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4. Thompson.

fully in darkness or uncertain light, and prays | DUTY-A Sense of. vehemently that the dawn may ripen into day, | Consult duty, not events.

Annesley. lay this other precept well to heart, which to me was of invaluable service: “Do the duty which lies nearest thee," which thou knowest to

Perish discretion, when it interferes with be a duty! Thy second duty will already have duty.

Hannah More become clearer.

Carlyle. DUTY-Perseverance in.

Be not diverted from your duty by any idle reflections the silly world may make upon you, for their censures are not in your power, and consequently should not be any part of your

EAGLE-Habits of the. concern.


He clasps the crag with hooked hands, No man has a right to say he can do nothing Close to the sun in lonely lands; for the benefit of mankind, who are less bene Ring'd with the azure world, he stands, fited by ambitious projects than by the sober | The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls ; fulfilment of each man's proper duties. By He watches from his mountain walls, doing the proper duty in the proper place, a

And like a thunderbolt he falls. Tennyson. man may make the world his debtor. The results of “patient continuance in well-doing,” | An eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth orer are never to be measured by the weakness of her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh the instrument, but by the omnipotence of them, beareth them ou her wings. Moses. Him who blesseth tbe sincere efforts of obedient faith alike in the prince and in the

EAGLES. cottager.

| Eagles fly alone : they are but sheep which DUTY-a Pleasure.

always herd together. Sir Philip Sidacy. Duty by habit is to pleasure turn'd:

EAR-First Awakening of the. He is content who to obey has learn'd.

What was't awakened first the untried ear Sir E. Brydges.

Of the sole man who was all human kind? DUTY-Preserving Power of.

Was it the gladsome welcome of the wind Stern lawgiver ! yet thou dost wear

Stirring the leaves that never yet were sere ! The Godhead's most benignant grace;

The four mellifluous streams which flowed so Nor know we anything so fair

near, As is the smile upon thy face :

Their lulling murmurs all in one combined ! Flowers laugh before thee on their beds;

The note of bird unnamed? The startled hind And fragrance in thy footing treads;

Bursting the brake in wonder, not in fear Thou doth preserve the stars from wrong;

Of her new lord? Or did the holy ground And the most ancient heavens, through thee,

Send forth mysterious melody to greet are fresh and strong.

Wordsworth. The gracious pressure of immaculate feet!

Did viewless seraphs rustle all around, DUTY-Reward of.

Making sweet music out of air as sweet? No man's spirits were ever hurt by doing Or his own voice awake him with its sound! his duty: on the contrary, one good action,

Coleridge one temptation resisted and overcome, one

EARS-Organization of the. sacrifice of desire or interest, purely for con- | These wickets of the soul are plac'd on high, science sake, will prore a cordial for weak and Because all sounds do lightly mount aloft; low spirits, far beyond what either indulgence, | And that they may not pierce too violently or diversion, or company, can do for them. They are delay'd with turns and windings oft.


For, should the voice directly strike the brain, DUTY-Self-Sacrifice of.

It would astonish and confuse it much; It is an impressive truth that, sometimes in

Therefore these plaits and folds the sound the very lowest forms of duty, less than which restrain, would rank a man as a villain, there is, never That it the organ may more gentle touch. theless, the sublimest ascent of self-sacrifice.


EARLY-RISING Advantages of. To do less would class you as an object of eternal scorn, to do so much presumes the The morning hour has gold in its mouth. grandeur of heroism. De Quincey. I




EARLY-RISING-Advantages of. freshness of dawn. If the more indolent

The difference between rising at five and luxury of another hour of languid indulgence seren o'clock in the morning, for the space of is allowed to overrule this better purpose, it forty years, supposing a man to go to bed at

argues a general weakness of character, which the sune hour at night, is nearly equivalent to

promises no high attainment or distinction. the addition of ten years to a man's life.

These are never awarded by fortune to any Doddridge.

trait but vigour, promptness, and decision.

Viewing the habit of late rising in many of I would have inscribed on the curtains of its aspects, it would seem as if no being that your bed, and the walls of your chamber, “If

has any claim to rationality could be found in you do not rise early, you can make progress

the allowed habit of sacrificing a tenth, and in nothing. If you do not set apart your

that the freshest portion of life, at the expense bars of reading; if you suffer yourself or any

of health, and the curtailing of the remainder, one else to break in upon them, your days will

for any pleasure that his indulgence could slip through your hands unprofitable and confer.

Flint. frivolous, and unenjoyed by yourself.

