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supplies whereon their self-righteousness may ASSIGNATION-Secret.
fare sumptuously every day, and from the On the Rialto every night at twelve,
spareness of their apparel abundant reason for I take my evening's walk of meditation ;
compassing themselves with pride as with a There we two will meet.

Shakspeare. garment. Their humility has been . less that of the violet than that of the willow, which, | An assignation sweetly made while it bends its head with a graceful sub- With gentle whispers in the dark. Francis. missiveness, seems to be constantly employed in contemplating its image in the stream. ASSISTANCE (Mutual)--Necessity of.

Dr. Robert Vaughan. How beautifully is it ordered, that as many ASPIRATIONS-after the Holy.

thousands work for one, so must every indi

vidual bring his labour to make the whole ! Aspirations after the Holy-the only aspi.

The highest is not to despise the lowest, nor ration in which the human soul can be assured

the lowest to envy the highest; each must that it will never meet with disappointment.

| live in all and by all. Who will not work, Maria M'Intosh.

neither shall he eat. So God has ordered that

men, being in need of each other, should learn As the hart panteth after the water-brooks,

to love each other, and bear each other's so pauteth my soul after thee, O God.


Sala. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before ASSOCIATES--Choice of. God?


If men wish to be held in esteem, they ASPIRATIONS,Realization of. must associate with those only who aru esti


La Bruyere. What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspira

ASSOCIATION-with the Illustrious

tion, by changing the frame of the mind, for
the moment realises itself. Mrs. Jameson.

Their several memories here-
Even like their persons in their portraits

clothed, O for a bliss unbounded! Far beneath

With the accustom'd garb of daily lifeA soul immortal is a mortal joy ;

Put on a lowly and a touching grace Nor are our powers to perish immature,

Of more distinct humanity, that left But, after feeble effort here, beneath

All genuine admiration unimpair'd. Coleridge. A brighter sun, and in a nobler soil, Transplanted from this sublunary bed,

ASSOCIATION-of Early Love. Shall Hourish fair and put forth all their bloom.

There's not a wind but whispers of thy name, Young.

And not a flow'r that grows beneath the moon, ASSASSINATION-Heinousness of. But in its hues and fragrance tells a tale Is there a crime Of thee, my love.

Barry Cornwall. Beneath the roof of heaven, that stains the

ASSOCIATION-Poetry of. soul With more infernal hue than damned

He whose heart is not excited upon the Assassination ?


spot which a martyr has sanctified by his

sufferings, or at the gra?e of one who has 'Tis bad enough when the assassin stabs

largely benefited mankind, must be more in

ferior to the multitude in bis moral, than he The perishable body, sending man Unto his dread account all unprepared ;

can possibly be raised above them in his inBut, oh! 'tis worse when he essays to pierce

tellectual nature.

Southey. The vital principle within the soul

The principle of virtue, which alone
Could save, through grace divine, him from

Whatever withdraws us from the power of

our senses; whatever makes the past, the perdition. This, this, indeed, is dire assassination !

distant, or the future, predominate over the

present, advances us in the dignity of thinking Egone.

beings. Far from me, and far from my friends, ASSEVERATION-Violent.

be such frigid philosophy as may conduct us Violent asseverations, or affected blunders, indifferent and unmoved over any ground look not more suspicious than strained sanctity which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or over-offended modesty. Zimmerman. or virtue. That man is little to be envied



whose patriotism would not gain force upon and the admiration which these recollections the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would afford seems to give a kind of sanctity to the Lot grow warmer among the ruins of lona. place where they dwelt, and converts every

Johnson. thing into beauty which appears to have been ASSOCIATIONS-of Nature.


connected with them. Strong and many are the claims made upon tis by our mother Earth : the love of locality

"To love the little platoon we belong to in --the charm and attraction which some one

society is the germ of all public affections."

True, most true! The innocent associations homely landscape possesses to us, surpassing all stranger beauties, is a remarkable feature

of childhood, the kind mother who taught us

to whisper the first faint accents of prayer, in the human heart. We who are not etbereal

and watched with anxious face over our slum| creatures, but of mixed and diverse nature;

bers, the ground on which our little feet first į we who, when we look our clearest towards the skies, must still have our standing-ground

trod, the pew in which we first sat during of earth secure--it is strange what relations

public worship, the school in which our first of personal love we enter into with the scenes

rudiments were taught, the torn Virgil, the

dog-eared Horace, the friends and companions of this lower sphere. How we delight to į build our recollections upon some basis of

of our young days, the authors who first told

us the history of our country, the songs that reality-a place, a country, a local habitation;

first made our hearts throb with noble and bow the events of life, as we look back upon tben, have grown into the well-remembered

generous emotions, the burying-place of our background of the places wbere they fell upon

fathers, the cradles of our children, are surely

the first objects which nature tells us to love. us: bere is some sunny garden or summer lane, beautified and canonized for ever with

