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549. VENERATION. In religious veneration, Anecdote. The benevolent and immortal the body always bends forward, as if ready to John Howard, a celebrated English philan- prostrate itself before the Lord of Hosts; the thropist, having settled his accounts, at the arins are spread out, but modestly, as bigh as the close of a particular year, and found a balbreast, and the hands are open; the tone of ance in his favor, proposed to his wife to empliant; the words are brought out with a visible ploy it, in defraying the expenses of a jour. anxiety, approaching to hesitation; they are few. she might prefer. “What a pretty cottage,”
ney to London, or for any other amusement tion, haranguing, flowers of rhetor c, or reflected she replied, would this build for a prior figures of speech; all simplicity, humility, lowlis family.” The charitable hint met his aproness, such as become a worm of dust. when pre- bation, and the money was laid out accordio suming to address the high and lofty One, who ingly. inhabiteth Eternity ; yet dwelleth with the meek No more thus brooding o'er yon heap, and contrite spirit, that trembleth at His Word. In intercession for our fellow creatures, and in
With av'rice painful vigils keep ; thanksgiving, we naturally assume a small de Still unenjoy'd the present store, gree of cheerfulness, beyond what is clothed in Still endless sighs are breath'd for more, confession and deprecation: all affected orna
Oh! quit the shadow, catch the prize, ments in speech or gesture, in devotion, are
Which not all India's treasure buys ! very censurable. Example :
To purchase heav'n, has gold the pow'r? Hail, Source of Being! Universal Soul
Can gold remove the mortal hour ? Of heaven and earth! Essential Presence, hail !
In life, can love be bought with gold ? To Thee-I bend the knee; to Thee my thoughts
Are friendship's pleasures to be sold ? Continual climb; who, with a master hand,
No-all that's worth a wish-a thought, Hast the great whole into perfection touched."
Fair virtue gives, unbribd, unbought. Almighty God, — 'tis right,—'tis just,
Cease, then, on trash thy hopes to bind ; "That earthly forms should turn to dust;
Let nobler views engage thy mind. But oh! the sweet-transporting truth,
Varieties. 1. When we are polite to The soul-shall bloom-in endless youth.
others, entirely for our own sakes, we are de550. NATURAL LANGUAGE OF THE ceilful; for nothing selfish has truth and HANDS. The hand-has a great share in goo-lness in it. But there is such a thing as expressing our thoughts and feelings: raising true politeness, always kind, never deceitful. the hands towards heaven, with the palms 2. The outward forms of politeness, are but united, expresses devotion and supplication; the expressions of such feelings, as should wringing them, grief; throwing them towards dwell in every human heart. 3. True politeness heaven, admiration; dejected hands, despair is the spontaneous movement of a good heart, and amazement; folding them, idleness ; and an observing mind. 4. Will the ruling holding the fingers intermingled, musing and propensities of the parent, be transmitted to thoughtfulness ; holding them forth together, the child, and affect, and give bias to his charyielling and submission ; lifting them and acter? 5. Foolish people are sometimes so the eyes to heaven, solemn appeal ; waving ambitious of being thought wise, that they the hand from us, prohibilion ; extending the often run great hazards in attempting to show right hand to any one, peace, pity, and sofety; themselves such. 6. Guilt may attain temposcratching the head, care and perplexing ral splendor, but can never confer real huppithought; laying the right hand on the heart, ness. 7. The principles, which your reuson affection and solemn offirmation ; holding and judgment approve, avow boldly, and adup the thumb, approbation ; placing the here to steadfastly, nor let any false notions right forefinger on the lips perpendicularly, of honor, or pitiful ambition of shining, ever bidding silence, &c. &c. `In these, and many tempt you to forsake them. other ways, are manifested our sentiments and passions by the action of the body: but Now the laugh shakes the hall, and the ruddy they are shown principally in the face, and
Who, who is so merry and gay ? (wine flows; particularly in the turn of the eye, and the eyebrows, and the infinitely various motions Lemona is happy, for little she knows of the lips.
