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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.

Ibid. p. 455.

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
between the grave and the cradle, that he

Gorr's Raging Turk, p. 62. 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.

“Il 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. a 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 coni Not being able to find the passage, I leave

science 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 Evan 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_WANDESFORD, 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. HopSON 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

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

GOLDASTUS, p. 51. " A WOUNDED spirit,

The Lord promises to give Israel “pasDejected, and habitually disposed To seek in degradation of the kind

tors according to mine heart, which shall

feed defects.

you Excuse and solace for her own

with knowledge and understandExcursion, p. 391.

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

“I am surprised,” says LADY HERVEY, 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

their passions." harvest."

shall not

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more folly; and I have always found more are abomination to the Lord.” Proverbs, springs of action in the weakness than in xvii. 15. the wickedness of our natures."

MR. is gravelled here. “ Mais pour quoy s'en étonner ? il n'y a rien de si naturel, c'est que les sots font

“CONFIDENCE in an unfaithful man in time toujours des sottises." The old French of trouble, is like a broken tooth, and a foot Lady Stafford, Grammont's daughter, used out of joint.”—Proverbs xxv. 19. to say this.- LADY HERVEY's Letters, p. 180.

“Should I then be angry God hath made A PHILOSOPHE who puzzled Lady Her- him no wiser ? Howbeit were not his meanvey

sensible cautious Abbé, and ing better than his understanding, he might engaged them in controversy with each chance now and then to try a man's paother, ended by saying, “the abbé was de- tience."-STRAFFORD, Letters, vol. 1, p. 381. termined to believe more than he could, and Lady H. ready to give up as much as

“ Thus saith the Lord: If ye can break she dared.” This is the case with the Ro- my covenant of the day, and my covenant manists and the Unitarians.—Ibid.


of the night, and that there should not be

day and night in their season: Then also In Denmark and Sweden, the reformation may my covenant be broken with David my

servant."-Jer. xxiii. 20-1. was accomplished without a struggle, and the same good consequences seem to have

STRAFFORD writes of Lord Netherdale, resulted in the church there, which the peaceful occupation of the country produced less catholic, and for the rest, let him do

" all I say is, I wish him more christian, among the Icelanders in their state of his worst."-STRAFFORD's Letters, vol. 2, p. society.


MR. HALLAM tells us, that when inno



it is an Englishman's quavations are intended in religion, every arti-lity not to let things alone when they are fice of concealment and delay is required, well.”— Ibid. vol. 2, p. 157. (vol. 1, p. 30). This should be borne in mind when we observe the proceedings of

“ WHERE shame, faith, honour, and regard that party to which Mr. H. is attached.

of right

Lay trampled on." “ He is an irrecoverable puppy by dispu

Ben Jonson, vol. 9, p. 10. tation that dares avow the speaking for them.” CLARENDON's State Papers, vol. 2, p. 337.

“SUNK in that dead sea of life.”

Ibid. The Romanists who cannot, and do not, believe what they uphold, “He that sinneth

STILL the creature waiteth in earnest against me,” saith Wisdom,“ wrongeth his expectance for the manifestation : and the own soul.”—Proverbs, viii. 36,

whole creation groaneth and travaileth in

pain together still.-Romans, viii. 19-22. The seven abominations, Proverbs vi. 16-19, are found in the Papal church.

“An evil, an only evil, behold is come.”—

Ezekiel, vii. 5. “He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both “La haine et la demangeaison de médire

p. 11.

vont toujours plus loin que la reconnois- ment with this despising and contemning sance et l'amitié, et la calomnie trouve plus remark, “ Now there's ane end of ane old aisement croyance dans la public, que les song."-LOCKHART's Memoirs, vol. 1, p.223. éloges et les louanges." — CHARLEVOIX, N. There may have been more of feeling France, vol. 2, p. 287.

than of levity in this.

What the church of England holds with My feelings are in accord with the Em. regard to the church of Rome. Joseph peror Baber, when speaking of a villainous Mede.

deed he says—“Let every man who hears of Nichols, Calv. and Arm. p. 496-7.

this action of Khosrou Shah pour out imprecations on him; for he who hears of such

a deed, and does not curse him, is himself INTRODUCTION of new articles of belief by the Romanists. Hammond.— Ibid. p. 560. worthy to be accursed. — LEYDEN'S Mem Ilis offer for a groundwork of unity.

of Baber, p. 63.

“He that getteth wisdom, loveth his own “The vail is upon their heart. Neverthe

soul."- Proverbs xix. 8. less when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.”—2 Corinth. ii. 15-16.

