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99. He who attempts to make an inroad on the existing state of things, though evidently for the better, will find a few to encourage and assist him, in effecting a useful reform; and many who will treat his honest exertions with resentment and contempt, and cling to their old errors with a fonder pertinacity, the more vigorous is the effort to tear them from their arms. There is more hope of a fool, than of one wise in his own conceit.

Proverbs. 1. A good cause makes a stout heart, and a strong arm. 2. Better ten guilty persons escape, than one innocently suffer. 3. Criminals are punished, that crine may be prevented. 4. Drunkenness-turns a man out of himself, and leaves a beast in his room. 5. Ile that goes to church, with an evil intention, goes on the devil's errand. 6. Most things have handies; and a wise man takes hold of the best. 7. Our flatterers-are our most dangerous enemies,

yet they are often in our own bosom. 8. Pover

100. The second sound of F, is that ty-makes a man acquainted with strange bed.

of V: OF; (never off, nor uv;) there-of here-of, where-of; the only words in our language, in which F, has this sound: a piece of cake, not a piece-ucake, nor a piece-ur-cake.


[F in OF.]

fellows. 9. Make yourself all honey, and the flies will be sure to devour you. 10. Many talk like philosophers, and live like fools. 11. A stitch: in time-saves nine. 12. The idle man's head, is the devil's workshop.

Anecdote. School master and pupil. A school master-asked a boy, one very cold winter morning, what was the Latin-for the word cold: at which the boy hesitated, saying, I have it at my finger's ends.

101. Muscle Breakers. Thou waft'd'st the rickety skiff over the mountain height clitis, and clearly saw'st the full orb'd moon, in whose silvery and effulgent light, thou reef'd'st the haggled sails of the ship-wrecked vessel, on the rock-bound coast of Kam- Ourselves and Others. That manscat-ka. He was an unamiable, disrespect- deserves the thanks of his country, who conful incommunicative, disingenuous, formi- nects with his own-the good of others. dable, unmanageable, intolerable and pusi- The philosopher-enlightens the WORLD; lanimous old bachelor. Get the latest the manufacturer-employs the needy; and amended edition of Charles Smith's Thu- the merchant-gratifies the rich, by procu cyd-i-des, and study the colonist's best in-ring the varieties of every clime. The miser, altho' he may be no burden on society, 102. Irregulars. V has this vocal aspi-yet, thinking only of himself, affords no one rate; also Phin a few words; my vain neph-else-either profit, or pleasure. As it is not ew, Ste-phen Van-de-ver, be-lieves Ve-nus of any one-to have a very large share of a ves-tal vir-gin, who viv-i-fies his shiv-ered liv-er, and im-proves his vel-vet voice, happiness, that man will, of course, have the so as to speak with viv-id viv-ac-i-ty; the largest portion, who makes himself—a partbrave chev-a-lier be-haves like a vol-a-tile ner in the happiness of others. The BENEV con-ser-va-tive, and says, he loves white OLENT are sharers in every one's joys. wine vin-e-gar with veal vict-uals every warm day in the vo-cal vales of Vu-co-var. 103. FAULTS in articulation, early contracted, are suffered to gain strength by abgenerally the most faithful in performing it. t, and grow so inveterate by time, as to be almost incurable. Hence, parents should assist their children to pronounce correctly, in their first attempts to speak, instead of permitting them to pronounce in a faulty manner: but some, so far from endeavoring to correct them, encourage them to go on in their baby talk; thus cultivating a vicious mode of articulation. Has wisdom fled from men; or was she driven away?

Varieties. 1. Ought not the study of our language be made part of our education? 2. He who is slowest in making a promise, is

3. They who are governed by reason, need no other motive than the goodness of a thing, to induce them to practice it. 4. A reading people-will become a thinking people; and then they are capable of becoming a rationat and a great people. 5. The happiness of every one-depends more on the state of his own mind, than on any external circumstance; nay, more than all external things put together. 6. There is no one so despica2ble, but may be able, in some way, and at some time, to revenge our impositions. 7 Desire-seeks an end: the nature of the de sire, love and life, may be known by its end When lowly Merit-eels misfortune's blow, And seeks relief from penury and wo, Hope fills with rapture-every generous heart, To share its treasures, and its hopes in part; As, rising o'er the sordid lust of gold, It shows the impress-of a heavenly mould!

Notes. 1. This diphthongal sound, is made like that off,

with the addition of a voice sound in the larynx: see engraving.

