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With tbeir innumerable shades and colourings, EVIL-Deeds of.
Are like a silent instrument at rest :

Vor all that heralds rake from coffin'd clay, A silent instrument-whereon the wind

Nor florid prose, nor honied lies of rhyme, Hath long forgot to play. Houseman. Can blazon evil deeds, or consecrate a crime.

Byron. EVENING-Sweets of.

EVIL-No Excuse for Doing. Sweet is the evening, soft the spicy wind

The doing evil to avoid an evil cannot be Breathes o'er the flow'ret and the slumb'ring good.

Coleridge. wave, That leaves a soothing melody behind, EVIL-Extinction of. Where rudely-sculptured cross the humble

It is certain that all the evils in society arise grave Of some poor sinner marks. The lily white from want of faith in God, and of obedience Bends on a fragile stalk her fairy bell,

to His laws; and it is no less certain, that by Turo'd to the setting sun, with petals bright,

the prevalence of a lively and efficient belief, That seem to have a world of love to tell,

they would all be cured. If Christians in any Then dips her cup within the crystal stream,

country, yea, if any collected body of them, And with the daisy sleeps, to wake at day

were what they might, and ought, and are again.

commanded to be, the universal reception of The evening star now lifts, as daylight fades,

the Gospel would follow as a natural and a His golden circlet in the deep'ning shades; promised result. And in a world of Christians, Stretch'd at his ease the weary lab'rer shares

the extinction of physical evil might be looked A sweet forgetfulness of human cares ;

for, if moral evil, that is, in Christian lanAt once in silence sink the sleeping gales, guage, sin, were removed.

Southey. The masts they drop, and furl the flagging sails.


EVIL-Forbearance in.

Where evil may be done, 'tis right Come, Evening, once again, season of peace;

To ponder; where only suffer'd, know, Return, sweet Evening, and continue long !

The shortest pause is much too long. Methinks I see thee in the streaky west,

Hannah More. With matron step, slow moving, while the EVIL-Genius of. Night

Evil into the mind of god or man Treads on thy sweeping train; one hand employ'd

May come and go, so unapproved, and leave In letting fall the curtain of repose


No spot or blame behind. On bird and beast, the other charged for man With sweet oblivion of the cares of day: Farewell hope ! and with hope, farewell fear! Sot sumptuously adorn'd, nor needing aid, Farewell remorse! all good to me is lost. Like homely-featured Night; of clustering | Evil, be thou my good; by thee at least gems,

Divided empire with heaven's king I hold. A star or two, just twinkling on thy brow,

Ibid. Satřices thee,-save that the moon is thine EVIL-Moral. No less than hers, not worn indeed on high By the very constitution of our nature, With ostentatious pageantry, but set

moral evil is its own curse.

Chalmers. With modest grandeur in thy purple zone, Resplendent less, but of an ampler round. EVIL-not a Necessity. EVENTS–Coming.

As surely as God is good, so surely there is

no such thing as necessary evil. For by the Coming events cast their shadows before.

religious mind, sickness, and pain, and death

Campbell. / are not to be accounted evils. Moral evils are EVIDENCE-Advantages of.

of your own making; and undoubtedly, the

greater part of them may be prevented. DeHear one side, and you will be in the dark ;

formities of mind, as of body, will sometimes bear both sides, and all will be clear.

occur. Some voluntary cast-aways there will Haliburton.

always be, whom no fostering kindness and no EVIL-Consequence of.

parental care can preserve from self-destrucHe who will fight the devil with his own tion : but if any are lost for want of care and weapon must not wonder if he finds him an 'culture, there is a sin of omission in the over-match.

South. society to which they belong. Southey.


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EVIL-Propagating Power of.

EXCELLENCE-Difficulty of acquiring. This is the curse of every evil deed,

Those who attain any excellence, commonly That, propagating still, it brings forth evil. I spend life in one common pursuit; for er

Coleridge. cellence is not often gained upon easier terms. EVIL-Natural Propensity to.

Johnson Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard bis spots ? then may ye also do good,

It is certain that if every one could early that are accustomed to do evil. Jeremiah. enough be made to feel how full the world is

already of excellence, and how much must be EVIL-of a Word.

done to produce anything worthy of being Ill deeds are doubled with an evil word.

placed beside what has already been produced, Shakspeare.

of a hundred youths who are now poetizing. EVILS-Imaginary.

scarcely one would feel enough courage, perImaginary evils soon become real ones by

severance, and talent to work quietly for the

attainment of a similar mastery. Many young indulging our reflections on them; as he who

painters would never have taken their pencils in a melancholy fancy sees something like a face on the wall or the wainscot, can, by two

in hand, if they could have felt, known, and or three touches with a lead pencil, make it

understood, early enough, what really produced a master like Raphael.