Few ever lived to a great age, and fewer Lord Chatham.

still ever became distinguished, who were not Whoever has tasted tha breath of morning,

in the habit of early rising. You rise late, kors that the most invigorating and most

| and, of course, commence your business at a delightful bours of the day are commonly

late hour, and everything goes wrong all day. spent in bed; though it is the evident inten

Franklin says, that he who rises late, may trot tion of nature, that we should enjoy and profit

all day, and not have overtaken his business at by them. Children awake early, and would be

night. Dean Swift avers that he never knew op and stirring long before the arrangements

any man come to greatness and eminence who

Told. of the family permit them to use their limbs.

lay in bed of a morning. We are thus broken in from childhood to an in; irious habit; that habit might be shaken Rise with the lark, and with the lark to bed : off with more ease than it was first imposed. The breath of night's destructive to the hue We rise with the sun at Christmas, it were but Of ev'ry flower that blows. Go to the fieli, continuing so to do till the middle of April, And ask the huinble daisy why it sleeps and without any perceptible change, we should Soon as the sun departs? Why close the eyes find ourselves the rising at five o'clock, at Of blossoms infinite, long ere the moon which bour we might continue till September, | Her oriental veil puts off ? Think why, and then accommodate ourselves again to the Nor let th: sweetest blossom Nature boasts change of season.

Southey. | Be thus exposed to night's unkindly damp.

| Well may it droop, and all its freshness lose, Nest to temperance, a quiet conscience, a Compell’d to taste the rank and pois' nous steam cheerful mind, and active habits, I place early Of midnight theatre, and morning ball. rising, as a means of health and happiness. I Give to repose the solemn hour she claims, bare hardly words for the estimate I form of And from the forehead of the morning steal taat sluggard, male or female, that has formed the sweet occasion. Othere is a charm the habit of wasting the early prime of day Which morning has, that gives the brow of age in bed Putting out of the question the posi- | A smack of earth, and mikes the lip of youth tire loss of life, and that too of the most | Shed perfume exquisite. Expect it not, inspiring and beautiful part of each day, when | Ye who tiil noon upon a down-bed lie, all the voices of nature invite man from his | In lulging feverous sleep.

Hurdis. bed; leaving out of the calculation that Longerity has been almost invariably attended

EARLY-RISING-Motive to. by early rising; to me, too late hours in bod pre- When you find an unwillingness to rise sent an index to character, and an omen of early in the morning, endeavour to rouse your the ultimate hopes of the person who indulges faculties, and act up to your kind, and conin this habit. There is no mark so clear of a sider that you have to do the business of a tendency to self-indulgence. It denotes an man; and that action is both beneficial, and inert and feeble mind, infirm of purpose, and the end of your being.

Antoninus. incapable of that elastic vigour of will which I enables the possessor to accomplish what his

EARLY-RISING-Pleasures of. reason ordains. The subject of this unfortunate Falsely luxurious, will not man awake; i babit cannot but have felt self-reproach, and a And, springing from the bed of sloth, enjoy purpose to spring from his repose with the The cool, the fragrant, and the silent hour,




To meditation due and sacred song!

nitrogen of the atmosphere have been gradually For is there aught in sleep can charm the wise ? entering into new combinations, and forming To lie in dead oblivion, losing half

ammopia; and the quantity of ammopia, a The fleeting moments of too short a life; substance at first non-existent, has gradually Total extinction of the enlightep'd soul ! increased, and as it is volatile, the atmosphere Or else to feverish vanity alive,

now always contains some of it. The quantity Wilder'd and tossing through distemper'd has now become so great in it that it can always dreams!

be detected by chemical analysis. There is Who would in such a gloomy state remain an evident tendency of it to increase in the Longer than nature craves, when every muse atmosphere. Now supposing it to go on inAnd every blooming pleasure wait without, creasing up to a certain point, it forms with To bless the wildly-devious morning walk? air a mixture that, upon the application of fire, i

Thomson. | is violently explosive. An atmosphere charged EARNESTNESS-Powers of.

with ammonia is liable to explode whenever & Earnestness alone makes life eternity.

flash of lightning passes through it. And such - its'

an explosion would doubtless destroy, perhaps Carlyle.

without leaving traces of, the present order of There is no substitute for thorough-going,

Dr. Lindley Kemp. ardent, and sincere earnestness. Dickens.

EARTE-the Footstool of God. EARTH-Uncertain Bliss of the.

Earth, thou great footstool of our God The spider's most attenuated thread

Who reigns on high; thou fruitful source
Is cord, is cable, to man's slender tie

Of all our raiment, life, and food,
Of earthly bliss : it breaks at every breeze. Our house, our parent, and our nurse

Young. | Mighty stage of mortal scenes,
EARTH-Destruction of the.

Drest with strong and gay machines, What this change is to be, we dare not even Hung with golden lamps around, conjecture; but we see in the heavens them And flowery carpets spread the groundselves some traces of destructive elements, and Thou bulky globe, prodigious map, some indications of their power. The fragments That hangs unpillared in an empty space, of broken planets--the descent of meteoric While thy unwieldy weight hangs in the feeble stones upon our globe-the wheeling comets air, welding their loose materials at the solar Bless that Almighty word that fix'd and holds furnace-the volcanic eruptions of our own thee there !

