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says STEELE, “that a little mirth and diver- If the dwarfs offered the choice of a shield
sion are what recreate the spirits upon or a sword of their fabric, which ought to
those occasions; but there is a kind of sor- be chosen ?
row from which I draw a consolation that
strengthens my faculties and enlarges my “ Que ceux qui ne peuvent pas découv-
mind, beyond any thing that can flow from rir par le raisonnement l'évidence des véri.
merriment."- Guardian, No. 5.

tés de la Religion, conçoivent au moins du

respect pour elle, en voïant le caractère de Common words, started into a new sig- ceux qui la méprisent, ou qui la combatent." nification.-Ibid. No. 60.

-LA BRUYERE, tom. 2, p. 421.

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Lightfoot, (vol. 6, p. 179) Que l'esprit de contradiction vienne de “I were to make a threefold wish, as Aus- la jalousie, de l'ignorance, du savoir même, tin once did, I cannot tell what to wish for

c'est toûjours un mauvais esprit.”—Ibid. to more profit and advantage, than to know vol. 3, p. 148. God as he is, the Devil as he is, and our selves what we are."

In the approbation of our own in

ventions, affection, and that natural incliLIGHTFOOT says (vol. 6, p. 236), " there nation whence they spring, have swaying is no grace, but there is a false coin minted voices ; and unless these stubborn suffraby the Devil to dissemble it.”

gants be first squared to the rules of reason

taught by others, they enforce our judge“ HE that desires to be undone, and cares ments to bow unto their bent."-JACKSON, not to be prevented by God's restraining vol. 1, p. 1042. grace, shall find his ruin in the folly of his own desires, and become wretched by his

JACKSON says of Maurice of Saxony (vol. own election.”—J. Taylor, tom. 3, p. 274. 2, p. 245), “ he was the only man of this

age (as one writes of him) that had the skill “ Out of this life I can carry nothing to take occasion (when it offered itself) by but my good works: I will not add unto the very point, and to carve opportunities my evil ones that of vain glory. I will out of perplexities." take heed wherein I set my heart ; since the accomplishing of what I wish, may be a “ A man cannot more strengthen or conpunishment of my desires.”—Ibid. p. 437.

firm a weak, crazy, or unsound objection,

than by giving it a lame, unsolid, or unsa“ Celui qui n'a égard en écrivant qu'au

tisfactory answer."—Ibid. vol. 2, p. 515. goût de son siècle, songe plus à sa personne qu'àu ses écrits.”—LA BRUYERE, vol. 1, p. “That which we call a brazen face, hath 41.

always for its supporter an iron sinew, or a

brawny heart."-Ibid. vol. 3, p. 479. “ Il y a dans quelques hommes une certaine médiocrité d'esprit qui contribuë à “ Magis eligo cautam ignorantiam conles rendre sages.”—Ibid. vol. 2, p. 123. fiteri, quam falsam scientiam profiteri.”–

ST. AUGUSTINE. Ibid. vol. 7, p. 435. "Les esprits capables d'envisager plusieurs choses à la fois sont raisonnables ; “ AND Heaven that knows what most ye ceux qui n'en voïent qu'une sont entêtés et ought to ask, opiniâtres quoiqu'ils se croient fermes et Grant all ye ought to have.” constans.”—Ibid. p. 318.

Mason's Caractacus.


p. 86.

“The very hope that cheers us is more vain “Tue usage I have had, I know would make Than the desire that raised it."

Wisdom herself run frantic through the Ibid. Pigmalion.


And Patience quarrel with her shadow.” MULTIQUE in sapientiâ supercilii vi

Ibid. ." —Justin MARTYR, Baronius, vol. 2,

“ The Devil, and

This fellow are so near, 'tis not yet known “ LIKE leaves on trees his bones began to

Which is the eviler angel.”

Ibid. shake, And on his head each hair rose like a stake,

“ NEITHER our preaching, nor our pray, And from his brow the sweat began to pour, ing to God are only sufficient, but withal Like rain from heaven, in a gentle shower.”

we must do our endeavours and help each From some verses sent me by one Tho- other; since for the driving away of a dog MAS LILLEY, of Birmingham, Dec. 20, 1825. there is (as the countryman saith) some

virtue in a stone, if it be conjoined with St. 56 The wild ivy

John's Gospel." — Parliamentary History, Spreads and thrives better in some piteous vol. 1, p. 750. Elizabeth. Speaker not ruin

named. Of tower, or defaced temple, than it does Planted by a new building.”