Goethe. look visible, and agreeing with what he fancied.


EXCELLENCE-Highest Quality of. EXAMPLE-A Bad.

A man that is desirous to excel, should en

deavour it in those things that are in them. Whatever parent gives his children good

selves most excellent. instruction, and sets them at the same time a

Epictetus. bad example, may be considered as bringing

EXCELLENCE-a Reward. them food in one hand, and poison in the other.


Excellence is never granted to man, but as

the reward of labour. It argues, indeed, no EXAMPLE-Effects of.

small strength of mind to persevere in the No man is so insignificant as to be sure his ! habits of industry, without the pleasure of example can do no hurt. Lord Clarendon. perceiving those advantages which, like the

hands of a clock, whilst they make hourly EXAMPLE-Force of.

approaches to their point, yet proceed so Example is a motive of very prevailing slowly as to escape observation. force on the actions of men.


Sir Joshua Reynolds.

EXCELLENCIES-Concealment of. Example is a living law, whose sway

Rare qualities may sometimes be prero Men more than all the written laws obey. gatives without being advantages; and though

Sedley. a needless ostentation of one's excellencies

may be more glorious, a modest concealment Example, that imperious dictator

of them is usually more safe ; and au un. Of all that's good or bad to human nature, seasonable disclosure of flashes of wit, may By which the world's corrupted and reclaim'd, sometimes do a man no other service, than to Hopes to be saved, and studies to be damn'd; direct his adversaries how they may do bim a That reconciles all contrarieties,


Bogle. Makes wisdom foolishness, and folly wise.

Butler. EXCESS-Acts of.

| To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, Much more profitable and gracious is doctrine

To throw a perfume on the violet, by ensample than by rule.

Spenser. To smoothe the ice, or add another hue EXAMPLE-A Good.

Unto the rainbow, or, with taper-light,

To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glority Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. Shakspeare. your Father which is in heaven. St. Matthew.

EXCESS-Evils of. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of Every inordinate cup is unblessed, and the good works. St. Paul. ingredient is a devil.


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EXCESS-Different kinds of.

EXECUTION-The. The desire of power in excess caused angels

A darker departure is near; to fail; the desire of knowledge in excess The death-drum is muthed, and sable the bier. caused man to fall; but in charity is no

Campbell. excess, Deither can man or angels come into danger by it.


Sweetly, oh sweetly! the morning breaks,

With roseate streaks, EXCESSES-Evils of.

Like the first faint blush on a maiden's cheeks ; The body oppressed by excesses bears down

Seem'd as that mild and clear blue sky

Smiled upon all things far and nigh, the mind, and depresses to the earth any

On all--save the wretch condemn'd to die. portion of the Divine Spirit we had been

Alack! that ever so fair a sun endowed with.


As that which its course had now begun,

Should rise on such scene of misery,EXCESSES-of Youth.

Should gild with rays so light and free The excesses of our youth are draughts That dismal dark-frowning gallows tree : poa our old age, payable with interest, about And hark! a sound comes big with fate, thirty years after date.

Colton. The clock from St. Sepulchre's tower strikes

eight: EXCUSE-worse than a Lie.

List to that low, funereal bell,

It is tolling, alas! a living man's knell : An excuse is worse and more terrible than a že ; for an excuse is a lie guarded Pope.

| And see ! from forth that opening door

They come—He steps that threshold o’er

Who never shall tread upon threshold more;EXECRATION.

God ! 'tis a fearsome sight to see
Lat heaven kiss earth, now let Nature's hand That pale wan man's meek agony,
Keep the wild flood confined : let order die; The glare of that wild, despairing eye
Asd let the world no longer be a stage,

Now bent on the crowd, now turn'd to the To feed contention in a ling'ring act;

sky, Bat let one spirit of the first-born Cain

As though 'twere scanning in doubt and in Peiza in all bosoms, that, each heart being fear

The path of the spirit's unknown career; On b'oody courses, the rude scene may end, Those pinion'd arms, those hands which ne'er and darkness be the burier of the dead. Shall be lifted again—not even in prayer

Shakspeare. The heaving chest ! Enough'tis done, EXECRATION-Shame of.