Of the monster so grim, that lay hush'd in repose, 551. WONDER-is inquisitive fear: and as it
Expecting his evening prey. is inquisitive, it is steadfast, and demands firm. While the music play'd sweet, and, with tripping muscles : but as it is fear, it cannot be properly Bruno danc'd thro’the maze of the hall; (so light, expressed without the mark of apprehension and Lenona retir'd, and her maidens in white, alarm. Were this alarm too much disturbed. full of motion and anxiety, it would then be Fear Led her up to her chamber, and bid her good night, instead of Wonder, and would carry no consis Then, went down again to the hall. ience, with braced muscles; it is therefore the monster of blood—now extended his claws, nerved. because inquisitive, with purpose of de
And from under the bed did he creep ; [paws ; fence : and so, this application of alarm, with resolution to examine steadfastly. must const tute With blood all besmeard, he now stretch'dout his a nervous, awful, fixed attentiveness, and give With blood all besmear'd, he now stretch'd out the picture of the passion naturally. The effect To feed-on the ungelmasleep. [his jaws, of wonder is, to stop, or hold the mind and body in the states and positions in which the idea or He seiz'd on a vein, and gave such a bite, object strikes us.
And he gave, with his fangs, such a tugSays the earth to the moon, " You're a pilloring jade, She shriek’d! Bruno ran up the stairs in a fright;
What you steal from the sun, is beyond all be- The guests follow'd after, when bro't to the light, Fair Cynthia replies, “Hold your prate, [lief;"
"O have mercy!” they cried, “WHAT A BUGI" The partaker-is as bad as the thief."
You'll ne'er convince a fool, himself is so.
A TALE OF WONDER.
552. VEXATION, occasioned by some real or Moderation in Disputes. When we are imaginary misfortune, agitates the whole frame; in a condition to overthrow falsehood and error, we and, besides expressing itself with looks, lones, ought not to do it with vehemence, nor insultingly gestures and restlessness of perplexity, adds to these complaint, fretting, lamentation, and re- and with an air of contempt; but to lay open the morse,
truth, and with answers, full of mildness, to refute ON NEGLECTING ONE'S DUTY.
the falsehood. O what a rogue and peasant slave am I;
Anecdote. An amiable youth, lamented Is it not monstrous, that this player here,
deeply, the recent death of a most affectionate But in a fiction, in a dream of passion,
parent. His companion made an effort to Could force his soul so to his own counsel,
console him, by the reflection, that he had alThat, from her working, all bis visage warmed ;
ways behaved towards the deceased with duTears in his eyes, distraction in his aspect,
ty, tenderness and respect. “So I thought,"
replied the son," while my parent was livA broken voice, and his whole function suiting,
ing; but now I recollect, with pain and sorWith forms to his conceit; and all for nothing;
row, many instances of disobedience, and For Hec-u-ba! What's Hec-u-ba to him, or he, to neglect, for which, alas! it is too late to That he should weep for her?
(Hecuba, make atonement." 553. LANGUAGE OF THE Head. Every Happy the school-boy! did he prize his bliss, part of the body contributes to express our 'Twere ill exchang'd-for all the dazzling gems, thoughts and affections; hence the necessity That gaily sparkle in ambition's eye; of training the whole man. The head is some- His are the joys of nature, his the smile, times erect, denoting, courage, or firmness; The cherub smile of innocence and health, at others, down, or reclined, expressive of sorrow, grief and shame; again, it is suddenly
Sorrow unknown, or, if a tear be shed, drawn back, with an air of disdain, or shaken, He wipes it soon: for hark! the cheerful voice as in dissent; or brought forward in assent; Of comrades calls him to the top, or ball ; sometimes it shows, by a significant nod, a Away he hies, and clamors as he goes, particular object, or person; threatens by one With glee, which causes him to tread on air set of movements, approves by another, and Reason. Without reason, as on a temexpresses suspicion by another. Private pestuous sea, we are the sport of every wind practice must make all involuntary.
and wave, and know not, till the event hath As yet—'tis midnight deep. The weary clouds, determined it, how the next billow will disSlow meeting, mingle into solid gloom.
pose of us; whether it will dash us against a Now, while the drowsy world lies lost in sleep, rock, or drive us into a quiet harbor. Let me associate with the serious night,
What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted? And contemplation, her sedate compeer;
Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; Let me shake off th’intrusive cares of day, And he, but naked, though lock'd up in steel, And lay the meddling senses all aside.
Whose conscience-with injustice is corrupted. Where now, ye lying vanities of life!
