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CONVICTION-Cavillers against. COQUETTE-The Rustio.
The perverseness of men's dispositions, and Mincing she was, as is a wanton colt; the limited faculties we possess, whilst in our Sweet as a flower, and upright as a bolt. present state, will ever raise cavillers against
Chaucer. the most clear conviction; but let us shut our CORRESPONDENCE (Anonymous) – ears against their writings, contenting ourselves
Odiousness of. with the study of the New Testament, and relying upon the assurances the Gospel offers;
Of all detestable things this is the most convinced that this line of conduct cannot
nnot odious :-Friend may censure friend, foe may injure us, but is likely to lead us to peace and vent his spleen, but let it never be done under happiness.
the cover of anonymous writing. It is indeed
a sneaking world, a cowardly world, for it kills COQUETTE-Character of the.
more from behind a shelter than it dare attack
in the open plain : but what dear ties have A coquette is one that is never to be per- either been sundered or loosened by this fiend suaded out of the passion she has to please, of mischief; what hopes of love blighted, what nor out of a good opinion of her own beauty : deeds of charity delayed, what virtues, the time and years she regards as things that only most exalting and dignifying to human nature, wrinkle and decay other women; forgets that sullied, by this foul invisible spirit! Friend. age is written in the face, and that the same ships over which time could exercise no condress which became her when she was young, trol,—which distance or poverty could not now only makes her look the older. Affecta- shake or alter,-have been for ever chilled by tion cleaves to her even in sickness and pain; suspicion, or completely destroyed by anonyshe dies in a high-head and coloured ribbons. mous malice. Neither shall they be wholls
La Bruyère. guiltless who believe these secret calumniators
of a man's character. Truth, be it remem
bered, requires no covert, no alteration of The maid whom now you court in vain,
garb, for how possibly can it assume a lovelier Will quickly run in quest of man. Horace.
one than its own ? Burn, then, these un
authorized epistles; look for the signature COQUETTE-Deserts of the.
before you glance at the matter; and thus this I do confess thou’rt young and fair,
enemy of truth and plain dealing (for such is And I might have been brought to love thee, the anonymous correspondent) will be foiled in Had I not found the slightest prayer
his attempt to pervert innocence, and your That breath could move, had power to move own bosom will still have the satisfaction of thee;
thinking well of those friends and neighbours But I can let thee now alone,
whom this demon of mischief would destroy. As worthy to be loved by none.
CORRUPTION-Results of. I do confess thou’rt sweet, but find
I have seen corruption boil and bubble, Thee such an unthrift of thy sweets; Till it o'errun the stew.
Shakspeare. Thy favours are but like the wind, That kisseth everything it meets.
CORRUPTION-Spread of. And since thou canst with more than one, Corruption is a tree, whose branches are Thou'rt worthy to be loved by none. Of an unmeasurable length : they spread
Ev'rywhere; and the dew that drops from The morning rose that untouch'd stands,
thence Arm'd with its briers, how sweet it smiles ! Hath infected some chairs, and stools of But pluck'd and strain'd by ruder hands,
authority. Beaumont and Fletcker. Its sweet no longer with it dwells; But scent and beauty both are gone,
CORRUPTION-of a State.
And guardian vigour of the free-born soul, Such fate ere long will thee betide,
All crude attempts of violence are vain ; When thou hast handled been awhile, For, firm within, and while at heart untouch'd, Like faded flowers-be thrown aside,
Ne'er yet by force was freedom overcome. And I shall sigh, when some will smile, But soon as independence stoops the head, To see thy love for every one
To vice enslaved, and vice-created wants, Hath brought thee to be loved by none. Then to some foul corrupting hand, whoso
Herrick. | waste
Their craving lusts with fatal bounty feeds, COUNSEL-Good.
Thomson. For horde hath hate, and climing tikelnesse,
Prease hath envy, and wele is blent over all, At length corruption, like a general flood, Savour no more than thee behove shall, 80 long by watchful ministers withstood, Rede well thy selfe, that other folks canst Shall deluge all; and avarice creeping on,
rede, Spread like a low-born mist, and blot the sun. And trouth thee shall deliver, it is no drede.
Great rest standeth in little businesse,
Strive not as doth a crocke with a wall, repose ;
Deme thy selfe that demest others dede, The toil-worn cotter frae his labour goes,
And trouth thee shall deliver, it is no drede. This night his weekly moil is at an end, Collects his spades, his mattocks, and his hoes,
That theo is sent receive in buxomesse, Hoping the morn in ease and rest to spend,
The wrastling of this world asketh a fall, And weary, o'er the moor, his course does
Here is no home, here is but wildernesse, hameward bend.
