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Distinction, with a broad and powerful fan, “ O The fierce wretchedness that glory
Puffing at all, winnows the light away ; brings us."

Ibid. act iv. sc. ii.
And what hath mass or matter, by itself
Lies, rich in virtue, and unmingled.”

'Tis far off;
Troilus and Cressida, act i. sc. iii.

And rather like a dream, than an assurance

That my remembrance warrants."

Tempest, act i. sc. i.
Modest as morning when she coldly eyes
The youthful Phæbus."


“ Such shapes, such gestures, and such

sound, expressing “ BETTER I were distract;

(Although they want the use of tongue) a So should my thoughts be sever'd from my

kind griefs,

Of excellent dumb discourse."
And woes by wrong imaginations, lose

Ibid. act iii. sc. iii.
The knowledge of themselves.”
King Lear, act iv. sc. vi.

“Dull folly (not the wanton wild,

Imagination's younger child.) “ To-MORROW, and to-morrow, and to

Has taken lodgings in his face, morrow,

As finding that a vacant place, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,

And peeping from his windows, tells To the last syllable of recorded time :

To all beholders where she dwells." And all our yesterdays have lighted fools

ROBERT LLOYD. The way to dusty death." Macbeth, act v. sc. v. “Would you be still more learned than the learn'd?

[known, On the spheres.

Learn well to know how much need not be “ What are those ever-turning heavenly And what that knowledge which impairs spheres,

your sense.

[food, But wheels that, from our cradles to our

Our needful knowledge, like our needful Wind up our threads of life, that hourly Unhedged, lies open in life's common field, wears,

(turns." And bids all welcome to the vital feast." And they that soonest die, have happiest

Young, vol. 1, 142. TH. BANCROFT, Restituta, vol. 2, p. 490.

“ No deeper wrinkles yet! Hath sorrow “His qualities were beauteous as his form, struck For maiden-tongued he was, and thereof So many blows upon this face of mine, free.

And made no deeper wounds !”
Yet if men moved him, was he such a storm

Richard the Second, act iv. sc. i.
As oft 'twixt May and April is to see,
When winds breathe sweet, unruly though

"LEARN, good soul, they be.”

To think our former state a happy dream,
SHAKSPEAR, Lover's Complaint. From which awaked, the truth of what we are

Shows us but this. I am sworn brother, “He's truly valiant that can wisely suffer

sweet, The worst that man can breathe ; and make To grim necessity, and he and I

(carelessly, Will keep a league till death." His outsides; wear them like his raiment,

Ibid. act v. sc. i.
And ne'er prefer his injuries to his heart
To bring it into danger."

“ TELL them I AM, Jehovah said
Timon of Athens, act iii. sc. v. To Moses, while earth heard in dread ;

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“ Ricu gums,

And smitten to the heart,

Ay, in the self-same settle, yet the while At once above, beneath, around,

Be ne'er one whit the worse. All nature, without voice or sound,

Ibid. p. 273. Replied, O Lord, Thou art.” SMART. In his song to David, composed in a mad

Marian. I thought thou wert prepared. house.


I thought so too.
But certainty makes previous expectation

Seem, by comparison, a state of hope." Sweeter than those the phenix makes her

Ibid. p. 277. altar When she is her own sacrifice, and fans

“Want a sweet thing is night! how calm The glowing pile with her gray wings.”

and harmless;

[breath SHIRLEY, Example, vol. 3, p. 332.

No whispering but of leaves, on which the

Of heaven plays music to the birds that A very pretty line of Hall Hartston's, de

slumber."-SHIRLEY, Constant Maid, scribing a butterfly.

vol. 4, p. 494. “ From earth he springs, Opes his gay downs, and spreads his gold- “ Tu vero fili contende intrare per andropt wings;

gustam portam ; nec quid multi agant atTurns every beauty to the sunny ray, tende, sed quid agendum ipsa tibi natura, And winnows with soft wing his easy way." | ipsa ratio, ipse Deus ostendat.”—Picus Mi

Youth, Monthly Review, RANDULA, ff. 60.
vol. 48, p. 459.

" Si non desipit auditor, a fucato sermone “ Love leads to penitence, quid sperat aliud quam insidias ? Tribus And is the noblest, surest path ; whilst fear maxime persuadetur, vitâ dicentis, veritate Is dark and devious."

rei, sobrietate orationis.”—Ibid. ff. p. 62. Miss BAILLIE, Martyr, p. 413.

