few him.
4. There are tears for his love, joy for his fortune, honor for his valor, and death for his ambition. Who's here fo base that he would be a bondinan? If any, speak; for him have I offended.
s. Who's here fo rude, that he would not be a Roman? If any, speak; for him have I offended. Who's here so vile, that he will not love his country? If any, speak; for him have I offended. I pause for a reply.
6. None? Then pone have I offended. I have done no more to Cefar, than you should do to Brutus. And as. I llew
my best lover for the good of Rome, I referve the same dagger for myself, whenever it shall please my coun
try to need
JUBA AND SYPHAX.
Juba. SYPHAX, I joy to meet thee thus alone. e observ'd of late thy looks are fall’n, eft with gloomy cares and disconsent ; Then
Then tell me, Syphax, I conjure thee, tell me
Syphax: 'Tis not my talent to conceal my thoughts,
Jub. Why dost thou cast out such ungenerous terms Against the lords and lovereigns of the world ?. Dost not thou see mankind fall down before them, And own the force of their superior virtue ? Is there a nation in the wilds of Afric, Amidst our barren rocks and burning fand's, That does not trenible at the Ronan name?
Syph. -Where is the worth that sets this people up Above your own Numidia's tawny fons ? Do they with tougher sinews bend the bow? Or flies the javelin swifter to its mark, Launch'd from the vigor of a Roman arm? Who, like our active African, instructs The fiery steed, and trains him to his hand ? Or guides in troops the embattled elephant, Lauen with war? These, these are arts, my prince, In which
your Zama does not stoop to Rome.
To set our looks at variance with our thoughts,
Fub. To strike thee dumb, turn up thy eyes to Cato!
Fub. Thy prejudices, Syphax, won't discern
Syph. 'Tis pride, rank pride, and haughtiness of foul : I think the Romans call it Itoicism.