Varieties. 1. The dullest creatures are Ye ever tempting, ever cheating train!
sometimes as dangerous as the fairest. 2. Where are you now? and what is your amount?
He, who puts a man off from time to time, is Vexation, disappointment, and remorse.
never right at heart. 3. What can reason per
form, unassisted by the imagination? While Sad, sick’ning thought! And yet, deluded man,
reason traces and compares effects, does not A scene of crude disjointed visions past,
imagination suggest causes.? 4. Whenever we And broken slumbers, rises still resolvid,
are more inclined to persecute than persuade, With new flush'd hopes, to run the giddy round. we may be certain, that our zeal has more of 554. LANGUAGE OF THE Face. The face, ing victory, more than truth, and are begin
self-love in it, than charity; that we are seekbeing furnished with a great variety of mus- ning to feel more
for ourselves, than for others, cles, does more in manifesting our thoughts and the cause of righteousness. 5. Is it posand feelings, than the whole body besides; sible, without divine aid, to obey the comso far as silent language is concerned. The mandments? 6. As soon think of sending change of color-shows anger by redness, every feature contributes its portion. The What is more low and vile, than lying? and
fear-by paleness, and shame—by blushes: a man into the field, without good tools, as a mouth open, shows one state of mind; closed, when do we lie more notoriously, than in disanother, and gnashing the teeth - another. The forehead smooth, and eye-brows easily paraging, and finding fault with a thing, for arched, exhibit joy, or tranquillity; mirth no other reason, than because it is out of our opens the-mouth towards the ears, crisps power to accomplish it? the nose, half shuts the eyes, and sometimes Rise with the lark, and with the lark to bed. suffuses them with tears, the front, wrinkled The breath of night's destructive to the hue into frowns, and the eye-brows overhanging Of every flower that blows. Go to the field, the eyes, like clouds fraught with tempests, And ask the humble daisy, why it sleeps show'a mind agitated with pity.
Soon as the sun departs. Why close the eyes There is a history-in all men's lives,
Or blossoms infinite, ere the still moon Figuring the nature of the times deceased : Her oriental vail puts off? Think why, The which observed, a man may prophecy, Nor let the sweetest blossom be exposed, With a near aim, of the main chance of things That nature boasts, to night's untimely damp. As yet not come to life ; which, in their seeds, There is no merit. when there is no trial; And weak beginnings, lie intreasured.
And, till experience-stamps the mark of strength, Luxury-gives the mind a childish cast. Cowards—may pass for heroes, faith, for falsehood.
555. The eyes, considered only as tangi Anecdote. Tweedle-dum and Tweedleble objects, are, by their very forms, the win- dee.. About the year 1720, there were two dows of the soul—the fountains of life and musical parties in England; one in favor of light. Mere feeling would discover, that two Italians, Buo-non-ci-ni and At-til-io, and their size and globular shape are not unmean- the other admirers of Handel: and the coning. The eye-brow, whether gradually sunk-tention running high, Dean Swift, with his en, or boldy prominent, is equally worthy of usual acrimony in such cases, wrote the folattention: as likewise are the temples, wheth- lowing epigram: er hollow, or smooth. That region of the face,
Some say, that signior Buononcini,
Compared to Handel's a mere ninny:
that to him-Handel and understanding.
Is hardly fit to hold a candle. Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time : Strange—that such high contests should be Some, that will evermore peep through their eyes, 'Twixt tweedle-dum-and tweedle-dee. And laugh, like parrots, at a bag-piper;
True Phrenology-treats of the maniAnd other of such vinegar aspect,
festations of man's feelings and intellect ; That they'll not show their teeth in way of smile, his heart and his head; his will and underThough Nestor swear the jest be laughable. standing; and their related objects, physical
and moral ; principles, giving a knowledge 556. The images of our secret agitations of one's original character ; of his excellenare particularly painted in the eyes, which cies and talents, and how to make the most appertain more to the soul, than any other of them; of his defects, and how to remedy organ; which seem affected by, and to par- them; of reasoning and persuading—of edticipate in all its emotions, express sensu- ucation and self-government : a system of tions the most lively, passions the most tu- mental and moral philosophy, challenging multuous, feelings the most delightful, and investigation. sentiments the most delicate. The eye--explains them in all their force and purity, as
Varieties. 1. All are modest, when they feel they take birth, and transmits them by traits that they are estimated, at what they considso rapid, as to infuse into other minds the der their just value; and incline to presume, in fire, the activity, the very image, with which the proportion they feel they are slighted. 2. It themselves are inspired. It receires and re- signifies but little — 10 wish well, without doing flects the intelligence of thought and warmth well; as to do well, without willing it. 3. None of the understanding.
