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If the mind thirst and hunger still:
The poor rich man's emphatically poor.
DCCXXII. A thorough critic is a sort of puritan in the polite world. As an enthusiast in religion stumbles at the ordinary occurrences of life, if he cannot quote scripture examples on the occasion, so the critic is never safe in his speech or writing, without he has, among the celebrated writers, an authority for the truth of his sentence.Steele.
DCCXXIII. There should be, methinks, as little merit in loving a woman for her beauty, as in loving a man for his prosperity; both being equally subject to change. -Pope.
DCCXXV. Books, while they teach us to respect the interests of others, often make us unmindful of our own; while they instruct the youthful reader to grasp at social happiness, he grows miserable in detail, and, attentive to universal harmony, often forgets that he himself has a part to sustain in the concert.-Goldsmith.
DCCXXVI. Money and time are the heaviest burthens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use. To set himself free from these incumbrances, one hurries to Newmarket; another travels over Europe; one pulls down his house, and calls architects about him; another buys a seat in the country, and follows his hounds over hedges · and through rivers; one makes collections of shells; and another searches the world for tulips and carnations. Johnson.
DCCXXVII. It is impossible for government to circumscribe or fix the extent of paper credit, which must of course fluctuate. Government may as well pretend to lay down rules for the operations, or the confidence of every individual in the course of his trade. Any seeming temporary evil arising must naturally work its own cure.--Franklin.
DCCXXVIII. That fame is the universal passion is by nothing more conspicuously discovered than by epitaphs. The generality of mankind are not content to sink ingloriously into the grave, but wish to be paid that tribute or panegyric after their deaths, which in many cases may not be due to the virtues of their lives. If the vanity of the departed as not been provident of monumental honours, the parlity of friends is eager to supply them.--Kett.
Yet few know whom they serve;
They reckon least how little hope
Corrupted in the core. Southwell.
Shakspeare. DCCXXXI. The most necessary talent in a man of conversation, which is what we ordinarily intend by a fine gentleman, is a good judgment. He that has this in perfection is master of his companion, without letting him see it; and has the same advantage over men of any other qualifications whatsoever, as one that can see would have over a blind man of ten times his strength.--Steele.
Sir P. Sidney. DCCXXXIII. Truth, whether in or out of fashion, is the measure of knowledge, and the business of the understanding; whatsoever is besides that, however authorized by consent, or recommended by rarity, is nothing but ignorance, or something worse.-Locke.
• DCCXXXIV. Nothing is to be expected from the workman whose tools are for ever to be sought. I was once told by a
great master, that no man ever excelled in painting, who was eminently curious about pencils and colours. Johnson.
Shakspeare. DCCXXXVI. There are foure great cyphers in the world: hee that is lame among dancers, dumbe among lawyers, dull among schollers, and rude amongst courtiers. ---Bishop Earle.
DCCXXXVII. A small people with a large territory may subsist on the productions of nature, with no other labour than that of gathering the vegetables and catching the animals. Franklin.
DCCXXXVIII. There are several fellows in town, who wager themselves into statesmen, historians, geographers, mathematicians, and every other art, when the persons with whom they talk have not wealth equal to their learning. I beg of you to prevent in these youngsters, this compendious way to wisdom, which costs other people so much time and pains.-Letters on Wagerers.--Spectutor.
DCCXXXIX. Judge we by Nature? habit can efface, Intrest o'ercome, or policy take place. By actions? those uncertainty divides. By passions? there dissimulation hides. Opinions? they still take a wider range: Find, if you can, in what you cannot change. Manners with fortunes, humours turn with climes, Tenets with books, and principles with times.---Pope.
DCCXL The first part of a newspaper which an ill-natured man examines, is, the list of bankrupts, and the bills of mortality.-Shenstone.
DCCXLI. He who comes from the kitchen smells of its smoke; he who adheres to a sect has something of its cant: the college-air pursues the student, and dry inhumanity him who herds with literary pedants.-Lavater.
DCCXLII. The awe which public assemblies strike on such as are obliged to exert any talent before them, is a sort of elegant distress, to which ingenuous minds are the most liable. Many a brave fellow, who has put his enemy to flight in the field, has been in the utmost disorder upon making a speech before a body of his friends at home.Hughes.
Webster DCCXLIV. The intelligence of affection is carried on by the eye only; good-breeding has made the tongue falsify the heart, and act a part of continued restraint, while nature has preserved the eyes to herself, that she may not be disguised or misrepresented. The poor bride can give her hand, and say, “I do," with a languishing air, to the man she is obliged by cruel parents to take for mercenary reasons; but at the same time she cannot look as if she loved: her eye is full of sorrow, and reluctance sits in a tear, while the offering of a sacrifice is performed in what we call the marriage ceremony.--Spectator.
DCCXLV. Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should be made parchment? That parchment, being scribbled o'er, should undo a man? Some say, the bee stings: but I say, 'tis the bee's-wax, for I