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jFOttume. — Greville. URELY no man can reflect, without wonder, upon the Wicissitudes of Human Life arising from causes in the highest degree accidental and trifling. If you trace the necessary concatenation of Human Events, a very little way back, you may perhaps discover that a person's very going in or out of a door has been the means of colouring with misery or happiness the remaining current of his life. jFortune. — Montaigne. FORTUNE does us neither good nor hurt; she only presents us the matter and the seed, which our soul, more powerful than she, turns and applies as she best pleases, being the sole cause and sovereign mistress of her own happy or unhappy condition. All external accessions receive taste and colour from the internal constitution, as clothes warm us not with their heat, but our own, which they are adapted to cover and keep in. jFOttume. — Rousseau. WE do not know what is really Good or Bad Fortune. jFOttume. —La Rochefoucauld. OOD or Bad Fortune generally pursue those who have the greatest share of either. The prosperous man seems as a magnet to attract Prosperity. . 3. jFortune. —La Rochefoucauld. HE Good or the Bad Fortune of Men depend not less upon their own dispositions than upon Fortune.

$ - jFOttume. — Tacitus. HERE are many Men who appear to be struggling against Adversity, and yet are happy; but yet more, who, although abounding in Wealth, are miserable.

jFOttume. —La Rochefoucauld. E should manage our Fortune as we do our health—enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity. jFortune. —La Rochefoucauld. THE moderation of Fortunate People comes from the calm which Good Fortune gives to their tempers.

jFortune. — Shenstone. HE worst inconvenience of a Small Fortune is that it will not admit of inadvertency.

3}laping miti) jFOttume. — Shakspeare.
HAPPIN ESS courts thee in her best array;
But, like a misbehaved and sullen wench,
Thou pout'st upon thy Fortune and thy Love.
Take heed, take heed, for such die miserable.

jFortune. —La Rochefoucauld. IT requires greater virtues to support Good than Bad Fortune.

jFrailty. — Shakspeare.
WHERE's that palace, whereinto foul things
Sometimes intrude not ? who has a Breast so pure,
But some uncleanly apprehensions
Keep leets, and law-days, and in session sit
With meditations lawful ?

- jFreedom. – Rahel. O have Freedom, is only to have that which is absolutely necessary to enable us to be what we ought to be, and to possess what we ought to possess. jFreebont. — Channing. HE only freedom worth possessing is that which gives enlargement to a people's energy, intellect, and virtues. The savage makes his boast of freedom. But what is its worth 2 Free as he is, he continues for ages in the same ignorance, leads the same comfortless life, sees the same untamed wilderness spread around him. He is, indeed, free from what he calls the yoke of civil institutions. But other and worse chains bind him. The very privation of civil government is in effect a chain; for, by withholding protection from property, it virtually shackles the arm of industry, and forbids exertion for the melioration of his lot. Progress, the growth of power, is the end and boon of liberty; and, without this, a people may have the name, but want the substance and spirit of freedom

Qsìje trulp jFree. — Horace.
WHO then is Free ?—The Wise, who well maintains

An empire o'er himself; whom neither Chains,
Nor Want, nor Death, with slavish Fear inspire;
Who boldly answers to his warm desire ;
Who can Ambition's vainest gifts despise ;
Firm in himself, who on himself relies;
Polish'd and round, who runs his proper course,
And breaks misfortune with superior force.

jFriemögbip. — Joanna Baillie. FRIENDSHIP is no plant of hasty growth. Though planted in esteem's deep-fix’d soil, The gradual culture of kind Intercourse Must bring it to perfection. jFriemögjip. — Burton. HE Attachments of mere Mirth are but the shadows of that true Friendship, of which the sincere Affections of the Heart are the substance.

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jFriemögjip. – Shakspeare.

THOU art e'en as just a Man,
As e'er my conversation coped withal.
Nay, do not think I flatter:
For what advancement may I hope from thee,
That no revenue hast, but thy good spirits,
To feed and clothe thee? Should the poor be flatter'd?
No, let the candied tongue lick absurd Pomp,
And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee,
Where thrift may follow fawning. Dost thou hear?
Since my dear Soul was mistress of her choice,
And could of men distinguish, her election
Hath seal’d thee for herself. For thou hast been
As one, in suffering all, that suffers nothing:
A Man, that Fortune's buffets and rewards
Hast ta'en with equal thanks. And blest are those,
Whose blood and judgment are so well commingled,
That they are not a pipe for Fortune's finger
To sound what stop she please. Give me that Man
That is not Passion’s slave, and I will wear him
In my Heart's core: ay, in my Heart of Hearts,
As I do thee.

jFriemöðjip. — Shakspeare.

