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Not tamely yields to wear a servile chain ;
FRAILTY. THE best of men appear sometimes to be frange compounds of contradictory qualities : and, were the accidental oversights and folly of the wisest man--the failings and imperfections of a religious man,--the hally acts and pasionate words of a meek man; were they to rise up in judgment againt them,and an ill-natured judge be suffered to mark, in this manner, what has been done amifs--what character so unexceptionable as to be able to stand before him ?-Sterne.
Freeman.-- Firf Pair. Can wind around him, but he casts it off With as much ease as Samson his green withes, He looks abroad into the varied field Of Nature, and tho' poor, perhaps, compar'd With those whose mansions glitter in his light, Calls the delightful scenery all his own. His are the mountains, and the vallies his, And the resplendent rivers ; his t'enjoy With a propriety that none can feel, But who, with filial confidence inspir'd, Can lift to Heav'n an unpresumptuous eye, And smiling fay-My father made them all. Are they not his by a peculiar right; And by an emphasis of int'rest his, Whose eye they fill with tears of holy joy, Whose heart with praise, and whose exalted mind With worthy thoughts of that unwearied love That plann'd, and built, and fill upholds a world, So cloth’d, with beauty, for rebellious man!-Cowper.
FIRST PAIR. (
THE wide earth finish'd, from his western throne, In splendid beauty look'd the gladsome fun ; Calm were the skies; the fields with luftre crown'd, And nature's incense fill'd th’ etherial round, Enshrin'd in facred light, the Maker stood, Complacent smild, and own’d the work was good. Then from his hand, in silent glory, came A nobler form, and man his deslin'd name; Erect, and tall, in solemn pomp he stood, And living virtue in his visage glow'd. Then, too, a fairer being show'd her charms; Young beauty wanton’d in her snowy arms; The heav'ns around her bade their graces fly, And love fat blooming in her gentle eye.
pair divine ! superior to your kind;
He, born to rule, with calm uplifted brow,
On fancy's pinions fcann’d the bright abode,
Her he endu'd with nature more refin'd,
To this lov'd pair a bless'd retreat was given,
FRUGALITY. FRUGALITY may be termed the daughter of prudence, the fister of temperance, and the parent of liberty. He that is extravagant, will quickly become
will enforce dependence, and invite corruption. It will almost always produce a pallive compliance with the wickedness of others : and there are few who do not learn by degrees to practise those crimes which they cease to censure.—Rambler.
THOUGH in every age there are some who, by bold adventures or by favourable accidents, rise fuddenly into riches, the bulk of mankind must owe their affluence to small and gradual profits, below which their expence must be resolutely reduced.--Idem.
poor ; and
FAVOUR. BESTOWING one favour on some nien they think is giving them a right to ask a second. The first they look upon as a gift--the rest are payments.-Fielding,
THE brave only know how to forgive ;--it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at. Cowards have done good and kind actions,-cowards have even fought, nay sometimes, even conquered ; but a coward neyer forgave. It is not in his nature ;--the power of doing it flows only from a strength and greatness of foul, conscious of its own force and security, and above the little temptations of resenting every fruitless attempt to interrupt its happiness. --Sterne.
WHOEVER considers the weakness both of himself and others, will not long want persuasives to forgiveness. We know not to what degree of malignity any injury is to be imputed, or how much its guilt, if we were to inspect the mind of him that committed it, would be extenuated by mistake, precipitance, or negligence. We cannot be certain how much more we feel than was intended, or how much we increase the mischief to ourselves by voluntary aggravations. We may charge to design the effects of accident. think the blow violent, only because we have made ourselves delicate and tender; we are, on every side, in danger of error and guilt, which we are certain to avoid only by speedy forgiveness. -Rambler.
THE evil that men do, lives after them;
ILL shall we judge, if from the mouth of fanie
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
MAN makes his fate according to his mind:
HEAV'N has to all alloited, foon or late,
FIGHING. (for native Country/
TO fight. Familius,
CEASE, cease this flatt'ry!
HE that is much flattered, foon learns to flatter himself. We are commonly taugat our duty by fear or shame; and how can they act opon the man who hears nothing but his own praises ?--Life of Swift.
NEITHER our virtues or vices are all our own. If there were bo cowardice, there would be little infolepce. Pride