Aafrative of this sound, with the upper lip over-laj ping the under be, and blowing down on the chin, gives a very good imita. tion the bumble-lice. 3. Avoid saying gim me some, for give meve; I haunt get any, for I have not got any; I don't luit to p; for, I don't love, (like rather,) to go; you'll had to do it; for you will have to do it.

What is a man,

If his chief good and market of his time,
Be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more.
He, th't made us, with such large discourse,
Looking before, and after, gave us not
That capability-and god-like reason,
To rust in us-unused.


Whose nature is-so far from doing baru,
That he suspects none.

104. In all schools, one leading object | Proverbs. 1. He that seeks trouble, it were should be, to teach the science and art of a pity he should miss it. 2. Honor and ease-are reading and speaking with effect: they ought, seldom bed-fellows. 3. It is a miserable sight to indeed, to occupy seven-fold more time than see a poor man proud, and a rich man avaricious. at present. Teachers should strive to improve 4. One cannot fly without wings. 5. The fairest themselves, as well as their pupils, and feel, rose at last is withered. 6. The best evidence of that to them are committed the future orators a clegyman's usefulness, is the holy lives of his of our country. A first-rate reader is much parishoners. 7. We are rarely so unfortunate, or so happy, as we think we are. 8. A friend in more useful than a first-rate performer on a piano, or any other artificial instrument. Nor is the voice of song sweeter than the voice of eloquence: there may be eloquent readers, as well as eloquent speakers.

need, is a friend indeed. 9. Bought wit is the leave truth in the middle, and the parties at both best, if not bought too dear. 10. Disputationsends. 11. We must do and live. 12. A diligent pen supplies many thoughts.

105. G has three sounds: first, name Authority and Truth. Who has not sound, or that of J, before e, i, observed how much more ready mankind are and y, generally: GEM; Gen-erto bow to the authority of a name, than al Ghent, of gi-ant ge-nius, sugyield to the evidence of truth? However gests that the o-rig-i-nal mag-ic strong and incontestible-the force of reaof the fragile gip-sey has gener-a-ted the gen-e-al-o-gy of Geor- (G in GEM.] soning, and the array of facts of an individgi-um Si-dus; the geor-gics of George Ger--will weigh and measure him by the obscuual, who is unknown to fame, a slavish world man are ex-ag-er-a-ted by the pan-e-gyr-ics rity of his name. Integrity, research, sciof the log-i-cal ser-geant; hy-dro-gen, og-y-ence, philosophy, fact, truth, and goodness-—gen and ging-seng, ger-min-ate gen-teel ginger-bread for the o-rig-i-nal ab-o-rig-i-nes of Ge-ne-va.

are no shield against ridicule, and misrepresentation. Now this is exceedingly humiliating to the freed mind, and shows the great necessity of looking at the truth itself for the

106. It is of the first importance, that the reader, speaker and singer be free and unre-evidence of truth. Hence, we are not to bestrained in his manner; so as to avoid using lieve what one says, because he says it, but the chest as much as possible, and also of because we see that it is true: this course is being monotonous in the flow of his words: well calculated to make us independent reathus, there will be perfect correspondence—soners, speakers, and writers, and constitute of the feelings, thoughts and actions. Look us, as we were designed to be-FREENEN, in out upon Nature; all is free, varied, and ex-feeling, thought and act. pressive; such should be our delivery. Na.ure-abhors monotony, as much as she does

a vacuum.

Varieties. 1. How long was it, from the discovery of America, in 1492, by Columbus,

to the comme of the Revolutionary

War, in

107. Irregulars. J generally has this 2. Most of our laws would sound. The je-june judge just-ly jealous of Ju-lia's joy, joined her to ju-ba James in never have had an existence, if evil actions June or July; the ju-ry jus-ti-fy the joke, in had not made them necessary. 3. The grand jerk-ing the jave-lin of Ju-pi-ter from the secret-of never failing-in propriety of jol-ly Jes-u-it, and jam-ming it into the jo-deportment, is to have an intention-of ali-al Jew, to the jeop-ar-dy of the jeer-ing jock-ey.

Notes. 1. This triphthongal sound, as are most of the other vocal consonants, is composed of a vocal and aspirate. To make it, compress the teeth, and begin to pronounce the word judge, very loud; and when you have made a sound, e. i. got to the u, stop instantly, and you will perceive the proper sound; or be gin to pronounce the letter g, but put no e to it: see engraving.