Watts. satellite--the appearance of new stars, and the disappearance of others-are all foreshadows EARTH-Joys of. of that impending convulsion to which the There's not a joy the world can give like that system of the world is doomed. Thus placed it takes away, on a planet which is to be burnt up, and under When the glow of early thought declines in heavens which are to pass away; thus treading, feeling's dull decay ; as it were, on the cemeteries, and dwelling in 'Tis not on youth's smooth oheek the blush the mausoleulns, of former worlds- let us learn alone, which fades so fast, the lesson of humility and wisdom, if we have | But the tender bloom of heart is gone ere not already been taught it in the school of youth itself be past.

Byrum Revelation.

Timbs. EARTH-Probable End of the.

> Did man compute Is it not probable, it may be asked, that the Existence by enjoyment, and count o'er time will come when the globe itself will come Such hours 'gainst years of life,-say would be to an end? And if it be so, can science detect name threescore.

Ibid. the provision that is possibly made for this consummation of all things ? We have seen

EARTH-Divinely-Fitted to Man. that the atmosphere has for long been under- The earth on which we tread, was evidently going a change; that at a very early period it intended by the Creator to support man and was charged with carbonic acid, the carbon of other animals, along with their habitations, and which now forms part of animal and vegetable to furnish those vegetable productions which are structures. We saw, also, that at first it con- | necessary for their subsistence; and, accordtained no ammonia ; but since vegetation and ingly, He has given it that exact degree of coudecomposition begin, the nitrogen that existed sistency, which is requisite for these purposes. in the nitrates of the earth and some of the Were it much harder than it now is; were it, for



cruple, as lense as a rock, it would be inc7. | And mortal nuisance into all the air. pable of cultivation, and vegetables could no: What solid was, by transformation strange be produced from its surface. Were it softer, Grows fluid, and the fix'd and rooted earth is would be insufficient to support us, and Tormented into biilows, beaves and swells, we should sink at every step, like a person Or with vortiginous and hideous whirl Walking in a quagmire. The exact adjustment Sucks down its prey insatiable. Immense of the solid parts of our globe, to the nature The tumult and the overthrow, the pangs and necessities of the beings which inhabit it, And agonies of human and of brute is an instance of Divine wisdom. Dick. Multitudes, fugitive on every side,

And fugitive in vain. The sylvan scene EARTH-our Mother.

Migrates uplifted, and with all its soil Not on a path of reprobation runs

Alighting in far-distant fields, finds out Tbe trembling earth. God's eye doth follow her | A new possessor, and survives the change. With far more love than doth her maid, the moon. Ocean has caught the frenzy, and upwrought, Speak no harsh wor is of earth: she is our mother, To an enormous and o'erbearing height, And few of us, her sons, who have not added Not by a mighty wind, but by that voice A wrinkle to her brow. She gave us birth; Which winds and waves obey, invades the shore We drew our nurture from her ample breast : Resistless. Never such a sudden flood, And tbere is coming for us both an hour Upridged so high, and sent on such a charge, When we shall pray that she will ope her arms | Possess'd an inland scene.

Couper. And take us back again.


EARTHQUAKE - Nature's convulsive EARTH-Our Nursing-Mother.

Efforts. It is this earth that, like a kind mother, re Diseased nature oftentimes breaks forth veives us at our birth, and sustains us when In strange eruptions; and the teeming earth burn; it is this alone of all the elements around Is with a kind of colic pinch'd and vex'd us that is Derer found an enemy to man. The By the imprisoning of unruly wind body of waters deluge him with rain, oppress him

Within her womb; which, for enlargement with bail, and drown him with inundations; the striving, ar rushes in storms, prepares the tempest, or

Shakes the old beldame earth, and topples down Echts up the volcano : but the earth, gentle Steeples, and moss-grown towers. Shakspeare. and indulgent, ever subservient to the wants of Iran, spreads his walks with flowers and bis EATING-Love of. table with plenty; returns with interest every. Some men are born to feast, and not to fight; zood commuitted to her care, and, though she . Whose sluggish minds, e'en in fair honour's field, prodoces the poison, she still supplies the Still on their dinner turn. Joanna Baillie. antidote; though constantly teased more to furnish the luxuries of man than his necessities, EATING-Moderation in. Jet, even to the last, she continues her kind!


For the sake of health

For the sake of health, medicines are taken indulgence, and when life is over, she piously by weight and measure; so ought food to be, covers his remains in her bosom. Pliny. or by some similar rule.

Skelton. EARTH-a Vestibule.

