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verb at Rome, “ Quo dicitur, tria esse “ ARBITRARY government would quickly hominum genera, qui nihil ferè legibus, quas be tampering in sacred things, because coripsi aliis imponunt, utantur; nimirùm, Juris- ruption in the church is marvellously subconsultos, Medicos atque Theologos. Nulli servient and advantageous to corruption in enim magis in negotiis ab jure, ab æquitate, the state."-—Bp. Reynolds, vol. 3, p. 200. discedunt quam jurisconsulti; nulli tuendæ valetudinis rationem minùs servant quam

“EXAMPLES that may nourish medici; nulli conscientiæ aculeos minùs me- Neglect and disobedience in whole bodies, tuunt quam theologi.”—Ibid. vol. 3, p. 497. And totter the estates and faiths of armies. !

Must not be plaid withal." The character of Margites suits many a

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER, man in these days.

Bonduca, p. 330. Πύλλ' ήπίστατο έργα, κακως δήπίστατο πάντα. .

“The gentlemen will praise thee, Ralph,

if thou playest thy part with audacity." “ Tus heresy

Knight of the B. Pesile, p. 383. Must be look'd to in time; for if it spread, 'Twill grow too pestilent. Were I a scholar, “LA corruption des mæu

eurs a été si grande I would so hamper thee for thy opinion, tant parmi ceux qui ont vécu dans le monde, That, ere I left, I would write thee out of que parmi ceux qui ont vécu hors du monde credit

(c'est à dire, les gens d'eglise) que plus on With all the world, and make thee not be- s'attache à donner des relations fidèles et lieved,

véritables, plus on court risque de ne comEven in indifferent things ;--that I would poser que des libelles diffamatoires." leave thee

BAYLE, vol. 4, p. 181. A reprobate out of the state of honour." BEAUMONT and FLETCHER, The

“Il y a sans doute une grande opposition Captain, p. 13.

entre l'histoire et la satire; mais peu de choses suffiraient pour métamorphoser l'une

en l'autre."-Ibid. Gilded to hide the bitterness it brings.”

Ibid. p. 18.

Pen War.“ Je ne crois pas qu'on doire

exiger d'un historien tout le sang froid avec “I could now question heaven (were it well quoi il faut que les juges prononcent ude To look into their justice) why those faults, sentence de condamnation contre les voleurs Those heavy sins others provoke 'em with,

et les homicides. Quelques réflexions un Should be rewarded on the heads of us peu animées ne lui siéent pas mal.”—Ibid. That hold the least alliance to their vices : But this would be too curious ; for I see " Il est utile de faire voir aux lecteurs, Our suffering, not disputing, is the end par des exemples sensibles, jusqu'où peut Reveal'd to us of all these miseries." aller la bardiesse de mentir publiquement,

Ibid. p. 27.

quand une fois on a l'impudence de faire

imprimer tous les contes qui courentales "Sucu wretched people, rues.”—Ibid. p. 218. That have no more to justify their actions But their tongues' ends; that dare lie every “Il n'y a point de mensonge, pour si way,

absurde qu'il soit, qui ne passe de livre en As a mill grinds."


35. livre, et de siècle en siècle. Mentez har.

dimont, imprimez toutes sortes d'ertrara.


gances, peut-on dire au plus misérable lar- As for wisdom, that may denote either doniste de l'Europe, vous trouverez assez de sapience, a habit of knowing what is true; gens qui copieront vos contes; et si l'on vous or prudence, a disposition of choosing what rebute dans un certain temps, il naîtra des is good.”—Ibid. vol. 2, p. 491. conjunctures où l'on aura intérêt de vous faire resusciter.”—Ibid. p. 399.

Points upon which, with Jeremy Taylor,

I will express my own sense in St. Augus6 AVARISSIMA honoris humana mens, fa- tine's words : :-“ Mallem quidem eorum, cilius regnum et opes quam gloriam par- quæ à me quæsivisti, habere scientiam quam titur."—Æn. Sylvius, Hist. Boh.

ignorantiam ; sed quia id nondum potui,

magis eligo cautam ignorantiam confiteri, “ AFIN qu’un raillerie soit bonne, il faut quam falsam scientiam profiteri.”—J. Tarque celui qu'on raille mérite d'être raillé.”

LOR, vol. 7, p. 435. Ibid. vol. 5, p. 243. “ Plus je lis, plus je me persuade qu'il Olym. 2, v. 155, &c.

The wise and the half-learned.—PINDAR, n'est pas aussi difficile de trouver des écrivains qui aient de belles et de bonnes pen

VIRTUE requires struggling. Olym. 4, sées, que d'en trouver qui les expriment

30, &c. sans s'embarrasser dans quelque mauvais raisonnement. Un bon logicien est plus

Αιεί δ' αμφ' αρεταΐσι, πονος δαπάrare qu'on ne pense.”—Ibid. p. 501.

να τε μάρναται προς

"Έργον κινδύνω κεκαλυμμένον. A FLINT is easily broken upon a pillow.