2. The three sounds, of which this is composed, are that of the name sound of d, and those of e, and A, combined. 3. Breath as well as voice sounds, may be arrested, or allowed to escape, ac. cording to the nature of the sound to be produced.

Anecdote. A pedlar-overtook another of his tribe on the road, and thus accosted him: "Hallo, friend, what do you carry ?" "Rum and Whisky,"-was the prompt reply. "Good," said the other; "you may go ahead; I carry gravestones.”

The quiet sea, Th't, like a giant, resting from his toil, Sleeps in the morning sun.

which is sown here, will be reap'd hereafter. ways doing what is right. 4. Only that, 5. Is there more than one God? 6. The human race is so connected, that the well intentioned efforts of each individual-are never lost; but are propagated to the mass; so that what one-may ardently desire, another

may resolutely endeavor, and a third, or tenth, may actually accomplish. 7. All thought is dependent on the will, or voluntary principle, and takes its quality therefrom: as is the will, such is the thought; for the thought-is the will, in form; and the state of the will-may be known by that form.

Go abroad, upon the paths of Nature, and when
Its voices whisper, and its silent things [all
Are breathing the deep beauty of the world,
Kneel at its simple altar, and the God,
Who hath the living waters-shall be there.


108. Elocution-is not, as some errone- 112. Freedom of Thought. ously suppose, an art of something artificial of pinning your faith to another's sleeve-of in tones, loks and gestures, that may be forming your own opinion entirely on that learned by imitation. The principles teach of another. Strive to attain to a modest indeus to exhibit truth and nature dressed to pendence of mind, and keep clear of leadingadvantage: its objects are, to enable the rea-strings: follow no one, where you cannot der, and speaker, to manifest his thoughts, see the road, in which you are desired to and feelings, in the most pleasing, perspic-walk: otherwise, you will have no confidence uous, and forcible manner, so as to charm the in your own judgment, and will become a affections, enlighten the understanding, and changeling all your days. Remember the leave the deepest, and most permanent im-old adage-" let every tub stand on its own pression, on the mind of the attentive hearer. bottom!" And, "never be the mere shadow 109. The second sound of G, is hard, of another." or gutteral, before a, o, u, l, r, and often before e, and i; also, at the end of monosyllables, and sometimes at the end of dissyllables, and their preceding sylla

Proverbs. 1. He dies like a beast, who has done no good while he lived. 2. 'Tis a base thing to betray a man, because he trusted you. 3 Knaves-imagine that nothing can be done without knavery. 4. He is not a wise man, who pays more for a thing than it is worth. 5. Learningis a sceptre to some, and a bauble-to others. 6.

bles. GAME; a giddy goose (G in GAME.] got a ci-gar, and gave it to a gan-grene beg-No tyrant can take from you your knowledge. 7. gar: Scrog-gins, of Brob-dig-nag, growls Only that which is honestly got-is true gain. over his green-glass gog-gles, which the big 8. Pride-is as loud a beggar as want; and a ne-gro gath-er-ed from the bog-gy quag-mire; great deal more saucy. 9. That is a bad child, a gid-dy gig-gling girl glides into the grog that goes like a top; no longer than it is whipge-ry, and gloats over the gru-el in the great ped. 10. It is hard for an empty bag to stand uppig-gin of the rag-ged grand-mother, ex-right. 11. Learn to bear disappointment cheerclaim-ing, dig or beg, the game is gone.

110. Foreigners and natives may derive essential aid from this system of mental and vocal philosophy; enabling them to read and speak the language correctly; which they most certainly ought to do, before they are employed in our schools: for whatever children learn, they should learn correctly. Good teachers are quite as necessary in the primary school, as in the Academy or College: at least, so thought Philip, king of Macedon, when he sent his son Alexander to Aristotle, the great philosopher, to learn his letters: and Alexander says, he owed more to his teacher, than to his father.

fully. 12. Eradicate your prejudices.

Anecdote. A sharp Eye. A witness, during the assizes, at York, in England, after several ineffectual attempts to go on with his story, declared, he could not proceed in his testimony, if Mr. Brougham did not take his eyes off from him."

