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• Prayers are the daughters of Jove.' Woman is dependant uipon man, and is made subject to man, not only by the law of God but by the laws of society. Prayer, therefore, may properly be likened to woman or a daughter, from the weak spiritual condition of the party praying for pardon, and for support and protection against evil.

These Prayers are halt, wrinkled, and squint-eyed. Halt, from the hesitation and fearfulness with which they are offered up to the Creator; wrinkled, because of the disjointed and imperfect sentences in which they are expressed ; squint-eyed, from the unsteadiness of man's mind; his thoughts too often running upon the things of this world, and wandering from the object prayed for. The suppliant is full of care, fear, and alarm, because Evil (Até) has preceded his prayer; has got possession, as it were, of his soul; and, like Satan with Job, is hastening, “ robust and sound in limb," to record his weakness and . backslidings in God's Book ; outstripping prayer, arriving first at Heaven, and doing injury to men. Nevertheless, the prayers of the righteous avail much, and with God's blessing cure the evil wleich Satan (the Aecusing Spirit,) had endeavoured to effect. A merciful God (the Recording Angel,) heareth and receiveth the prayer; He droppeth a tear for man's transgression, and blotteth it out for ever.

Mr. Buckley's notion is confirmed by the following lines in Spenser :

And round about before her feet there sate
A bevy of fair virgins clad in white,

That goodly seem'd to adorn her royal state. These are the Litæ (or Prayers,) the lovely daughters of high Jove, by the righteous Themis.

Those, they say
Upon Jove's judgment-seat wait' day and night;
And, when in wrath, he threats the world's decay,
They do his anger calm, and cruel vengeance stay.
They also do by his divine permission,
Upon the throne of mortal princes tend,
And often treat for pardon and remission
To suppliants, through frailty which offend.

SPENSER, The Fairy Queen, book 5, canto 9.

Her name was Atė, mother of debate and all dissension.

Ibid, book 4, canto 1.

If I do lie, and do
No harm by it, though the Gods hear, I hope
They'll pardon it.

SHAKSPERE, Cymbeline, act 4, sc. 2.

What sorrow was, thou bad'st her know,
And from her own, she learn’d to melt at others' woe.

GRAY's Hymn to Adversity,
Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Which like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

SHAKSPEARE, As you like it, act 2, sc. 1.
Love is maintain’d by wealth ; when all is spent,
Adversity then breeds the discontent.

Herrick's Hesperides, Aphorisms, No. 144.

We bear it calmly, though a ponderous woe,
And still adore the hand that gives the blow.

POMFRET to his Friend.
Since with an equal weight on all,
Calamities domestic fall.

WHEELWRIGHT'S Pindar, 1st Nemean Ode, line 78.
What! shall we from heaven's grace
With life receiving happiness, our share
Of ill refuse? And are afflictions aught
But mercies in disguise ? th' alternate cup,
Medicinal though bitter, and prepar'd
By love's own hand for salutary ends.

MALLET, Amyntor and Theodora, canto 3, line 176.

When fortune means to men most good,
She looks upon them with a threatening eye.

SHAKSPERE, King John, act 3, sc. 4.
There is some soul of goodness in things evil,
Would men observingly distil it out.
SHAKSPERE, Henry 5th, act 4, sc. 1.

Why then, you princes,

with cheeks abash'd behold our works; And think them shames, which are indeed

nought else But the protractive trials of Great Jove, To find persistive constancy in men ?

SHAKSPERE, Troilus and Cressida, act 1, sc. 3.

AGAINST THE PEACE. Against the king, his crown and peace, And all the statutes in that case.

Ed. MOORE, Trial of Selim.


O Sir! I must not tell my age. They say women and

music should never be dated. GOLDSMITH, She Stoops to Conquer, act 3.

ALAS, POOR YORICK ! Let me see. Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.

SHAKSPERE, Hamlet, act 5, sc. 1.


All men think all men mortal but themselves.

YOUNG, 1st Night, line 424.

ALL HEAVEN RESOUNDED, &c. All heaven resounded, and had earth been then, All earth had to her centre shook.

MULTON, Paradise Lost, book 6, line 217.


All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players :
They have their exits, and their entrances ;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages..

SHAKSPERE, As you like it, act 2, sc. 7.

ALL THAT GLISTERS, &c. All that glisters is not gold.

Ibid, Merchant of Venice, act 2, sc. 7.


All's well that ends well, still the fine's the crown.

Ibid, All's well that ends well, act 4. sc. 4. If well thou hast begun, go on fore-right; It is the end that crowns us, not the fight.

HERRICK's Hesp. Aphorisms, No. 340.

Conquer we shall, but we must first contend' ; "Tis not the fight that crowns us but the end.

Ibid, No. 341.


And then to breakfast with What appetite you have.

SHAKSPERE, King Henry 8th, act 3, sc. 2.

Jove's slumbering Eagle on his sceptre laid,
Rests with swift plume on either side display'd.

WHEELWRIGHT'S Pindar, 1st Pythian Ode, line 9.

So when some mighty serpent of the main
Rolls his huge length athwart the liquid plain,
Whether he range voracious for the prey,
Or to the sunny shore directs his way,
Him, if by chance the fishers view from far,
With flying darts they wage a distant war ;
But the fell monster unappallid with dread,
Above the seas erects his poisonous head;
He rears his livid crest and kindling eyes,
And terrible, the feeble foe defies ;
His swelling breast a foamy path divides,
And, careless, o'er the murmuring food he glidesi

LUCAN's Phar, by Rowe, book 10, line 848.

Amongst all honest christian people,
Whoe'er breaks limbs maintains the cripple,

PRIOR to Fleetwood Shephard, Esq.

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