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575. Stability of position, facility of change, Anecdote. Somewhere. One gentleman and general grace of action, depend on the right riding in a stage-coach, with another, obuse of the feet; (see the engravings of them,] the served to him,—“Sir, I think, I have seen motions of children are graceful, because prompted by nature : see how the different passions are you somewhere.” “I presume you have, Sir,” fect their countenances; what a pity they are not replied the other ; “ for I have been there vekept on in this way, without being led by their ry often.teachers into captivity to bad habits. Keep your Brute force-may crush the heart, but cannot kill; mind collected and composed; guard against The mind, that thinks, no terrors can compel ; bashfulness, which will wear off by opposition. But it will speak at length, and boldly tell One generally has confidence in doing anything

The world its weakness, and its rights; the sight with whose manner he is familiar. Assurance is attained by-1, entirely mastermg your subject, Our race so long has grop'd through, since man e! and a consciousness that what you have to deliv- From his imagin'd Eden of delight, er is worth hearing-2, by wholly engaging in it, Must, will, ere long, retire from Truth's fast dawir mind intent on it, and heart warmed with it: never be influenced by approbation or disapproba

ing light. tion; master yourself; but how can you unless Varieties. 1. Mind may act on mind, you know yourself?

though bodies be far divided.' 2. A hold man, Think'st thou—there are no serpents in the world, or a fool must be he, who would change his

lot with another. 3. A wise man,-scorneth But those, which slide along the grassy sod, nothing, be it ever so small or homely. 4. And sting the luckless foot, that presses them? Mind-is a perpetual motion; for it is a runThere are, who, in the path of social life,

ning stream, from an unfathomable source, Do bask their spotted skins-in Fortune's sun, the depth of the DIVINE INTELLIGENCE. 5. And sting the soulmay, till its healthful frame Nature-is the chart of God, mapping out Is chang’d to secret, festering, sore disease

all his attributes ; Art—the shadow of his So deadly—is the wound.

wisdom, and copieth his resources. 6. In a

dream, thou mayest live a lifetime, and all 576. Look at the limbs of a willow tree, gently be forgotten in the morning. 7. A letter and variously waving before the breeze, cutting timely writ, is a rivet to the chain of affeccurved lines, which are lines of beauty; and cul- tion. 8. As frost to the bud, and blight to tivate a graceful, easy, flowing and forcible ges- the blossom, even such is self-interest to ticulation. Adapt your action, as well as vocal friendship: 9. Confidence.

cannot dwell powers, to the occasion and circumstances-the where selfishness is porter at the gate. 10. action to the word, and the word to the action. A Those hours are not lost, that are spent in young speaker may be more various than an old

Do not act words instead of ideas ; i. e. not cementing affection. 11. Character—is mainmake

gestures to correspond, when you speak of ly modeled, by the cast of the minds that sur. anything small, low, up, large, &c. Let the voice, round it. 12. The company a man chooscountenance, mien, and gesture, conspire to drive eth, is a visible index of his heart. home to the judgment and heart, your impassion

A drainless shower ed appeals, cogent arguments, strong conclusions, of lightis poesy; 'tis the supreme of power; and deep convictions. Let Nature, guided by Tis might-slumbering on its own right arm. science, be your oracle, and the voice of unsophistocated feeling your monitor. Fill your soul A generous mind, though sway'd awhile by passion, with the mighty purpose of becoming an orator, Is like the steely vigor of the bow, and turn aside from no labor, shrink from no ef- Still holds its native rectitude, and bends fort, that are essential to the enterprise. Selfmade men are the glory of the world.

But to recoil more forceful. Man—is a harp, whose chords elude the sight;

Great minds, like Heaven, are pleased in doing Each yielding harmony, disposed aright:

Though th’ungrateful subjects of their favors (good,

Are barren in return.
The screws reversed,
Ten thonsand thousand strings at once go loose, Cowardsare scard with threatnings; boys are
Lost, till he tune them, all their power and use.

