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The features of the countenance often enable us to form a judgment, not very fallible, of the disposition of the mind. In few portraits can this difcovery be more successfully pursued than in that of Isaac Walton. Lavater, the acute master of phyfiognomy, would, I think, instantly acknowledge in it the decisive traits of the original:-Mild complaisance, forbearance, mature consideration, calm activity, peace, found understanding, power of thought, discerning attention, and secretly active friendship. Happy in his unblemished integrity, happy in the approbation and esteem of others, he inwraps himself in his own virtue. The exultation of a good conscience eminently shines forth in the looks of this venerable person.
Hacket, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, used this motto, “ SERVE GOD, AND BE CHEERFUL.” Our Biographer seems to have adhered to this golden maxim, during the whole tenor of his life. His innocence, and the inoffensive plainness of his manners, his love of truth, his piety, and the unbiassed rectitude of his conduct diffused over his mind a serenity and complacency, which never forsook him. Let no one, however elevated in rank or station, however accomplished with learning, or exalted in genius, esteem himself undervalued, when it shall be pronounced concerning him, that his religious and moral qualities are placed in the balance, or compared with those of ISAAC WALTON.
Page 21, line 329-Angelicanæ, read Anglicanæ.
30, 35,-motre, read matre.
--July 27, read July 31.
25,-KIII. read XIII. 176, 32,-Dr. Marter, read Dr. Martin Luther. 181, 20,-Odvardo, read Odoardo.
21,-lango, read lungo. 22,-fa, read fu.