The bolt bas fallen! The spirit is gone :

For weal or for woe is known but to One. Let ignoring brand thy hated name;

Oh! 't was a fearsome sight! Ah me! Let modest matrons at thy mention start; A deed to shudder at-not to see. Barham. And blushing virgins when they read our annals,

EXERCISE-Advantages of. Skip oer the guilty page that holds thy legend,

In those vernal seasons of the year when And biots the noble work.

Ibid. the air is soft and pleasant, it were an injury

and sullenness against nature, not to go out | EXECRATION-Violence of.

and see her riches, and partake of her rejoicings with heaven and earth.

Milton. Blow, wind, and crack your cheeks! rage ! blow!

EXERCISE-Mental. To cataracts, and hurricanoes, spout TH vou have drench'd our steeples, drown'd! By looking into physical causes, our minds the cocks!

are opened and enlarged; and in this pursuit, Yon sulphurous and thought-executing fires,

whether we take or whether we lose the game, Vaunt couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts, the chase is certainly of service. Burke. Sirge my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder,

EXERCISE-Necessity of. Strike flat the thick rotundity o' the world! The benefits of exercise to those whose Crack nature's moulds, all germens spill at occupation does not lend them to make any once,

physical exertion cannot be too highly estiThat make ingrateful man !

Ibid. mated. The body must undergo a certain



amount of fatigue to preserve its natural admiration, the love, and (if need be) the fear strength, and maintain all the muscles and of the men, they will find an easier road organs in proper vigour. This activity equalizes toward that gain, in a little vigorous out-of-door the circulation, and distributes the blood more exercise and a uniform attention to the great effectually through every part. Cold feet, or essentials of health, than in any new-fangled a chill anywhere, shows that the circulation is costumes, or loudly-applauded “rights.". languid there. The muscles during exercise press

Harper. on the veins, and help forward the currents by quickening every vessel into activity. The

EXERCISE-Recommended. valves of the heart are in this way aided in Often try what weight you can support, the work of sending on the stream, and re- | And what your shoulders are too weak to bear, lieved of a certain amount of labour. When

Roscommon exercise is neglected, the blood gathers too much about this central region, and the op

EXERTION-ordained by God. pression about the heart, difficulty of breath- If God had so pleased, He could undoubtedly ing, lowness of spirits, anxiety and heaviness, bave rendered every being He has formed comnumerous aches and stitches are evidences of pletely happy. He could have made them this stagnation. People are afraid to take incapable even of rendering themselves miserexercise, because they fancy they want breath, able. He could have made them necessary and feel weak. But the very effort would instead of voluntary agents; and compelled free the heart from this burthen, by urging

them to act in the way that would infallibly the blood forward to the extremities; it would

have produced felicity; or He might have ease their breathing by liberating the lungs contrived men in such a manner that they must from the same superabundance; it would make have been happy in whatever way they acted. the frame feel active and light, as the effect of He has not ordered matters in such a way; equalized circulation and free action. Mailler.

and therefore we may be sure that He never EXERCISE-Out-of-Door.

intended to do so. Everything is so conducted

that His creatures arise to greater and greater In Mr. Greeley's last letter from Europe to | degrees of happiness, in consequence of their the New York Tribune, he speaks of the English own exertions, and in consequence of the imwomen, and commends their perfection of provement which, by His appointment, follows figure. He attributes this to the English from their exertions. The more wise and lady's habit of out-of-door exercise. We had virtuous they become, the more happy they thought that this fact was well known; that it , are of consequence. It is evident, therefore, was known years ago, and that our fair though the Deity intended to communicate countrywomen would catch a hint from it that happiness, and has done so in the most liberal would throw colour into their cheeks and ful manner, yet this was not the only end He bad ness into their forms. And yet, sadly enough, | in view. He intended to make man happy; our ladies still coop themselves in their heated but it was in a particular manner, which He rooms, until their faces are like lilies, and knew would at last contribute to the greatest their figures, like lily-stems. We have alluded general felicity of the species. to the matter now, not for the sake of pointing