Into confessions; but a steady mind (whipped
I have read the instructed volume,

Acts of itself;-ne'er asks the body counsel.
Of human nature; there, long since, have learned,

The mind-is full The way—to conquer men-is by their possions :

Of curious changes, that perplex itself, Catch-but the ruling foible of their hearts,

Just like the visible world; and the heart-ebbs And all their boasted virtues-shrink-before you. Like the great sea; first flows, and then retires,

And on the passions doth the spirit ride, 577. EDUCATION—is a companion, which no misfortune can suppress, no clime des. Through sunshine—and in rain, from good—to ill, troy--no enemy alienate--no despotism en

Then to decp vice, and so on-back to virtue; slave. At home--a friend, abroad-an in- Till, in the grave, that universal calm, troduction; in solitude a solace, in society, We sleep--the sleep of death. an ornament. It lessens vice, it guards vir- Virtue, while 't is free from blame, tue ; it gives, at once, a grace and governIs modest, lowly, meek, and unassuming; ment to genius. Without it, what is man? a splendid slave! a reasoning savage

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Not apt, like fearful vice, to shield its weakness cillating, between the dignity of an intelli- Beneath the studied pomp of boastful phrase, gence derived from God, and the degradation which swells, to hide the poverty

it shelters; of brutal passion.

But, when this virtue-feels itself suspected,

It is a note Insulted, set at nought, its whiteness stain'd,
Of upstart greatness-to observe and waich It then grows proud, forgets its humble worth,
For those poor trifles, which the noble mind And rates itself-above its real value.
Neglects, and scorns.

A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead.

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678. SUGGESTIONS. The author is aware, of the prevalence of the pride of science in from experience, that there are many things the literary world. 3. The true christian has tending to discourage a new beginner in de- no confidence in mere feelings, or in that clamation; one is, a consciousness of his sort of good, which, being without truth, its own awkwardness; which teaches us the appointed guide and protector, is transient importance of knowing how to do a thing, and inoperative. before attempting it in the presence of others. Anecdote. A Wise Decision. Eliza AmLet him select a short, and ordinary piece, bert, a young Parisian lady, resolutely disfirst, and commit it perfectly to memory, and carded a gentlman, to whom she was to have be sure that he understands every word of the been married, because he ridiculed religion. author. Never appear in an improper dress ; Having given him a gentle reproof, he replied, let your clothing be clean and neat, and pro- “that a man of the world could not be so oldperly adjusted to the body; neither too loose, fushioned, as to regard God and religion." nor too light. Never be influenced, one way Eliza started; but, on recovering herself, said, or another, by what your companions may “From this moment, sir, when I discover that say, or do; be your own master, and feel de- you do not regard religion, I cease to be termined to succeed; at the same time, you yours. He, who does not love and honor may be as modest and unassuming as you God, can never love his wife, constantly and please, the more so the better : let your sub- sincerely." ject and object be to you ALL IN ALL.

Yes, love indeed is light from Heaven;

A spark of that immortal fire
Waits on success : the fickle multitude,

With angels shared, by Alla given, Like the light straw, that floats along the stream,

To lift from earth our low desire Glide with the current still, and follow fortune.

Devotion wafts the mind above, Men judge actions—always by events :

But Heaven itself descends in love; But, when we manage, by a just forsesight,

A feeling from the Godhead caught, Success—is prudence, and possession-right.

To wean from self each sordid thought;

A ray of him who form’d the whole; 579. OUR BOOK. In this abridged outline of the Principles of Elocution, the author has

A glory circling round the soul! endeavored to appreciate the age and state

Varieties. 1. Neglect not time present ; of those, who will be likely to read, or study despair not of time past ; never despair. 2. the work; for it is designed for both purposes; Infamyis where it is received. If thou art and if the reader, or student, shall experience a mud wall, it will stick,-if marble, it will a tithe of the pleasure in rightly using it, as rebound. If thou storm at it, it is thine; if the author has in writing it, his aspirations

thou contemn it,-it is gone. 3. Ridicule will be fully realized. The more these sub- seems to dishonor, worse than dishonor itself. jects are examined, and their principles ap- 4. It is heaven, on earth, to have the mind plied to practice, the more will it be seen and move


st in Providence, and turn felt, that no one can become a GOOD ELOCU- on the truth. 5. A long life may be passed TIONIST, unless he studies body and mixi, without finding a friend, in whose under. MATTER and SPIRIT; and makes the results standing and virtuě, we can equally confide, his own, by actual appropriation; science and

whose opinion we can value at once for and art, theory and practice, must go hand its justice and sincerity. 6. A weak man, in hand, to develop and perfect us for EARTH however honest, is not qualified to judge. 7.

A man of the world, however penetrating, is

not fit to counsel. 8. What is the great, esIf you did know-0 whom I gave the ring, sential evil of intemperance? The voluntary If you did know-for whom I gave the ring, extinction of reason. 9. What breaks the And would conceive for what I gave the ring, heart of the drunkard's wife? It is not, that And how unwillingly--I left the ring,

he is poor ; but, that he is a drunkurd.

