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36 cautp. —Blair.
BEAUTY! thou pretty plaything ! dear deceit !
That steals so softly o'er the stripling's heart, And gives it a new pulse unknown before. The grave discredits thee: thy Charms expunged, Thy Roses faded, and thy Lilies soil'd, What hast thou more to boast of? Will thy lovers Flock round thee now, to gaze and do thee homage? Methinks I see thee with thy Head laid low; Whilst surfeited upon thy damask Cheek, The high-fed worm, in lazy volumes roll’d, Riots unscar'd. For this was all thy caution ? For this thy painful labours at thy glass, T” improve those Charms, and keep them in repair, For which the spoiler thanks thee not 7 Foul feederl Coarse fare and carrion please thee full as well, And leave as keen a relish on the sense.
33eauty.—Jeffrey. BEAUTY That transitory Flower: e'en while it lasts Palls on the roving sense, when held too near, Or dwelling there too long : by fits it pleases; And smells at distance best : its sweets, familiar By frequent converse, soon grow dull and cloy you.
36eauty. — Moore.
33eauty. — Lansdowne. ShE seizes hearts, not waiting for consent, Like sudden death, that snatches unprepared ; Like fire from Heav'n, scarce seen so soon as felt.
33eauty.— Otway. NGELS were painted fair to look like you : There's in you all that we believe of Heav'n— Amazing Brightness, Purity, and Truth, Eternal Joy, and everlasting Peace.
36eauty. — Rowe.
And looks like Nature in the World's first Spring.
33eauty. — Southern.
33eauty. — Rowe.
36eauty. — Patterson.
36eauty). — Lee.
33eauty. — Dryden. NE who would change the worship of all climates, And make a new Religion where'er she comes, Unite the differing faiths of all the World, To idolize her Face. 33 cauti). — From the French. BEAUTY, unaccompanied by Virtue, is as a Flower without Perfume.
33eauty. — St. Pierre. EVERY trait of Beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to Innocence, Candour, Generosity, Modesty, and Heroism.
33eauty. — From the Italian.
SOCRATES called Beauty a short-lived Tyranny; Plato, a Pri. vilege of Nature; Theophrastus, a silent Cheat; Theocritus, a delightful Prejudice; Carneades, a solitary Kingdom; Domitian said, that nothing was more grateful; Aristotle affirmed that Beauty was better than all the letters of recommendation in the World; Homer, that 'twas a glorious gift of Nature; and Ovid, alluding to him, calls it a favour bestowed by the Gods.
33eauty. — Lord Greville. HE Criterion of true Beauty is, that it increases on examination; of false, that it lessens. There is something, therefore, in true Beauty that corresponds with right reason, and is not merely the creature of Fancy.
33 eauty. — Dryden.
36taufm. —Anonymous. EAUTY is spread abroad through earth and sea and sky, and dwells on the face and form, and in the heart of Man; and he will shrink from the thought of its being a thing which he, or any one else, could monopolize. He will deem that the highest and most blessed privilege of his genius is, that it enables him to cherish the widest and fullest sympathy with the hearts and thoughts of his brethren.
33eauty). — Dryden.
36eauty. — Lee.
33eauty). — Otway.
36tautn. — Colton.
HAT is not the most perfect Beauty, which, in public, would attract the greatest observation; nor even that which the Statuary would admit to be a faultless piece of clay, kneaded up with blood. But that is true Beauty, which has not only a Substance, but a Spirit,-a Beauty that we must intimately know, justly to appreciate, a Beauty lighted up in conversation, where the Mind shines as it were through its casket, where, in the language of the Poet, “the eloquent blood spoke in her Cheeks, and so distinctly wrought, that we might almost say her Body thought.” An order and a mode of Beauty which, the more we know, the more we accuse ourselves for not having before discovered those thousand Graces which bespeak that their owner has a Soul. This is that Beauty which never cloys, possessing Charms as resistless as those of the fascinating Egyptian, for which Antony wisely paid the bau ble of a World,—a Beauty like the rising of his own Italian Suns,
always enchanting, never the same.
33eauty. — Clarendon. T was a very proper answer to him who asked, why any man should be delighted with Beauty 2 that it was a question that none but a blind man could ask; since any beautiful object doth so much attract the sight of all men, that it is in no man’s power not to be pleased with it.
36eauty. — Steele. O give pain is the tyranny, to make happy the true empire, of Beauty.
33eauty. — Ralph Waldo Emerson.
EAUTY is the mark God sets on virtue. Every matural action is
graceful. Every heroic act is also decent, and causes the place and the bystanders to shine. When a noble act is done—perchance in a scene of great natural beauty; when Leonidas and his three hundred martyrs consume one day in dying, and the sun and moon come each and look at them once in the steep defile of Thermopylae; when Arnold Winkelried, in the high Alps, under the shadow of the avalanche, gathers in his side a sheaf of Austrian spears to break the line for his comrades; are not these heroes entitled to add the beauty of the scene to the beauty of the deed?
36catttp of Nature. — Dwight. HE beauty and splendour of the objects around us, it is ever to be remarked, are not necessary to their existence, nor to what we commonly intend their usefulness. It is therefore to be regarded as a source of pleasure gratuitously superinduced upon the general nature of the objects themselves, and in this light as a testimony of the Divine Goodness peculiarly affecting.
33ecoming Out Otum stiašter. — Anonymous. EVERYBODY is impatient for the time when he shall be his
own Master; and if coming of Age were to make one so, if Years could indeed “bring the philosophic Mind,” it would rightly be a day of rejoicing to a whole household and neighbourhood. But too often he who is impatient to become his own Master, 3. the outward checks are removed, merely becomes his own Slave.
33tbabiour. —La Bruyere. COLDNESS or an Incivility manifested towards us by a Superior, makes us hate him ; but no sooner does he condescend to honour us with a Salute or a Smile, than we forget the former Indignity, and become perfectly reconciled to him.
33eing 310m c.— Byron.
(Tije Đillage 36ellg. — Cowper.
OW soft the Music of those Village Bells.
Falling at intervals upon the Ear
In Cadence sweet ! now dying all away,
33cmebolence. — Mackenzie. HERE is no use of money equal to that of Beneficence; here the enjoyment grows on reflection.
33em chosente. — Colton. HERE is nothing that requires so strict an Economy as our Benevolence. We should husband our Means as the Agriculturist his manure, which if he spread over too large a superficies produces no crop, if over too small a surface, exuberates in rankness and in weeds. 35 critbolence. — Kant. BENEFICENCE is a duty. He who frequently practises it, and sees his benevolent intentions realized, at length comes really to love him to whom he has done Good. When, therefore, it is said, “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself,” it is not meant, thou shalt love him first, and do him Good in consequence of that Love, but, thou shalt do Good to thy neighbour; and this thy Beneficence will engender in thee that Love to Mankind which is the fulness and consummation of the Inclination to do Good.
33rm thosemtc. — Cicero. MEN resemble the gods in nothing so much as in doing Good to their fellow-creatures.
33cmebolence. — From the French. HE Conqueror is regarded with awe, the wise Man commands our esteem; but it is the benevolent Man who wins our af. fections.