Philanthropy, like charity, must begin at the food of a great joy; and here are dim

home. From this centre our sympathies may

extend in an ever-widening circle. Lamb. and silent places, rooms always shadowed and dark to us, whaterer they may be to others, ASTONISHMENT - on Unfolding a wbere distress or death came once, and since

Secret. then dwells for evermore. Washington Irving. I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word

| Would barrow up thy soul ; freeze thy young There is no man who has not some inte blood; resting associations with particular sceues, or Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their airs, or books, and who does not feel their spheres ; beauty or sublimity enhanced to him by such Thy knotted and combined locks to part, connections. The view of the house where And each particular hair to stand on end, one was born, of the school where one was Like quills upon the fretful porcupine, educated, and where the gay years of infancy

Shakspeare. were passed, is indifferent to no man. They

ASTONISHMENT-at the Relation of recall so many images of past happiness and

& Story. past affections, they are connected with so

Prepare to hear many strong or valued emotions, and lead

A story that shall turn thee into stone : altogether to so long a train of feelings and

Could there be hewn a monstrous gap in nature, recollections, that there is hardly any scene 1 A flaw made through the centre by some god, which one ever beholds with so much rapture.

Through which the groans of ghosts might • There are songs also that we have heard in

strike thy ear, our infancy, which, when brought to our re

They would not wound thee, as this story will. · membrance in after-years, rajse emotions for

which we cannot well account; and which, though perhaps very indifferent in themselves,

ASTONISHMENT-at Divine Visitastill continue, from this association, and from

tions. the variety of conceptions which they kindle It is the part of men to fear and tremble, in our minds, to be our favourites through When the most mighty gods, by tokens, send life. Tbe scenes which have been distinguished

cen distinguished Their dreadful heralds to astonish us. by the residence of any person whose memory

Shakspeare. we admire, produce a similar effect. The

ASTROLOGER-The senes themselves may be little beautiful; I wander 'twist the poles but the delight with which we recollect the And heavenly hinges, 'mongst eccentricals, traces of their lives, blends itself insensibly Centres, concentricks, circles, and epicycles. with the emotions which the scenery excites; I





ASTROLOGERS-Censoriousness of. ATHEISM-Folly of.
This work desires a planetary intelligence

Atheist, use thine eyes,
Of Jupiter and Sol; and those great spirits And, having viewed the order of the skies,
Are prond, fantastical. It asks great charges, Think, if thou canst, how matter blindly hurid,
To entice them from the guiding of their Without a guide, could form this wondrous


Cretch. To wait on mortals.


ATHEISM-in the Life. ASTROLOGERS-Vain Pretence of.

| Atheism is rather in the life than in the Augurs and soothsayers, astrologers, . heart of man.

Bacon. Diviners, and interpreters of dreams, I ne'er consult, and heartily despise :

ATHEISM-a Moral Plague. Vain their pretence to more than human skill : Atheism is the result of ignorance and For gain, imaginary schemes they draw;

pride ; of strong sepse and feeble reasons; of Wand'rers themselves, they guide another's

good eating and ill-living. It is the plague of steps ;

society, the corrupter of manners, and the And for poor sixpence promise countless wealth:

underminer of property. Jeremy Collier. Let them, if they expect to be believed, Deduct the sixpence, and bestow the rest. ATHEIST-Despicable.


An atheist, if you take his word for it, is a ASTRONOMER-Apostrophe of the. very despicable mortal. Let us describe bim Ye realms, yet unreveald to human sight, | by his tenet, and copy him a little from his Ye gods who rule the regions of the night, own original. He is, then, no better than a Ye gliding ghosts, permit me to relate | heap of organized dust, a stalking machine, a The mystic wonders of your silent state. | speaking head without a soul in it. His

Dryden. I thoughts are bound by the laws of motion, ASTRONOMY-Science of.

his actions are all prescribed. He has no more Astronomy is the science of the harmony of | liberty than the current of a stream or the infinite expanse.

Lord John Russell. blast of a tempest; and where there is no choice there can be no merit.

Ibid. ASTRONOMY-Study of.

ATHEIST-Doubts of the. The contemplation of celestial things will make a man both speak and think more sub- By night, an atheist balf believes a God. Young. limely and magnificently when he descends to

ATHEIST-an Enemy. human affairs.


