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FEELINGS-Training of the.

FICTION-Morality of. As a gladiator trained the body, so must we We must remember, that fiction is not train the mind, to self-sacrifice, “to endure all falsehood. If a writer puts abstract virtues things," to meet and overcome difficulty and | into book-clothing, and sends them upon stilts danger. We must take the rough and thorny into the world, he is a bad writer; if he road as well as the smooth and pleasant; and classifies men, and attributes all virtue to one a portion at least of our daily duty must be class and all vice to another, he is a false hard and disagreeable; for the mind cannot writer. Then, again, if his ideal is so poor be kept strong and healthy in perpetual sun that he fancies man's welfare to consist in shine only, and the most dangerous of all states immediate happiness; if he means to paint a is that of constantly-recurring pleasure, ease, great man and paints only a greedy one, he is and prosperity. Most persons will find diffi a mischievous writer; and not the less so, culties and hardships enough without seeking although by lamp light and among a juvenilo them; let them not repine, but take them as audience his coarse scene-painting should be a part of that educational discipline necessary thought very grand. He may be true to his to it the mind to arrive at its highest good. own fancy, but he is false to nature. A writer

Charles Bray. of course cannot get beyond his own ideal;

but at least he should see that he works up to FEELINGS - tincturing the internal World.

it; and if it is a poor one, he had better write

histories of the utmost concentration of dulI may not hope from outward forms to win

ness, than amuse us with unjust and untrue The passion and the life, whose fountains are

imaginings. within. O Lady! we receive but what we give, FIDELITY-Devotedness of. And in our life alone does nature live :

Come rest in this bosom, my own stricken deer! Ours is her wedding garment, ours her shroud!

Though the herd hath fled from thee, thy home Coleridge.

is still here. . PEELINGS-of Youth.

Here still is the smile that no cloud can o'ercast, Feeling in the young precedes philosophy,

And a heart and a hand all thy own to the and often acts with a more certain aim.

Moore. William Carleton. FESTIVALS-Benefits of.

His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles;

His love sincere, his thoughts immaculate; Festivals, when duly observed, attach men His tears pure messengers sent from his heart; to the civil and religious institutions of their | His heart as far from fraud as heaven from cointry: it is an evil, therefore, when they earth.

Shakspeare. into disuse. For the same reason the loss of local observances is to be regretted: who is

FIEND-Portraiture of the. there that does not remember their effect upon Satan,-the impersonation of that mixture himself in early life?

Southey. of the bestial, the malignant, the impious, and

the hopeless, which constitute the fiend,—the FEVER

enemy of all that is human and divine. The heaving sighs through straiter passes blow,

Mrs. Jameson.

And scorch the painful palate as they go;
The parch'd rough tongue night's humid vapour

My pen is at the bottom of a page,

Which being finished, here the story ends; And restless rolls within the clammy jaws. 'Tis to be wish'd it had been sooner done,


But stories somehow lengthen when begun. FEVER-Violence of.


FIRE-Friendliness of a My strength is dried up like a potsherd,

| A fire's a good companionable friend, and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and Thou

A comfortable friend, who meets your face bast brought me into the dust of death.

With welcome glad, and makes the poorest shed


As pleasant as a palace. Are you cold ?

He warms you-weary ? he refreshes you When I say my bed shall comfort me, my | Hungry? he doth prepare your food for you couch shall ease my complaint, then Thou Are you in darkness ? he gives light to you· scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me In a strange land ? he wears a face that is through visions. I am a burden to myself. I Familiar from your childhood. Are you poor?

Job. | What matters it to him. He knows no difference

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Between an emperor and the poorest beggar! FIRST and LAST.
Where is the friend, that bears the name of man, First must give place to last, because last
Will do as much for you? Mary Howitt. must have his time to come; but last gives

place to nothing, for there is not another to

Bunyan. With scarce inferior lustre gleamed the sea, Whose waves were spangled with phosphoric fire, FISH–Varieties of. As though the lightnings there had spent their

Our plenteous streams a various race supply, shafts,

The bright-eyed perch, with fins of various And left the fragments glittering on the field.

dye; James Montgomery.

The silver eel, in shining volumes rollid; FIRESIDE-Definition of the.

The yellow carp, in scales bedropt with gold; The cat's Eden.

Southey. Swift trouts, diversified with crimson stains,

And pikes, the tyrants of the watery plains. FIRESIDE-Social Importance of the.

Pope. The fireside is a seminary of infinite im FISHING-Requisites for Successful. portance. It is important because it is uni

| A day with not too bright a beam, versal, and because the education it bestows,

S; A warm but not a scorching sun, being woven in with the wool of childhood.

| A southern gale to curl the stream, gives form and colour to the whole texture of

And, master, half our work is done. life. There are few who can receive the.

