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HONOR and shame from no condition rise :-
Aet well your part; there all the honor lies.
Fortune in men has some small diff'rence made ;
One flaunts in rags, one flutters in brocade;
The cobler apron'd, and the parson gown'd,
The friar hooded, and the monarch crown'd.
• What differ more (you cry) than crown and cowl ?”
I'll tell you, friend ! a wise man and a fool.
You'll find, if once the monarch acts the monk,
Or, cobler Jike, the parfon will be drunk,
Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow;
The reft is all but leather and prunella.- Pope.

AMONG the Symer.ns, or fugitive negroes in the South Seas, being in a state that does not set them above continual cares for the immediate necessaries of life, he that can temper iron belt, is among them molt esteemed: and, perhaps, it would be happy for every nation, if honors and applauses were as justly distributed, and he were moft distinguished whose abilities were most useful to society. How many chimerical titles to precedence, how many false pretences to respect, would this rule bring to the ground !-Fohnson.

The Handsome and Deformed LEG. THERE are two sorts of people in the world, who with equal degrees of health and wealth, and the other comforts of life, become the one happy, and the other miserable. This arises

very much from the different views in which they consider things, persons, and events; and the effect of those different views upon their own minds.

IN whatever fituation men can be placed, they may find conveniencies and inconveniencies : in whatever company, they may find persons and conversation more or less plealing: at whatever table, they may meet with meats and drinks of better and worse talte, dishes better and worse dressed ; in whatever climate, they will find good and bad weather: under whatever government, they may find good and bad laws, and good and bad administration of those laws: in whatever poem, or work of genius, they may fee faults and beauties : in almost every face, and every person, they may discover fine features ard defects, good and bad qualities.

Under thete circumstances, the two forts of people abovementioned, fix their at-eation--those who are disposed to be happy, on the convenieacies of things, the pleasant parts of The Handsome and Deformed Leg.

133 conversation, the well dressed dishes, the goodness of the wines, the fine weather, &c. and enjoy all with cheerfulness. Those who are to be unhappy, think and speak only of the contraries. Hence they are continually dilcontented themfelves, and, by their remarks, four the pleafures of society; offend personally many people, and make themselves every where disagreeable. If this turn of mind was founded in nature, such unhappy persons would be the more to be pitied. But as the disposition to criticise, and to be disgusted, is perhaps taken up originally by imitation, and is, unawares, grown into a habit, which, though at present strong, may Devertheless be cured, when those who have it are convinced of its bad effects on their felicity; I hope this little admonition may be of service to theni, and put them on changing a habit, which, though in the exercise it is chiefly an act of imagination, yet has serious consequences in lifing as it brings on real griefs and misfortunes, For as many are offended by, and nobody loves this sort of people; no one snews them more than the most common civility and respect, and scarcely that; and this frequently puts them out of humour, and draws them into disputes and contentions. If they aim at obcaining fome advantage in rank or fortune, nobody wilhes them success, or will ftir a step, or speak a word to favor their pretensions. If they incur public censure or disgrace, no one will defend or excuse, and many join to aggravate their misconduct, and render them completely odious. If these people will not change this bad habit, and condescend to be pleased with what is pleasing, without fretting themselves and others about the contraries, it is good for o:hers to avoid an acquaintance with them; which is always disagreeable, and sometimes very inconvenient, especially when one finds one's self entangled in their quarrels.

An old philosophical friend of mine was grown from experience, very cautious in this particular, and carefully avoided any intimacy with such people. He had, like other philofophers, a thermometer to thew him the heat of the weather ; and a baronicter, to mark when it was likely to prove good or bad; but there being no instrument invented to discover, at first fight, this unpleating disposition in a person, he, for that purpose, made use of his leys; one of which was remarkably handsome, the other, by fome accident, crooked and deformed. If a ftranger, at the first interview, regarded his ugly leg more than his handsone one, he doubted bim.


If he spoke of it, and took no notice of the handsome ley, that was sufficient to determine my philosopher to have no further acquaintance with him. Every body has not this two legged instrument: but every one, with a little attention, may observe signs of that carping, fault-finding disposition, end take the fame resolution of avoiding the acquaintance of those infected with it. I therefore advise those critical, queru. lous, discontented, unhappy people, that if they wish to be relpected and beloved by others, and happy in themselves, they should leave of looking at the ugly leg.--Franklin.

