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age. — Sir W. Temple. MHERE cannot live a more unhappy creature than

1 an ill-natured old Man who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of doing them to others.

Age. — Armstrong.

Though old, he still retain'd
His manly Sense and energy of Mind.
Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe;
He still remember'd that he once was young :
His easy presence check'd no decent joy.
Him even the dissolute admir'd; for he
A graceful looseness when he pleas'd put on,
And laughing could instruct.

Age. - Young.
A GE should fly concourse, cover in retreat
A Defects of Judgment, and the will subdue ;
Walk thoughtful on the silent, solemn shore
Of that vast Ocean it must sail so soon.

age. — Swift. W HEN Men grow virtuous in their old Age, they are

ny merely making a sacrifice to God of the Devil's lavings.

Age. — Shakespeare.
MHO' now this grained face of mine be hid

1 In sap-consuming Winter's drizzling snow,
And all the conduits of my Blood froze up;
Yet hath my night of life some memory;
My wasting lamp some fading Glimmer left,
My dull deaf ears a little use to hear.

Age. – Madame de Stael.
It is difficult to grow old gracefully.

Agreeableness. La Rochefoucauld.
W E may say of Agreeableness, as distinct from Beauty,

W that it consists in a Symmetry of which we know no the rules, and a secret Conformity of the Features to each other, and to the air and complexion of the Person.

Aims. – Kant. THAT are the Aims, which are at the same time

W Duties? They are, the perfecting of ourselves, the happiness of others.

Ambition. — La Rochefoucauld. MODERATION cannot have the credit of combating

M and subduing Ambition—they are never found to-
gether. Moderation is the Languor and Indolence of the
Soul, as Ambition is its Activity and Ardour.
Ambition. — Shakespeare.

I HAVE ventur'd,
Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders,
This many summers in a Sea of Glory:
But far beyond my depth : my high-blown Pride
At length broke under me; and now has left me,
Weary, and old with service, to the mercy
Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide me.

Ambition. — Byron.
TE who ascends to mountain-tops, shall find
Il The loftiest peaks most wrapt in clouds and snow;
He who surpasses or subdues Mankind,
Must look down on the hate of those below.

Ambition. — Byron.
DUT quiet to quick bosoms is a Hell,

D And there hath been thy bane; there is a Fira
And motion of the Soul which will not dwell
In its own narrow Being, but aspire
Beyond the fitting medium of Desire ;
And, but once kindled, quenchless evermore,
Preys upon high adventure, nor can tire
Of aught but rest; a Fever at the core,
Fatal to him who bears, to all who ever bore.
This makes the Madmen who have made men mad
By their contagion; Conquerors and Kings,
Founders of Sects and Systems, to whom add
Sophists, Bards, Statesmen, all unquiet Things
Which stir too Strongly the Soul's secret Springs,
And are themselves the Fools to those they fool ;
Envied, yet how unenviable! what stings
Are theirs ! One breast laid open were a School
Which would unteach Mankind the Lust to shine or rule.

Ambition. - La Bruyère.
A SLAVE has but one Master, the Ambitious Man las
A as many Masters as there are persons whose aid may
contribute to the advancement of his Fortune.

Ambition. — Shakespeare. DREAMS, indeed, are Ambition ; for the very substance

of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a Dream. And I hold Ambition of so airy and light a quality, that it is but a shadow's shadow.

Ambition. — Popes DRING then these blessings to a strict account; D Make fair deductions; see to what they ’mount; How much of other each is sure to cost; How much for other oft is wholly lost; How inconsistent greater goods with these ; How sometimes Life is risk'd, and always Ease; Think, and if still the things thy envy call, Say, wouldst thou be the man to whom they fall ? To sigh for ribbands, if thou art so silly, Mark how they grace Lord Umbra, or Sir Billy. Is yellow dirt the passion of thy life? Look but on Gripus, or on Gripus' wife. If parts allure thee, think how Bacon shin'd, The wisest, brightest, meanest of Mankind.

