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The good can never be unfortunate.
And he inis maxim graven in thy mind;
The height of virtue is, to serve mankind.
But when old age has silver'd o'er thy heart
When memory fails, and all thy vigour's fled,
Then mayst thou seek the stillness of retreat,
Then hear aloof the human tempest beat;
Then will I greet thee to my woodland

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Allay the pangs of age, and smooth thy grave.

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CHAPTER I.
Select Sentonces and Paragraphs.

CHAPTER II.

Narrutive Pieces.
Beck 1. No rank or possessions oan make the guilty mind happy

2 Change of external condition often adverse to virtue
3. Haman, or the misery of pride
4. Lady Jane Grey
5. Ortogrul; or the vanity of riches
6. The bill of science
% The journey of a day; a picture of human life

CHAPTER III.

Didactic Pieces.
Sect. 1. The importance of a good education

2 On gratitude
3. On forgiveness

Motives to the practice of gentleness
5. A suspicious temper the source of misery to its possessor
6. Comforts of religion
7. Diffidence of our abilities a mark of wisdom
8. On the importance of order in the distribution of our time
9. The dignity of virtue amidst corrupt examples
10. The mortiucalions of vice greater tban those of virtue
11. On contentment
12. Rank and riches afford no ground for envy
10 Patience under provocations our interest as well as duty
14. Moderatiou in our wishes recommended
15. On science and omnipresence of the Deity, the source of
onsolation to good men

CHAPTER IV.

Argumentatice Pieces.
1. Happiness is founded in rectitude of conduct
2 Virtue and piety nieu's highest interest
3. The Injustice of an uncbaritable spirit

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4. The misfortunes of men mostly cbargeable on tliemselves
5. Un disinterested friendship
6. On the immortality of the soul

CHAPTER V.

Descriptivo Pieces
Sect 1 The seasons

2 The cataraot of Niagara, in Canada, Forcb America
3. The groito of Antiparos
4 The grotto of Antiparos continued
5. Earthquake at Catanea
6. Creation
7. Charity
& Prosperity is redoubled to a good man
9. On the beauties of the Psalms
10. Character of Alfred, king of England
11. Character of Queen Elizabeth
12. The slavery of vice
13. The man of integrity .
14. Gentleness

CHAPTER VI.

Pathetic Pieces.
Bect. 1. Prial and execution of the Earl of Strafford

2. An eminent instance of true fortitude of mind
2. The good man's confort in amiction
4. The close of life
5. Exalted society, and the renewal of virtuous connexions,

two sources of future felicity
&. The clemency and amiable character of the patriarch Josepi
7. Altaniont

CHAPTER VII.

Dialogues.
Sect. 1. Democritus and Heraclitus

2. Dionysius, Pythias, and Damon
3. Locke and Bayle

CHAPTER VIII.

Public Speeches.
Seet. 1. Cicero against Verres
2 Speech of Adherbal to the Roman Senate, imploring

their protection against Jugurtha
S. The Apostle Paul's noble defence before Festus and Agrippa
4 Lord Mansfield's speech in the House of Lords, 1770, on the bi

for preventing tbe delays of justice, by claiming the privi

lege of parliament
5 An address io young persons

CHAPTER IX.

Promiscuous Pieces.>
Beot. 1. Earthquake at Calabria, in the year 1638

2 Letter from Pliny to Germinius .
3 Letter from Pliny to Marcellinus, on the death of an arılable

young woman
4. On Discretion
& On the government of our thoughts
6 On the evils which flow from unrestrained passions
7. On the proper state of our temper with respect to one another
& Excellence of the Holy Scriptures
& Reflections occasioned by a review of the blessings, pronounced

by Christ on his disciples, in his sermon on the mount

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