“ They who in former times, like pipes “ Past and future are but shadowy visions, of reeds, have sweetly sounded out the Dark cumberous things, which we must cast praises of God, but now are cracked with aside,

some pardonable error in judgment, or slip To make the present hour endurable.” in manners, if they be truly bruised with Ibid. Separation, p. 29. the weight of their sin, and thoroughly con

trite, may plead the privilege of the bruised “ A FEEBLE body,

reed in the text, not to be broken by any The worn out case of a more feeble mind." overhard and severe censure or sentence." Ibid. Phantom, p. 245.

Featley, Clavis Mystica. p. 10.

“ But Lord preserve us all ! We by God's grace, may sit by Satan's side,

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Prospects of Society.

bidding of dice and cards, and unlawful EE CLARENDON, vol. 1, part 2, games unto servants and mean people, and

p. 498. Concerning the arts and the putting down and suppressing of aleactivity of factious men.

houses, as strings of one root together, and

as if the one were unprofitable without the “ So most men are deceived in being too

other.”—Ibid. p. 216. reasonable ; concluding that reason will prevail upon those men to submit to what is

NATIONAL wealth wholesome only when right and just, who have no other conside- justly, equitably (not equally) diffused. ration of right or justice, but as it advances

When the workman as well as the capitalist their interest, or complies with their hu- has his fair proportion of gains and com

forts. mour and passion.”—Ibid. p. 1043. One who had hurt his foot by paring a

“ Sed jam pudet me ista refellere, cum nail to the quick, laughed on being told

eos non puduerit ista sentire. Cum verò there was danger of a mortification, and re

ausi sint etiam defendere, non jam eorum, plied, “ the foot is a long way from the sed ipsius generis humani me pudet, cujus heart.” But the mortification found its way

aures hæc ferre potuerunt.” — St. Augusthere.

Bacon observes, “ it is not incredible The overflow of educated persons in both that it should have come into the mind of sexes,—“ the condition of the one being acsuch an abject fellow (as Lambert Sim- companied with more unhappiness than nell) to enterprize so great a matter, for would easily be imagined, and that of the high conceits do sometimes come streaming other bringing with it more danger than into the imaginations of base persons, espe- statesmen perhaps have yet taken into the cially when they are drunk with news and account of the evils that are to come.” talk of the people."Henry VII. p. 20.

“Things (in Scripture) manifestly and Bacon says that in the Statute of 19 mercifully undefined.”—MILLER's B. LecHenry VII. against vagabonds, there may tures. be noted “the dislike the parliament had of gaoling of them, as that which was “ SIMPLE (The) Cobler of Aggawam in chargeable, pesterous, and of no open ex- America. Willing to help 'mend his Native ample. And he notices that in all the sta- Country, lamentably tattered both in the tutes of this king there are ever coupled upper-Leather and Sole, with all the honest the punishment of vagabonds, and the for- stitches he can take, 10s. 6d. Lond. 1647."


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“Tue Othomacas, one of the rudest of “La multitude est plus frappé de ce the Orinoco tribes, suppose themselves qu'on lui ordonne que de ce qu'on lui prouve. descended from a pile of stones upon the Les hommes en général, ont besoin d'être top of a rock called Barraguan, and that fixês : il leur faut des maximes plutôt que they all return to stone as they came from des démonstrations.”—PORTALIS. it; so that this mass of rock is composed of See this paper of Portalis. L. GOLDSMITH, their forefathers.

vol. 1, p. 281, &c. concerning a settled mode The system of lying was not practised dom excellently expressed.

of belief. It contains much excellent wisa more impudently by Buonaparte's government, than by the Opposition papers and REFORMATION. the Opposition speakers.

Necessity admitted— the consequence of

fraud and falsehood. Johnson once said of Derrick, " he may

Errors—in abolishing the Regulars. Purdo very well as long as he can outrun his

gatory. Calvinism. character, but the moment his character

Iconoclasm. The Cross. gets up with him, it is all over.” Alas!

Croyland and Ely still worse for the Recharacter now goes for nothing with the

formation. mob, or even the people in this country. - Est enim metus magister longè optimus than with the intellect of a Dodo.

