Imágenes de páginas

“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 p. 84.

ever turning in the same motion."-Ibid.

p. 9. “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. p. 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. p. 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 v. 21.

Arthur Young does of the Weald in Sussex,

" Where is the good for nothing land ?" " Since it is customary for men to be. queath 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 Susses, cious to die with them, and not communi p. 188. cate 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

“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 upon 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. Yet they 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, Misp. 93.

cell. p. 268.

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.

pívvvőá nep, čte pála dúv."

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 PROPOSAL that every one on arriving at and temples in groves and solitary recesses, I the age of twenty should be required to

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. 1, p. 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 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.

Ibid. p. 397. Psalm vii. 9.

"I always maintained," says GRAY, “ that “ LET now wickedness bring the wicked nobody has occasion for pride but the poor ; to an end."

and that every where else it is a sign of “Let the wickedness of the ungodly come folly."— Vol. 2, p. 239. to an end."- Common Version.

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

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

under no obligation to believe it."— Ibid.

p. 313.

“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. p. 31. going a hundred or two of miles; and that the mind has more room in it than most | Thus 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 “ UTO- ! The band of Condottieri in Parliament. ontos të Ilvevu aroc," 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 in. nées.”—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, ta kaivà Kouvūs, kai and FLETCHER, Coxcomb, p. 232.


TEXTS FOR SERMONS. "TAKE beed, therefore, how ye hear.” | “My son, glorify thy soul in meekness." T -LUKE viii. 18.

-Ibid. x. 28. “ Behold, the kingdom of God is within “Before man is life and death, and wheyou."-Ibid. xvii. 21.

ther him liketh, shall be given him."-Ibid.

xy. 17. “ Yg that fear the Lord, wait for his mercy; and go not aside, lest ye fall.”— “Be not wise in thine own eyes : fear the Ecclesiasticus, ii. 7.

Lord, and depart from evil.”—Proverbs iii. “ Ye that fear the Lord, believe him, and your reward shall not fail."-Ibid. 8. “Ye that fear the Lord, hope for good,

“In every good work, trust thy own soul: and for everlastingjoy and mercy.—Ibid. 9.

for this is the keeping of the command“ Thy sins also shall melt away, as the

ments.”—Ecclesiasticus xxxii. 22. ice in the fair warm weather.”—Ibid. iii.

“Whoso feareth the Lord, shall not fear 15.

nor be afraid, for He is his hope."-Ibid. “ Bind not one sin upon another ; for in

xxxiv. 14. one thou shalt not be unpunished.”—Ibid.

" BRETHREN, I declare unto you the Gosvii. 8.

pel which I preached unto you; which also These texts for sermons, most of them, were ye have received, and wherein ye stand.”— written very early, they occur at the end of ali Cor. xv. 1. Note Book for 1799. The last text of all is in dark fresh ink, and evidently shows the conso

L “ By which also ye are saved, if ye keep lation derived by the lamented SOUTHEY from | in memory what I preached unto you, unhis every day study of the Bible.-J. W. W. less ye have believed in vain."— Ibid. 2.

3 A

“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.


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

1 and in simplicity of heart seek him: God. For He will be found of them that tempt Him " Therefore the desire of wisdom bring. not, 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 reiga for evermore." “ Seek not death in the error of your – Ibid. 16. life; and pull not upon yourselves destruction with the works of your hands.

“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. xxxi. 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 :

* 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 :

" But Thou sparest all: for they are

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