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INDEX TO SUBJECTS.
WRONG, Apprehension of
Rules for - Season of-
fulness of .............674, 675
MENTS, Danger of .......672
- Places of...............672
nefits of-Originality of
YIELDING, Influence of .....673 ZEAL,
ZEAL, Characteristics of
ZEALOT, Fanaticism of the ..676
ZEPHYR, Invocation of a ....676
*This field is so spacious, that it were easy for a man to lose himself in it: and if
" This worthy work in which of good examples are so many,
TREASURY OF THOUGHT.
"I pluck up the goodlisome herbs of sentences by pruning, eat them by reading, digest them by musing, and lay them up at length in the high seat of memory-by gathering them together; that so having tasted their swectness, I may the less perceive the bitterness of life.”
ABBEY-Cloisters of an.
tall, narrow windows, quite dark with the long But let my due feet never fail
purple garments of pictured martyrs, apostles, To walk the studious cloister's pale,
and kings, tinge every ray that passes through And love the high embowed roof,
them with the colours and the memory of a With antic pillars massy proof;
thousand years of devotion. Wushington Irving. And storied windows richly dight, Casting a dim religious light:
ABBEY-Sanctity of an. There let the pealing organ blow
A fit abode, wherein appeared enshrined To the full-voiced choir below
Our hopes of immortality.
Byron. In service high and anthems clear, | As may with sweetness, through mine ear,
ABILITIES—without Patronage. Dissolve me into ecstacies,
No man's abilities are so remarkably shining, And bring all heaven before mine eyes. as not to stand in need of a proper oppor
Milton. , tunity, a patron, and even the praises of a ABBEY-Grandeur of an.
friend, to recommend them to the notice of | How reverend is the face of this tall pile, the world.
Pliny. Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads, To bear aloft its arch'd and pond'rous roof,
ABILITIES-cannot be Universal. By its own weight made steadfast and im The abilities of man must fall short on one moveable,
side or other, like too scanty a blanket when Looking tranquillity! It strikes an awe į you are a-bed ; if you pull it upon your And terror on my aching sight; the tombs shoulders, you leave your feet bare ; if you And monumental caves of death look cold, thrust it down upon your feet, your shoulders And shoot a chillness to my trembling heart. are uncovered.
Sir W. Temple. Congrere.
ABILITY-Proofs of. The wrought oaken beams, An able man shows his spirit by gentle Pllars, and frieze, and high fantastic roof, words and resolute actions : he is neither hot Of those dusk places in times far aloof nor timid.
Chesterfield. Cathedrals call'd.
ABILITY-Success of. When we enter one of those antique piles in The force of his own merit makes his way, southern Germany, or in Spain--for there only A gift that Hearen gives for him. Shakspeare. can a Catbolic Gothic Cathedral be seen in all ite glory,-I know not that it is possible for ABSENCE-Happiness after. the beart of man to desire any addition to the The joys of meeting pay the pangs of absence ; magnetic solemnity of the whole scene. The Else who could bear it?
of a virtue. By 'forbearing to do wbat may I charge thee loiter not, but haste to bless me :
ao loiter not, but haste to bless me : innocently be done, we may add hourly new Think with what eager hopes, what rage I vigour to resolution, and secure the power of burn,
resistance when pleasure or interest shall lend For every tedious minute how I mourn.
their charms to guilt.
Johnson. Think how I call thee cruel for thy stay, And break my heart with grief for thy delay. ABSTRACTS-Uses of.
Rowe. Abstracts, abridgments, summaries, &c., ABSENCE-from those we Love.
have the same use with burning-glasses-to Love reckons hours for months, and days for
collect the diffused rays of wit and learning in i
authors, and make them point with warmth years ; And every little absence is an age. Dryden.
and quickness upon the reader's imagination.
ABUSE-Equivocal. Ye flowers that droop, forsaken by the spring ; Ye birds that, left by summer, cease to sing ; He knew not what to say, and so he swore. Ye trees that fade, when autumn heats remove, !
Byron. Say, is not absence death to those who love ! |
Pope. There are more abusive to others than ther ABSENCE-Pangs of.
that lie most open to themselves; but the
humour goes round, and he that laughs at me In my Lucia's absence
to-day will have somebody to laugh at him toLife hangs upon me, and becomes a burden ;
Seneca. I am ten times undone, while hope and fear, And grief, and rage, and love rise up at once, | ACCIDENT-not Chance. And with variety of pain distract me. Addison.
If we consider accident, ABSENCE-Return after.
And how, repugnant unto sense,
It pays desert with bad event, Winds murmur'd through the leaves your short We shall disparage Providence. Davenant.
delay, And fountains o'er their pebbles chid your stay: ACCOUNT (Final)--Being called to. But, with your presence cheer'd, they cease to
Every one of us shall give account of himself mourn,
St. Paul. And walks wear fresher green at your return.