There, whilst behind some bush we wait, honours of a college, but all are graduates of

The scaly people to betray, the hearth. The learning of the university

We'll prove it just, with treacherous bait, may fade from the recollection, its classic lore

To make the preying trout our prey : may moulder in the halls of memory; but the

And think ourselves, in such an hour, simple lessons of home, enamelled upon the

Happier than those, though not so high, heart of childhood, defy the rust of years, and

Who, like leviathans, devour outlive the more mature but less vivid picture

Of meaner men the smaller fry. of after years. So deep, so lasting, indeed,

Izaak Walton. are the impressions of early life, that you often see a man in the imbecility of age

FLATTERERS-No Confidence in holding fresh in his recollection the events of Meddle not with him that flattereth with childhood, while all the wide space between his lips.

Solomon. that and the present hour is a blasted and forgotten waste. You have perchance seen FLATTERERS-Different kinds of. an old and half-obliterated portrait, and in the

Some praises proceed merely of flattery; attempt to have it cleaned and restored you

and if he be an ordinary datterer, he will bave may have seen it fade away, while a brighter

certain common attributes which may serve and moro perfect picture, painted beneath, is

every man; if he be a cunning flatterer, he revealed to view. This portrait, first drawn

will follow the arch-flatterer, which is a man's upon the canvas, is no inapt illustration of

self; but if he be an impudent fatterer, youth; and though it may be concealed by

look wherein a man is conscious to himself some after-design, still the original traits will

that he is most defective, and is most out of shine through the outward picture, giving it

countenance in himself, that will the flatterer tone while fresh, and surviving it in decay.

entitle him to, perforce.

Bacon. Such is the fireside, ---the great institution of Providence for the education of man.


FLATTERERS—the Lowest of Mankind. FIRMNESS-Definition of.

Hold! That profound firmness which enables a

No adulation !—'tis the death of virtue !

Who flatters, is of all mankind the lowest, man to regard difficulties but as evils to be

Savo him who courts the flattery. surmounted, no matter what shape they may

Hannah More. assuine.

Cockton. FLATTERERS-Meeting of. FIRMNESS-Estimation of.

When flatterers meet the devil goes to Firmness, both in sufferance and exertion, dinner.

De Foc. is a character which I would wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of FLATTERERS-Shame caused by. complaint, and the cowarılly feeble resolve. Great lords, by reason of their fatterers,

Burns. I are the first to know their own virtues, and FLATTERERS.


the last to know their own vices : some are FLATTERY-Danger of. made ashamed by comparison, because their | Flattery is an ensnaring quality, and leaves ancestors were so great ; and others are a very dangerous impression. It swells a aebamed of their ancestors, because they were man's imagination, entertains his vanity, and so little. Selden. | drives him to a doting upon his own person.

Jeremy Collier. FLATTERERS - the Worst Kind of FLATTERY-Deceitfulness of. Traitors.

People generally despise where they flatter, Take care thou be not made a fool by

and cringe to those they would gladly overdatterers, for even the wisest men are abused

top; so that truth and ceremony are two by these. Know therefore, that flatterers are


Antoninus. the worst kind of traitors; for they will strengthen thy imperfections, encourage thee

FLATTERY-Dislike of. in all evils, correct thee in nothing, but so shadow and paint all thy vices and follies, as Of all wild beasts, preserve me from a tyrant ; thou shalt never, by their will, discern evil And of all tame, a flatterer.

Johnson, from good, or vice from virtue: and because all men are apt to flatter themselves, to enter FLATTERY-Easiness of. tain the additions of other men's praises, is

Men find it more easy to flatter than to praise. most perilous. Do not therefore praise thyself,

Richter. except thou wilt be counted & vainglorious

FLATTERY-Evils of. fool, neither take delight in the praise of other men, except thou deserve it, and receive it 'Tis the fate of princes, that no knowledge from such as are worthy and honest, and will comes pure to them; but, passing through the withal warn thee of thy faults; for flatterers eyes bave never any virtue, they are ever base, And ears of other men, it takes a tincture creeping, cowardly persons. A flatterer is From every channel, and still bears a relish said to be a beast that biteth smiling; It is Of flattery, or private ends.

Denham. said by Isaiah in this manner: My people, they that praise thee, seduce thee, and disorder the FLATTERY-Influence of. paths of thy feet : and David desired God to

When I tell him he hates flattery, cut out the tongue of a flatterer. But it is

He says he does, being then most flatter'd. bard to know them from friends, they are so

Shakspeare. obsequious and full of protestations; for as FLATTERY-Insipid. a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a

This barren verbiage current among mon, friend. A tatterer is compared to an ape, who because she cannot defend the house like

Light coin, the tinsel clink of compliment.

