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The Good of Evils. One Weck's Extremity may teach us more, Than long i'rofperity had done before : Death is forgotten in our eafy State, But Troubles mind us of our final Fate : The doing ill, affects us not with Fears, But suff’ring ill, brings Sorrow, Woe, and Tears,
On Fore-Thought. Rathness and Hafte make all Things unsecure ; All great Concernments must Delays endure : Think on the Means, the Manner and the End, When any great Defign thou doit intend ; And if uncertain thy Pretensions be, Stay till fit Time wears out Uncertainty.
On the PARLIAMENT. See Britain's King upon his awful Throne, Striving to make each Subject's Heart his own; By Jaitice ruling, but with Mercy mixt, Supporting Worinip, as by Law 'tis fixt; While Lards and Commons all as one agree, To fetcie firm his Crown and Dignity.
fome anxious Cario make him know,
On the Almighty Power.
Trifle not in Devotion.
CHRIST on the Cross.
Live to Die.
SELECT F A B L & S.
He that will not help himfelf, shall have
Help from no Body. FABLE. I. Of the Wagg mer and Hercule A
S a Waggoner was driving his Team, his Wag
funk into a Hole, and ituck: fait. The poor. Man immediately fell upon his Knees, prayed to Hercules, that he would get his Waggon ou the Hole again.
Thou Fool, says Herculety, whip thy Horses, and fet Shoulders to the Wheels ; and then if thou wilt cail u Hercules, he will help thee.
Be mindful of past Favours.
FABLE II. Of the Hound despised by bis Master.
A 1, . ,
N aged Hound being in Pursuit of his Game, caught out; for which, his Master corrected him very severelv.
The Dog begged that he might not be punished, alledging, that he was old ; yet he said, he had been fout in his youthful Days, and therefore hoped he might be pardoned, if it were only for his former Services: But I fee, continues ine, nothing pleaseth without Profit.
If a Favour is not continued, it is forgot. Mary People are
ungrateful as to take no Notice of the Ninety-nine good Turns, which they have received, if ibe Hundredth is denied them.
Young Folks think old Folks to be Fools; but
old Folks know young Folks to be Fools. : FABLE. III. Of, the Kid, the Goat, and the Wolf. HEN. the Goat was going abroad, she charged the Xid
, she should return; and then to look out of the Window first.
Very well Mother, says the Kid: If you had not told me, : I fiould have Wit enough to keep the Door thut, and istake care of mydelt.
Attre famérime the Wolf happen'd to be behind the House, and heard the Charge given to the Kid.
Some time after the Goat's Departure, the Wolfknocks at the Door, and counterfeiting the G«it's Voice, demands Entrance.,
The Kid supposing it to be her Dain, forgot to look out at the Window, but immediately open'd thic Door, and lecinthe Wolf, who instantly in::de a Prey of her and tore her to Pieces.
The Interpretation, Children fhoiddobey, their Parents, who are always better sb.be to advise them, than the Children can themselves. It is convenient alfo for young Men. 10 lend an Eur to ibe Aged, who bring 17018: experienced in the Affairs of the World, can give them horter Counsel, whereby i bey may avoid many Dangers. Witness Elis