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demonology, that there are still some of the “Young men are as apt to think themweird sisters hovering about Mushat's Cairn selves wise enough, as drunken men are to or the Windy Gowl, who retain their an- think themselves sober enough. They look cient power to work the spells of death by upon spirit to be a much better thing than entombing the likenesses of those they wish experience, which they call coldness. They to destroy."-Scotsman.

are but half-mistaken; for though spirit

without experience is dangerous, experience “ ALBAQUE puniceas interplicat infula without spirit is languid and defective.”cristas."--Statius. Theb. lib. 4, v. 218.

Ibid. p. 308.
This is plainly the origin of the line which
Samuel Taylor Coleridge used to say Can-

Their own interest he calls, “ a solid sening, in one of his prize poems made up curity with knaves, but none with fools.”_

Ibid. from Politian, through the Gradus.


p. “ Alba coloratos interstrepit unda la

That Alderman Venables who qualified pillos.” “ Candida purpureos interfluit unda la- himself for the Geographical Society

by the pillos."

exploratory voyage which he happily per

formed from London to Oxford during his Cibber, in She Would and she would Not, mortal account was published by his chap

mayoralty, of which voyage a full and immakes Trappanti ask the Host at Madrid, lain and historiographer, but who cannot be “ Have ye any right Galicia ?" and is an

admitted a member of the Travellers' Club, swered, “ The best in Spain, I warrant it.” because of the illiberal base upon which Galicia growing no wine.

that society has been established !

“ The half-taught and therefore the doubly ignorant classes.".—RICKMAN.

Among the members who voted for the bill, we read the name of Calcraft, John

by G.!

“ VOILA une abdication sans les trois jours !” was what one of the French minis

Too surely may the scripture be applied ters said, upon hearing of the Reform Bill. to the government and constitution at this

time," he that is not with me is against

me." GARASSE, whose most uncharitable writings belie his own nature, as his death

He looks at things with an evil eye, and proves, came to this charitable conclusion, que la pluspart des fautes se committent when the “eye is evil, the body also is full

of darkness." par sottise, et qu'il y a plus de sottise au monde que de malice.".

Doct. Concup. p. 196.

THERE are times when it may be “impossible but that offences will come, but

woe unto him through whom they come.” Taking a Licentiate's degree in the University of malice.--Ibid. p. 613.

CALVINISTIC teachers. Deuteron. xvii.

20-2. “Every man," says Swift, “ knows that he understands religion and politics, though FEMALE B. Soc. By far the most delihe never learned them.” — CHESTERFIELD, cate branch of the B. Soc. system, “it vol. 1, p. 125.

scarcely needs to be intimated of how great importance it is that all the duties attached


to it should be regulated with a more than | became the more degraded and corrupt in ordinary regard to propriety and decorum." their national religion." -Owen. Hist of B. Soc. vol. 2, p. 529. See vol. 3, pp. 154-5.

“It is no bad maxim, where there are

two handles, to take hold of the cleanest." How the B. Soc. may be looked at by its Major Doyle. Irish Debates, vol. 7, p. 225. friends.—Ibid. vol. 1, p. 44.

“When the payment of the clergy by “What truth, what knowledge, tithes in kind was instituted, the landlord What any thing but eating is good in her ? was also paid in kind. The clergy were 'Twould make a fool prophecy to be fed paid by the produce of the land, to be concontinually;

upon the land ; and the landlord was Inspired with full deep cups, who cannot also paid by the produce for the use of his prophecy ?

land.”—MR. BROWNE. Ibid.

· p.

349. A tinker, out of ale, will give predictions."

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. “COARSE expressions—which men are apt
Prophetess, p. 115. to bring forth, when they are pumping in

vain for strong ones.”—MR. BURKE. Ibid. Bp. REYNOLDS, vol. 3, p. 201.-Wish for vol. 11, p. 327. a Bible in every family,—for education and Lords B. and Nugent to wit. discipline.

“ APRÈs avoir creusé les fertiles sillons, Ibid. vol. 4, p. 268.-CHURCH and State. Qui reçoivent le grain, espoir de nos moisPlato.

sons, The Jesuits divide them,-agreeing here Si chaque jour le soc repasse sur la terre, with the schismatics.

Au lieu de l'abondance il produit la misère,

Et detruit aujourd'hui ce qu'il a fait hier. Ibid. pp. 290-1.—How unity is to be pre- Tel est le mouvement dont le siecle est si served- unquiet-and in the end uncom- fier. fortable singularities.