Varieties. 1. Which does society the most injury, the robber, the slanderer, or the murderer? 2. In every period of life, our talents may be improved, and our mind expan ded by education. 3. The mind is powerful, reduced to practice. 4. Give not the meats in proportion as it possesses powerful truths, and drinks of a man, to a child; for how should they do it good? 5. A proverb, well 111. Irregulars. Gh, in a few words, applied at the end of a phrase, often makes has this souni: tho', strictly speaking, the ha very happy conclusion: but beware of is silent. The ghast-ly bur-gher stood aghast to see the ghost of the ghyll, eat the ghas-tly gher-kins in the ghostly burgh. They are silent in-the neigh-bors taught their daughters to plough with de-light, though they caught a fur-lough; &c.

Notes. 1. This vocal sound is made, by pressing the roots of the tongue against the uvula, so as to close the throat, and beginning to my go, without the o; the sound is intercepted lower down than that of first d, and the jaw dropped more; observe also the vocal and aspirate; the sound is finished, however, in this, as in all other instances of making the vocal consonants, by the organs resuming their natural position, either for another effort, or for silence. 2. If practice enables persons with half the usual num. ber of fingers to accomplish whatever manual labor they under take; think, how much may be done in this art, by those who pos as their vocal organs complete, provided they pursue the course here indicated,there is nothing like these vocal gymnastics.

'Tis autumn. Many, and many a fleeting age
Hath faded, since the primal morn of Time ;
And silently the slowly journeying years,
All redolent of countless seasons, pass.

using such sentences too often. 6. Extrav-
agant-and misplaced eulogiums-neither
honor the one, who bestows them, nor the
person, who receives them. 7. Apparent
truth-has its use, but genuine tha
greater use and hence, it is the pst of
wisdom-to seek it.

"Tis midnight's holy hour-and silence now
Is brooding, like a gentle Spirit, o'er

The still and pulseless world. Hark! on the wind
The bell's deep tones are swelling,-'tis the knell
Of the departed year. No funeral train

Is sweeping past,-yet, on the stream, and toood,
With melancholy light, the moonbeama res',
Like a pale, spotless shroud,-the air is stirred,
As by a mourner's sigh-and on yon cloud,
That floats on still and placidly through heaven,
The Spirits of the Seasons-seem to stand;

Young Spring, bright Summer, Autumn's wiemt form,
And Winter, with his aged locks, and breathe,

In mournful cadences, that corne abroad

Like the far wind-harp's wild and touching wail,
A melancholy dirge-o'er the dead year-
Gone, from the Earth, forever.

113. These principles of oratory-are well calculated to accustom the mind to the closest investigation and reasoning; thus, affording a better discipline for the scientific, rational, and affectuous faculties of the mind, than even the study of the mathematics: for the whole man is here addressed, and all his mental powers, and all his acquirements, are called into requisition. This system is a fiery rdeal; and those who pass through it, understandingly, and practically, will come out purified as by fire: it solves difficulties, and eads the mind to correct conclusions, respecting what one is to do, and what one is not to do.

[G in ROUGE.]

Proverbs. 1. Impudence, and wit, are vastly different. 2. Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee. 3. Listeners-hear no good of themselves. 4. Make hay while the sun shines. 5. An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit. 6. Purposing, without performing, is mere fooling. 7. Quiet persons-are welcome every where. 8. Some have been thought brave, because they were afraid to run away. 9. A liar-is a bravo towards God, and a coward towards men. 10. Without a friend, the world is a wilderness A young man idle,-an old man-needy. 12. Resolution, without action, is a slothful folly.


Reading Rooms. Incalculable good might be done to the present and the rising generation, by the establishment, in every town and village in our country, of Public Reading Rooms, to be supported by voluntary subscription: indeed, it would be wise in town authorities to sustain such institutions of knowledge by direct taxation. Oh! when shall we wake up to a consideration of things above the mere love of money-ma

114. The third sound of G is that of Zh; which, tho' common to s and 2, is derived to this letter from the French; or, perhaps we should say, the words in which G has this sound, are French words not Anglicised -or made into English. The pro-te-ge (pro-ta-zha, a person protected, or patronized,) during his bad-e-nage, (bad-e-king. nazh, light or playful discourse,) in the meVarieties. 1. Did Napoleon-do more nag-e-ry, (a place for the collection of wild evil than good-to mankind? 2. A neces animals, or their collection,) on the mi-rage, sary part of good manners-is a punctual (me-razh, an optical illusion, presenting an observation of time; whether on matters of image of water in sandy deserts,) put rouge, civility, business, or pleasure. 3. It is ab (roozh, red paint for the face,) on the char-surd-to expect that your friends will rege-d'af-fair, (shar-zha-dif-fare, an ambassa-member you, after you have thought proper dor, or minister of secondary rank.) to forget them. 4. How much pain has bor 115. This work informs the pupil, as the rowed trouble cost us. 5. Adversity-has master workman does the apprentice: it the effect of eliciting talents, which, in prosteaches the principles, or rules, and the way perous circumstances, would have lain dorto apply them; and when they are thus ap-mant. 6. When the infidel would persuade plied to practice, he has no more use for them: indeed, its rules and directions serve him the same purpose as the guide-post does the traveler; who, after visiting the place, towards which it directs, has no fur