01. 5, v. 34. BP. REYNOLDS, vol. 4, p. 300.

Εν δε έχοντες, σοφοί και πολί“A DISTEMPERED constitution of mind,

ταις έδοξαν έμμεν. . Ibid. v. 37. as of body, is wont to weaken the retentive faculty, and to force an evacuation of bad

No virtue without danger.-01. 6, v. 14. humours.”—BARROW, vol. 1, p. 285.

Τιμώντες δ' αρετάς, , “ The reporter in such cases must not 'Ες φανεράν oδoν έρχονται. think to defend himself by pretending that

Ibid. y. 122. he spake nothing false ; for such propositions, however true in logic, may justly be

Τεκμαίρει deemed lies in morality, being uttered with

Χρήμ' έκαστον.

Ibid. v. 123. a malicious and deceitful (that is, with a calumnious) mind; being apt to impress

IMPULSE to compose a poem. false conceits, and to produce hurtful effects

Ibid. v. 146. concerning our neighbours. There are slanderous truths as well as slanderous false- MUTABILITY. hoods : when truth is uttered with a de

év ceitful heart, and to a base end, it becomes Δε μια μοιρα χρόνου, , a lie."]—Ibid. p. 387.

Αλλοτ' άλλοϊαι διαιθύσσουσιν αύραι. .

01. 7, v. 173. | ARCHBISHOP LEIGHTON says, Even sin may be sinfully reproved; and how thinkest

ότεξελέγχων μόνος thou that sin shall redress sin, and restore the

'Αλάθειαν ετήτυμον sinner?" See on 1 Pet. iv. 8. Vol. ii. p. 339. J. Wiw. Χρόνος.

01. 10. v. 65.

those are,

"Έπεται δεν εκάστο μέτρον. νοή

“But well in you I find σαι δε καιρος άριστος. .

No man doth speak aright who speaks in Ol. 13, v. 67.


Who only sees the ill, is worse than blind." Tue graces.-01. 14, v. 4.

SYDNEY, p. 403. “Many times the use of new phrases and expressions (a curiosity too much affected

“Why should such plants as you are, in this age) doth make way for the intro- Tenderly bred, and brought up in all fulducing of new doctrines."-REYNOLDS, vol. ness, 5, p. 176.

Desire the stubborn wars ? True in politics as in religion.


Pilgrimage, vol. 7, p. 40. “We ourselves by our sins, have loosened the joints of religion and government, and “ They are things ignorant, done that with our own hands, which our And therefore apted to that superstition." enemies, by all their machinations, did in

Ibid. p. 43. vain attempt.”—Ibid. p. 225.

“ What a world is this, “ Personal chastisements may be for When young men dare determine what trial and exercise of faith and patience : But general and public judgments are ever Age and the best experience ne'er could in wrath and displeasure."-Ibid. p. 274.

aim at!

Marc. They were thick-eyed then, Sir; THERE is no end to the mischief and mi

now the Print's larger, sery

which arise from any folly, or any And they may read their fortunes without whim, in a consciencious but weak-minded


Ibid. p. 43. man, if it amount to the weight of a scruple. “ There can no greater revenge light (Double Marriage, p. 139,) says, of the

The tyrant in BEAUMONT and FLETCHER upon thee, than that as thou hast reaped

people, where another has sown, so another may thrash that which thou hast reaped.”

“Let 'em rise, let 'em rise; give me the Euphues.

bridle here,

And see if they can crack my girths! Ah "The old verse standeth as yet in his old Villio, virtue, that Galen giveth goods, Justinian Under the sun there's nothing so voluptuous honours."-Ibid.

As riding of this monster, till he founders." “ Le bien dire ne peut pas payer le bien “ Those men have broken credits, faire."—SALMASIUS, Ep. 1, p. 1.

Loose and dismember'd faiths,

That splinter 'em with vows." "Il y a moins de péril a ne pas sçavoir

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER, Maid du tout une chose, qu'à la sçavoir mal.”——

in the Mill, p. 214. Ibid. Ep. 6, p. 10.

A LIE, that will stretch well. “It must BELLEAU's words may be applied to hun-be faced, you know; there will be a yard gry patriots, who

of dissimulation at least, city measure, and “pris d'ambition

cut upon an untruth or two; lined with Dedans leur estomac font la sédition." fables, that must be,cold weather's coming ;

Tom. 1, p. 116. if it had a galoon of hypocrisy, 'twould do


well, and hooked together with a couple of “ An archer is to be known by his aim, conceits."

not by his arrow. But your aim is so ill, Bustopha the miller's son, in the Maid in that if you knew how far wide from the mark the Mill, p. 257.

your shaft sticketh, you would hereafter

rather break your bow than bend it.”—Ibid. "I GRANT you we are all knaves, and will be your knaves ; but oh! while you live,

“Be your cloth never so bad, it will take take heed of being a proud knave!-Beau

some colour; and your cause never so false, Mont and FLETCHER, Martial Maid, p.415. it will bear some shew of probability.”—Ibid. "How men, in high place and authority, Are, in their lives and estimations, wrong'd

“Not willing to have the grass mown, By their subordinate ministers ! yet such

whereof he meant to make his hay.”—Ibid. They cannot but employ, wrong'd justice finding

Hair has its steel shade first, because it Scarce one true servant in ten officers." becomes silvered.



