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the gospel of Christ is suffered to be preached, how little soever desired to practised ?--Clarendon.

CCCCLXXVII. Justice is itself the greatest standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it,under any circumstance, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.-Burke.

If solid happiness we prize,
Within our breast this jewel lies,

And they are fools who roam:
The world has nothing to bestow;
From our own selves our joys must flow,
And that dear hut, our home.

Cotton's Fire-Side. CCCCLXXIX. The humour of avarice, and greediness of wealth, have been ever, and in all countries where silver and gold have been in price and of current use: but if it be true in particular men, that, as riches increase, the desire of them do so too, may it not be true of the general vein and humour of ages!—Sir W. Temple.

CCCCLXXX. A king that would not feel his crown too heavy for him must wear it every day; but if he think it too light, he knoweth not of what metal it is made.--Lord Bacon.

What art thou, Happiness, so sought by all,
So greatly envied, yet so seldom found?
Of what strange nature is thy composition,
When gold and grandeur sue to thee in vain ?
The prince who leads embattled thousands forth,
And with a nod commands the universe,
Knows not the language to make thee obey;
Tho' he with armies strews the hostile plain,
And hews out avenues of death, he still
Loses his way to thee, because content

Appears not on the road, to light them to
Content and happiness are then the same;
And they are seldom found, but in the bed
Where unmolested innocence resides.

Havard's Scanderbeg.

CCCCLXXXII. Among the best men are diversities of opinion, which are no more, in true reason, to breed hatred, than one that loves black, should be angry with him that is clothed in white; for thoughts are the very apparel of the mind.—Sir P. Sidney.

CCCCLXXXIII. The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all humane virtues encrease and strengthen themselves, by the prac. tice and experience of them.-Socrates.

CCCCLXXXIV. There is a subordinate wit, as much inferior to a wit of business, as a fiddler at a wake is to the lofty sound of an organ.-- Saville. ,


Tempting gold alone
In this our age more marriages completes
Than virtue, merit, or the force of love.
'Tis not th' external sweetness of the face,
The inward excellence of a virtuous mind,
The just behaviour and the graceful mien,
With all th' endowents nature can bestow,
Can please the wretch whose riches are his god;
Who'd rather ransack Indian mines for gold,
Than revel in some matchless beauty's arms:
For which may he never taste the joy it yields;
But, as a Midas wallowing in his store,
Let him cursed be amidst his heaps of wealth.


CCCCLXXXVI. To the disgrace of men it is seen, that there are woman both more wise to judge what evil is expected, and more constant to bear it when it is happened-Sir P. Sidney.

In the fatness of these pursy times,
Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg;
Yea, curb and woo, for leave to do him good.

Shakspeare. CCCCLXXXVIII. Have ever more care that thou be beloved of thy wife, rather than thyself besotied on her; and thou shalt judge of her love by these two observations: first, if thou perceive she have a care of thy estate, and exercise herself therein; the other, if she study to please thee, and be sweet unto thee in conversation, without thy instruction; for love needs no teaching, nor precept. -Sir W. Raleigh-to his Son.

CCCCLXXXIX. The chiefest action for a man of spirit, Is never to be out of action; we should think The soul was never put into the body, Which has so many rare and curious pieces, Of mathematical motion, to stand still, Virtue is ever sowing of her seeds, In the trenches for the soldier; in the wakeful study For the scholar; in the furrows of the sea For men of that profession; all of which Arise and spring up honqur.

Webster. CCCCXC. I have seen enough of presuming ignorance, never to venerate wisdom but where it actually appears. I have received literary titles and distinctions myself; and, by the quantity of my own wisdom, know how very little wisdom they can confer.-Goldsmith.

Man is for woman made,

And woman made for man,

As the spur is for the jade,
As the scabbard for the blade,

As for liquor is the can,
So man's for woman made,

And woman made for man,
As the sceptre to be sway'd,
As to night the serenade,
As for pudding is the pan,
As to cool us is the fan,
So man's for woman made,

And woman made for man-
Be she widow, wife, or maid,
Be she wanton, be she staid,
Be she well or ill array’d,
So man's for woman made,

And woman made for man.


CCCCXCII. Club and coffee-bouse gentlemen, petty merchants of small conceits, who have an empty habit of prating without meaning, always aim at wit, and generally make false fire.-Saville.

Seeming devotion doth but gild the knave,
That's neither faithful, honest, just, nor brave;
But where religion doth with virtue join,
It makes a hero like an angel shine. Waller.

CCCCXCIV. Those things that are not practicable, are not desiraa ble. There is nothing in the world really beneficial that does not lie within the reach of an informed understanding and a well-directed pursuit. There is nothing that God has judged good for us, that he has not given us the means to accomplish, both in the natural and the moral world. If we cry, like children, for the moon, like children we must cry on.-Burke.

Greatness has its cankers, worms, and moths,
Bred out of too much humour, in the things
Which after they consume, transferring quite
The substance of their makers into themselves.

Ben Jonson. CCCCXCVI. Youth will never live to age, without they keep them selves in breath with exercise, and in heart with joyfulness. Too much thinking doth consume the spirits: and oft it falls out, that while one thinks too much of doing, he leaves to do the effect of his thinking.-Sir P. Sidney.

if good Heaven would be so much my friend!
To let my fate upon my choice depend,
All my remains of life with you I'd spend,
And think my stars had given a happy end.

Oldham. CCCCXCVIII. He that hath pity on another man's sorrow, shall be free from it himself; and he that delighteth in, and scorneth the misery of another, shall one time or other fall into it himself.-Sir W. Raleigh.

CCCCXCIX. It were to be wished that all men did believe (which they have all great reason to do,) that the consumption and spending of our time will be the great inquisition of the last and terrible day; when there shall be a more strict inquiry how the most dissolute person, the most debauched bankrupt, spent his time, than how he spent his estate; no doubt it will then manifestly appear, that our precious time was not lent us to do nothing with, or to be spent upon that which is worse than nothing; and we shall not be more confounded with any thing, than to find that there is a perfect register kept of all that we did in that time; and that when we have scarce remembered the morrow what we did yesterday, there is a diary in which nothing we did is left out, and as much

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