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pen of a ready writer, whereunto shall it be

likened? Ask of the scholar, he shall know-to the chains that

bind a Proteus : Ask of the poet, he shall say—to the sun, the lamp

of heaven: Ask of thy neighbour, he can answer-to the friend

that telleth my thought; The merchant considereth it well, as a ship freighted The divine holdeth it a miracle, giving utterance to

the dumb. It fixeth, expoundeth, and disseminateth sentiment; Chaining up a thought, clearing it of mystery, and

sending it bright into the world. To think rightly, is of knowledge; to speak fluently,

is of nature; To read with profit, is of care; but to write aptly, is of practice.

Martin F. Tupper.

with wares;

It often falls in course of common life,

That right long time is overborne of wrong ; Through avarice, or power, or guile, or strife, Which weakens that, and makes this power strong.

Oh, for a lodge in some vast wilderness-
Some boundless contiguity of shade,
Where rumour of oppression and deceit
Might never reach me more! My ear is pain'd,
My soul is sick, with every day's report
and outrage with which earth is fill'd.

When people once are in the wrong,
Each line they add is much too long;
Who farthest walks, but walks astray,
Is only farthest from his way.

I see the right, and I approve it too;
Condemn the wrong, and the wrong pursue.


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SEE the minutes how they run; How many makes the hour full complete, How many hours bring about the day, How many days will finish up the year, How many years a mortal man may live.--Shakspere. God of the changeful year!-amidst the glow

Of strength and beauty, and transcendent grace, Which on the mountain heights, or deep below, In sbeltered vales, and each sequestered place,

Thy forms of vegetable life assume;
Whether thy pines with giant arms displayed,
Brave the cold north; or, wrapt in eastern gloom,
Thy trackless forests sweep a world of shade;

Or whether, scenting ocean's heaving breast,
Thy odoriferous isles innumerous rise,
Or under various lighter forms imprest,

Of fruits and flowers, Thy works delight our eyes,
God of all life! whate'er those forms may be,
O may they all unite in praising Thee.

W. Roscoe.
It seems that life is all a void,
On selfish thoughts alone employed;
That length of days is not a good,
Unless their use be understood:
While if good deeds one year engage,
That may be longer than an age:
But if a year in trifles go,
Perhaps you 'll spend a thousand so;
Time cannot stay to make us wise,
We must improve it as it flies. Jane Taylor.
The pleasant, pleasant spring-time,

The summer's gorgeous dyes;
The bright and solemn autumn,

Have faded from all eyes;
I looked upon thy features,

The furrowed and the sear,
There lipgers now no beauty,

Away with thee, old year. Richard Howitt,

YOUTH. For youth no less becomes The light and careless livery that it wears, Than settled age his sables, and his weeds? Importing health and graveness. Shakspere.

Lusty youth Is the very May-morn of delight, When boldest floods are full of wilful heat, And joy to think how long they have to fight In fancy's field, before their life take flight; Since he which latest did the game begin, Doth longest hope to linger still therein.-Gascoigne.

Youth is ever apt to judge in haste,
And lose the medium in the wild extreme.

Aaron Hill.
Intemperate youth, by sad experience found,
Ends in an age imperfect and unsound.

Denham. Expand the passions of thy heart in youth; Fight thy love battles whilst thy heart is strong, And wounds heal kindly. An April frost Is sharp, but kills not; sad October's storm Strikes when the juices and the vital sap Are ebbing from the leaf.

Henry Taylor.

Ah! who can say, however fair his view,

Through what sad scenes his path may lie?
Let careless youth its seeming joys pursue,

Soon will they learn to scan with thoughtful eye
The illusive past and dark futurity.

Kirke White.
The youth you spoke of was a glowing moth,
Born in the eve and crushed before the dawn;
He was, methinks, like that frail flower that comes
Amid the nips and gusts of churlish March,
Drinking pale beauty from sweet April's tears,
Dead in the hem of May.

Alexander Smith,

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That sport most pleases that doth least know how;
When zeal strives to content, and the contents
Die in the zeal of that which it presents,
Their form confounded makes most form in mirth,
When great things labouring perish in their birth.

His zeal
None seconded, as out of reason judg’d,
Or singular and rash.


Zeal and duty are not slow;
But on occasion's forelock watchful wait.

No seared conscience is so fell
As that which has been burnt with zeal;
For Christian charity 's as well
A great impediment to zeal,
As zeal a pestilent disease
To Christian charity and peace.


For virtue's self may too much zeal be had;
The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.- Pope.

-With all the real
Which young and fiery converts feel,
Within whose heated bosoms throngs
The memory of a thousand wrongs.


Spread out earth's holiest records here,
Of days and deeds to reverence dear;
A zeal like this what pious legends tell?

Charles Sprague.

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AKENSIDE, MARK. Born 1721, Died 1770. 60 61 140 433

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ALEYN, CHARLES. 42 92 217 227 271 279 281 288.
ALFIERI, VITTORIO, (Italian.) Born 1749, Died 1803. 231.
ALIMONY, LADY. 58 463.
ALSAGER, T. H., (error Alsell.) Born 1834. 485.
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ANSTER, DR. 2.57.
ANTIPATER, (Greek.) Flourished about 80 B. C. 473.
ANWARE, (Persian.) 12th. century. 596.
ARBUTHNOT, DR. John. Died 1735. 28.
ARIOSTO, LÚDORICO, (Italian.) Born 1474, Died 1533. 579.
ARMSTRONG, DR. JOHN. Born 1709, Died 1779. 643 663

BAILEY, PHILIP JAMES. Born 1816. 99 103 276 344 353 398

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BALFE. 475.
BAMFORD, SAMUEL. Born 1788. 500.
BARBAULD, ANN LETETIA. Born 1743, Died 1825. 321,
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BARHAM, RICHARD, (Thomas Ingeldsby.) 225.

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