ther need of of it.

116. Irregulars. S often has this sound. and Z. generally. The az-ure ad-he-sion to the am-bro-sial en-clo-sures is a ro-se-ate treasure of vis-ions of pleas-ures; the seizure of the viz-ier's en-thu-si-asm is an inva-sion of the gla-zier's di-vi-sions of the scis-sors; the ho-sier takes the bra-zier's cro-sier with a-bra-sions and cor-ro-sions by and treas-ures it up without eex-po-sure, lis-ions.

Notes. 1. This vocal triphthongal consonant sound may be male, by placing the organs, as if to pronounce sh in show, and adang a voice sound, from the larynx; or, by drawing out the sound of the imaginary word zhure, zh-ure. 2. Analyze these sounds thus; give the first sound of c, keep the teeth still compressed, add the aspirate of h, and then prefix the vocality; or reverse the proeG is sent in-the ma-lign phlegm of the poignant gnat, imFregns the en-sigu's di-a-phragm, and gnaws into Char-le-magne's Be-rel-in.

Anecdote. A considerate Minister. A very dull clergyman, vhose delivery was monotonous and uninteresting to his hearers, putting many of the old folks asleep said to the boys, who were playing in the gallery; "Don't make so much noise there; you will awake your parents below."

For me, my fof-was what I sought; to be,
la life, or death, the fearless,-and the free.

you to abandon the Bible, tell him you will,
when he will bring you a better book. 7.
When the mind becomes persuaded of the
truth of a thing, it receives that thing, and it
becomes a part of the person's life: what
men seek, they find.

The spacious firmament-on high,
With all the blue etherial sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great original proclaim.
Th' unwearied sun-from day to day,
Does his Creator's power display;
And publishes-to ev'ry land,
The work of an Almighty hand.
Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wond'rous tale
And, nightly, to the list'ning earth,
Repeats the story of her birth;
Whilst all the stars, that round her burn,
And all the planets in their turn,
Confirm the tidings as they roll,
And spread the truth, from pole to pole.
What, though, in solemn silence, all
Move round the dark terrestrial ball?
What, though no real voice nor sound
Amid these radiant orbs be found?
In reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice,
Forever singing, as they shine,
"The hand that made us-is divine,”

117. Be very particular in pronouncing | the jaw, or voice-breakers, and cease not, till you can give every sound fully, correctly and distinctly. If your vocal powers are well exercised, by faithful practice on the more difficult combinations, they will acquire a facility of movement, a precision of action, a flexibility, grace, and force truly surprising. 118. H has but one sound, which is an aspirate, or forcible breathing, made in the glottis: HALE: his high-ness holds high his, haugh-ty head, and ex-hib-its! his shrunk shanks to the ho-ly horde in the hu-mid hall; the [Hin HALE.] hard-heart-ed hedge-hog, heed-less of his hav-oc of the house-wife's ham, hies himself home, hap-py to have his head, his hands, and his heart whole; the harm-ful hum-ble-bee hur-tles through the hot-house, and ex-horts his ex-haust-ed hive-lings to hold their house-hold-stuff for a hob-by-horse

till har-vest-home.

119. It is said, that no description can adequately represent Lord Chatham: to comprehend the force of his eloquence, it was necessary to see and to hear him: his whole delivery was such, as to make the orator a part of his own eloquence: his mind was view'd in his countenance, and so em

bodied was it in his every look, and gesture, that his words were rather felt than follow ed; they invested his hearers; the weapons of his opponents fell from their hands; he spoke with the air and vehemence of inspiration, and the very atmosphere flamed around him.