Forth pilgrime, forth beast out of thy stall,
Looke up on high, and thanke God of all, At length his lonely cot appears in view,
Weive thy lusts, and let thy ghost thee lede, Beneath the shelter of an aged tree; And trouth thee shall deliver, it is no drede. Th' expectant wee-things, toddlin, stacher
COUNSEL-Taking. To meet their dad, wi' flichterin noise an’
Whoever is wise, is apt to suspect and be glee,
diffident of himself, and upon that account is His wee bit ingle, blinkin bonnily,
willing to “hearken unto counsel ;" whereas His clean hearth-stane, his thriftie wifie's
the foolish man, being in proportion to his smile,
folly full of himself, and swallowed up in conThe lisping infant prattling on his knee,
ceit, will seldom take any counsel but his Does a' his weary carking cares beguile,
own, and for that very reason, because it is An' maks him quite forget his labour an' his
his own. toil. Belyre, the elder bairns come drapping in,
COUNSELS. 1 At service out, amang the farmers roun' ; Good counsels observed, are chains to grace, Some ca' the pleugh, some herd, some tentie which, neglected, prove halters to strange unrin
Fuller. A cannie errant to a neebor town: Their eldest hope, their Jenny, woman grown, COUNTENANCE-Change in.
In youthfu' bloom, love sparkling in her ee, I said, the years with change advance, Comes hame, perhaps, to show a braw new
If I make dark my countenance gown,
I shut my life from happier chance. Tennyson. Or deposit her sair-won penny-fee, To help her parents dear, if they in hardship COUNTENANCE-Definitions of the. be.
A sweet attractive kind of grace, Wi joy unseign'd brothers and sisters meet,
A full assurance given by looks, An' each for other's weelfare kindly spiers :
Continual comfort in a face, The social hours, swift-wing'd, unnoticed fleet;
The lineaments of Gospel books ;Each tells the uncos that he sees or hears ;
I trow that countenance cannot lye, The parents, partial, eye their hopeful years;
Whose thoughts are legible in the eye. Anticipation forward points the view.
Spenser. The mother, wi' her needle an' her sheers, Gars auld claes look amaist as weel's the
COUNTENANCE-Expression of the.
COUNTENANCE-Irradiations of the. We might have pass'd in peace our happy days,
That chastened brightness only gathered by Free from the cares which crowns and empires those who tread the path of sympathy and bring ;.
Bulwer Lutton. | No wicked statesmen would with impious arts
Have striven to wrest from us our small in. COUNTENANCE-the Reflex of Mind. heritance, Yea, this man's brow, like to a tragic leaf,
Or stir the simple hinds to noisy faction. Rowe. Foretells the nature of a tragic volume.
COUNTRY-Influence of the.
There is a something in the pleasures of the COUNTENANCE-Unsophisticated
| country that reaches much beyond the gratif. Alas! how few of nature's faces there are tocation of the eye-a something that invigorates gladden us with their beauty! The cares, and the mind, that erects its hopes, that allays its sorrows, and hungerings of the world change perturbations, that mellows its affections ; and them as they change hearts; and it is only it will generally be found, that our happiest when those passions sleep, and have lost their schemes, and wisest resolutions, are formed hold for ever, that the troubled clouds pass under the mild influence of a country scene, off, and leave heaven's surface clear. It is a and the soft obscurities of rural retirement. common thing for the countenances of the
Roberts. dead, even in that fixed and rigid state, to COUNTRY-Joys of the. subside into the long-forgotten expression of Hail, ye soft seats ! ye limpid springs and sleepless infancy, and settle into the very look
floods, of early life; so calm, so peaceful do they Ye flowery meads, ye vales and mazy woods ! grow again, that those who knew them in Ye limpid floods, that ever murm'ring flow! their happy childhood, kneel by the coffin's side Ye verdant meads, where flowers eternal blow! in awe, and see the angel even upon earth. Ye shady vales, where zephyrs ever play!
Dickens. | Ye woods, where little warblers tune their lay! COUNTERACTION.
Here grant me, Heav'n, to end my peaceful One fire burns out another's burning, days, One pain is lessen'd by another's anguish; And steal myself from life by slow decays; Turn giddy, and be holp by backward turning; With age unknown to pain or sorrow blesty One desperate grief cures with another's To the dark grave retiring, as to rest ; languish.
