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Horæ Vacivæ.

A Thought-Book.

They are the books, the arts, the academes, That show, contain and nourish all the world.”

SHAKESPEARE.

“ THOUGHTS take up no room. When they are right, they afford a portable pleasure, which one may travel with, without any trouble or incumbrance."

JEREMY COLLIER.

A Thought-Book

OF THE WISE SPIRITS OF ALL AGES AND ALL

COUNTRIES, FIT FOR ALL MEA

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AND ALL HOURS.

COLLECTED, ARRANGED AND EDITER

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JAMES EL MES,
Author of Memoirs of Sir Christopher Wren; Dictionary

of the Fine Arts ; Lectures on Archi-
tecture; Architectural Jurisprudence, &c.: Editor of Sir
William Jones's Discourses ; Pearls of

great price, &c. &c.

LONDON:
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN & LONGMANS.

1851.

141, 0.127

TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE

HENRY LORD BROUGHAM,

&c., &c., &c.,

THE SCHOOLMASTER OF HIS AGE,

AND ONE OF THE MOST THOUGHTFUL MEN

OF HIS DAY ;

THE FOLLOWING COLLECTION OF

THOUGHTS AND MAXIMS

ARE RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

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