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choose a set of opinions for himself!!- Psalm xii. 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

make." 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.

" Men are very prone to believe what Psalm xi. 3.

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

under no obligation to believe it."— Ibid.

p. 313.

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" Do not you think a man may be the Tà kouva 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. NAZJANZEN calls S. Basil “ VTO- 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, rà xaiva koivūs, kai and FLETCHER, Cozcomb, p. 232.

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AKE heed, therefore, how ye

hear." “My son, glorify thy soul in meekness.' -LUKE vüïi. 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.

xv. 17. “ Ye 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 7. 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 everlasting joy and mercy.”—Ibid. 9.

for this is the keeping of the commandThy sins also shall melt away, as the

ments."-Ecclesiasticus xxxii. 22. ice in the fair warm weather.”—Ibid. üü.

“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. vii. 8.

“ BRETHREN, I declare unto you the Gos

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 a 1 Cor. xv. Note Book for 1799. The last text of all is in 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.

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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 wbich 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.



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 found of 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.

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. xxxü. might 10.


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of the world were healthful, and there is no 1° Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, ac

poison 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 hadst 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

Thine, O Lord, Thou lover of souls."—Ibid. “IF any man think that he knoweth any xxiv. 6.

thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought “ My soul is athirst for God, yea even

to know.”—1 Corinthians viii. 2. 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
“ Wherefore, whereas men have lived into rest."Hebrews iv. 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 | Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and

thy God require of thee, but to fear the it be by evil means."-Ibid. 12.

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 viï. 6.

A stubborn heart shall fare evil at the last, and he that loveth danger shall perish well with him; for they shall eat the fruit

“ Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be therein."-Ibid. 26.

" 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.

“ Let not mercy and truth forsake thee : “ But ask now the beasts, and they shall bind them about thy neck : write them upon teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and the table of thine heart.”—Proverbs ii. 3. they shall tell thee :

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“ 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, ye 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 be also reap.

were ready at hand, and said Lo, we are “ For be 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.

4 I REMEMBERED “ Ye fools, be ye of an understanding JUDGEMENTS, O LORD, AND RECEIVED COMheart.”—Proverbs viii. 5.

FORT." —Psalm cxix. 52.


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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 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 half the pleasure in correcting, I 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 onsight 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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