Tennyson. a dog, labour as an ox, or bear burdens as

| FLATTERY-Offensiveness of. a borse, doth therefore yet play tricks, and proroke laughter. Sir Walter Raleigh. Nothing is so great an instance of ill-manners

as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you FLATTERY-a Sneaking Art.

please none; if you flatter only one or two, you affront the rest.

Swift. No flattery, boy! an honest man can't live by't;

FLATTERY-Potency of.
It is a little sneaking art, which knaves
Use to cajole, and soften fools withal.

All-potent Flattery, universal lord !
If thou hast flattery in thy nature, out with't,

Reviled, yet courted; censured, yet adored !

How thy strong spell each human bosom draws, Or send it to a court, for there 'twill thrive!

The very echo to our self-applause !

'Tis thine to smoothe the furrow'd brow of FLATTERY-Caution against.


Wrinkle with smiles the sour reluctant cheek, Beware of flattery; 'tis a flowery weed Which oft offends the very idol vice

Silence the wrathful, make the sullen speak, Whose shrine it would perfume. Fenton.

Disarm a tyrant, tame a father's curso,

Wring the slow farthing from the miser's FLATTERY-a Base Currency.

Subdue Lucretia, even when gold shall fail, Flattery is a sort of bad money, to which | And make Apicius smile o'er cheese and ale !

Pope. ou vanity gives currency. La Rochefoucauld. |





FLATTERY-Penalty of.

That life's quick travellers ne'er might pass you He who can listen pleased to such applause,

by Buys at a dearer rate than I dare purchase,

| Unwarn'd of that sweet oracle divine. And pays for idle air with sonse and virtue. And though too oft its low, celestial sound

Mallet. | By the harsh notes of work-day care is drown'd. FLATTERY-Seductiveness of.

And the loud steps of vain, unlist'ning haste,

Yet the great lesson hath no tone of power No vizor does become black villany

Mightier to reach the soul in thought's hush'd So well as soft and tender flattery. Shukspeare.

hour, FLATTERY-only for Show.

Than yours, meek lilies, chosen thus, and graced.

Mrs. Henans Flattery is like a painted armour; only for show, not use. Socrates. | Lovely flowers are the smiles of God's goodness.

Wilberforce. FLATTERY-Vice of. Parent of wicked, bane of honest deeds. They bring me tales of youth, and tones of Pernicious Flatt'ry, thy malignant seeds.

love, In an ill bour, and by a fatal hand,

And 'tis and ever was my wish and way Sadly diffused o'er Virtue's gleby land,

To let all flowers live freely and all die, With rising pride amidst the corn appear, Whene'er their genius bids their souls depart, And choke the hopes and harvest of the year. Among their kindred in their native place.

Prior. I never pluck the rose; the violet's head

Hath shaken with my breath upon its bank, Do not think I flatter,

And not reproach'd me; the ever sacred cup For what advancement may I hope from thee, Of the pure lily hath between my hands That no revenue hast, but thy good spirits, Felt safe, unsoil'd, nor lost one grain of gold. To feed and clothe thee? Should the poor be

Walter Sarage Landor flatter'd?


FLOWERS-Associations of.

In all places, then, and in all seasons, How the universal heart of man blesses | Flowers expand their light and soul-liha flowers! They are wreathed round the cradle,

wings, the marriage-altar, and the tomb. The Persian

The Persian | Teaching us, by the most persuasive reasons, in the far-east delights in their perfume, and

How akin they are to human things. writes his love in nosegays ; while the Indian

And with childlike, credulous affection, child of the far-west claps his hands with glee

We behold their tender buds expand, as he gathers the abundant blossoms—the illu

ant blossoms_theu. Emblems of our own great resurrection, minated scriptures of the prairies. The Cupid |

Emblems of the bright and better land. of the ancient Hindoos tipped his arrows with

Longfellow flowers, and orange-flowers are a bridal crown with us, - a nation of yesterday. Flowers

Who does not look back with feelings which garlanded the Grecian altar, and hung in votive

he would in vain attempt to describe, to the wreath before the Christian shrine. All these

delightful rambles which his native fields and are appropriate uses. Flowers should deck the meadows afforded to his earliest years ? Flowers brow of the youthful bride, for they are in

are among the first objects that forcibly attract themselves a lovely type of marriage. They

the attention of young children, becoming to should twine round the tomb, for their per

them the source of gratifications which are petually renewed beauty is a symbol of the

among the purest of which our nature is resurrection. They should festoon the altar,

capable, and of which even the indistincti for their fragrance and their beauty ascend in

recollection imparts ofteu a fleeting pleasure to perpetual worship before the Most High.

the most cheerless moments of atter-life. Mrs. Child.


