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Company). — Chesterfield. AKE, rather than give, the tone of the Company you are in. If you have parts, you will show them, more or less, upon every subject; and if you have not, you had better talk sillily upon a subject of other people's than your own choosing.

Company). — Swift. NATURE has left every man a capacity of being agreeable, though not of shining in Company; and there are a hundred men sufficiently qualified for both who, by a very few faults, that they might correct in half an hour, are not so much as tolerable.

Compariś0m. — Shakspeare.
HEN the Moon shone, we did not see the Candle.
So doth the greater glory dim the less;
A Substitute shines brightly as a King,
Until a King be by ; and then his state
Empties itself, as doth an inland Brook
Into the Main of Waters.

Compariś0m. —Johnson. HE Superiority of some men is merely local. They are great, because their associates are little.

Compariś0m3. — Addison.

NOTWITHSTANDING man's essential Perfection is but very

little, his comparative Perfection may be very considerable. If he looks upon himself in an abstracted light, he has not much to boast of; but if he considers himself with regard to others, he may find occasion of glorying, if not in his own Virtues, at least in the absence of another's Imperfections. This gives a different turn to the reflections of the Wise man and the Fool. The first endeavours to shine in himself, and the last to outshine others. The first is humbled by the sense of his own infirmities, the last is lifted up by the discovery of those which he observes in other men. The Wise Man considers what he wants, and the Fool what he abounds in. The Wise man is happy when he gains his own approbation, and the Fool when he recommends himself to the applause of those about him.

Complaining. — Shakspeare. WILL chide no breather in the world, but myself; against whom I know most faults. Complimento. — Chesterfield. OMPLIMENTS of Congratulation are always kindly taken, and cost one nothing but pen, ink, and paper. I consider them as draughts upon Good Breeding, where the exchange is always greatly in favour of the drawer.

(stompsoition. — Colton. HE great cause of that delight we receive from a fine Composition, whether it be in Prose or in Verse, I conceive to be this: the marvellous and magic power it confers upon the reader; enabling an inferior mind at one glance, and almost without an effort, to seize, to embrace, and to enjoy those remote Combinations of Wit, melting Harmonies of Sound, and vigorous Condensations of Sense, that cost a superior mind so much perseverance, labour, and time.

Conceit. Colton. NONE are so seldom found alone, and are so soon tired of their own company, as those Coxcombs who are on the best terms with themselves.

o Conteit. — Pope. ONCEIT is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but impairs what it would improve.

Comceit. Shakspeare.
CoNCEIT in weakest bodies strongest works.

(Tomtiliation.—Cicero. IT is the part of a prudent man to conciliate the minds of others, and to turn them to his own advantage.

Combust. — Shakspeare.
GIVE every man thine ear, but few thy voice:
Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.

Combuct. — Shakspeare.
EFECT of Manners, want of Government,
Pride, Haughtiness, Opinion, and Disdain
The least of which,
Loseth men's hearts ; and leaves behind a stain
Upon the beauty of all parts besides,
Beguiling them of commendation.

Combuct. — Greville. T is not enough that you form, nay, and follow, the most ex cellent Rules for Conducting yourself in the world; you must also know when to deviate from them, and where lies the exception.

Comùuct. Clarendon. F we do not weigh and consider to what end this life is given us, and thereupon order and dispose it right, pretend what we will to the arithmetic, we do not, we cannot, so much as number our days in they narrowest and most limited signification. G

(Tombust. — Shakspeare.
AVE more than thou showest,
Speak less than thou knowest,
Lend less than thou owest,
Learn more than thou trowest,
Set less than than thou throwest.

Combutt. — Epictetus. PON every fresh accident, turn your eyes inward and examine how your are qualified to encounter it. If you see any very beautiful person, you will find Continence to oppose against the temptation. If labour and difficulty come in your way, you will find a remedy in Hardiness and Resolution. If you lie under the obloquy of an ill tongue, Patience and Meekness are the proper fences against it.

Combust. — Shakspeare.
THINGs ill got had ever bad success.