Proverbs. 1. When the cat is away, the mice will play. 2 One may be a wise man, and yet not know how to make a watch. 3. A wicked companion invites us to hell. 4. All happiness and misery—is in the mind. 5. A good conscience is excellent divinity. 6. Bear and forbear-is good philosophy. 7. Drunkenness-is a voluntary madness. 8. Envy shoots at others, and wounds herself. 9. Fools lade out the water, and wise men catch the fish. 10. Good preachers give fruits, rather than flowers. 11. Actions are the raiment of the man. 12. Faith is the eye of love. Anecdote. Frederick the Great, of Prus sia, an ardent lover of literature and the fine arts, as well as of his people, used to rise at three or four o'clock in the morning to get more time for his studies; and when one of his intimate friends noticed how hard he work ed, he replied,—“ It is true, I do work hard,but it is in order to live; for nothing has more resemblance to death, than idleness: of what use is it, to live, if one only vegetates?"

To know

Wrong Choice. How miserable some people make themselves, by a wrong choice, when they have all the good things of earth before them, out of which to choose! If good judgment be wanting, neither the greatest monarch, nor the repeated smiles of fortune, can render such persons happy; hence, a prince-may become a poor wretch, and the peasant-completely blessed. one's self-is the first degree of sound judg ment; for, by failing rightly to estimate our on capacity, we may undertake-not only what will make us unhappy, but ridiculous. This may be illustrated by an unequal marriage with a person, whose genius, life and temper-will blast the peace of one, or both, forever. The understanding, and not the

Varieties. 1. What can the virtues of

120. H is silent at the beginning and end of many words. The hon-est shepherd's ca-tarrh, hum-bles the heir-ess in her dish-a-billes, and hu-mors the thy-my rhet-will-should be our guide. o-ric of his rhymes to rhap-so-dy; the humor-some Thom-as ex-plained diph-thongs and triph-thongs to A-bi-jah, Be-ri-ah-Ca- our ancestors profit us, unless we imitate lah. Di-nah. E-li-jah, Ge-rah, Hul-dah, Isa-iah, Jo-nak. Han-nah, Nin-e-vah, O-badi-ah. Pis-gah, Ru-mah. Sa-rah, Te-rah, Uri-ah, Va-ni-ah, and Ze-lah.

Notes. 1. This sound is the material of which all sounds are made, whether vowel or consonant, either by condensation, or modification. To demonstrate this position, commence any

☛uut in a tothieper, and proceed to a vocality; shaping the organs to form the oce required, if a vowel or voca, consonant, and in a proper way to produce any of the aspirates 2 Those who are a the abit of omitting the A, when it ought to be pronounced, can wach sentences as this: Hi took my orse band went hout to unt my ogs, hand got hof my 'orse, hand 'iched im to a honk tree, hand gave 'm some heats. 3. It requires more breath to make this weed, than any other in our language; as in producing it, even mildly, the lungs are nearly exhausted of air. It may be made by whispering the word huh: the higher up, the more scat. tering, the lower in the throat, the more condensed, till it becomes Vocal

practice on the precediag and similar examples: and also correct

I am well aware, that what is base,

No polish-can make sterling-and that vice,
Though well perfumed, and elegantly dressed,
Like an unburied carcass,-trick'd with flowers,
Is but a garnished nuisance,-fitter far
For cleanly riddance,—than for fair attire.

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them? 2. Why is it, that we are so unwilling
to practice a little self-denial for the sake of a
future good? 3. The toilet of woman-is too
often an altar, erected by self-love-to ranily.
4. Half the labor, required to make a first-rate
musician, would make an accomplished rea-
der and speaker. 5. Learn to unlearn what
you have learned amiss. 6. A conceit of
knowledge-is a great enemy to knowledge,
and a great argument for ignorance. 7. Of
pure love, and pure conception of truth, we
are only receivers: God only is the giver;
and they are all His from first to last.
It is a beautiful belief, that ever-round our head,
Are hovering, on noisless wing, the spirits of the dead.
It is a beautiful belief, when ended our careet,
That it will be our ministry to watch o'er others here;
To len! a moral to the flower; breathe teini m on the wind;
To holl commune, at night's pure noon, with the im; ris a'i manuť
To bid the mourner-car to m vim, the trem! hung be furgrucn-
To bear away, from itis of clay, the infand-tits heaven.
cannot tell how ferville-the mystery of death.
Ah! when delight-was found in life, and in every breath,

But now, the past is light to me, and all the future-clear!
For 'tis my faith, that after death, I stili shail linger here.

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