I am on my Persian steed, sir, and the

plains of prolixity are before me. All observation tends to confirm that

“ I placed my foot in the stirrup of refemale life, at all ages, is better than male, solution, and my hand on the reins of conand even married better than single."— fidence-in-God.”—Baber's Memoirs. Minutes of Eridence on Friendly Societies, A. D. 1827, p. 38.

PAPAL Church. “I am come in my

Father's name, and ye receive me not: if The increase of population entirely at- another shall come in his own name, him tributable to a diminution in the rate of


will receive.”John v. 43. mortality.-Ibid. p. 38.

India. Captain William Bruce remarked A very small number of first-born chil- to me that if our empire in that country dren are alive at the expiration of ten years. were overthrown, the only monuments which -Ibid. p. 42.

would remain of us would be broken bottles

and corks. An important point had been gained in Along the whole coast, he says, our gocivilization when men began to build with vernment is popular, because the people

share in the advantages of a flourishing

trade. But in the interior we are hated. “But let him that glorieth glory in this, There it is a grinding system of exaction; that he understandeth and knoweth me, we take nine-tenths; and the natives feel that I am the Lord, which exercise loving the privation of honours and places of aukindness, judgement, and righteousness in thority more than the weight of imposts. the earth; for in these things I delight, One of them compared our system to a saith the Lord.—Jeremiah ix. 24.

screw, slow in its motion, never violent or

sudden, but always screwing them down to When the Earl of Seafield signed, as the very earth. Chancellor of Scotland, the engrossed exemplification of the Act of Union, he re- SWORD and spear have been beaten by turned it to the Clerk, in the face of Parlia- | the flail.


ers did.

If ye search the Scriptures " ye shall “If the root be holy, so are the branches." know the truth, and the truth shall make --Romans xi. 16. you free.”John viii. 32.

In the Atlas of February 18, 1827, is this “He that is of God heareth God's words : | passage, forming part of a leading paraye therefore hear them not because ye are graph in the Morning Chronicle. not of God.”—Ibid. 47.

“Those who use the word liberty, as ap

plied to civilized life, are either very ignoSatan has always two strings to his bow.

rant, or very evil-intentioned. Wherever

we turn in civilized life, we are met by re2 Corinthians iv. 2.-THis our Reform

straints on our liberty; and the more civi

lized the society the more numerous the IDOLATRY prevailed because it was adapt- restraints. If we use the words good going religion to low and earthly minds. So vernment, we shall then speak an intelligible their saints are like fetishes, whom they treat language. Now such restraints as are nefamiliarly, coax, threaten, maltreat and cessary to the well-being of society, that is, punish.

to good government, must be submitted to." One of our Martyrs.—2 Maccabees vi.

“ IGNORANTIÆ inimicus alienæ, inimicis23.

simus meæ, et à quocunque corrigi paratus." Effect of processions in which children –Dr. O'Conor, ad lectorem. bear a prominent part. The handsomest chosen for angels, and the parents making

“ Tu autem.—Memento, genus esse hoit a pride to decorate them with all the minum adeò malignum, ut quidquid benè jewels and finery of the family.

egeris in pessimam semper partem acci

piant et aliorum mentes suo metientes inA DISTINCTION between glory and honour. genio, benefacta quælibet pravo animo inThe glory of France is what Buonaparte terpretentur."—Ibid. sought. The honour of England is that for which we contend.

I LAY no siege to impregnable understand

ings. The Temple at Jerusalem served as a bank for deposit.—Maccabees ii. See the I would examine this argument farther, miracle of Heliodorus,-a use for which in

as a Spaniard said in the Cortes, “si las war time the convents also served.

bellas razones y exemplos con que se ha

sido apoyada, no probaran mas bien su imAt Strasburg, 1826, forty days' indul

pertinencia que su oportunidad."Diario gence to all those who, after having fully de las Cortes, t. 4, p. 182. confessed and communicated, shall visit this cathedral on the anniversary of the birth of Latent hope, which exists in almost all the holy father I. Loyola, and shall there extremities. pray for the union of Christian princes, “l'extirpation des hérésies,”—and the exalt- Sir F. BURDETT admits that high prices ation of the holy and true religion. are probably best. I think they are both

an effect and a cause of prosperity. I am So the Oracles of old time. “Thus Delphi,” sure that system must be the best which says MITFORD," appears to have become the

will make poor lands pay for cultivating. great bank of Greece, perhaps before Homer, in whose time its riches seem to have been al. ready proverbial.”-C. iii. sect. 2. vol. i. p. 213.

When we have once gone astray, the best 8v0.-J. W. W.

thing we can do is to retrace our steps.

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