EATING-of the Rich and Poor.
I believe this earth on which we stand
Is but the vestibule to glorious mansions,

The difference between a rich man and a Tarough which a moving crowd for ever press. poor man is this—the former eats when he

Joanna Buillie. pleases, and the latter when he can get it. EARTHQUAKE–The.

Sir Walter Raleigh. She quakes at His approach. Her hollow womb, EATING AND DRINKING-ModeraConceiring thunders, through a thousand deeps

tion in. And bery caverns roars beneath His foot. Be very moderate in eating and drinking. The bills more lightly and the mountains smoke, Drunkenness is the great vice of the time; Fur He bas touch'd them. From the extremest and by drunkenness I do mean, not only gross point

drunkenness, but also tippling, drinking exOf eleration down into the abyss,

cessively and immoderately, or more than is His wrath is busy and His frown is felt.

convenient or necessary : avoid those companies The pocks fall headlong and the valleys rise ; that are given to it; come not into those The rivers die into offensive pools,

places that are devoted to that beastly vice, And, charged with putrid verdure, breathe a namely, taverns and ale-houses; avoid and gross

| refuse those devices that are used to occasion



it, as drinking and pledging of healths; be ECHO-Reverberations of an. resolute against it, and when your resolution Hark! how the gentle echo from her cell is once known, you will never be solicited to Talks through the ciiffs, and murmuring o'er it. The Rechabites were commanded by their the stream, father not to drink wine, and they obeyed it, Repeats the accepts,-We shall part no more. and had a blessing for it. My command to you

1 kenside. is not so strict; I allow you the moderate use ECHO-Superstition respecting an. of wine and strong drink at your meals ; 1 So plain is the distinction of our words. only forbid you the excess, or unnecessary use | That many have supposed it a spirit of it, and those places and companies, and

That answers.

Webster artifices, that are temptations to it.

Sir Matthew Hale.


All to whom want is terrible, upon whatever He that will keep a monkey should pay for

| principle, ought to think themselves obliged the glasses he breaks.


to learn the sage maxims of our parsimonious

ancestors, and attain the salutary arts of cod. Learned men oft greedily pursue

tracting expense; for without economy none ar Things that are rather wonderful than true, be rich, and with it few can be poor. The mere And in their nicest speculations choose

power of saving what is already in our hands To make their own discoveries strange news,

must be of easy acquisition to every mind; And natural history rather a gazette

and as the example of Lord Bacon may show Of rarities stupendous and far-fet;

that the highest intellect cannot safely neglect Believe no truths are worthy to be known,

it, a thousand instances every day prove that That are not strongly vast and overgrown,

the humblest may practise it with success. And strive to explicate appearances,

Johnson. Not as they're probable, but as they please, ECONOMY-in small Expenditure. In vain endeavour pature to suborn,

Beware of little expenses : a small leak will And, for their pains, are justly paid with scorn.

sink a great ship.

Franklin Butler. ECHO-An.

ECONOMY-preferable to Extravagance. It seem'd as if every sweet note that died here,

here, I had rather see my courtiers laugh at my Was again brought to life in an airier sphere,

avarice, than my people weep at my esSome heaven in those hills, where the soul of


Louis XII. the strain, That had ceased upon earth, was awaking again. ECONOMY-due to the Wisdom of 8


Father. ECHO-Definition of an.

He that is taught to live upon little, owes The Jews of old called an echo "the daughter more to his father's wisdom, than he that has of the voice.

Bathkeel. a great deal left him, does to his father's care.

Pena. She who in other's words her silence breaks, Nor speaks herself but when another speaks. ECONOMY-Intellectual.

Addison. The ear and the eye are the mind's receivers; ECHO-Poetic Influence of an.

but the tongue is only busy in expending the Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph, that liv'st unseen treasure received. If, therefore, the revenues Within thy aëry shell,

of the mind be uttered as fast, or faster, than By slow Meander's margent green, they are received, it must needs be bare, and And in the violet-embroider'd vale,

can never lay up for purchase. But if the Where the love-lorn nightingale receivers take in still without utterance, the Nightly to thee her sad song mourneth well; mind may soon grow a burden to itself, and Canst thou not tell me of a gentle pair unprofitable to others. I will not lay up too

That likest thy Narcissus are ? much and utter pothing, lest I be covetous ;
O, if thou have

nor spend much and store up little. lest I be Hid them in some flowery cave,

prodigal and poor.

Bishop Hall. Tell me but wbere, Sweet queen of parly, daughter of the sphere! | ECONOMY-Maxims of.

So mayst thou be translated to the skies, No man is rich wbose expenditure exceeds And give resounding grace to all beaven's his means; and no one is poor, whose in- , harmonies.

Milton. comings exceed his outgoings. Haliburtor.

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