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wife, beginning with the great broad cloak of hypocrity, and fo down through all its little trimmings and facings, tearing away without mercy all that look'd seemly, we fhould leave but a tatter'd world of it.

SERM. XVII. P. Som!

DEFAMATION.

OES humanity clothe and educate the unknowi

orphan-Poverty, thou hast no genealogies : -See! is he not the father of the child. Thus dowe rob heroes of the best part of their gloryamtheir virtue. Take away the motive of the act, you take away all that is worth having in it :-wreft it to un. generous ends, you load the virtuous,man who did it with infamy:-undo it all I beseech you, give him back his honour,--restore the jewel you have taken from him-replace him in the eye of the worldIt is too late.

IBID. P. 52

THER

RELIGION. WHERE are no principles but those of religion to

be depended on in cases of real distress; and these are able to encounter the worst emergencies, and to bear us up, under all the changes and chances to which our life is subject.

SERM. XV. P. I fire

ELOQUENCE. REAT is the power of eloquence; but never is Vit so great as when it pleads along with nature, and the culprit is a child strayed from his duty, and returned to it again with tears.

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SERM. XX. P. 103.

GENEROSITY.

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ENEROSITY sorrows as much for the overmatched, as Pity herself does.

IBID.

CORPORAL TRIM'S DEFINITION OF
RADICAL HEAT AND MOISTURE,

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that the radical moisture is nothing in the world but ditch-water--and that the radical heat, of those who can go to the expence of it, is burnt brandythe radical heat and moisture of a private man, an' please your honours, is nothing but ditch-water and a dram of genevaand give us but enough of it, with a pipe of tobacco, to give us {pirits, and drive away the vapours-we know not what it is to fear death

I am at a loss, Captain Shandy, quoth Doctor s.org to determine in which branch of learning your ser•vant shines most, whether in physiology or divinity. Slop.had not forgot Trim's comment upon the fermon,

It is but an hour ago, replied Yorick, since the Corporal was examined in the latter, and pass'd muster with great honour.

The radical heat and moisture, quoth Doctor Slop, turning to my father, you must know is the basis and foundation of our being-mas the root of a tree is the source and principle of its vegetation, it is inherent in the feeds of all animals, and may be preserved fundry ways, but principally, in my opinion, by comfubftamtials, impriments, and occludents. this poor fellow, continued Doctor Slop, pointing to the Corporal, has had the misfortune to have heard some superficial empiric discourse upon this nice point,

That he has --faid my father, Very likely, said my uncle. I'm sure of it, quoth Yorick.

-Now

T. SHANDY, VOL. III. CHAP, 40.

SOCIETY.

OTWITHSTANDING all we meet with in

books, in many of which, no doubt, there are a good many handsome things faid upon the sweets of retirement, &c.myet still “ it is not good for man to be

alone :" nor can all which the cold-hearted pedant ftuns our ears with upon the subject, ever give ,one answer of satisfaction to the mind; in the midst of the loud. est vauntings of philosophy, Nature will have her yearnings for society and friendship ;-a good heart. wants. some object to be kind to---and the best parts of our blood, and the pureft of our spirits, suffer moft under the destitution.

Let the torpid Monk seek heaven comfortless and alone-God speed lim! For my own part, I fear, I should never fo find the way: let me be wise and. religious--but let me be man: wherever thy Provi-, dence places me, or whatever be the road I take to get to thee-give me some companion in my journey, be it only to remark to, how our shadows lengthen as the sun goes down;-to whom I may say, How fresh is the face of Nature ! How sweet the flowers of the field! How delicious are these fruits !

SERMON XVIII. P. 60.

DISSATISFACTION.

I PITY the men whose natural pleafures are burdens,

and who these morose fouls do) as if it was really an evil in itself.

SERMON XXII. Po 145

SORROW AND HEAVINESS OF HEART.

F there is an evil in this world, 'tis forrow and heaviness of heart. The lofs of goods, of health; of coronets and mitres, are only evils as they occa. fion forrow ;-take that out--the rest is fancy, and dwelleth only in the head of man.

Poor unfortunate creature that he is ! as if the caufes ofanguifht in the heart were not enow--but he must filf up the measure with those of caprice; and not only walk in a vain shadow,-but disquiet himself in vain too.

We are a restless set of beings; and as we are likely to continue so to the end of the world,--the best we can do in it, is to make the same use of this part of our character, which wise men do of other bad propen. fities--when they find they cannot conquer them,they endeavour, at least, to divert them into good channels.

If therefore we must be a solicitous race of self-tormentors,-let us drop the common objects which make us so, and for God's fake be solicitous only to live well:

SERMON XXIX.VP.

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