A PRECIOUS science that must be, in which “ The higher thy calling is, the better | it would require two years' study for a man ought thy conscience to be. And as far it like G. T. to settle his opinion upon some beseemeth a gentleman to be from pride as of its fundamental principles ! he is from poverty; and as near to gentleness in condition, as he is in blood.”

“ THE one's wealth Euphues. Shall weigh up t'other's wisdom in the scale

Of their light judgment." “ Such a quarrel hath there always been

Goff's Raging Turk, p. 62. between the grave and the cradle, that he that is young thinketh the old man fond, and

The court of chancery becoming a court the old knoweth the young man to be a fool.”


of Nequity. We want that word. “I faut en chaque estat vouloir ce que l'on “ I have seen young faces traced by care; peut,

cheeks that ought to have been bright, alQuand on ne peut atteindre à cela que l'on ready faded by want: some poor little ones, veut." PASQUIER, vol. 2, p. 880. to whom Christmas day was not a feast day.”

Miss EMRA, Scenes in our Parish, p. 27. “In truth, I think there is no more difference between them, than between a broom “ To tell a practical lie is a great sin, but and a besom.”—Euphues.

yet transient; but to set up a theorical un

truth, is to warrant every lie that lies from EUPHUES says,

I have now lived com- | its root to the top of every branch it hath." passes,'for Adam's old apron must make Eve

Cobbler of Aggawan, p. 6. 2 new kirtle ; noting this, that when no new thing could be devised, nothing could “ Wise are those men who will be perbe more new than the old."

suaded rather to live within the pale of truth,

where they may be quiet, than in the pur“Such a malady in the marrow, will never lieus.”—Ibid. p. 7. out of the bones."-Ibid.

“That state that will give liberty of con· Not being able to find the passage, I leave science in matters of religion, must give liit as it stands.-J. W. W.

berty of conscience and conversation in their

moral laws; or else the fiddle will be out The reader may be surprised to learn of tune, and some of the strings crack.”— that the village of Islington, as late as the Ibid. p. 8.

commencement of the present century, was

“in a dark and benighted state,” yea, till We live in expectance “ of that happy the forty-fifth year of George the Third's night that the king shall cause his chronicles reign, A. D. 1804, when the Reverend Eran to be read, wherein he shall find the faith- John Jones took upon himself the care of fulness of Mordecai, the treason of his eu- the Islington and Silver Street churches. nuchs, and then let Haman look to himself.” From that period down to the present, the -STRAFFORD, Letters, vol. 1, p. 33.

light of the gospel has been more and more

abundantly spread abroad. — Evangelical UNWORTHY prelates. One of this descrip- Magazine, August 1827, p. 327. tion, “ like that candle hid under a bushel, darkens himself, and all that are about him.”

An independent congregation in a plea-VANDESFORD, Ibid. vol. 1, p. 49.

sant village, where the prospect is encou

raging, having an exceeding neat chapel, “The rust of the laws, which hath almost unencumbered, are desirous of a minister eaten out the very iron, the strength that of Calvinistic sentiments, who can support was in them.”—Ibid.

himself independent of trade or profession,

for which there is no opening, except it be MR. CH. HODson tells me he has been

a day-school for boys. No salary can be informed that in agricultural countries the ensured, beyond payment of rent of a comMethodists are attached to the church, in

fortable house and garden. Apply, A. B., manufacturing ones and large towns, their Post-office, St. Alban's.-Ibid. feeling towards it is hostile. This might be expected.

HEAVEN deliver us from persons who

are bristled with virtue like a hedgehog, as “If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not

Iso appeared to his mother in a established.”—Isaiah, vii. 9.

GOLDastus, p. 51. “ A WOUNDED spirit, Dejected, and habitually disposed

The Lord promises to give Israel “pasTo seek in degradation of the kind

tors according to mine heart, which shall Excuse and solace for her own defects.” feed you with knowledge and understandExcursion, p. 391.

ing.”Jeremiah, iii. 15. “Wisdom, which works through patience."

“ I am surprised,” says Lady HIERVEY, Ibid. (p. 45) “ to hear you talk of bigoted Jaco

bites as of a numerous set of people. Do Enthusiasm of missionaries, societies, &c. you really think that most of the people The tares and the wheat must grow to

concerned in this affair care more for one gether, for the one cannot be gathered in king than another, or act upon a principle without rooting up the other also. “Let of right or wrong? Would to God they did! both," therefore, " grow together until the for one might convince their reason, but not harvest."

their passions."

SUPERSTITION “ Sprung from the deep disquiet of man's

passion." LORD BROOKE, p. 158.

“ There is undoubtedly," says Lady H. (p. 146) “ a great deal of wickedness in mankind, but indeed there is a great deal

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