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choose a set of opinions for himself!!— Ibid. p. 370.

"When youth made me sanguine," says llimAi e Walpolk, "I hoped mankind might bo set right. Now that I am very old, I sit down with this lazy maxim, that unless one could cure men of being fools, it is to no pur|)ose to cure them of any folly; as it is only making room for some other."—Pinkerton's Correspondence, vol. 1, p. 91.

"Self-intebest IS thought tO gOVem

every man; yet is it possible to be less governed by self-interest than men are in the aggregate."—II. W. ibid.

Facts "toobig for oblivion," Ch.O'Conor. —Ibid. p. 129.

Fbonto said well, " it is a misfortune to live under nn emperor, ' qui ne permet a personne de rien faire,' but a greater misfortune to live under a prince who allows every one to do whatever he pleases."— Batle, vol. 6, p. 605, Xiphil. in Nerva.

"Furieusement laide. A Marchioness d'Ancre of shocking memory."—Batlb.

And what think you would happen, if your motions were to be carried? They would answer, as Batle has answered for them, " Ne soyez pas en peine sur cela, peu de gens nou9 prendront au mot." — Ibid, torn. 7, p. 86.

Psalm vii. 9.

"Let now wickedness bring the wicked to an end."

"Let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end."—Common Version.

Psalm xi. 3.

"When the foundations are overturned, what can the righteous man do?"

Psalm xii. 1.

"Save me, Jehovah, for the pious are coining to an end,

For the faithful are failing from among the children of men."

WiTHrs eye-shot or tongue-reach.

"It was an ancient rule of the civilians, that nobility is annulled by poverty.**— Fosbrookk's Berkeley Family, p. 162.

"Mistake me not, I have a new soul in me Made of a north wind, nothing now but tempest;

And like a tempest shall it make all ruin
Till I have run my will out."

Beaumont and Fletcher, Woman's
Prize, p. 178.

"It grieves me To see a mighty king with all his glory Sunk o'the sudden to the bottom of a dungeon.

Whither should we descend that are poor

rascals If we had our deserts?"

Ibid. Island Princess, p. 288.

"His vines as fruitful as experience (Which in the art of husbandry) could make."

Ibid. Noble Gentleman, p. 386.

"He carries it So truly to the life, as if he were One of the plot to gull himself."

Ibid. p. 397.

"I Always maintained," says Geat, " that nobody has occasion for pride but the poor; and that every where else it is a sign of folly."—Vol. 2, p. 239.

"Men are very prone to believe what they do not understand; and they will believe any thing at all, provided they are under no obligation to believe it."—Ibid, p. 313.

"Do not you think a man may be the wiser (I had almost said the better) for going a hundred or two of miles; and that the mind has more room in it than most people seem to think, if you will but furnish the apartments."—Ibid. p. 321.

Greg. Nazianzen calls S. Basil " Wtofijrrit rtt WviifiaTOr." an interpreter of the Spirit. Hypophet as distinguished from prophet.

Show them "le grand tort et le petit esprit qu'ils ont en leurs maximes erronnees."—Gabasse, Doc. Cur. p. 21.

Good proof of good sense. "C'est de marcher son grand chemin, se tenir sur les opinions communes, les bien deffendre par des nouvelles pensees, To. naivd Koiv&c, Kal

ra Koivd Kaivus, nova communiter, et communia noviter."—Ibid. p. 31.

Thus it is that " ceux qui ont estc bestes par excellence, ont repute tout le monde sot, excepte eux-mesmes."—Ibid. p. 57.

The band of Condottieri in Parliament. I thank Sir Richard Vyvyan for the word.

"Les Savans ne sont susceptibles ni d'erreurs ni de prejugcs !"—Saloues.

"I Peat God he may prove himself innocent.

"Justice. Fie! say not so. Tou show yourself to be no good commonwealth's man; for the more are hanged the better 'tis for the commonwealth." — Beaumont and Flitchee, Coxcomb, p. 232.

TEXTS FOR SERMONS.1

'* r I TAKE heed, therefore, hovi ye hear." JL —Luke viii. 18. "Behold, the kingdom of God is within you."—Ibid. xvii. 21.

"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. iii. 15.

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

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 conso| lation derived by the lamented Southet from his every day study of the Bible.—J. W. W.

"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, xv. 17.

"Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil."—Proverb) iii. 7.

"in every good work, trust thy own soul: for this is the keeping of the commandments."—Ecclesiastical xxxii. 22.

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

"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.

"As inany as touched him were made "Bit as for me, I will come into thine

whole."—Mae*, 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

■hall have them."—Ibid. xi. 24. u Blessed are they which do hunger

"This 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.

TEXTS FOR ENFORCEMENT.

"HHHINK of the Lord witba good heart 1 and in simplicity of heart seek him: For He will be foundof them that tempt Him not, and sheweth himself unto such as do not distrust him."—Wisdom i. 1-2.

"For froward thoughts separate from God."—Ibid. 3.

"Seek not death in the error of your life; and pull not upon yourselves destruction with the works of your hands.

"For God made not death; neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living.

"For he created all things that they might have their being; and the generations of the world were healthful, and there is no poison of destruction in them.

