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“Do not you think a man may be the tà kolva kaivūs, nova communiter, et comwiser (I had almost said the better) for munia noviter.”—Ibid.


31. going a hundred or two of miles; and that the mind has more room in it than most Taus it is that " ceux qui ont esté bestes people seem to think, if you will but fur- par excellence, ont reputé tout le monde nish the apartments."—Ibid. p. 321. sot, excepté eux-mesmes."-Ibid. p. 57.

GREG. NAZIANZEN calls S. Basil “ ÚTO- The band of Condottieri in Parliament. φήτης το Πνεύματος,” an interpreter of the I thank Sir Richard Vyvyan for the word. Spirit. Hypophet as distinguished from prophet.

“Les Savans ne sont susceptibles ni

d'erreurs ni de préjugés !"-SALGUES. Show them “ le grand tort et le petit esprit qu'ils ont en leurs maximes erron- “ I PRAY God he may prove himself innées."-GARASSE, Doc. Cur. p. 21.

Justice. Fie! say not so.

You show Good proof of good sense. “ C'est de yourself to be no good commonwealth's marcher son grand chemin, se tenir sur les man; for the more are hanged the better opinions communes, les bien deffendre par 'tis for the commonwealth.” — BEAUMONT des nouvelles pensées, ra kaivà kolvūs, kai and FLETCHER, Coscomb, p. 232.

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“My son, glorify thy soul in meekness.' -Ibid. x. 28.

“Before man is life and death, and whether him liketh, shall be given him."-Ibid. xy. 17.

“ Be not wise in thine own eyes : fear the Lord, and depart from evil.”—Proverbs iii. 7.

" YE that fear the Lord, wait for his mercy; and go not aside, lest ye fall.”— Ecclesiasticus, ii. 7.

“ Ye that fear the Lord, believe him, and your reward shall not fail."-Ibid. 8.

“ Ye that fear the Lord, hope for good, and for everlasting joy and mercy.”—Ibid. 9.

“ Thy sins also shall melt away, as the ice in the fair warm weather."-Ibid. ii. 15.

“ Bind not one sin upon another ; for in one thou shalt not be unpunished."-Ibid. vii. 8.

“In every good work, trust thy own soul: for this is the keeping of the commandments.”—Ecclesiasticus xxxii. 22.

“Whoso feareth the Lord, shall not fear nor be afraid, for He is his hope."— Ibid. xxxiv. 14.

1 These texts for sermons, most of them, were written very early,—they occur at the end of a Note Book for 1799. The last text of all is in dark fresh ink, and evidently shows the consolation derived by the lamented SOUTHEY from his every day study of the Bible.-J. W. W.

" BRETHREN, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you ; which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand.”— 1 Cor. xv. 1.

“ By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye

have believed in vain."-Ibid. 2.

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As many as touched him were made “But as for me, I will come into thine whole.”—MARK vi. last verse.

house, even upon the multitude of thy “What things soever ye desire, when ye mercy.”—Psalm v. 7. pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."-Ibid. xi. 24.

“ BLESSED are they which do hunger “ Then touched he their eyes, saying, and thirst after righteousness, for they shall According to your faith be it unto you. be filled.”—Matthew v. 6. " And their eyes were opened.”

Matthew ix. 29-30.


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HINK of the Lord with a good heart " And incorruption maketh us near unto

and in simplicity of heart seek him: God. For He will be foundof them that tempt Him “ Therefore the desire of wisdom bringnot, and sheweth himself unto such as do eth to a kingdom. not distrust him."— Wisdom i. 1-2.

“ If your delight be then in thrones and " For froward thoughts separate from sceptres, o ye kings of the people, honour God."-Ibid. 3.

wisdom, that ye may reign for evermore." “ Seek not death in the error of your - Ibid. 16. life; and pull not upon yourselves destruction with the works of


“ WORSHIP the Lord in the beauty of “For God made not death ; neither hath holiness.”Psalm xxix. 2. he pleasure in the destruction of the living. “ He that trusteth in the Lord, mercy

“ For he created all things that they shall compass him about.” — Ibid. xxxii. might have their being; and the generations 10. of the world were healthful, and there is no “Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, acpoison of destruction in them.

cording as we hope in thee.”—Ibid. xxxii. “ But ungodly men with their words and 22. works called it to them.”—Ibid. xii. 6. “O taste, and see that the Lord is good :

“Wisdom is easily seen of them that love blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." her : whoso seeketh her early shall have no -Ibid. xxxiv. 8. great travail ; for he shall find her sitting at his doors.”—Ibid. vi. 12-14.

“ WHEREWITHAL a man sinneth, by the “She goeth about seeking such as are same also shall he be punished."— Wisdom worthy of her. Sheweth herself favour. xi. 16. ably unto them in the ways, and meeteth “For Thou lovest all the things that are, them in every thought.

and abhorrest nothing which Thou hast " For the very true beginning of her is made; for never wouldest Thou have made the desire of discipline, and the care of dis- any thing, if Thou badst hated it. cipline is love:

6 And how could any thing have endured, " And love is the keeping of her laws; if it had not been Thy will ? or been preand the giving heed unto her laws is the served, if not called by Thee ? assurance of incorruption :

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Thine, O Lord, Thou lover of souls."—Ibid. IF


man think that he knoweth any xxiv. 6.

thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought

to know."-1 Corinthians viii. 2. “ My soul is athirst for God, yea even for the living God: When shall I come to “ Now the end of the commandment is appear before the presence of God ?"-Ibid.

charity ; out of a pure heart, and of a good xlii. 2.

conscience, and of faith unfeigned.” “ But executing Thy judgments upon

1 Timothy i. 5. them by little and little, Thou gavest them place for repentance."— Wisdom xii. 10.

“ FOR we which have believed, do enter 6 Wherefore, whereas men have lived

into rest." —Hebrews iy. 3. dissolutely and unrighteously, Thou hast tormented them with their own abomina

“The kingdom of God cometh not with tions."—Ibid. 23.

observation. Neither shall they say, Lo * Yea, to know Thy power is the root of here! or Lo there! for behold the kingdom immortality.”—Ibid. xiv. 3.

of God is within you.”—Luke xvii. 21-2. “ His heart is ashes; his hope is more

Into that kingdom he who will, may envile than earth, and his life of less value ter; and begin his Heaven on earth. than clay : “ Forasmuch as he knew not his Maker,

“ Jesus said unto them, if ye were blind, and Him that inspired into him an active ye should have no sin : But now ye say, soul, and breathed in a living spirit.”-Ibid. We see : therefore your sin remaineth.”