FLOWERS-Beauty of. Flowers ! when the Saviour's calm, benignant The flowers are nature's jewels, with whose eye

wealth Fell on your gentle beauty; when from you She decks her summer beauty: primrose That heavenly lesson for all hearts He drew,

sweet, Eternal, universal as the sky;

With blossoms of pure gold; enchanting rose, Then in the bosom of your purity

That like a virgin queen, salutes tho sun, A voice He set, as in a temple shrine, | Dew-diadem'd.


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FLOWERS-Cultivation of.

Bid them with tear-drops nurse ye? The cultivation of flowers is of all the

-Tree nor shrub amusements of mankind the one to be selected | Dare that drear atmosphere; no polar pino and approved as the most innocent in itself, Uprears a veteran front; yet there ye stand, and most perfectly devoid of injury or annoy- | Leaning your cheeks against the thick-ribb'dice, ance to others : the employment is not only | And looking up with brilliant eyes to Him conducive to health and peace of mind, but, Who bids you bloom unblanch'd amid the waste probably, more good-will has arisen, and friend. Of desolation. Man, who, panting, toils hips been founded by the intercourse and O'er slippery steeps, or, trembling, treads the communication connected with this pursuit, verge than from any other whatsoever. The pleasures,

Of yawning gulfs, o'er which the headlong plunge ibe ecstasies of the horticulturist, are harmless

Is to eternity, looks shuddering up, od pure; a streak, a tint, a shade, becomes And marks ye in your placid lovelinesshis triumph, which, though often obtained by Fearless, yet frail—and, clasping his chill hands chance, are secured alone by morning care, by Blesses your pencill'd beauty. 'Mid the pomp evening caution, and the vigilance of days : an Of mountain summits rushing on the sky employ which, in its various grades, excludes And chaining the rapt soul in breathless awe, Deither the opulent nor the indigent, and, He bows to bind you drooping to his breast, teening with boundless variety, affords an Inhales your spirit from the frost-wing'd gale, unceasing excitement to emulation, without And freer dreams of heaven. Mrs. Sigourney. contention or ill-will.


FLOWERS-Scent of. FLOWERS-Fading of.

Whence is this delicate scent in the rose Fade, flowers, fade,-nature will have it so,

and the violet? It is not from the root, 'Tis what we must in our autumn do !

that smells of nothing; not from the stalk,

that is as scentless as the root; not from the And as your leaves lie quiet on the ground, The loss alone by those that loved them found;

earth whence it grows, which contributes no

more to these flowers than to the grass that So in the grave shall we as quiet lie,

grows by them; not from the leaf, not from Misz'd by some few that loved our company,

the bud, before it be disclosed, which yields But some so like to thorns and nettles live, | That none for them can, when they perish,

no more fragrance than the leaf, or stalk, or

root; yet here I now find it: neither is there

Waller. grieve.

any miraculous way but in an ordinary course | FLOWERS-Lessons from.

of nature, for all violets and roses of this kind

yield the same redolence; it cannot be but If thou wouldest attain to thy highest, go that it was potentially in that root and stem look upon a flower; what that does willessly,

from which the flowers proceed; and there that do thou willingly.


placed and thence drawn by that Almighty

Power which hath given these admirable virtues FLOWERS--the Gems of Nature.

to several plants, and induces them, in His due Gems of the changing autumn, how beautiful season, to these excellent perfections. ye are !

Bishop Hall. Shining from your glossy stems like many a

ir glossy stems like many a FOLLY-Taking Advantage of. golden star;

No man should so act as to take advantage Peeping through the long grass, smiling on

of another's folly.

Cicero. the down, Lighting up the dusky bank, just where the FOLLY-Definition of. sun goes down ;

Folly consists in the drawing of false conYellow flowers of autumn, how beautiful ye are !

clusions from just principles, by which it is Shining from your glossy stems like many a

distinguished from madness, which draws just golden star.


conclusions from false principles. Locke. FLOWERS-on the Rocks.

FOLLY and INNOCENCE. Meek dwellers 'mid yon terror-stricken cliffs, | Folly and Innocence are so alike, With brows so pure, and incense breathing lips, The diff'rence, though essential, fails to Whence are ye?- Did some white-winged strike; messenger

Yet Folly ever has a vacant stare, On Mercy's missions trust your timid germ A simp'ring countenance, and a trifling air; To the cold cradle of eternal snows?

But Inpocence, sedate, serene, erect, Or, breathing on the callous icicles,

Delights us by engaging our respect. Corper.

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