Your great Whig landholder is a Leviamaximequèopportunus.”!–GREG. NAZIAN

REVOLUTION would soon produce malaria

in England. The condition of the Bedford ALFRED's police.—TURNER, vol. 2, p.304. Level would be more advantageous to coot,

Works of fiction monstrous in kind, de- teal, widgeon, and wild ducks, than to the vilish in feeling, damnable in purpose.

goosey goosey ganders of the house of Rus

sell. Every man his own king, his own priest, and his own God.

BEGGARS' Opera in Heroics. Lord B. The American war destroyed that ami- No happiness but in a settled state of cable feeling which till then had for half a things. century prevailed between the Church and

“OMNE quod exit in hum." the Dissenters. In Abp. Secker's days,

SLAVERY. “Mais on feint de ne rien croire, afin de

Feudal dependence.

Manufactures. tout permettre," was said of the Dragonnades in Poictou, and may be said of the Cato

TREASURE so frequently concealed in Instreet Conspiracy, &c.

dia, that whenever the foundation of a A. D. 1821. In the course of thirty-nine house is to be dug, officers of government years the Catholics in England are said to

attend to seize one, if it should be found. have increased sevenfold. Their present

(This in Tranquebar.) numbers are about 500,000.

Evil of having introduced our system

of laws in India.-MURRAY, Hist. Acc. vol. ' I suspect this is a line from the Carmen de l'itá suá, v. 47.

2, p. 320. Φόβος γάρ ήγεν, ός μέγας διδάσκαλος. Justice is de

in consequence, and the Tom. ii. p. 678. Ed. Fol. 1840. country at the mercy of most merciless

J. W. W. banditti.

e. g.


PRINTING. General education.

The world may be progressive as a whole, Emancipation. Association in clubs, &c. while parts are retrograde, e. g. New Hol

Reformation. Revolution in America and land, Canada, and America, while Great France.

Britain, &c. Church. Universities. Lay Monasteries. Protestant nunneries. Alms-houses. CONDITION of the lower classes, physical Condition of women.

as to health, diet, clothing, fire, moral, reMonastic virtues, humility, obedience. ligious, political. Laws.

Hinds, small farmers, domestic servants, Literature.

male and female, manufactures, coachmen, Colonization at home and abroad.

&c. Progress of trade and manufactures. Question of exclusive companies.

QUESTION of improvement examined. Prevention of fires.

Scene, the ruined village. Small farmers

and peasantry, certes worsened. ManuEnd of all disputed successions with the factures a new class. Servants an altered Union of the Roses.

Tradesmen. The old denominations of small coin be- Condition of women. Quoad marriage, coming too small.

worsened, and quoad education, not so good

as in Henry VIII.'s time. MANUFACTURING populace in Flanders. Dr. Johnson, Boswell says, was willing But the higher classes in those days, Co- to speak favourably of his own age: and mines says, were good people, and sorely indeed maintained its superiority in every disliked the mutinous spirit of the commu- respect, except in its reverence for governpity. Our mischief lies with the half-edu- ment; the relaxation of which he imputed cated class,--the agitators.

as its grand cause to the shock which our

monarchy received at the Revolution, CONSEQUENCE of the struggle for Refor- though necessary; and secondly, to the mation in different countries. The League. timid concessions made to faction by sucAccidental effect of the Inquisition. cessive administrations in the reign of his

present Majesty, George III.”—Vol. 3, p.3. No one put to death for heresy while Sir T. More was chancellor.

“ There is a strange rout made about

deep play,” said JOHNSON; " whereas you DESTRUCTION of buildings began with the bave many more ruined by adventurous Reformation, when stronger passions were at trade, and yet we do not hear such an outwork than in the successive war of which cry against it." Comines speaks.

OPINIONs concerning the mercantile proA good remark of Marlborough's upon fession by Cicero, and Plutarch's character Lord Halifax, “ if he had no other fault of it in eastern times. — WADDING. vol. 1, but his unreasonable vanity, that alone p. 17. ESSENES. Basnage, vol. 1, p. 536. would be capable of making him guilty of

“ In colonizing new countries provision

should be made for towns, and those limited Growth of good government through in size. See Henry the Fowler's regulation the wreck of its institutions. Difference in Germany.–TURNER, vol. 2, p.

350. in Iceland.

any fault.”

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