SiR GEORGE MACKENZIE appearing beBEAUMONT and FLETCHER, fore the world, “ as an atonement in the dust Fair Maid of the Inn.

and sackcloth of this discourse."-Essays,


p. 41.

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" In brief he is a rogue of six reprieves, Four pardons o'course, thrice pilloried, twice

- WHOSE conventicles, compared with sung Lacrime

our Jerusalem, resemble only the removed To the virginals of a cart's tail; he has five huts of those who live apart, because they times

are sick of the plague.”—Ibid. p. 85.

. Been in the gallies, and will never truly Run himself out of breath, till he comes to

PRAYING and preaching :

- No wonthe gallows."

Ibid. der that the success be unequal, seeing in

the one we have to do with a merciful God, “ Be sure thou do not lie; make no excuse

whereas in the other we must persuade a For him that is most near thee; never let

hard-hearted people.”—Ibid. p.

84. The most officious falsehood scape thy tongue,

“The multitude, which albeit it hath ever For They above, that are intirely truth, been allowed many heads, yet was never alWill make that seed which thou hast sown

brains."-Ibid. p.

87. of lies Yield miseries a thousand fold

“There are some thoughts in this piece Upon thine head."

which may seem to rebel against the empire Ibid. Cupid's Revenge. of the schools; yet who knows but

goes right, albeit it agree not with the pub" It will pluck me

lic clock of the city ? especially where the Back from my entrance into any mirth, sun of righteousness hath not, by pointing As if a servant came and whisper’d with me clearly the dial of faith, shown which of the Of some friend's death."

Ibid. two is in the error."-Ibid.

lowed any






It is a good remark of Lord Waldegrave, “ He hath faith enough to save himself, that “the transition from pleasure to busi- | and charity enough to believe that others ness is both shorter and easier, than from a may be saved, who are not in all points just state of total inaction.”—P. 9, Memoirs. of his belief."-Ibid. p. 14.

News.—“I commend it to your lordship PEOPLE who seem to think “ they could as men do fish, for the freshness, not for

not be saved unless they make an ugly face." certainty."— Sir Thomas Rose to STRAF- -Ibid. p. 77. FORD, Letters, vol. 1, p. 356.

“THERE are a company of men in the “ Delays are wisdom, where

world who despise any thing which they Time may more easy ways of safety show."

understand easily, and imagine there is no LORD BROOKE, p. 104.

great matter in it, if it be presently intelli

gible. They admire that most which they “ SELF murther is an ugly work of fear.”


do not comprehend ; and conceive there is

some mystery and depth in it, if it be dif“Never make a defence or apology be- ficult to be explained.”—Ibid. p. 146. fore you be accused ;" a rule, said Charles the First to Strafford, “ that may serve for

Is it not "unreasonable to imagine, that

when all other things are suffered to grow a statesman, a courtier, or a lover.” And for an author too, say I.

to their height and utmost perfections, the

spirit of man only should ever remain a “ STALE reversions,

dwarf, or rather continue a child, and never Glean'd from the rags and frippery of wit." be unloosed from its swadling bands ?"Ro. RANDOLPH, Verses prefixed to Ibid. p. 347. his Brother's Poems.

“ The time, I believe, hastens, when my “ Do boast their loves and brayeries so at knowledge shall be so clear, that faith shall large,

find no employment, and hope shall receive As they came all to see, and to be seen.” a discharge, and charity shall be left alone

Ben Jonson. Underwoods, vol. 9, p. 35. in its full strength.”—Ibid. p. 348. “EXTEND a reaching virtue.”—Ibid. p. 42.

SERIOUS Christians :-"Must we let them “The ignoble never lived; they were awhile

wear the title of virtue above their neighLike swine, or other cattle here on earth :

bours, merely because they are more grave

and solemn ? Do they live in a greater sense Their names are not recorded on the file

of God, because they look more sourly ? Of life that fall so." Ibid.

p. 41.

Must we think there is no piety but what " It will be a commendable thrift to spare

is pale-faced ? no mortification of ourselves, myself the labour of that accuracy.”—Pa

but when our thorns prick other folks ?"TRICK's Parable of the Pilgrim, p. 1.

Ibid. p. 383. “ They fancied themselves engaged

CRANMER is said by Fuller to have had against sin, whilst they were buffeting a an amiable eye.—Church History, p. 179. contrary opinion. There was no heat, but they took it for divine, though it were of “We are but farmers of ourselves; yet may their own kindling: and so they were but If we can stock ourselves and thrive, uplay all on fire, they never doubted but it was Much, much good treasure for the great from heaven."-Ibid. p. 10.