Skakspeare. While gently with one sigh this mortal frame,
Dissolving, turns to ashes, whence it came; COUNTRY-Delights of the.
While my freed soul departs without a groan, Blest silent groves ! O may ye be
And joyful wings her flight to worlds unknown. For ever mirth's best nursery !
Broome. May pure contents For ever pitch their tents
And see the country, far diffused around, Upon these downs, these meads, these rocks, One boundless blush, one white impurpled these mountains,
shower And peace still slumber by these purling 'Of mingled blossoms : where the raptured eye fountains. Raleigh. Hurries from joy to joy.
Thuasoa. COUNTRY-Fields in the.
COUNTRY-Love of. Not all the sights your boasted garden yields
Whatever strengthens our local attachments, Are half so lovely as my father's fields,
is favourable both to individual and national Where large increase has bless'd the fruitful
character. Our home, our birth-place, our plain,
native land,-think for awhile what the virtues And we with joy behold the swelling grain !
are which arise out of the feelings connected Whose heavy ears, toward the earth reclined,
with these words, and if you have any intelWave, nod, and tremble to the whisking wind.
do lectual ‘eyes, you will then perceive the con
Mrs. Leapor. | nection between topography and patriotism. COUNTRY-Happiness of the.
Show me a man who cares no more for one Ah ! Prince ! hadst thou but known the joys place than another, and I will show you in which dwell
that same person one who loves nothing but With humble fortunes, thou wouldst curse thy himself. Beware of those who are homeless by royalty.
choice; you have no hold on a human being Had fate allotted to us some obscure village, whose affections are without a tapruut. The Where, with life's necessaries bless'd alone, 1 laws recognize this truth in the privileges they
confer upon freeholders; and public opinion | the town. Some miles up the turnpike road be acknowledges it also in the confidence which went, and then away to the right, through it reposes upon those who have what is called the ash-woods of Trebooze, up by the rill & stake in the country. Vagabond and rogue which drips from pool to pool, over the ledges are convertible terms; and with how much of grey slate, deep bedded in dark sedge, and
propriety may any one understand who knows broad bright burdock leaves and tall angelica, · what are the habits of the wandering classes, and ell-broad rings and tufts of king, and such as gipsies, tinkers, and potters. Southey. crown, and lady-fern, and all the semi-tropic
luxuriance of the fat western soil, and steam
ing western woods ; out into the boggy moor i Had I a dozen sons, each in my love alike, I
at the gled head, all fragrant with the gold. bad rather have eleven die nobly for their
tipped gale, where the turf is enamelled with country, than one voluptuously surfeit out of
the hectic marsh violet, and the pink pimaction.
pernel, and the pale yellow leaf-stars of the I fancy the proper means of increasing the butterwort, and the blue bells and green love we bear our native country, is to reside threads of the ivy-leaved campanula ; out upon some time in a foreign one.
Shenstone. | the steep down above, and away over the broad
cattle-pastures; and then to pause a moment,
and look far and wide over land and sea. It What pity is it
was “a day of God.” The earth lay like That we can die but once to serve our country!
one great emerald, ringed and roofed with Addison.
sapphire; blue sea, blue mountain, blue sky O yes, I have felt a proud emotion swell, overhead.
Kingsley. That I was British born; that I had lived
| COUNTRY AND HOME-Love of. A vitness of thy glory, my most loved Add honour'd country, and silent prayer
The affections which bind a man to the Would rise to Heaven, that fame, and peace, place of his birth are essential in his nature, and love,
and follow the same law as that which governs And liberty, would walk thy vales, and sing every innato feeling. They are implanted in Their boly hymns; whilst thy brave arm his bosom along with life, and are modified by repellld
every circumstance which he encounters from Hostility, even as thy guardian rocks
the beginning to the end of his existence. Prepel the dash of ocean.
Bowles. The sentiment which, in the breast of any one
man, is an instinctive fondness for the spot As a light
where he drew his early breath, becomes, by And pliant harebell swinging in the breeze the progress of mankind and the formation of On some grey rock-its birth-place—so bad I society, a more enlarged feeling, and expands Wanton'd, fast rooted in the ancient tower into the noble passion of patriotism. The love Of my beloved country, wishing not
of country, the love of the village where we A happier fortune, than to wither there. were born, of the field which we first pressed
Wordsworth. with our tender footsteps, of the hillock which COUNTRY-Praises of the.
we first climbed, are the same affection, only Perpetual spring our happy climate sees :
the latter belongs to each of us separately; Ivice breed the cattle, and twice bear the
the first can be known but by men united into trees;
masses. It is founded upon every advantage Ård summer suns recede by slow degrees.
which a nation is supposed to possess, and is Our land is from the rage of tigers freed,
increased by every improvement which it is Nor nourishes the lion's angry seed;
supposed to receive.