10. When nought would be accepted--but the ring,

How shall we arrest, how suppress this great You would abate the strength of your displeasure. inwardly, and outwardly; by giving strength

evil? To rescue men, we must act on them As travelers-oft look back, at eve,

within, to withstand the temptation, and reWhen eastward-darkly going,

move the temptation without. To gaze-upon that light-they leave,

Thou sun, (said I,) fair light! Still faint behind them-glowing

And thou enlightened earth, so fresh, and gay; So, when the close of pleasure's day

Ye hills, and dales, ye rivers, woods and plains, To gloom hath near consign'd us,

And ye, that live and move, fair creatures, tell, We turn--to catch one fading ray

Tell--if you know, how came I thus; how here? Of joy, that's left behind us.

Flowers are the alphabet of angels, whereby Miscellaneous. 1. wise man is wil. They write on hills, and fields, mysterious truths. ling to profit by the errors of others; because Riches, like insects, when concealed, they lie, he does

not, under the impulse of pride, con- Wait but for their wings, and in their season, fly. demn and despise them; þut, while his judgment-disapproves, his heart-pities them. N. B. The latter part of the work is much abridged, and por 2. It is the constant tendency of man, when tions of the original matter omitted, to make more rom for the in a perverted state of the will, and according Readings and Recitations, and still keep the book, within what to the state of such perversion, to make the

are deemed proper limits: this will rationally account for its inreason, or understanding, everything, and to pay little or no attention to the state of the coherency, as well as brevity.-One more last word to the pupe? affections, and also to regulate his actions FEEL RIGHT - THINK RIGHT, AND ACT RIGHT, AND more by external, than internal considera- YOU SHALL BECOME ALL THAT YOU ARE CAPADLE tions; this state and tendency is the cause l OF, AND ALL THAT YOU CAN DESIRE.



Notes. In these exercises, there is a continual recurrence 581. FANCIED INFALLIBILITY. When of the preceding principles, and all designed for thinkers and man has looked about him, as far as he can, workers. As there are no such things as TIME and SPACE be he concludes there is no more to be seen; songing to the mind, the nearer we approach to their annihilation, when he is at the end of his line, he is at the more readily can we memorize : for which reason sınall the bottom of the ocean; when he has shot rype are used ; and also variety, for the purpose of assisting in the his best, he is sure none ever did, nor ever preservation of the sight, and maintaining our independence of can shoot better, or beyond it; his own reaspectacles: in consideration of which, it should be observed, that son is the certain measure of truth; his own books must be read, by varying their distances from the eyes; knowledge, of what is possible in nature; sometimes quite near, at others farther off: also practice the sight though his mind and his thoughts, change in looking at surrounding objects, in their proper positions from nearest to farthest.

every seven years, as well as his strength and

his features : nay, though his opinions change 580. IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. every week or every day, yet he is sure, or at Among various excellent arguments for the least confident, that his present thoughts and immortality of the soul, there is one drawn conclusions are just and true, and cannot be from the perpetual progress of the soul to its deceived. perfection, without a possibility of ever arriving at it. How can it enter into the thoughts of man,

He, who ascends to mountain-lops, shall find that the soul, which is capable of such im

The loftiert peaks, most wrapt in clouds, and mense perfections, and of receiving new im- He, who surpasses, or subdues mankind, [snow; provements to all eternity, shall fall away into Must look down on the hate, of those below. nothing, almost as soon as it is created? Are Though high above, the sun of glory glow, such abilities made for no purpose? A brute And far beneath, the earth and ocean spread; arrives at a point of perfection that he can Round him, are icy rocks, and loudly blow never pass: in a few years, he has all the endowments he is capable of; and, were he to

Contending tempests, on his naked head, (led. live ten thousand more, would be the same And thus, reward the toils, which to those summits thing he is at present.

582. PARTS OF THE WHOLE. This sun, Man does not seem born to enjoy life, but with all its attendant planets, is but a very to deliver it down to others. This is not sur- little part of the grand machine of the uniprising to consider in animals, which are verse; every star, though no bigger in apformed for our use, and can finish their busi-pearance than the diamond, that glitters ness in a short life. The silk-worm, after hav- on a lady's ring, is really, a vast globe, like ing spun her task, lays her eggs, and dies. the sun in size, and in glory; no less spaBut a man-can never have taken in his full cious, no less luminous, than the radiant measure of knowledge, has not time to sub- source of the day : so that every star is not due his passions, establish his soul in virtue, barely a world, but the centre of a magnifiand come to the perfection of his nature, cent system ; has a retinue of worlds irradiabefore he is hurried off the stage.

ted by its beams, and revolving round its atWould an infinitely wise Being - make tractive influence,-all which are lost to our such glorious creatures for so mean a pur- sight, in unmeasurable wilds of ether. pose? Can he delight in the production of

SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY. such abortive intelligences, such short-lived reasonable beings? Would he give us tal

She walks in beauty, like the night ents, that are not to be exerted? capacities Of cloudless climes, and starry skies; that are never to be gratified ?