Le talent naturel s'éteint dans la lecture,

Et l'esprit est sterile à force de culture." “Tue very philosopher could say that • wickedness doth putrify the principles of “D'un ton fier, en vrai gentilhomme de the mind,' and that such as are men's lettres," said of Chateaubriand in this MS. courses of life, such likewise are the dispo- satire. sitions of their minds towards practical truth.'"-Ibid. p. 303.

Nov. 1786. “A MEETING of lawyers at

Lord Mansfield's to take into consideration Kakia papriku åpxñs. - Arist. Eth. the alarming growth of perjury, which had lib. 6, c. 5.

become so very rife in our courts of jus

tice, as to threaten the most dangerous conAi dkpokosiç kara ion ovubaivovoiv. sequences :' it was determined at this meetως γάρ ειώθαμεν, ούτως αξιούμεν λέγεσ- ing that nothing short of capital punishment Oai.—Ibid. Metaphys. Min. lib. 1, c. 3. was sufficient to deter persons from the

commission of this crime, and it was agreed “ It is curious to observe," says GODFREY that a bill should be prepared to make perHiggins, (Celtic Druids, p. 207) " that the jury in any court of justice, &c. a capital more elegant, polite, and learned these offence, punishable with death.” — Lady's people became, in the same proportion they | Magazine, vol. 17, p. 667.

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" Quoiqu'on en dise, l'imagination sert à | long volumes of antiquity, if we would be voir beaucoup de choses très-réelles." diligent to mark them, so that they can be F. R. Bibliothèque Universelle. Mai 1830. compared to nothing fitter, than to a wheel

ever turning in the same motion."-Ibid.

P. 84.

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L'ANGLETERRE avec son orgueil, sa population, ses richesses, ses prejugés, et ses “WHATEVER occurrences seem strange, cérémonies, est le Japon de l'Europe."- they are but the same fable acted by other M. DE Custine, vol. 2, p. 189.

persons, and nothing different from those

of older times but in the names of the acOAFBOROUGH, Rascalburgh, and Rabble- tors."— Ibid. p. 8. town.

“So justly is avarice plagued in itself, Jobbing like smuggling. The same lax that I know not which be greater, the sin morality is the cause. In our indignation or the punishment.”—Ibid. p. 10. against the former, let him who is guiltless And this is equally true of all sins. of the latter offence cast the first stone.

ALEXANDER and Cæsar “ pricked like The system of reducing a conquered bladders in the height of their tumour." — people to bond-service seems always to have Ibid.


13. been pursued when wars of extermination ceased.—1 Kings, ix. 20-22.

“ ELIZABETH advised the House of Com

mons to prefer the most weighty matters The man who (for a wager) was made to first, and not trouble themselves with small suppose himself ill, -and died in conse- matters and of no weight.”—Parliamentary quence.

History, vol. 1, p. 707. A case like that of this nation at this See also, Ibid.


909. time.

Upon the money-getting system do tree “Ne mea dona tibi studio disposta fideli, would be allowed to stand after it became Intellecta priùs quàm sint, contempta relin- worth forty shillings. We should have quas.”—LUCRETIUS, lib. 1, v. 47.

young mutton, young beef, and no old

timber! “Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight.” Almost every where we might ask, as Isaiah y. 21.

Arthur Young does of the Weald in Sussex,

" Where is the good for nothing land ?" “Since it is customary for men to bequeath to their posterity the goods of for- “ The wastes only within forty or fifty tune, and not to bury them with them, why miles of London would supply that city should they suffer that which is more pre- with bread."—Young's Survey of Sussex, cious to die with them, and not communicate for the instruction of others, some part of the knowledge and experience wherewith “ That breed which gives the greatest time has enriched them." ALDERMAN net profit in money from a given quantity Whatson, p. 7.

of food, must at last be allowed to contain

the sum total of merit."—Ibid. p. 241. “ CERTAINLY the volume of one life would So think our political economists of man! afford as great a variety of examples as the

p. 188.

“The public mind," says Sir E. BRYDGES, | thereby intimating that solitude was the " is as servile as it is capricious." —Recollec- best opportunity of religion.”—Ibid. p. 163. tions, vol. 1, p. 163.

“ THERE are monstrosities in the soul as Ibid. p. 243.—" To suppose that poets well as the body.”—Ibid. p. 224. are less in search of truth than philosophers, is to draw the opinion from bad poetry.”

“ It is well observed by PLUTARCH, 'that

men of desperate and bankrupt fortunes Even of ploughs, VANCOUVER says,

“ that have little regard to their expenses, because some improvement may be made


should they save them, the tide of their these ancient machines, daily experience estátes won't rise much the higher, and so very clearly shows, at the same time it was they think it impertinent to be frugal, when fully demonstrated that there is an absolute there's no hope of being rich. necessity of not altogether departing from that see their heaps begin to swell, and that a principle the utility of which has been they are within the neighbourhood of wealth, established upon the practice of ages."

think it worth while to be saving, and imSurvey of Hampshire, p. 92. See also prove their growing stock."—NORRIS, Mis

cell. p. 268.