Amusements. — Burton. T ET the World have their May-games, Wakes, WhitU sunnales; their Dancings and Concerts; their Puppetshows, Hobby-horses, Tabors, Bagpipes, Balls, Barleybreaks, and whatever sports and recreations please them best, provided they be followed with discretion. Anathema. — Shakespeare.

If she must teem,
Create her child of Spleen, that it may live,
And be a thwart disnatur'd torment to her!
Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of Youth;
With cadent tears fret channels in her Cheeks ;
Turn all her Mother's pains, and benefits,
To laughter and contempt; that she may feel,
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is,
To have a thankless child!

Anathema. — Shakespeare.
VILLAINS, Vipers, damn'd without redemption;
U Dogs, easily won to fawn on any man;
Snakes in my heart-blood warm'd, that sting my heart;
Three Judases, each one thrice worse than Judas !

Anatomy. — Melancthon. TT is shameful for Man to rest in ignorance of the I structure of his own Body, especially when the knowledge of it mainly conduces to his welfare, and directs his application of his own Powers.

Ancestry. — Colton. TT is with Antiquity as with Ancestry, Nations are I proud of the one, and Individuals of the other ; but if they are nothing in themselves, that which is their pride ought to be their humiliation.

Anger. – Shakespeare.

FRET, till your proud heart break; Go, show your Slaves how choleric you are, And make your Bondsmen tremble. Must I budge? Must I observe you ? Must I stand and crouch Under your testy humour? By the Gods, You shall digest the venom of your Spleen, Though it do split you: for, from this day forth, I'll use you for my Mirth, yea, for my Laughter, When you are waspish.

Anger. — Plutarch. M IE continuance and frequent fits of Anger produce

I an evil habit in the Soul, called Wrathfulness, or a propensity to be angry; which ofttimes ends in Choler, Bitterness, and Morosity; when the Mind becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and like a thin, weak plate of iron, receives impression, and is wounded by the least occurrence.

anger. — Spenser.
AND him beside rides fierce revenging Wrath
A Upon a Lion loth for to be led ;
And in his hand a burning Brond he hath,
The which he brandisheth about his hed;
His eies did hurle forth sparcles fiery red,
And stared sterne on all that him beheld;
As ashes pale of hew and seeming ded;
And on his dagger still his hand he held,
Trembling through hasty Rage when Choler in Lira sweld.

Anger. – Shakespeare.
Must I give way and room to your rash Choler ?
Shall I be frighted, when a Madman stares ?

Anger. — Savage. WHEN Anger rushes, unrestrain'd to action, Like a hot steed, it stumbles in its way. The Man of Thought strikes deepest, and strikes safely.

Anger. Clarendon. ANGRY and choleric Men are as ungrateful and un. i sociable as Thunder and Lightning, being in them. selves all Storm and Tempests; but quiet and easy Natures are like fair Weather, welcome to all, and acceptable to all Men; they gather together what the other disperse, and reconcile all whom the other incense : as they have the good will and the good wishes of all other Men, so they have the full possession of themselves, have all their own thoughts at peace, and enjoy quiet and ease in their own fortunes, how strait soever it may be.

Anger. — Shakespeare.
T ET your Reason with your Choler question
1 What 'tis you go about. To climb steep hills
Requires slow pace at first. Anger is like
A full hot horse; who being allow'd his way,
Self-mettle tires him.

Anger. Colton.
MHE Sun should not set upon our Anger, neither

I should he rise upon our Confidence. We shouli freely forgive, but forget rarely. I will not be revenged, and this I owe to my enemy; but I will remember, and this I owe to myself.

Anger. — Plutarch. TAMENTATION is the only musician that always,

U like a screech-owl, alights and sits on the roof of an angry Man.

Anger. — Plutarch. TTAD I a careful and pleasant companion, that should Il show me my angry face in a glass, I should not at all take it ill; to behold a Man's self so unnaturally disguised and disordered, will conduce not a little to the Impeachment of Anger,

Antagonism. — Greville. COME Characters are like some bodies in Chemistry; a very good perhaps in themselves, yet fly off and refuse the least conjunction with each other.

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