And all that's best, of dark and bright, How can we find that wisdom, which shines Meet in her aspect, and her eyes : through all his works, in the formation of

Thus mellowed to that tender light, man, without looking on this world as only a

Which heaven, to gaudy day denies. nursery for the next, and believing, that the several generations of rational creatures, One shade the more, one ray the less, which rise up and disappear, in such quick Had half impaired the nameless grace, successions, are only to receive their first ru- Which waves in every raven tress, diments of existence here, and afterwards, to

Or softly lightens o'er her face ; be transplanted into a more friendly climate,

Where thoughts, serenely sweet, express where they may spread, and flourish-to all eternity ?--Addison.

How pure, how dear, their dwelling place.

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
Is aught so fair,

So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
In all the dewy landscapes of the spring,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow, In the bright eye of Hesper, or the morn;

But tell of days, in goodness spent, In nature's fairest forms,—is aught so fair

A mind at peace, with all below, As virtuous friendship? as the candid blush

A heart, whose love, is innocent ! Of him who strives with fortune to be just!

Men-are made to bend The graceful tear, that streams for others' woes ? Before the mighty, and to follow on Or the mild majesty of private life,

Submissive, where the great may lead--the great Where peace, with ever-blooming olive, crowns Whose might—is not in crowns and palaces, The gate? where honor's liberal hands effuse In parchment-rolls, or blazon'd heraldry, Unenvied treasures, and the snowy wings

But in the power of thought, the energy or innocence and love, protect the scene ? Of unsupported mind, whose steady will That-I spent,--that--I had;

No force can daunt, no tangled path divert
That I gave,-that--I have;

From its right onward purpose.
That-I left-that-I lost.

Will he be idle, who has much to enjoy ?


583. CHANGING AND UNCHANGING. When 585. BALANCE OF HAPPINESS EQUAL. An we have looked on the pleasures of life, and they extensive contemplation of human affairs, have vanished away; when we have looked on will lead us to the conclusion,—that among the works of nature, and perceived that they were the different conditions, and ranks of men, changing; on the monuments of art, and seen that the balance, of happiness--is preserved, in they would not stand; on our friends, and they have filed while we were gazing; on ourselves, and felt and the low, the rich and the

a great measure, equal; and that the high

poor, approach, that we were as Heeting as they; when we have looked on every object to which we could turn our

in point of real enjoyment, much nearer to ar : ious eyes, and they have all told us that they each other, than is commonly imagined. In wald give us no hope nor support, becanse they the lot of man, mutual compensations, both were so feeble themselves; we can look to the of pleasure, and of pain, universally take throne of God: change and decay have never place. Providence never intended, that any reached that; the revolution of ages has never state here, should be either completely happy, moved it; the waves of an eternity have been rush or entirely miserable. If the feelings of pleasing past it, but it has remained unshaken; the

ure are more numerous, and more lively, in waves of another eternity are rushing toward it, the higher departments of life, such, also, are but it is fixed, and can never be disturbed.

those of pain. If greatness flatters our vaniINFANT SLEEPING IN A GARDEN.

ty, it multiplies our dangers. If opulence inSleep on, sweet babe! the flowers, that wake creases our gratifications, it increases, in the Around thee, are not half so fair;

same proportion, our desires and demands.

If the poor--are confined to a more narrow Thy dimpling smiles, unconscious break,

circle, yet, within that circle, lie most of those Like sunlight, on the vernal air.

natural satisfactions, which, after all the reSleep on! no dreams of care are thine, finements of art, are found to be the most No anxious thoughts, that may not rest;

genuine and true. In a state, therefore, For angel arms around thee twine,

where there is neither so much to be coveted,

on the one hand, nor to be dreaded, on the To make thy infant slumbers bless'd.

other, as at first appears, how submissive Perchance her spirit hovers near,

ought we to be--to the disposal of Provi. Whose name, thy infant beauty bears, dence! how temperate--in our desires, and To guard thine eyelids, from the tear

pursuits! how much more attentive -- to That every child of sorrow shares.

preserve our virtue, and to improve our

minds, than to gain the doubtful, and equivoOh! may thy life, like hers endure,

cal advantages of worldly prosperity.-Blair. Unsullied to its spotless close; And bend to earth, as calm and pure

It rains. What lady--loves a rainy day? As ever bowed the summer rose.--Dawes.

