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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
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
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
SHAKSPERE, Cymbeline, act 4, sc. 2.
GRAY's Hymn to Adversity,
SHAKSPEARE, As you like it, act 2, sc. 1.
Herrick's Hesperides, Aphorisms, No. 144.
POMFRET to his Friend.
WHEELWRIGHT'S Pindar, 1st Nemean Ode, line 78.
MALLET, Amyntor and Theodora, canto 3, line 176.
When fortune means to men most good,
SHAKSPERE, King John, act 3, sc. 4.
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, &c.
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.
All the world's a stage,
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.
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, &c.
And then to breakfast with What appetite you have.
SHAKSPERE, King Henry 8th, act 3, sc. 2.
WHEELWRIGHT'S Pindar, 1st Pythian Ode, line 9.
AMERICAN SEA SERPENT.
LUCAN's Phar, by Rowe, book 10, line 848.
AMONGST ALL HONEST, &c.
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