Yet they

p. 93.

EXPERIMENTS upon old civilization are LEVELLERS.—It is not thus that "

every like breaking up old pastures.

valley shall be exalted and every mountain

and hill shall be made low; that the crooked “The age immediately preceding one's shall be made straight and the rough places own is less known to any man than the plain.”—Isaiah xi. 4. history of any other period." — HORACE WALPOLE, Pinkerton Correspondence, vol.

" It is not to be conceived how many 1, p. 61.

people, capable of reasoning, if they would,

live and die in a thousand errors from lazi“ And Friendship like an old acquaintance ness; they will rather adopt the prejudices sends

of others than give themselves the trouble To his friend Justice, that she should be

of forming opinions of their own. They mild

say things at first because other people have And look with eyes of mercy on your fault." said them, and then persist in them because GoFFE's Orestes, p. 237.

they have said them themselves.”—Ches

TERFIELD, vol. 1, p. 335. Norris's Miss. p. 158. — The atheistic argument from the self-sufficiency of God,

SPEECHES or things which one wishes to which that from his goodness is a con

to be: clusive answer.-P. 320.

« μίνυνθά περ, ότι μάλα δήν."

Hom. Il. i. 416. “CERTAINLY," says NORRIS (ibid. p. 160), " there is more required to qualify a man “ Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, for his own company than for other men's." | that ye may see.”Isaiah xlii. 18. It is not " every man that has sense and thoughts enough to be his own compa- PRINCIPLE of equality.— Voyageur Philonion."

sophique, tom. 2, p. 306.

“ The ancients chose to build their altars and temples in groves and solitary recesses,

PROPOSAL that every one on arriving at the age of twenty should be required to

1, p.

choose a set of opinions for himself!!- | Psalm xü. 1. Ibid. p. 370.

“ Save me, Jehovah, for the pious are

coming to an end, “ When youth made me sanguine," says For the faithful are failing from among HORACE WALPOLE, “I hoped mankind

the children of men." might be set right. Now that I am very old, I sit down with this lazy maxim, that

WITHIN eye-shot or tongue-reach. unless one could cure men of being fools, it is to no purpose to cure them of any

“ It was an ancient rule of the civilians, folly ; as it is only making room for some

that nobility is annulled by poverty.”— other."— PINKERTON's Correspondence, vol. FOSBROOKE'S Berkeley Family, p. 162. 91.

“ MISTAKE me not, I have a new soul in me “ SELF-INTEREST is thought to govern Made of a north wind, nothing now but every man; yet is it possible to be less

tempest; governed by self-interest than men are in

And like a tempest shall it make all ruin the aggregate.”—H. W. ibid.

Till I have run my will out."

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER, Woman's Facts “too big for oblivion,"Ch. O'Conor.

Prize, p. 178. -Ibid. p. 129.

“ It grieves me FRONTO said well, “it is a misfortune to | To see a mighty king with all his glory live under an emperor, ' qui ne permet à Sunk o'the sudden to the bottom of a dunpersonne de rien faire,' but a greater mis- geon. fortune to live under a prince who allows | Whither should we descend that are poor every one to do whatever he pleases.”— rascals BAYLE, vol. 6, p. 605, Xiphil. in Nerva. If we had our deserts ?”

Ibid. Island Princess, p. 288. “ Furieusement laide. A Marchioness d'Ancre of shocking memory." —BAYLE.

“ His vines as fruitful as experience
(Which in the art of husbandry) could

make." And what think you would happen, if

Ibid. Noble Gentleman, p. 386. your motions were to be carried ? They would answer, as Bayle has answered for

“ He carries it them, “ Ne soyez pas en peine sur cela, peu

So truly to the life, as if he were de gens nous prendront au mot.”—Ibid.

One of the plot to gull himself.” tom. 7, p. 86.


p. 397.

to an end."

Psalm vii. 9.

“I always maintained," says Gray, “that “ Let now wickedness bring the wicked nobody has occasion for pride but the poor ; “Let the wickedness of the ungodly come folly.”—Vol. 2, p. 239.

and that every where else it is a sign of end."—Common Version.

“ Men are very prone to believe what Psalm xi. 3.

they do not understand; and they will be“ When the foundations are overturned, lieve any thing at all, provided they are what can the righteous

under no obligation to believe it."— Ibid.

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