QTOmlyutt. — Seneca. I WILL govern my life, and my thoughts, as if the whole world were to see the one, and to read the other; for what does it signify, to make any thing a secret to my neighbour, when to God (who is the searcher of our hearts) all our privacies are open 7

(stom butt. Fuller. LL the while thou livest ill, thou hast the trouble, distraction, inconveniences of life, but not the sweets and true use of it.

Combutt. —Epictetus. S in walking it is your great care not to run your foot upon a nail, or to tread awry, and strain your leg; so let it be in all the Affairs of Human Life, not to hurt your Mind, or offend your Judgment. And this rule, if observed carefully in all your deportment, will be a mighty security to you in your undertakings.

Combust.— Shakspeare. OBEY thy parents, keep thy word justly; swear not ; commit not with man's sworn spouse; set not thy sweet heart on proud

array. . . . Keep thy foot out of brothels, thy pen from lenders' books.

(stomljutt. Joanna Baillie.
WOULD, God knows, in a poor woodman's hut
Have spent my peaceful days, and shared my crust
With her who would have cheer'd me, rather far
Than on this throne; but being what I am,
I’ll be it nobly.

Combutt. —Joanna Baillie.
I TAKE of worthy men whate'er they give:
Their Heart I gladly take, if not their Hand;
If that too is withheld, a courteous Word,
Or the Civility of placid Looks.

(stom butt. — Pope. HEN we are young, we are slavishly employed in procuring something whereby we may live comfortably when we grow old; and when we are old, we perceive it is too late to live as we proposed. Combust. — Cowper. - DISGUST conceal’d Is oft-times proof of Wisdom, when the fault Is obstinate, and cure beyond our reach.

Combust. Shakspeare.
SELF-LOVE is not so vile a sin
As Self-neglecting.

Combust. — Byron.
To what gulphs
A single deviation from the track
Of Human Duties leads even those who claim
The homage of mankind as their born due,
And find it, till they forfeit it themselves |

(£0m butt. — Cowper.

HE that negotiates between God and Man,
As God's Ambassador, the grand concerns

Of Judgment and of Mercy, should beware
Of lightness in his speech. 'Tis pitiful
To court a grin, when you should woo a soul;
To break a jest, when pity would inspire
Pathetic exhortation; and address
The skittish fancy with facetious tales,
When sent with God's commission to the heart |

Combutt. —Joanna Baillie.
O whom do lions cast their gentle looks?
Not to the beast that would usurp their den.
Whose hand is that the forest bear doth lick?
Not his that spoils her young before her face.
Who 'scapes the lurking serpent's mortal sting?
Not he that sets his foot upon her back.
The smallest worm will turn, being trodden on ;
And doves will peck, in safeguard of their brood.

Combust. — Milton.

ONLY add
Deeds to thy Knowledge answerable, add Faith,
Add Wirtue, Patience, Temperance, add Love,
By name to come call'd Charity, the soul
Of all the rest: then wilt thou not be loath
To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess

A Paradise within thee, happier far.

Combust. Milton.
SoN of Heav'n and Earth,
Attend : that tmou art happy, owe to God ;
That thou continuest such, owe to thyself,
That is, to thy Obedience ; therein stand.

(stomfeggion. — Pope. \ MAN should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words, that he is wiser to-day than he was yesterday.

Comfibertte. Shakspeare.
TRUST not him that hath once broken Faith.

Comfidence. Colton. HEN young, we trust ourselves too much, and we trust others too little when old. Rashness is the error of Youth, timid caution of Age. Manhood is the isthmus between the two extremes; the ripe and fertile season of Action, when alone we can hope to find the head to contrive, united with the hand to execute.

(Tomtitlemte. Lavater. RUST him little who praises all, him less who censures all, and him least who is indifferent about all.

(stom3titmice. — Addison. MAN’S first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own Heart; his next, to escape the censures of the World. If the last interferes with the former, it ought to be entirely neglected; but otherwise there cannot be a greater satisfaction to an honest mind, than to see those approbations which it gives itself seconded by the applauses of the public.

(Comtgcience. Colton. W E should have all our communications with men, as in the presence of God; and with God, as in the presence of men.

(somgcience. Colton. HE Breast of a good man is a little heaven commencing on earth; where the Deity sits enthroned with unrivalled influence, every subjugated passion, “like the wind and storm, fulfilling his word.”

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