"But ungodly men with their words and works called it to them."—Ibid. xii. 6.

"Wisdom is easily seen of them that love her : whoso seeketh her early shall have no great travail; for he shall find her sitting at his doors."—Ibid. vi. 12-14.

"She goeth about seeking such as are worthy of her. Sheweth herself favourably unto them in the ways, and meeteth them in every thought.

"For the very true beginning of her is the desire of discipline, and the care of discipline is love:

"And love is the keeping of her laws; and the giving heed unto her laws is the assurance of incorruption:

"And incorruption maketh us near unto God.

"Therefore the desire of wisdom bringeth to a kingdom.

"If your delight be then in thrones and sceptres, O ye kings of the people, honour wisdom, that ye may reign for evermore." — Ibid. 16.

"Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness."—Psalm xxix. 2.

"He that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about." — Ibid, xxxii. 10.

"Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee."—Ibid, xxxiii. 22.

"O taste, and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." —Ibid, xxxiv. 8.

"Wherewithal a man sinneth, by the same also shall he be punished."—Wisdom xi. 16.

"For Thou lovest all the things that are. and abhorrest nothing which Thou hast made; for never wouldest Thou have made any thing, if Thou hadst hated it.

"And how could any thing have endured, if it had not been Thy will? or been preserved, if not called by Thee?

"But Thou sparest all: for they are Thine, O Lord, Thou lover of souls."—Ibid, xxiv. 6.

"Mr soul is athirst for God, yea even for the living God: When shall I come to appear before the presence of God ?"—Ibid, xlii. 2.

"But executing Thy judgments upon them by little and little, Thou gavest them place for repentance."—Wisdom xii. 10.

"Wherefore, whereas men have lived dissolutely and unrighteously, Thou hast tormented them with their own abominations."—Ibid. 23.

"Yea, to know Thy power is the root of immortality."—Ibid. xiv. 3.

"His heart is ashes; his hope is more vile than earth, and his life of less value than clay:

"Forasmuch as he knew not his Maker, and Him that inspired into him an active soul, and breathed in a living spirit."—Ibid. 10-11.

"But they counted our life a pastime, and our time here a market for gain; for, say they, we must be getting every way, though it be by evil means."—Ibid. 12.

"mysteriesare revealed unto the meek." —Ecclesiasticus ill. 19.

"Seek not out the things that are too hard for thee, neither search the things that are above thy strength.

"But what is commanded thee, think thereupon with reverence."—Ibid. 21.

** A stubborn heart shall fare evil at the last, and he that loveth danger shall perish therein."—Ibid. 26.

"In the punishment of the proud there is no remedy: for the plant of wickedness hath taken root in him."—Ibid. 28.

"He that keepeth the law of the Lord getteth the understanding thereof: and the perfection of the fear of the Lord is wisdom."—Ibid. xxi. 11.

"Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck : write them upon the table of thine heart."—Proverbs iii. 3.

"If any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know."—1 Corinthians viii. 2.

"Now the end of the commandment is charity; out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned." — 1 Timothy i. 5.

"Fob we which have believed, do enter into rest."—Hebrews iv. 3.

"The kingdom of God cometh not with observation. Neither shall they say, Lo here! or Lo there! for behold the kingdom of God is within you."—Luke xvii. 21-2.

Into that kingdom he who will, may enter; and begin his Heaven on earth.

"Jesus said unto them, if ye were blind, ye should have no sin: But now ye say, We see: therefore your 6in remaineth."— John ix. last verse.

"And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

"To keep the commandments of the Lord, and his statutes which I command thee this day, for thy good?"—Deuteronomy x. 12-13.

"— To be spiritually minded is life and peace."—Romans viii. 6.

"Sat ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him i for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

"Woe unto the wicked, it shall be ill with him; for the reward of his hands shall be given him."—Isaiah iii. 10-11.

"Be not afraid; only believe."—Mark v. 36.

"Bot 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 thee; and the fishes of the tea shall declare onto thee."—Job jtii. 7-8.

"With Ilim is itrength and wisdom; the deceived and the deceirer are His."—Ibid. 16.

"Dbaw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to yon. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded."—James iv. 8.

u To him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin."—Ibid. 17.

"— Whatsoever a man soweth, that u Yea, what things thou didst determine,

shall be 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; bnt he that sow- thy judgements are in thy fore-knowledge."

eth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap —Judith iz. 6. life everlasting."—Palatum vi. 7-8.

"I BEMEMBEKED THINE EVERLASTING

"Ye fools, be ye of an understanding Judgements, O Lobd, Ass Received Com

heart."— Proverb* viii. 5. Fobt."Ptalm cxix. 52.

"Dcm Belego, Scbtpsissb Frnrr, Quia Plcbima Cbbho,

Mb QIOQIB, Qn TECI, JVDICE, DIGHA 1JKI."

Courteous Reader! No man living can quote those lines with a fuller sense of their reality than myself I —Though I have lived amongst 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 dose 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 tingle 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 1 Ye will not have half the pleasure in correcting, 1 shall have in learning I

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 liniaments of learning, than those vain Phainomena of Pleasure, which are the delight of more vulgar spirits;" and such was the continued on-tight of Southey. 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

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