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Truth.---Toleration. -Tenderness to Animals. 227 it altogether wise to have no other bounds to your impositions, than the patience of those who are to bear them ?-Burke.
TRUTH. THERE is no crime more infamous than the violation of truth : It is apparent, that men can be fociable beings' ño longer than they can believe each other. When speech is employed only as the vehicle of falsehood, every man mult disunite himself from others, inhabit his own cave, and seek prey only for himself. Idler.
TOLERATION. WE all know, that toleration is odious to the intolerant; freedom to oppressors ; property to robbers ; and all kinds and degrees of prosperity to the envious. —Burke.
TENDERNESS to ANIMALS.
very kine that gambol at high noon,
I WOULD not enter on my list of friends (Though grac'd with polish'd manners and fine senses Yet wanting sensibility) the man Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent slep may crush the snail That crawls at ev'ning in the public path ; But he that has humanity, forewarn'd, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. The creeping vermin, loathsome to the light, And charg'd perhaps with venom, that intrudes, A visitor unwelcome, into scenes Sacred to neatness and repose--th' alcove, The chamber, or refectory-may die: A necesiary act incurs no blame. Not so, when, held within their proper bounds, And guiltless of offence, they range the air, Or take their pastime in the spacious field : There they are privileg'd ; and he that hunts Or harms them there is guilty of a wrong, Disturbs the economy of nature's realm, Who, when she form’d, design'd them an abode. The sum is this.-- If man's convenience, health, Or safety, interfere, his rights and claims Are paramount, and must extinguith their's. Else they are all--the meanest things that are As free to live, and to enjoy that life, As God was free to form them at the first, Who, in his fou'reign wisdom, made them all. Ye, therefore, who love
To-Day and To-Morrow.-Virtue. -Vanity.
TO DAT and TO MORROW.
To-morrow no command, no house at all ;
VIRTUE. HE that would govern his actions by the laws of virtue, must regulate his thoughts by the laws of reason; he must keep guilt from the recesses of his heart, and remember that the pleasures of fancy and the emotions of desire, are more dangerous as they are more hidden, fince they escape the awe of observation, and operate equally in every situation, without the concurrence of external opportunities. -Rambler.
TO dread no eye and to suspect no tongue, is ihe great prerogative of innocence; an exemption granted only to invariable virtue. But guilt has always its horrors and folicitudes ; and to make it yet more shameful and detestable, it is doomed often to stand in awe of those, to whom nothing could give influence or weight, but their power of betraying. Idem.
SO weak are human kind by nature made,
Thou, like the sun, all colours doft contain,
When, after battle, I the field have seen
FIRST Envy, eldest born of hell, embrued
The execrable deed. 'Twas not enough
AS war is the extremity of evil, it is surely the duty of those whose ftation entrusts them with the care of nations, to avert it from their charge. There are diseases of an animal nature which nothing but amputation can remove ; so there may, by the depravation of human pallions, be sometimes a gangrene in collected life, for which fire and the sword are the necessary remedies ; but in what can skill or caution be better shewn, than in preventing such dreadful operations, while there is room for gentler methods ?-johnson.
WAR never fails to exhaust the state, and endanger its destruction, with whatever success it is carried on. Though it may be commenced with advantage, it can never be finished without danger of the most fatal reverse of fortune. With whatever fuperiority of Itrength an engagement is begun, the least miltake, the lightest accident, may turn the scale and give victory to the enemy. Nor can a nation that should be always victorious prosper; it would destroy itself by destroying others: the country would be depopulated, the foil untilled, and trade interrupted: and what is worse, the best laws would lose their force, and a corruption of manners infenfibly take place. Literature will be neglected among the youth ; the troops, conscious of their own importance, will indulge themselves in the most pernicious licentiousness with