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<£J)atttg* — Pope.
<Sl)arttg* — Spenser.
ffifjatttg* — Byron.
<2tf)at4tg* — Pope.
Balk'd are the courts, and contest is no more.
fflpatttg*— Cotton. "POSTHUMOUS Charities are the very essence of Selfishness, when bequeathed by those who, when alive, would part with nothing.
(£f)atttB» — Seneca. A PHYSICIAN is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in a fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.
(Sfjatttg* — Shakspeare.
$ul)ltC (&§axitit8. — Cotton. "DUBLIC Charities and benevolent Associations for the gratuitous Belief of every species of Distress, are peculiar to Christianity; no other system of civil or religious policy has originated them; they form its highest praise and characteristic feature.
Cf)e (&f)axUtan. — ShaJcspeare.
Some certain edicts, and some strait decrees,
ffifjaStttg* — ShaJcspeare.
Gtymt\\V.--Saville. A CLOSE Behaviour is the fittest to receive Virtue for its constant guest, because there, and there only, it can be secure. Proper Reserves are the outworks, and must never be deserted by those who intend to keep the place; they keep ofi" the possibilities not only of being taken, but of being attempted; and if a woman seeth danger, though at never so remote a distance, she is for that time to shorten her line of liberty. She, who will allow herself to go to the utmost extent of every thing that is lawful, is so very near going further, that those who lie at watch will begin to count upon her.
(&tyZXi\ilM%8. — Pope.
And keep Good Humour still, whate'er we lose?
"AACHEN Cheerfulness, a nymph of healthiest hue,
Her bow across her shoulders flung,
Blew an inspiring air, that dale and thicket rung.
(£%mi\X\Xltm. — Montaigne. The most manifest sign of Wisdom is continued Cheerfulness.
(!!f)eertUltieSS* — Lord Bolingbroke. T HAVE observed, that in comedies the best actor plays the droll, while some scrub rogue is made the fine gentleman or hero. Thus it is in the farce of Life,—wise men spend their time in Mirth, 'tis only fools who are serious.
QHEERFULNESS is always to be supported if a man is out of pain, but Mirth to a prudent man should always be accidental. It should naturally arise out of the occasion, and the occasion seldom be laid for it; for those tempers who want Mirth to be pleased, are like the constitutions which flag without the use of brandy. Therefore, I say, let your precept be, "be easy." That mind is dissolute and ungoverned, which must be hurried out of itself by loud laughter or sensual pleasure, or else be wholly in active.
dfwtfttfnegg* — Cotton.
QHEERFULNESS ought to be the viaticum vitse of their life to the old) age without Cheerfulness, is a Lapland winter without a sun; and this spirit of Cheerfulness should be encouraged in our youth, if we would wish to have the benefit of it in our old age; time will make a generous wine more mellow; but it will turn that which is early on the fret, to vinegar.
(RfymfulVLtm. — Seneca. fTRUE Joy is a serene and sober motion: and they are miserably out, that take Laughing for rejoicing: the seat of it is within, and there is no Cheerfulness like the resolutions of a brave mind.
(Bfymf Ulne00* — Horace. HTHE Mind that is cheerful in its present state, will be averse to all solicitude as to the future, and will meet the bitter occurrences of Life with a placid Smile.
A S in our lives so also in our studies, it is most becoming and most wise, so to temper Gravity with Cheerfulness, that the former may not imbue our minds with Melancholy, nor the latter degenerate into Licentiousness.
©fjmf \Xlmm. — Massinger.
Whose eyes like twinkling stars in evening cleare,
®f)fttng» — Shakspeare.
Those, that do teach young babes,
W$Z (ftfur&L— Byron.
And thou wilt wake, my Babe, to weep;
Cfie tflJuttr Byron.
gWEET be thy cradled slumbers! O'er the sea,
Cf)e ffifjirtr, — Campbell.
Her silent watch the mournful Mother keeps:
The Child is born, by many a pang endear'd.
Cj)e dfjtltr. — Rogers.
€J)e <&t)ilt!. —Byron.
Thy Dawn of little Joys,—to sit and see
This, it should seem, was not reserved for me!
<KfjtlJj)CI(rtU — Bishop Erie. A CHILD is man in a small letter, yet the best copy of Adam, before he tasted of Eve or the apple; and he is happy whose small practice in the world can only write his character. His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith, at length, it becomes a blurred note-book. He is purely happy, because he knows no evil, nor hath made means by sin to be acquainted with misery. He arrives not at the mischief of being wise, nor endures evils to come, by foreseeing them. He kisses and loves all, and, when the smart of the rod is past, smiles on his beater. The elder he grows, he is a stair lower from God. He is the Christian's example, and the old man's relapse; the one imitates his pureness, and the other falls into his simplicity. Could he put off his body with his little coat, he had got eternity without a burden, and exchanged but one heaven for another.
(Provided they don't come in after dinner;)
Her Children up, (if nursing them don't thin her.)
<Kf) tlbtett. — Byron.
ffifjtluTttt — Thomson.
What is all tasteless luxury to this?
T HARDLY know so melancholy a reflection, as that Parents are necessarily the sole directors of the management of Children; whether they have, or have not, judgment, penetration, or taste, to perform the task.
(ttfjtUftttU-- Cicero. \\THAT gift has Providence bestowed on Man, that is so dear to him as his Children?