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First Position of the Left Foot......
Second Positio of the Left Foot.......
Prince Henry's Address to the Crown
Hamlet's Advice to the Players.
From a Speech in the United States Senate...
.......... Wm. D. Gallagher. 87
...........Mrs. H. L. L'ostwick. 88
Retreat of the French Army from Moscow.
Eruption of Mount Vesuvius ......
There's bu' ore Pair of Stockings to Mend To-night....
Golden Rules of David Copperfield.
Othello's Tale of his Wooi.g..
Burial of Sir John Moore......
Reply of Mr. Pitt to Horace Walpole..
Ship Driven out of its Course.
Results of Misdirected and Guilty Ambition.
Dyonisius, Pythias and Damon....
Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog.
Valedictory Address to the Senate of the United States, 1842. Henry Clay. 172
Extension of the American Union..
A TONGUEY man generally carries rocks in his pocket, and if this is not always the case, yet the converse is almost invariably true: that the man who sits like an owl in company, and looks unutterable things, but says nothing, goes "with many a hungry belly," as our old friend John Bunyan expresses it.
However cleverly or wisely a man may think, nobody is the better for his thoughts unless he lets them out. It is also better, for their own sake, that they should take the air; for the correct expression of one's ideas is an aid to correct thinking. Rivers that run are clearer than stagnant pools and sluggish streams.
Many a rustic, just emerged from the woods, has been taken for a fool, or something near it, when he first came to a seaport town, for the reason that he had never been accustomed to converse except with his oxen, his horses, or his sheep, and such terms as these can appreciate are not well adapted to bipeds of the human stripe.
But, after the man has lived awhile in town, daily associating with his own species, he has brightened up, like a scoured saucepan, and in many cases, has out-stripped those who enjoyed every advantage of academies, colleges, and polite acquaintances, from the start.
Talents which are folded in a napkin and tucked away