is so great, but that he may one day need the help, One world sufficed not Alexander's mind :
or feel the unkindness-of the meanest of mortals. Coop'd up he seem'd, in earth and seas contin'd; 4. The more business a man has, the more he is And struggling, stretch'd his restless limbs about able to accomplish: for he learns to economize his The narrow globe, to find a passuge out:
time. 5. A ready recollection of our knowledge, Yet, enter'd in the brick-built town, he try'd at the moment we have use for it, is a rare and The tomb, and found the straight dimensions wide. important acquisition. 6. The passions are pleadDeath only, this mysterious truth untolds,
ers, and their violence sometimes goes directly to The mighty soul-how small a body holds. the heart. 7. As a vessel is known by the sound,
357. LANGUAGE OF THE EYES. The eye whether it is whole or not, so, men are kuown hy is the chief seat of the soul's expression; it speeches and actions, whether they are wise or shows the very spirit in a visible form. In foolish. every different state of mind, it appears dif- All the souls that were, were forfeit once, half closes, and drowns it in tears; hatred, Found out the remedy. How would you be, ferently: joy-brightens and opens it; grief; And He, that might the 'vantage best have took, and anger, flash from it, like lightning i love-darts from it in glances, like the orient If He, which is the top of judgment, should beum ; jealmisy-and squinting envy, dart But judge you as you are? O, think on that, their contagious blasts through the eyes; and And mercy then, will breathe within your lips, devotion-raises them, or throws them back Like man new made. on the mind, as if the soul were about to take its flight to heaven.
If pow'rs divine
Behold our human actions, (as they do,) From women's eyes—this doctrine I derive:
I doubt not then, but innocence shall make They sparkle still—the right Promethean fire;
False accusation-blush, and tyrannyThey are the books, the arts, the academies,
Tremble at patience. l'hat show, contain, and nourish—all the world ;
That happy minglement of hearts, Else none at all—in aught-proves excellent.
Where, changed as chemic compounds are, Old age-is honorable; the spirit—seems
Each-with its own existence parts, i eady-for its flight—10 brighter worlds,
To find a new one, happier far.
We—ignorant of ourselves,
Deny us—for our good ; so find we profit, Its wing soars highest ; and whose hoary signs,
By losing our prayers. Those white and reverend locks, which move the So very still that echo seems to listen; Of thoughtless ribalds, seem to me like snow, (scorn We almost hear the music of the spheres, Upon the Alpine summit,-only proving And fancy that we catch the notes of angels. How near it is to heaven.
High stations tumult, but not bliss create.
557. THE MOUTH. Who does not know Laconics. 1. There is no great necessity for how much the upper lip betokens the sensa- us to be anxious about what good works we shall tions of taste, desire, appetite, and the endear- do, in order to salvation ; because the business of ments of love? how much it is curled by pride religion is—to shun all evils as sins. 2. Never be or anger, drawn thin by cunning, smoothed by benevolence, and made placid by effemina
so sinfully inconsistent, as to tell a child, that such cu? how love and desire, sighs and kisses, and such things are naughty, and then, because cling to it by indescribable traits. The under his self-will is unyielding, leave him to persist in lip is little more than its supporter, the easy doing it; better, far better would it be, to let the cushion on which the crown of majesty re- poor child do wrong, in ignorance. 3. Every one poses. The chaste and delicate mouth, is one should receive a scientific, civil, and religious edof the first recommendations we meet with in common life. Words are the pictures of the ucation, and then he will be fitted for the life that mind; we often judge of the heart by the now is, and that which is to come. 4. Teach portal ; it holds the flaggon of truth, of love, children what is good and true, and lead them to and enduring friendship.