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NO happiness can be where is no rest,
Th’unknown, untalk'd-of man is only bleft,
He, as in some safe cliff, his cell does keep,
From thence he views the labour of the deep:
The gold-fraught vessel, which mad tempeils beat,
He fees now vainly make to his retreat ;
And when from far the tenth wave does appear,

up in silent joy, he is not there.--Dryden.

-TO be good is to be happy: Angels
Are happier than men, because they're betier.
Guilt is the source of sorrow ; 'tis the fiend,
Th’avenging fiend that follows us behind
With whips and stings. The bless'd know none of this,
But rest in everlasting peace of mind,
And find the height of all their heav'n is goodness.—Rowe:

WHAT art thou, happiness, fo fought by all,
So greatly envicd, yet so seldom found?
Of what ftrange 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 strew the hostile plain,
And hew out avenues of death, he still
Loses his way to thee, because content
Appears not on the road, to light him to thee
Content and happiness are then the same;
And they are seldom found, but in the bed
Where un molested innocence resides.-Havard.

THERE is nothing more difficult than to lay down any fixed and certain rules for happiness, or indeed to judge with

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Happiness. Hupand. - Heaver.

135 any precision of the happiness of others from the knowledge of external circumitances. There is sometimes a little speck of black in the brightest and gayelt colours of fortune, whicha contaminates and deadens the whole. On the contrary, when all without looks dark and dismal, there is often a fieret rey of light within the mind, which turns every thing 10 real joy and gladness._Fieliling.

ALL natural and almost all political evils are incident alike to the bad or good. They are confounded in the misery of a famine, and not much distinguished in the fury of a faction, They link togeiher in a tempest, and are diireo logother fiola their country by invaders. All that virtue can afford is quieiness of conscience, a leady prospect of a happier flate, which will enable us to endure every calamity with patience.---Johnson

THE happiness of the generality of people is nothing if it is not known, and very litile if it is not envied. ---dir.

IT is impoffible to form a philofophic tem of happiness which is adapted to every condition in life ; fince every perival who travels in this great pursuit, takes a separate road. The different colours which suit different complexioos, are not more various than the different pleasures appropriated to particular minds. The various sects who have pretended to give lessons to instruct men in happiness, have described their own particular sensations without considering ours, have only loaded their disciples with constraint, without adding to their real felicity.--Goldsmith.

HUSBAND. THE Gilliest fellows are in general the worst of husbands : and it may be asserted as a fact, that a man of sense rarely

ill to a wife who deserves very well. --- Fielding, .

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WHAT a poor value do men set on heav'n!
Heav'n, the perfection of all that can
Be faid, or thought, riches, delight, or harmony,
Health, beauty, and all these not subject to
The waste of time; but in their height eternal;
Lot for a poufion, or poor spot of earth,
Favour of greatness, or an hour's faint pleasure ;
As men, in scorn of a true flame that's near,
Should run to light their taper at a glow-worm.- Shirley.


HOPE, with a goodly prospect feeds the eye,
Shews from a rising ground poffesion nigh;
Shortens the distance, or o'erlooks it quite,
So easy’tis to travel with the fight.--Dryden.

CALL up your better reason to your aid,
And hope the best: that friendly beam is left
To cheer the wretch, and lighten thro' his sorrows;
Nor can he link so low, but hope will find him ;
The pleasing profpect of a better day
Shines thro' the gloom of life, and shortens pain.—Havard.

O HOPE! fiveet flatirer! whose delusive touch
Sheds on afflicted puinds the balm of comfort,
Relieves the load of poverty, sustains
The captive, bending with the weight of bonds,
And smooths the pillow of disease and pain,
Send back th' exploring messenger with joy
And let me hail thee from that friendly grove.--Glover,
THE wretch condemn’d with life to part,

Stili, ali on hope relies;
And every pang, that rends the heart,

Bids expectation rise.
Hope, like the glimmering taper's light,
Adoris and cheers the

And fill, as darker grows the night,
Emits a brighter ray.--Goldsmith.

WOULD I had trod the humble path, and made
My industry less ambitious ; the shrub
Securely grows, the tallest tree stands most
In the wind; and thus we diliinguish the
Noble from the base ; the noble find their
Lives and deaths fill troublesome :
But humility doth sleep, whilst the storm
Grows hoarse with scolding.--Davenant,

THERE are some that use
Humility to serve their pride, and seem
Humble upon their way, to be prouder
At their with'd journey's end.-Denbum.

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