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A N G E R. *THE maxim which Periander of Corinth, one of the seven sages of Greece, left as a memorial of his knowledge and benevolence, was, “ Be inafter of your anger.” He considered anger as the great disturber of human life; the chief enemy boch of public happiness and private tranquility, and thought he could not lay on posterity a stronger obligation to reverence his memory, than by leav. ing them a falutary caution against this outrageous passion. Pride is undoubtedly the origin of anger; but pride, like every other passion, if it once breaks loose from reason, counteracts its own purposes. A passionate man, upon the review of his day, will have very few gratifications to offer to his pride, when he has considered how his outrages were caused; why they were borne, and in what they are likely to end at last.

Rambler, V. I, p.60 & 620

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A B I L IT Y. IT was well observed by Pythagoras, that ability and necessity dwell near each other.

Idler, v. 2, p. 154.

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AMBITION, scornful of restraint, Ev'n from the birth, affects supreme command, Swells in the breast, and with reģftlefs force O'erbears each gentler motion of the mind; As when a deluge overspreads the plains, The wand'ring rivulets and silver lakes Mix undistinguih'd in the general roar.

Irene, p. 32.

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It has been long observed that an Atheist has no just reason for endeavouring converfions, and yet none harrass those minds which they can influence with more importunity of solicitation to adopt their opinions. In proportion as they doubt the truth of their own doctrines, they are desirous to gain the attestation of another understanding, and industriously labour to win a profelyte, and eagerly catch at the slightest pretence to dignify their sect with a celebrated name.

Life of Sir T. Browne, p. 283.

ANGER. A N G E R. THE maxim which Periander of Corinth, one of, the seven sages of Greece, left as a memorial of his knowledge and benevolence, was, “ Be inaster of your anger.” He considered anger as the great disturber of human life; the chief enemy boch of public happiness and private tranquility, and thought he could not lay on posterity a stronger obligation to reverence his memory, than by leaving them a salutary caution against this outrageous passion. Pride is undoubtedly the origin of anger; but pride, like every other passion, if it once breaks loose from reason, counteracts its own purposes. A passionate man, upon the review of his day, will have very few gratifications to offer to his pride, when he has considered how his outrages were caused; why they were borne, and in what they are likely to end at last.

Rambler, v. I, p. 60 & 62..

A B I L I T Y. IT was well observed by Pythagoras, that ability and neceffity dwell near each other,

Idler, v. 2, p. 154.

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A C C I D E N T. IN every performance, perhaps in every great character, part is the gift of nature, part the contribution of accident, and part, very often not the greatest part, the effect of voluntary election and regular design.

Memoirs of the King of Pruffia, p. 100.

ANTICIPATION. . WHATEVER advantage' we snatch bea yond a certain portion allotted us by nature, is like money spent before it is due, which at the time of regular payment, will be missed and regretted.

Idler, v. 2, P. 35.

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A PPL AUS E. IT frequently happens that applause abates diligence. Whoever finds himself to have performed inore than was deinanded, will be contented to spare the labour of unnecessary performances, and sic down to enjoy at ease his superfluities of honour. But long intervals of pleasure diffipate

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attention and weaken conftancy; nor is it easy for him that has sunk from diligence into noth, to rouse out of his lethargy, to recollect his notions, rekindle his curiosity, and engage with his former ardour in the toils of study.

Rambler, vol. 3, p. 342

ART. The noblest beauties of art are those of which the effect is so extended with rational nature, or at least with the whole circle of polished life. What is less than this can be only pretty, the plaything of fashion, and the amusement of a day.

Johnson's Life of Welt.

APPEARANCES. (often deceitful)

In the condition of men, it frequently happens that grief and anxiety lie hid under the golden robes of prosperity, and the gloom of calamity is cheered by secret radiations of hope and comfort; as in the works of nature, the bog is sometimes covered with flowers, and the mine concealed in the barien crags.

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Rambler, v. 3, p. 135.

ARMY.

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