Not she, who puts prunello on her foot, 584. The estimate and valor of a man, con- Zephyrs around her neck, and silken socks sist in the heart, and in the will; there, his Upon a graceful ankle,-nor yet she, true honor lives ; valor is stability, not of legs Who sports her tasseled parasol along and arms, but of courage, and the soul; it The walks, beau-crowded, on some sunny noon, does not lie in the valor of our horse, nor of our arms, but in ourselves. He, that falls ob- Or trips in muslin, in a winter's night, stinate in his courage, Si succiderit de genu On a cold sleigh-ride-to a distant ball. pugnat ; if his legs fail him, fights upon his She loves a rainy day, who sweeps the hearth, knees.

And threads the busy needle, or applies

The scissors to the torn, or thread-bare sleeve; Hast thou sounded the depths-of yonder sea,

Who blesses God, that she has friends at home; And counted the sands, that under it be?

Who, in the pelting of the storm, will think Hast thou measured the height-of heaven above? Of some poor neighbor, that she can befriend; Then-mayest thou mete out-the mother's love. Who trims the lamp at night, and reads aloud, Hast thou talked with the blessed, of leading on,

To a young brother, tales he loves to hear; To the throne of Godsome wandering son?

Or ventures cheerfully abroad, to watch Hast thou witnessed the angels' bright employ?

The bedside of some sick, and suffering friend, Then-mayest thou speak of a mother's joy.

Administering that best of medicines, Evening and morn-hast thou watched the bee

Kindness, and tender care, and cheering hope ; Go forth, on her errands of industry?

Such-are not sad, e'en on a rainy day. The bee, for herself, hath gather'd and toil'd, Mankind are all hunters in various degree; But the mother's cares are all for her child. The priest hunts a living the lawyer a fee, Hast thou gone with the traleler, Thought, afar,

The doctor a patient-the courtier a place, From pole to pole, and from star to star!

Though often, like us, he's flung out in the chace. Thou hast-but on ocean, earth, or sea,

The cit hunts a plum--while the soldier hunts The heart of a mother-has gone with thee.

The poet a dinner--the patriot a name ; [fame, There is not a grand, inspiring thought,

And the practic'd coquette, tho'she seems to reThere is not a truth-by wisdom taught,

In spite of her airs, still

her lover pursues. [fuse, There is not a feeling, pure and high,

He's on his guard, who knows his enemy; That may not be read-in a mother's eye.

And innocence-may safely trust her shield There are teachings on earth, and sky, and air,

Against an open foe; but who's so mailed, The heavens-the glory of God declare;

That slander shall not reach him? Coward But louder--than voice beneath, above,

Stabs in the dark.

