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F Law there can be no less acknowledged than that her seat is the bosom of God; her voice the harmony of the world: all things in heaven and earth do her homage; the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power: both angels and men, and creatures of what condition soever, though each in different sort and manner, yet all with uniform consent, admiring her as the mother of peace and joy. Hooker.

Be merry, but with modesty be sober, but not sullen: be valiant, but not venturous: let your clothes be comely, but not costly: your diet wholesome, but not excessive: mistrust no man without cause, neither be thou credulous without proof. Serve God, fear God, love God, and God will so bless you as either your heart can wish or your friends desire. Lyly.

Books, such as are worthy the name of books, ought to have no patrons but truth and sense. Bacon.

For a man to write well, there are required three necessaries,-to read the best authors, observe the best speakers, and much exercise of his own style. Jonson.

A good memory is the best monument. Others are subject to casualty or time; and we know that the Pyramids themselves, doting with age, have forgotten the names of their founders. Fuller.

Envy is that dark shadow ever waiting upon a shining merit. Fuller. Poverty wants some, Luxury many, Avarice all things.


The liberty of a people consists in being governed by laws which they have made themselves; the liberty of a private man in being master of his own time and actions, as far as may consist with the laws of God and of his country. Cowley.

Aversion from proof is not wise. It is a mark of a little mind. A great man can afford to lose; a little insignificant fellow is afraid of being snuffed out. Cecil.

If you choose to represent the various parts in life by holes upon a table, of different shapes-some circular, some triangular, some square, some oblong-and the persons acting these parts by bits of wood of similar shapes, we shall generally find that the triangular person has got into the square hole, the oblong into the triangular, and a square person has squeezed himself into a round hole.

To be wise too late, is the exactest definition of a fool.

Sydney Smith.


She-the Roman Catholic Church-may still exist in undiminished vigour, when some traveller from New Zealand, in the midst of a vast solitude, takes his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St Paul's.


The ceremonial of the world is not without its use it may indeed take from warmth of friendship, but it covers the coldness of indifference.


He that begins without reason, hath reason enough to leave off, by perceiving he had no reason to begin. Taylor.

To be humble to superiors is duty; to equals is courtesy; to inferiors is nobleness; and to all is safety: it being a virtue, that, for all her lowliness, commandeth the souls it stoops to.

Difficulties spur us whenever they do not check us.


The stage is a supplement to the pulpit, where virtue, according to Plato's sublime idea, moves our love and affection when made visible to the eye. Disraeli.

Where preferment goes more by favour than by merit, the rejected have more honour than the elected. Fuller.

The bread of life is love; the salt of life is work; the sweetness of life, poesy; the water of life, faith. Jameson. Plain truths lose much of their weight when they are rarified into subtilties; and their strength is impaired when they are spun into too fine a thread. Stilling fleet.

When religion is made a science, there is nothing more intricate; when it is made a duty, nothing more easy. Wilson.



THE HE Antiquary led the way to the sands. Upon the links or downs. close to them, were seen four or five huts inhabited by fishers, whose boats, drawn high upon the beach, lent the odoriferous vapours of pitch melting under a burning sun, to contend with those of the offals of fish and other nuisances, usually collected round Scottish cottages. Undis

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