goodness, by precept and example. 5. Gratitude If there's on earth a cure
is the sure basis of an amiable mind. For the sunk heart, 'tis this—day after day Anecdote. Right of Discovery. A genTo be the blest companion of thy way! tleman, praising the personal charms of a veTo hear thy angel eloquence--to see
ry homely woman, before Mr. Foot, the comeThose virtuous eyes forever turn'd on me;
dian, who whispered to him, “And why don't And, in their light, re-chasten'd silently,
you lay claims to such an accomplished beauLike the staind web, that whitens in the sun,
ty?" “What right have I to her?” said the
other. “Every right-by the law of nations, Grow pure—by being purely shone upon!
as the first discoverer.” 558. LANGUAGE OF THE ARMS AND Meanwhile, we'll sacrifice to liberty. Hands. The arms are sometimes both thrown
Remember, O my friends, the laws, the rights, out; at others the right alone; they are lifted
The generous plan of power delivered down, up as high as the face, to express wonder, or held out before the breast to show fear; when
From age to age, by your renowned forefathers, spread forth with open hands, they express
(So dearly bought, the price of so much blood ;) lesire and affection; or clasped in surprise on
O let it never perish in your hands, occasions of sudden grief and joy; the right But piously transmit it to your children. nand clenched, and the arms branlished Do thou, great liberty, inspire our souls, threaten ; the arms set a-kimbo, (one hand on And make our lives, in thy possession, happy, each hip,) makes one look big, or expresses Or our deaths glorious—in thy just defence. contempt, or courage. As a beam-o'er the face of the waters—may glow,
Varieties. 1. Will the time ever arrive, While the tide-runs in darkness and coolness below,
when the air will be as full of balloons, as the So, the cheek may be tinged-with a warm sunny smile, ocean now is with ships? 2. Reading history Though the cold heart-to ruin-runs darkly the while. and traveling, give a severe trial to our vir
tues. 3. It is not right to feel contempt for One fatal remembrance, one sorrow, that throws Its bleak shade-alike, o'er our joys, and our woes;
any thing, to which God has given life and To which life-nothing darker, or brighter, can bring,
being. 4. Four things belong to a judge: For which joy-has no balm, and affliction--no sting! to hear cautiously, to answer wisely, to conOh! this thought, in the midst of enjoyment will stay,
sider soberly, and to give judgment without Like a dead leafless branch-in the summer's bright ray;
partiality. 5. Regard talents and genius, as The beams of the warm sun-play round it in vain,
solemn mandates to go forth, and labor in It may smile-in his light--but it blooms not again!
your sphere of usefulness, and to keep alive 559. QuinctilLIAN says, that with the the sacred fire among your fellow men; and hands, we solicit, refuse, promise, threaten, evil; neither offer them on the altar of vanity,
turn not these precious gifts, into servants of dismiss, invite, entreat, and express aversion, fear, doubting, denial, asking, affirmation, nor sell them for a mess of potage, nor a piece negation, joy, grief, confession and penitence of money. 6. The last war between the UniWith the hands we describe, and point all ted States and England, commenced on the circumstances of time, place and manner of 18th of June, 1812, and continued two years, what we relate; with them we also excite the eight months and eighteen days; when did it passions of others and soothe them, approve we can, there will yet some of it remain un
end? 7. Let us manage our time as well as or disapprove, permit, prohibit, admire and despise; thus, they serve us instead of
many sorts of words; and, where the language of the Ili fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, tongue is unknown, or the person is deaf, the When wealth accumulates, and men decay! language of the hands is understood, and is Princes, and lords, may flourish, or may fade; common to all nations.
A breath can make them, as a breath has made: Between two worlds-life hovers like a star, But a bold peasantry, their country's pride,
'Twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge: When once destroy'd, can never be supplied. How little do we know that which we are!
The kindest, and the happiest pair,
And every day, in which they live,
To pity, and, perhaps, forgive. Lash'd--from the foam of ages; while the graves
Full many a shaft-at random sent, Of empires-heave, but like some passing waves.
Finds mark--the archer never meant; Your very goodness, and your company, And many a word-at random spoken, O'erpay all th’t I can do.