[calumny He is heard to speak-through a mother's love. Heaven's great view is one, and that-the whole. 587. OUR COUNTRY. And let the sa- 588. MORAL EFTECTS OF INTEMPERANCE. cred obligations which have devolved on The sufferings of animal nature, occasioned this generation, and on us, sink deep into by intemperance, are not to be compared with our hearts. Those are daily dropping from the moral agonies, which convulse the soul. among us, who established our liberty and It is an immortal being, who sins, and suffers; our government. The great trust now des- and, as his earthly house dissolves, he is apo cends to new hands. Let us apply our proaching the judgment-seat, in anticipation selves to that which is presented to us, as of a miserable" eternity. He feels his captiour appropriate object. We can win no lau- vity, and, in anguish of spirit, clanks his rels in a war for independence. Earlier and chain, and cries for help. Conscience thunworthier hands have gathered them all. Nor ders, remorse goads, and, as the gulph opens are there places for us by the side of Solon, before him, he recoils, and trembles, and and Alfred, and other founders of states. weeps, and prays, and resolves, and proOur fathers have filled them. But there re- mises, and reforms, and“ seeks it yet again;": mains to us a great duty of defence and pre- again resolves, and weeps, and prays, and servation; and there is opened to us, also, a seeks it yet again!" Wretched man! he noble pursuit, to which the spirit of the times has placed himself in the hands of a giant, strongly invites us. Our proper business is who never pities, and never relaxes his iron improvement. Let our age be the age of im- gripe. He may struggle, but he is in chains. provement. In a day of peace, let us advance He may cry for release, but it comes not; the arts of peace, and the works of peace; and lost lost! may be inscribed on the door let us develop the resources of our land; call posts of his dwelling. In the meantime, these forth its powers, build up its institutions, pro- paroxysms of his dying nature decline, and mote all its great interests, and see whether a fearful apathy, the harbinger of spiritual we also, in our day and generation, may not death, comes on. His resolution fails, and perform something worthy to be remembered, his mental energy, and his vigorous enterLet us cultivate a true spirit of union and prise ; and nervous irritation and depression harmony. In pursuing the great objects which ensue. The social affections lose their fullqur condition points out to us, let us act un- ness and tenderness, and conscience loses its der a settled conviction, and an habitual feel- power, and the heart its sensibility, until all ing, that these twenty-six states are one that was once lovely, and of good report, recountry. Let our conceptions be enlarged tires and leaves the wretch, abandoned to to the circle of our duties. “Let us extend our the appetites of a ruined animal. In this deideas over the whole of the vast field in which plorable condition, reputation expires, busiwe are called to act. Let our object be, our ness falters, and becomes perplexed, and country, our whole country, and nothing but temptations to drink multiplý, as inclination our country. And, by the blessing of God, to do so increases, and the power of resistance may that country itself become a vast and declines. And now the vortex roars, and the splendid monument, not of oppression and struggling victim buffets the fiery wave, with terror, but of wisdom, of peace, and of liberty, feebler stroke, and warning supplication, unupon which the world may gaze with admir- til despair flashes upon his soul, and, with an ation forever.-Webster.

outcry, that pierces the heavens, he ceases to DISAPPOINTED AMBITION.

strive, and disappears.-Beecher. In full-blown dignity-see Wolsey stand,

THE DESTRUCTION OF SENACHERIB. Law-in his voice, and fortune-in his hand; [sign; The Assyrian came down, like a wolf-on the fold, To him, the church, the realm, their powers con

And his cohorts—were gleaming-in purple, and gold;

And the sheen of his spears-was like stars on the sea, Through him, the rays of regal bounty shine;

When the blue wave-rolls nightly, on deep Galilee. Turn’d by his nod, the stream of honor flows;

Like the leaves of the forest-when summer is green, His smile alone, security bestows.

That host, with their banners, at sunset were seen: Still, to new heights, his restless wishes tower; Like the leaves of the forest when autumn hath blown, Claim leads to claim, and power advances power;

That host, on the morrow lay withered and strown. Till conquest, unresisted, ceased to please,

For the angel of death-spread his wings on the blast,

And breathed in the face of the foe, as he passed;
And rights submitted-left him none to seize.
At length, his sovereign frowns; the train of state

And the eyes of the sleepers-waxed deadly, and chin,

And their hearts, but once heaved, and forever, were stil! Mark the keen glance, and watch the sign to hate.

And there-lay the steed, with his nostrils all wide, Where'er he turns, he meets a stranger's eye;

But through them-there rolled not the breath of his pride; His suppliants scorn him, and his followers fly. And the foam of his gasping—lay white on the turf, How drops, at once, the pride of awful state,

And cold-as the spray of the rock-beating surf. The golden canopy, the glittering plate,

And there_lay the rider, distorted, and pale, The regal palace, the luxurious board,

With the dew on his brow, and the rust on his mail;

And the tents were all silent, the banners alone, The liveried army, and the menial lord!

The lances—unlifted, the trumpetsunblown. With age, with cares, with maladies oppressed,

And the widows of Ashur—are loud in their wail, He seeks the refuge of monastic rest.

And the idols are broke-in the temple of Baal; Grief aids disease, remembered folly stings,

And the might of the Gentile, unsmote by the sword, And his last sighs reproach the faith of kings. Hath melted, like snow, in the glance of the Lord !-Byron. Expectation. It is proper for all to rebor nations, as between neighbor citizens.

Justice—is as strictly due between neighmember, that they ought not to raise expecta- A highwayman is as much a robber, when tion, which it is not in their power to satisfy; he plunders in a gang, as when single, and and that it is more pleasing to see smoke brightening into flame, than flame-sinking

a nation, that makes an unjust war, is only into smoke.

a great gang. Prailty--thy name is Man; the earth-waits her king.

True happiness—is to no place confined : Prailty-thy name is Woman; the earth-waits her queen. But still is found in a contented mind

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