Chenevix. Nor poisonous aconite is here produced, Or grows unknown, or is, when known, refused :
COURAGE-Characteristics of. So in so vast a length our serpents glide, Courage is a sort of armour to the mind, Oz raised on such a spiry volume ride. Dryden. and keeps an unwelcome impression from
driving too deep into perception. He that Sanny spots of greenery. Coleridge.
stands bold and strong, is not so easily pushed
down. However, when the enemy strikes COUNTRY-Walk in the.
hard, and a man has a great deal to grapple Por it befell in that pleasant summer time, with, something will be felt in spite of all the small birds sing and shaughs are green,” that bravery imaginable. To bear pain decently is Tmall started, one bright Sunday eve, to see a good sign of inward strength, and an un
sick child at an upland farm, some miles from I doubted proof of a great mind.
Courage, by keeping the senses quiet and particular friends, that he has no more time the understanding clear, puts us in a condition to follow their advice.
Sidney Smith. to receive true intelligence, to make computations upon danger, and pronounce rightly
COURAGE-Nobility of. upon that which threatens us.
Make thy demands to those that own thy Innocence of life, consciousness of worth, power! and great expectations, are the best founda Know, I am still beyond thee : and though tions of courage.
fortune These ingredients make a richer cordial 'Has stripp'd me of this train, this pomp of than youth can prepare. They warm the greatness, heart at eighty, and seldom fail in operation. This outside of a king, yet still my soul,
Elmes. I Fix'd high, and of herself alone dependent, I
Is ever free and loyal ! and even now, Courage mounteth with occasion. Shakspeare. As at the head of battle, does defy thee!
I know what power the chance of war has
given, Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
And dare thee to the use on't.
Roxe. Richter. | COURAGE-Perseverance of. COURAGE-Deeds of. All desp'rate hazards courage do create,
God has given thee, thou sayest, an abidingAs he plays frankly who has least estate :
| place in the midst of pestilential swamps. If Presence of mind, and courage in distress,
thou hast courage to banish by persevering Are more than armies to procure success.
toil the putrid waters, the swamps will change Dryden.
into fertile and beautiful fields, the deadly COURAGE-Moral.
fever will depart, and thou wilt rejoice as a We should neither court neglect, nor dread
strong man in thy health. But, moreover,
the curtain of vapours which was ever around to bear it.
thee will be rent asunder, and night after
night thy eye will be gladdened and taught Yet it may be more lofty courage dwells
by the glory of the stars.
Carlyle. In one weak heart which braves an adverse fate,
ch nich I do not think a braver gentleman, debate.
Hon. Mrs. Norton. More active-valiant, or more valiant-young,
More daring, or more bold, is now alive, COURAGE (Moral)-Necessity of. To grace this latter age with noble deeds.
Shakspeare. A great deal of talent is lost in the world COURAGE-Promptness in. for the want of a little courage. Every day
Be great in act, as you have been in thought; sends to their graves a number of obscure men, who bave only remained in obscurity
Be stirring at the time; be fire with fire ; because their timidity has prevented them
Threaten the threatener, and outface the from making a first effort; and who, if they
brow could have been induced to begin, would in all
Of bragging horror; so shall inferior eyes, probability have gone great lengths in the
That borrow their behaviours from the great, career of fame. The fact is, that to do any.
Grow great by your example, and put on thing in this world worth doing, we must not
The dauntless spirit of resolution. Ibid. stand back shivering and thinking of the cold
COURAGE-Qualities of. and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can. It will not do to be per
He's truly valiant that can wisely suffer petually calculating risks and adjusting nice
The worst that man can breathe, and make chances; it did very well before the Flood, bis wrongs when a man could consult his friends upon an
His outsides; to wear them like his raiment, intended publication for a hundred and fifty carelessly ; years, and then live to see its success after | And ne'er prefer his injuries to his heart, wards; but at present a man waits, and To bring it into danger. doubts, and consults his brother and his particular friends, till one fine day he finds that
COURAGE-Requisites of. he is sixty years of age; that he has lost so | An intrepid courage is at best but a holiday ! much time in consulting his first cousins and / kind of virtue, to be seldom exercised, and