No atheist, as such, can be a true friend, an ATHEISM-Absurdity of.

affectionate relation, or a loyal subject. The owlet Atheism,

Dr. Bentley. Sailing on obscene wings across the noon,

ATHEIST-Laugb of the Drops his blue-fringed lids, and shuts them An atheist's laugh is a poor exchange, close,

For Deity offended.

Barns. And, hooting at the glorious sun in heavon,

ATHEIST-Life of the. Cries out, “Where is it?"


An atheist !he hath never faced an hour ATHEISM-can never inspire Eloquence.

And not belied the name he bore. His doubt

Is darkness from the unbelieving will There is no being cloquent for atheism. In

Begot and oft a parasite to sin, that exhausted receiver the mind cannot use

Too dear to be deserted; for the truth its wings,--the clearest proof that it is out of

Tbat unveils heaven and her immortal thrones, its element.


Uncovers hell and awful duties too. ATHEISM-Fallacy of.

Robert Montgomery.

ATHEIST-Reformed. God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because His ordinary works convince A fugitive from Heaven and prayer, it.

Bacon. | I mock'd at all religious fear,

Deep licensed in the mazy lore ATHEISM-Folly of.

Of mad philosophy ; but now The fool hath said in his heart, There is no Hoist sail, and back my voyage plough God. They are corrupt: they have done! To that blest harbour which I left before. abominable works. David. |




ATHEIST-Superstition of the.

ATTENTION-Advantages of. No one is so thoroughly superstitous as the Our minds are so constructed that we can godless man. The Christian is composed by the keep the attention fixed on a particular object belief of a wise all-ruling Father, whose pre- until we have, as it were, looked all around it;

sence fills the void unknown witb light and and the mind that possesses this faculty in the I onder ; but to the man who has dethroned highest degree of perfection will take cogniGod, the spirit-land is, indeed, in the words of zance of relations of which another mind has

the Hebrew poet, "a land of darkness and the no perception. It is this, much more than | shadow of death." without any order, “where any difference in the abstract power of rea

the light is as darkness." Life and death to soning, which constitutes the vast difference him are haunted grounds, filled with goblin between the minds of different individuals. furins of vague and shadowy dread. Mrs. Stove. This is the history alike of the poetic genius,

and of the genius of discovery in science. “I ATHEIST-Unbelief of the.

keep the subject,” said Sir Isaac Newton,

“constantly before me, and wait until the The footprint of the savage traced in the

dawnings open by little and little into a full sand is sufficient to attest the presence of man

light." It was thus that after long meditation to the atheist who will not recognize God,

he was led to the invention of fuxions, and bose hand is impressed upon the entire

to the anticipation of the modern discovery of universe.

IIugl Miller.

the combustibility of the diamond. It was ATHEISTS-Characteristics of.

thus that Harvey discovered the circulation

of the blood, and that those views were Hardening by degrees, till double steerd, suggested by Davy which laid the foundation Taxe leave of Nature's God, and God reveald of that grand series of experimental researches Tbed laigh at all you trembled at before ; which terminated in the decomposition of the And, joining the freethinker's brutal war, earths and alkalis. Sir Benjamin Brodie. Swallow the two grand nostrums they dis

ATTENTION-Holy Impulses of. pense That Scripture lies, and blasphemy is sense ; Every earnest glance we give to the realities If clemency, revolted by abuse

around us, with intent to learn, proceeds from Be darnnable, then damnd without excuse. a holy impulse, and is a song of praise. Couper.

Maria McIntosh. These are they

ATTENTION-Rules for Directing the. That strove to pull Jehovah from His throne, We should accustom ourselves to make And in the place of Heaven's Eternal King, attention entirely the instrument of volition. Set up the phantom Chance.


Let the will be determined by the conclusions

of reason--by deliberate conclusions, and then They eat

let attention be wielded by both. Think Their daily bread, and draw the breath of

what is self-government; what is fittest to Haven,

be done ought to be now done, and let will W.tboat or thought of thanks; Heaven's roof

be subordinate to reason, and attention to to them

will. In this way you will be always disIs but a painted ceiling hung with lamps

engaged for present duty. Pleasures, ainuseNo more than lights them to their purposes.

ments, inferior objects, will be easily sacrificed They wander loose about; they nothing see,

to the most important. You may have likings Thenselves except, and creatures like them

to inferior or trifling occupations; but if, to use selves,

the strong language of Scripture, you crucify Stort-lived, short-sighted, impotent to save.

these, oppose them, carry your intention beBo on their dissolute spirits, soon or late,

yond them, their power to molest and mislead Destruction cometh, like an armed man,

you will decline.