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“And strength itself by confidence grows FIE, foolish earth! think you the heaven weak."


wants glory

Because your shadows do yourself benight? “ His frail freehold of flesh and blood." All's dark unto the blind.” LORD BROOKE, Mon. and Rel. p. 8.

LORD BROOKE, p. 170. “ FOR reputation, airy though it be,

“ FORTUNE and love have sworn Is yet the beauty of authority."

That they were never born
Ibid. p. 43.
Of one alliance."



179. “Power for a pencil, conscience for a table,

" FORTUNE should ever dwell To write opinion in of any fashion.”

In courts where wits excel :
Ibid. p. 58.

Love keep the wood." Ibid. “The plague that in some folded cloud re

“ Good fellows, whom men commonly do mains,

call The bright sun soon disperseth: but observe, Those that do live at war with truth and When black infection in some dunghill lies,


Ibid. p. 181. There's work for bells and graves if it do rise."

“I HAVE for books, above my head the sky,

Under me earth ; about me air and sea.'
WEBSTER, Appius and Virginia. Old

Ibid. p.
Plays, vol. 5, p. 406.

“ FALSE antidotes for vicious ignorance, “ He that would tame a lion, doth not use Whose causes are within, and so the cure ; The goad, or wierd whip; but a sweet voice, Error corrupting nature, not mischance, A fearful stroking; and with food in hand For how can that be wise which is not pure." Must ply his wanton hunger.”

Ibid. p. 210.
Ibid. p. 441.

“ Till the inward moulds be truly placed, * ALL disgrace

All is made crooked that in them we cast." Lights less upon the person than the place."

Ibid. p. 442.

“ From early childhood's promising estate, " PITEOUS fires

Up to performing manhood.” That chance in towers of stone, are not so

GONDIBERT, p. 2. fear'd As those that light in flax shops ; for there's

“ War, art's deliberate strength." Ibid. For eminent ruin." Ibid. p. 442.

“Ready as pilots waked with sudden winds."


P “And seen you sit, sole companied with

“ Dogs, such whose cold secresy was meant thought,

Ibid. p. 24

By nature for surprize."
As if your passions were your comforters."
WEBSTER and RowLEY, Thracian

“ Relays of horse, long-breathed as winter
Wonder. Ibid. vol. 6, p. 31,


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Ibid. p. 25.

I The classical reader will not forget the beautiful lines in the Agum. of ÆschyLUS, έθρεψεν δε λεόντα, κ. τ. ε. ν. 696.

They want not the re ults of thought,
But speech, by which we ours for reason

J. W.W.


Ibid. p. 26.

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« Good works Current Reputation.

Give wealth a blessing. On the contrary, “But such small money (though the people's What curses does he heap upon his soul gold,

That leaves his riches to a riotous young With which they trade,) great dealers scorn

man, to take."

Ibid. p. 38. To be consumed on surfeits, pride, and

harlots. Honour's Field.

Peace be upon that spirit, whose life pro

vides Which yields no harvest when 'tis over

A quiet rest for mine." grown

MIDDLETON, More Dissemblers beside With wild ambition, the most rank of weeds."

Women. Old Plays, vol. 4, p. 341.

Ibid. p. 40. “ Poets the old renowned physicians are,

“ THERE is no mischief Who for the sickly habits of the mind

But brings one villainy or other, still Examples, as the ancient cure, prepare.”

Even close at heels on't.'—Ibid. p. 345 Ibid. p. 55.

- FORTUNE “So manly and so fair a wound,

Cast all their eyes

Into a thicker blindness than thine own, As loyal ladies might be proud to dress.”

Ibid. p. 56.
Darker than ignorance or idolatry.”

Ibid. p. 386. · LIFE, seemed to look about, And fain would be abroad, but that a gate

“ Slow seems their speed whose thoughts She wants so wide, at once to sally out.”

before them run." Ibid. p. 62.

GONDIBERT, p. 134. The devil in the story of St. Martin.

“ As if Heaven's King so soft and easy " I wish to foes the weaknesses of haste :

were, To you, such slowness as may keep you So meanly housed in Heaven, and kind to strong." Ibid. p. 69.


That he would be a Tyrant's tenant here." " And through the world their valour cur.

Ibid. p. 103. rent make, By giving it the ancient stamp of death." Well said of such votive churches as the

Ibid. p. 72.


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