Professor Arthur. a satire surely, but for the sake of asking those

EXERTION–Good and Evil of. one or two hundred thousand ladies, who every month light our passage with their looks, if With every exertion, the best of men can they do indeed prize a little unnatural pearli- do but a moderate amount of good; but it ness of hue and delicacy of complexion, beyond seems in the power of the most contemptible that ruddy flush of health (the very tempter individual to do incalculable mischief. of a kiss !) and that full development of figure,

Washington Irring. which all the poets, from Homer down, have made one of the chiefest beauties of a woman? EXHIBITION OF ARTS-An old Ides

of the If pot, let them make themselves horsewomen; or bating that, let them make acquaintance His majesty and I conceived a thought of with the sunrise ; let them pick flowers with appointing a large room with its first range to the dew upon them; let them study music make a magazine for models of whatever is of nature's own orchestra. Vulgarity is not most curious in machinery, relating to war, essential to health; and a lithe, classic figure arts, trades, and all sorts of exercises, noble, does not grow in hot-houses. For ourselves, we liberal, and mechanical; that all those who incline heartily to the belief, that if American aspired to perfection might improve themselves women have a wish to add to the respect, the without trouble in this silent school. Sully.

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EXPERIENCE-Dearness of. What exile from himself can flee? Byron. | Experience keeps a dear school, but fools

will learn in no other, and scarcely in that; EXISTENCE-not in Vain.

for it is true, we may give advice, but we Let me not deem that I was made in vain,

cannot give conduct. Remember this : they Or that my being was an accident.

that will not be counselled cannot be belped. Each drop uncounted in a storm of rain

If you do not hear reason, she will rap your Hath its own mission, and is duly sent


Franklin. To its own leaf or blade, not idly spent

EXPERIENCE-achieved by Industry. Vid myriad dimples on the shipless main. The very shadow of an insect's wing,

He cannot be a perfect man, For which the violet cared not while it stay'd. | Not being tried, and tutor'd in the world : Yet felt the lighter for its vanishing,

Experience is by industry achieved, Proved that the sun was shining by its shade.

And perfected by the swift course of time. Coleridge.



Human experience, like the stern-lights of How slow

a ship at sea, illumines only the path which This old moon wanes ! she lingers my desires,

we have passed over.

Coleridge. Like to a stepdame, or a dowager. Long withering out a young man's revenue. EXPERIENCE-Tedium of.


He hazardeth much who depends for his EXPECTATION-fed by Hope.

learning on experience. An unhappy master, When will occasion smile upon our wishes

he that is only made wise by many shipAnd give the torture of suspense a period ?

wrecks; a miserable merchant, that is neither Still must we linger in uncertain hope,

rich nor wise till he has been bankrupt. By Still languish in our chains, and dream of experience we find out a short way by a long freedom,


Ascham. Like thirsty sailors gazing on the clouds,

EXPERIENCE_Want of. Till burning death shoots through our wither'd limbs?


Ah ! the youngest heart has the same waves

within it as the oldest; but without the | EXPECTATION-Impatience of.

plummet which can measure their depths. How the time

Richter, Loiters in expectation! Then the mind Drags the dead burthen of a hundred years

All is but lip-wisdom which wants experience. In one short moment's space. The nimble

Sir Philip Sidney.

EXPLOSION. heart Beats with impatient throbs-sick of delay, 'Tis listening fear and dumb amazement all, And pants to be at ease.


When to the startled eye the sudden glance

Appears far south, eruptive through the cloud. EXPECTATION-Weight of.


EXTREMES—to be Avoided.
With what a heavy and retarding weight
Does expectation load the wing of time.

Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine
Mason. |
eyelids look straight.

Solomon. EXPEDITION-Necessity of. Come, I have learn'd that fearful commenting Extremes, though contrary, have the like Is leaden servitor to dull delay;

effects: extreme heat mortifies, like extreme Delay leads impotent and snail-paced beggary. cold; extreme love breeds satiety as well as Then fiery expedition be my wing,

extreme hatred ; and too violent rigour tempts Jove's Mercury's herald for a king. Shakspeare. chastity as much as too much license.

Chapman. EXPEDITION-Urgency to.

EXTREMES-Evils of.
If thou lov'st me,

These violent delights have violent ends,
Morint thy horse, and hide thy spurs in him. And in their triumph die : like fire and
Till he have brought thee up to yonder troops, powder,
And bere again, that I may rest assured Which, as they meet, consume. The sweetest
Whether yon troops are friends or enemies. boney

Ibid. Is loathsome in its own deliciousness,

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