Dr. Ferrier. 0:hke a dream of murder in the night, ATTORNEY-History and Character of Witbering their mortal faculties, and breaking

the. The boxes of all their pride.


An attorney's ancient beginning was a blue

coat, since a livery, and his hatching under a ATMOSPHERE-Polluted.

lawyer ; whence, though but pen-feathered, When you find that flowers and shrubs will he hath now nested for himself, and with his not endure a certain atmosphere, it is a very hoarded pence purchased an office. Two desks siznissant hint to the human creature to re- and a quire of paper set him up, where he now Love out of that peighbourhood. Mayhew. sits in state for all comers. We can call him



no great author, yet he writes very much, AUTHORITY-Destructiveness of. and with the infamy of the court is maintained There is nothing sooner overthrows a weak in his libels. He has some smatch of a scholar, head than opinion of autbority ; like too strong and yet uses Latin very hardly; and lest it | a liquor for a frail glass. Sir Philip Sidney. should accuse him, cuts it off in the midst, and will not let it speak out. He is, contrary

AUTHORITY-Exercise of. to great men, maintained by his followers They that govern most make least coise. that is, his poor country clients, that worship You see when they row in a barge, they that do him more than their landlord ; and be they drudgery-work, slash, and puff, and sweat; never such churls, he looks for their courtesy. | but he that governs, sits quietly at the stern, He first racks them soundly himself, and then and scarce is seen to stir.

Selden. delivers them to the lawyer for execution. His looks are very solicitous, importing much AUTHORITY-Paternal. haste and despatch; he is never without bis To you your father should be as a god; hands full of business, that is--of paper. His One that composed your beaut

One that composed your beauties; yea, and one skin becomes at last as dry as his parchment, To whom you are but as a form in wax, and his face as intricate as the most winding | By him imprinted, and within his power cause. He talks statutes as fiercely as if he To leave the figure, or disfigure it. Shakspeare. had mooted seven years in the inps of court, when all his skill is stuck in his girdle, or in AUTHORITY-Power of. his office window. Strife and wrangling have Authority bears a credent bulk, made him rich, and he is thankful to his bene- | That no particular scandal can touch, factor, and nourishes it. If he live in a But it confounds the breather.

Ibid. country village, he makes all his neighbours good subjects; for there shall be nothing done AUTHORSHIP-Advice on. but what tbere is law for. His business gives On this point I have a piece of advice to him not leave to think of his conscience; and

offer to all young intellectual aspirants : they when the time, or term, of his life is going

should keep their commodities to themselves : out, for doomsday he is secure; for he hopes they should not produce their notions until he has a trick to reverse judgment.

they have wrought them into form. I did the Bishop Earle.

contrary of this myself, and I smarted severely AUDACITY-Not Courage.

for it. In the first place, I used to confuse As knowledge without justice ought to be

myself with the perplexity of my thoughts, –

half conceptions, abortions of truth, that came called cunning rather than wisdom ; so a mind

to the birth when my mind had not strength prepared to meet danger, if excited by its own

to bring them forth, - monsters begotten out eagerness and not the public good, deserves

of the cloud, like those in the old fable. With the name of audacity rather than of courage.

Cassio, I saw a mass of things, but nothing AUTHOR-Address of the.

distinctly. I had chosen my own points of

observation ; I viewed many things differently Friend, howsoever thou camest by this book,

from the vulgur, but my visions for some time, I will assure thee thou wert least in my thoughts

| until my eye was accustomed to the change, when I writ it.


were wont to float before me vaguely and

inapprehensibly. I had rejected the hack AUTHOR-Advice to the.

notions, the uses of other men, and had as yet! Never write on a subject without having made none for myself that I could call properly first read yourself full on it ; and never read | my own. What, then, would have been my on a subject till you bave thought yourself wisdom ? Clearly, to reserve these rough hungry on it.

Richter: sketches of my intellect for secret service, and

not to set them forth for show; to veil from AUTHOR-Apology for Digression. the vulgar eye the unseemliness of my mind, Lot none our author rudely blame

while in its rudiments ; to employ its “airy Who from the story hath thus long digress'd ;

portraiture" for exercise, in order that it might But for his righteous pains may his fair fame

so learn to labour finally for use ; just as the For ever travel, whilst his ashes rest.

young painter will work off a hundred sketches Davenant.

for the fire, before he can finish one for public

exhibition. In the meantime, I should have AUTHORITY-Bribing of.

holden to the old adage, “Loquendum ut vulgus Though authority be a stubborn bear, yet sentiendum ut docti." I should bave talked he is often led by the nose with gold. Selden. I and demeaned myself like mere matter of-fact


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