John ix. last verse. 10-11.

“ But they counted our life a pastime, and our time here a market for gain ; for, say

“And now, Israel, what doth the Lord they, we must be getting every way, though thy God require of thee, but to fear the it be by evil means."— Ibid. 12.

Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and

to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God “MYSTERIES are revealed unto the meek."

with all thy heart and with all thy soul. - Ecclesiasticus iii. 19.

“To keep the commandments of the Lord, " Seek not out the things that are too

and his statutes which I command thee this hard for thee, neither search the things that day, for thy good ?”Deuteronomy x. 12-13. are above thy strength.

“ But what is commanded thee, think To be spiritually minded is life and thereupon with reverence.”—Ibid. 21. peace.”—Romans viii. 6.

“ A stubborn heart shall fare evil at the last, and he that loveth danger shall perish

“ Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be therein."

well with him ; for they shall eat the fruit “ In the punishment of the proud there of their doings. is no remedy: for the plant of wickedness

“Woe unto the wicked, it shall be ill with hath taken root in him.”—Ibid. 28.

him ; for the reward of his hands shall be “ He that keepeth the law of the Lord given him.”—Isaiah iii. 10-11. getteth the understanding thereof: and the perfection of the fear of the Lord is wis- “ BE not afraid ; only believe.”—Mark dom.”—Ibid. xxi, 11.

v. 36.

."-Ibid. 26.

“Let not mercy and truth forsake thee : bind them about thy neck : write them

upon the table of thine heart.”—Proverbs iii. 3.

“ But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee :

“Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach “Draw nigh to God and he will draw thee; and the fishes of the sea shall declare nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, se sinunto thee."-Job xii. 7-8.

ners, and purify your hearts, ye double“With Him is strength and wisdom; the minded.”—James iv. 8. deceived and the deceiver are His."-Ibid., “ To him that knoweth to do good and 16.

doeth it not, to him it is sin."-Ibid. 17.

WHATSOEVER a man soweth, that “Yes, what things thou didst determine, shall he also reap.

were ready at hand, and said Lo, we are “ For he that soweth to his flesh shall of here ! for all thy ways are prepared, and the flesh reap corruption ; but he that sow- thy judgements are in thy fore-knowledge." eth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap-Judith ix. 6. life everlasting.”—Galatians vi. 7-8.

" I REMEMBERED THINE EVERLASTING “ Ye fools, be ye of an understanding JUDGEMENTS, O LORD, AND RECEIVED COMheart."- Proverbs viii. 5.

FORT.”—Psalm cxix. 52.




COURteous Reader! No man living can quote those lines with a fuller sense of their reality than myself I – Though I have lived aniongst men sharp as Mechi's razors, or a January frost, or the spikes of English bayonets-yet cognizant as I am with every day life, and practical in my habits and my ways, I am a “Clerke of Oxenforde” withal, and a scholar,—such as the puny scholars of these days are ! And, therefore, I lament to find that many errors in these volumes have escaped my notice, even after close and hard labour, and thick thinking too! But, when I state this, I think it right to add, that no research, no looking into libraries, no correspondence with learned men, no labour on my own part, has been spared. Every sheet has taken up more hours in a day than are easily found,-and the making good a single reference has often made night and morning closer acquaintances than is good either for sight or health! Therefore, COURTEOUS READER, look gently upon confessed errors, and, of thy candour, LEARNED Critic, correct them for me, and thou shalt have thanks the truest, the most unreserved! Ye will not have balf the pleasure in correcting, I shall have in learning!

One word more, at parting, on the excellently learned Collector of these Volumes. William Chamberlayne, in the Epistle Dedicatory to his Pharonnida, speaks, in his own quaint language, of “ eternizing a name, more from the lasting lipiaments of learning, than those vain Phainomena of Pleasure, which are the delight of more vulgar spirits ;” and such was the continued onsight of Souther. He held his learning as a gift, and as a talent to be accounted for, and he laboured for the benefit of others,—their moral and religious benefit,—as long as the day lasted, and before the night came in which it was no longer appointed that he should labour. And be it ever recollected, that although he wrote for his daily bread, and it never failed him, (which was a reward of his faith and truthfulness), yet did he never write a single word or line populo ut placerent fabulæ !

It is the learned Barrow, in his Sermon Of Industry in our Particular Calling as Scholars, that has these words:—“ Dignum laude virum Musa vetat mori ; learning consecrateth itself and its subject together to immortal remembrance. It is a calling that fitteth a man for all conditions and fortunes ; so that he can enjoy prosperity with moderation, and sustain adversity with comfort; he that loveth a Book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, so in all fortunes.” Thus did the lamented Southey, rooted and grounded in the Faith! And with these words, GentLE AND Courteous Reader, I commend to thee the several Series of his Common Place Books

He that affecteth God in chief,

And as himself his neighbour ;
May still enjoy a happy life,

Although he live by lubour!"-G. WITHER.


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