And how his audit stands, who knows, save ABSENCE-Tedium of.
Shakspeare. What! keep a week away? seven days and ! nights ?
ACCOUNT (Final)-Suddenly called to. Eight score eight hours ?-and lovers absent No reckoning made, but sent to my account hours,
With all my imperfections on my head. Ibid. More tedious than the dial eight score times ? ( weary reckoning !
Shakspeare. ACCUMULATION-Vice of. ABSTINENCE-the Antidote of Disease. There is not a vice which more effectually
contracts and deadens the feelings, which Against diseases here the strongest fence
more completely makes a man's affections Is the defensive virtue abstinence. llerrick.
centre in himself, and excludes all others from
partaking in them, than the desire of accumuABSTINENCE-Practice of.
lating possessions When the desire has once His life is parallel'd
gotten hold of the heart, it shuts out all other Een with the stroke and line of his great considerations but such as may promote its i justice;
| views. In its zeal for the attainment of its , He doth with holy abstinence subdue
end, it is not delicate in the choice of means. | That in himself which he spurs on his power As it closes the heart, so also it clouds the To qualify in others.
Shakspeare. , understanding. It cannot discern between
right and wrong : it takes evil for good, and ABSTINENCE-the Basis of a Virtue. good for evil : it calls darkness light, and light
To set the mind above the appetites is the darkness. Beware, then, of the beginnings of end of abstinence, which one of the Fathers | coretousness, for you know not where it will observes to be, not a virtue, but the groundwork | ead.
ACCUSATION-Affording Proof of. | ACTION-Eloquence of.
The most trifling actions that affect a man's I'm fond of no man's person but his virtue.
credit are to be regarded. The sound of your Shakspeare.
hammer at five in the morning, or nine at ACHIEVEMENT.
night, heard by a creditor, makes him easy Achievement is command ; ungain'd, beseech! | six months longer ; but if he sees you at a
Dvid. | billiard-table, or hears your voice at a tavern, ACQUAINTANCE-Annoyances of.
when you should be at work, he sends for his If we engage into a large acquaintance and
money the next day ; demands it before he can receive it in a lump.
Franklin. various familiarities, we set open our gates to the in aders of most of our time ; we expose i naman
| ACTION-Intent of. our life to a quotidian ague of frigid imperti.! Dences, which would make a wise man tremble. Of every noble action, the intent to think of. Now, as for being known muci i Is to give worth rewardrice punishment. by sight, and pointed at, I cannot comprehendi
Beaumont and Fletcher. the honour that lies in that. Whatsoever it
ACTION-Lawfulness of. tie, every mountebaak has it more than the best doctor.
Wouldst thou know the lawfulness of the
action which thou desirest to undertake, let ACQUAINTANCE-Caution in forming. thy devotion recommend it to Divine blessing : It is gooi discretion not to make too much
if it be lawful thou shalt perceive thy heart of any man at the first; because one cannot
encouraged by thy prayer ; if unlawful, thou bold out that proportion.
shalt find thy prayer discouraged by thy heart.
That action is not warrantable which either ACQUAINTANCE-Difference of. blushes to beg a blessing, or, having succeeded, Twixt us thus the difference trims
dares not present a thanksgiving. Quarles. Using head instead of limbs,
ACTION-Man designed for.
The end of man is an action, and not a I have seen what you have read
thought, though it were the noblest. Carlyle. Which way does the balance lean ? Butler.
ACTION-Motives to. ACQUIREMENT-Retention of.
I will suppose that you have no friends to That which we acquire with most difficulty, share or rejoice in your success in life,-that we retain the longest ; as those who have you cannot look back to those to whom you earned a fortune are usually more careful of it i owe gratitude, or forward to those to whom than those who have inherited one. Colton. you ought to afford protection ; but it is no
less incumbent on you to move steadily in the ACTION-Causes of.
path of duty : for your active exertions are Actions rare and sudden do commonly
due not only to society, but in humble gratiProceed from fierce necessity; or else
tude to the Being who made you a member of Froin some oblique design which is ashamed it, with powers to serve yourself and others. To show itself in the public road. Davenant.
Sir Walter Scott. ACTION-Consequences of.
ACTION-Necessity for. There is no action of man in this life which
Id ers cannot ever find time to be idle, is not the beginning of so long a chain of con
or the industrious to be at leisure. We must Bequences, as that no human providence is high be always doing or suffering. Zimmerman. enough to give us a prospect to the end. Thomas of Malmesbury.
ACTION-the perfection of Man's Nature.
Action is the highest perfection and drawing ACTION-Decision in.
forth of the utmost power, vigour, and activity Deliberate with caution, but act with de- of man's nature. God is pleased to vouchsafe cision ; and yield with graciousness, or oppose the best that He can give, only to the best with firmness.
Coltors. , that we can do. The properest and most