May soothe, or wound-a heart that's broken. U
560. POLYGLOTT OF BODY AND Mind. Anecdote. No hero was more distinThus, we see that the body, in connection guished in ancient times, than Alexander the with the mind, speaks many languages; and Great, king of Macerlon. His courage was he is a learned elocutionist, who understands undaunted, his ambition boundless, his friendand can speak them. In view of which, well ship ardent, his taste refined; and what was might Hamlet exclaim,“ WHAT A PIECE OF very extraordinary, he seems to have conWORK IS MAN!” Observe well this strange versed with the same fire and spirit, with being, as embodied in the works of the pain- which he fought. Philip, his father, knowing ter, and statuary: in what kingly wondrous him to be very swift, wished him to run foi manner, appear his force of attitude and the prize, at the Olympic games. “I would looks! Who, but would covet the glorious coniply with your request,” said Alexander, art of making the flat canvas and rocky “if Kings were to be my competitors.” marble, utter every passion of the human
The ocean when it rolls aloud mind, and touch the soul of the spectator, as if the picture, or statue, spoke the pathetic
The tempest--bursting from her cloud, language of a Shakspeare? Is it any wonder
In one uninterrupted peal! that masterly action, joined with powerful
When darkness sits am d the sky; elocution, should be irresistible? If poetry, And shadowy forms go trooping by; music, and statuary, is good, is not ORATORY And everlasting mountains reel-more excellent? for in that we have them all.
All-all of this is Freedom's songWoe for those, who trample o'er a mind!
'Tis pealed--'tis pealed eternally! A deathless thing. They know not what they do, And all, that winds and waves prolong, Or what they deal with! Man, perchance, may Are anthems rolled to Liberty ! The flow'r his step hath bruis'd; or light anew[bind Varieties. 1. Although the truth can ne The torch he quenches; or to music--wind ver come to condemn, but to save, the world Again the lyre-string from his touch that flew ; has ever pronounced its condemnation. 2. But, for the soul!-oh! tremble, and beware,
Garbled extracts from any work, are no more To lay rude hands-upon God's mysteries there!
a correct representation of the work, than
stone, mortar, boards, glass, and nails, are a 561. THE WRITTEN PAGE can but ill ex- fair specimen of a splendid pulace. 3. Never press the nicer shades of sentiment, passion, let private interest, poverty, disgrace, danger, and emotion which the poet has painted. or ileath, deter you—from asserting the liberThere are depths of thought, which the eyc ty of your country, or from transmitting to cannot penetrate and sublimities of flight, posterity, the sacred rights to which you which it cannot reach. The loveliest and were born. 4. What are the pleasures of the sublimest of written poetry—even that con-boilily senses, without the pleasures of the tained in sacred scripture-cannot speak to soul? 5. Themistocles, when asked to play the eye with that vivid power and intensity of the lute, replied, I cannot play the fiddle, but expression, drawn from it by the human voice, I can make a little village a great city. 6. when trained to the capacity, given to it, by The skin-co-operates with the lungs in puthe Creator. Hence, the ordained efficiency rifying the blool. 7. How shall we know of preaching; hence, the trembling of Felix, that the American government, is founded as the great Apostle reasoned—“of righteous on the true principles of human nature? By ness, temperance, and julgment to come.” learning what the true principles of human So, with the production of the most consum- nature are and an extensive induction of facts, mate human genius:
derived from the study of history, and our For ill-can poetry express,
own observation. Full many a tone-of thought sublime ;
Yet, though my dust-in earth be laid,
My life-on earth-withdrawn;
'Twill be--but as a fleeting shade But, by the mighty actor's power,
Of night before the dawn!
For I shall spring-beyond the tomb,
To new--immortal prime,
Where all is light, and life, and bloom ;
I had a friend, that lov'd me: SELF-could not contain the hooks, that should I was his soul : he liv'd not, but in me : be written” on the subject of INFINITE LOVE We were so close with'n each other's breast, and INFINITE WISDOM-displayed in man's The rivets were not found, that join'd us first, REDEMPTion and SALVATION.
That does not reach us yet : we were so miz'd, Could we, with ink, the Ocean fill,
As mreting streams ; both to ourselves were lost, Were the whole earth--a PARCHMENT-made, We were one mass; we could not give, or take, Were every single stick-a QUILL,
But from the same: for he was I; I, he : And every man-a SCRIBE by trade;
Return, my better half, and give me all myself, To write the LOVE OF GOD-to man,
For thou art all! Would drain the ocean dry;
If I have any joy when thou art absent, Nor would the scroll-contain the plan,
I grudge it to myself: methinks I rob
T'heemof thy part.