O WQRLD, thy slippery turns, Friends now fast sworn,

Whose double Bosoms seem to wear one Heart,
Whose hours, whose bed, whose meal and exercise,
Are still together, who twin, as 'twere in Love
Unseparable, shall within this hour,
On a dissension of a doit, break out
To bitterest Enmity.

jFriemö35ip. – Lavater. THE qualities of your Friends will be those of your Enemies: cold Friends, cold Enemies; half Friends, half Enemies; fervid Enemies, warm Friends.

3Ftiemögbip. FitzOsborne. HOUGH judgment must collect the materials of the goodly structure of Friendship, it is Affection that gives the cement; and Passion as well as Reason should concur in forming a firm and lasting coalition. Hence, perhaps, it is, that not only the most powerful, but the most lasting Friendships are usually the produce of the early season of our lives, when we are most susceptible of the warm and affectionate impressions. The connections into which we enter in any after period, decrease in strength as our passions abate in heat.

jFriemöðjip. — Shakspeare. THE Amity that Wisdom knits not, Folly may easily untie.

- jFrient gijip. – Cicero. FRIENDSHIP is the only thing in the world concerning the use. fulness of which all mankind are agreed.

jFriemtsgjip. – Horace.
WISE were the Kings who never chose a Friend
Till with full cups they had unmask'd his Soul,
And seen the bottom of his deepest thoughts.

jFriemögüip. — Shakspeare.
OH, lest the World should task you to recite
What merit lived in me, that you should love
After my death, dear love, forget me quite,
For you in me can nothing worthy prove;
Unless you would devise some virtuous lie,
To do more for me than mine own desert,
And hang more praise upon deceased I,
Than niggard truth would willingly impart;
Oh, lest your true love may seem false in this,
That you for love speak well of me untrue,
My name be buried where my body is,
And live no more to shame nor me nor you.
For I am shamed by that which I bring forth,
And so should you, to love things nothing worth.

jFriemögjip. – Greville. O say, with La Rochefoucauld, that “in the adversity of our best Friends there is something that does not displease us;” and to say, that in the prosperity of our best Friends there is something that does not please us, seems to be the same thing; yet I believe the first is false, and the latter true.

jFriemögijip. – Colton. HOSE who have resources within themselves, who can dare to live alone, want Friends the least, but, at the same time, best know how to prize them the most. But no company is far preferable to bad, because we are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health. jFriemöðjip. — Shakspeare. FRIENDs condemn’d Embrace, and kiss, and take ten thousand leaves, Loather a hundred times to part than die. jFriemögjip. — Shakspeare. Now do I play the touch, To try if thou be current gold, indeed.

jFriemögjip. — Sallust. O be influenced by a passion for the same pursuits, and to have similar dislikes, is the rational groundwork of lasting Friendship. jFrient gijip. — Socrates. | ET not your Friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love. It is well worth while to learn how to win the heart of a man the right way. Force is of no use to make or preserve a Friend, who is an animal that is never caught nor tamed but by kindness and pleasure. Excite them by your civilities, and show them that you desire nothing more than their satisfaction; oblige with all your soul that Friend who has made you a present of his own.

jFriemögbip. — Shakspeare.
S all the Counsel that we two have shared,
The Sisters' Vows, the hours that we have spent,
When we have chid the hasty-footed time
For parting us, Oh, and is all forgot?
All school-days' Friendship, Childhood Innocence?
We, Hermia, like two artificial gods,
Have with our neelds created both one flower,
Both on one sampler, sitting on one cushion,
Both warbling of one song, both in one key;
As if our hands, our sides, voices, and minds,
Had been incorporate. So we grew together,
Like a double cherry, seeming parted;
But yet a union in partition,
Two lovely berries moulded on one stem :
So, with two seeming bodies, but one Heart;
Two of the first, like coats in heraldry, .
Due but to one, and crown'd with one crest.
And will you rend our ancient Love asunder 7

jFriemugbip. – Southern.
RIENDSHIP is power and riches all to me;
Friendship's another element of life:
Water and fire not of more general use,
To the support and comfort of the world,
Than Friendship to the being of my joy:
I would do every thing to serve a Friend.

jFriemögs)ip. – Shakspeare.
COUNT myself in nothing else so happy,
As in a soul rememb'ring my good Friends;
And, as my fortune ripens with thy love,
It shall be still thy true love's recompense.

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