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behaviour, and fit the mind more easily for conversation and discourse to take us out of the company of our aunts and grandmothers, and from the track of nursery mistakes; and by sbewing us new objects, or old ones in new lights, to reform our judgments by tasting perpetually the varieties of nature, to know what is good-by observing the address and arts of men, to conceive what is fincere, --and by seeing the difference of so many various humours and manners,mato look into ourselves and form our own.

SERM, XX. P. 194

N injury unanswered, in course grows weary of

itself, and dies away in a voluntary remorse. In bad dispofitions, capable of no restraint but fear. it has a different effe&t—the filent digestion of one wrong provokes second,

SERM. XIV. P. 24.


THE infolence of base minds in success is bound

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(235) grees of their abjection when evil returns upon them -the same poor heart which excites ungenerous tempers, to triumph over a fallen adversary, in some in. stances seems to exalt them above the point of courage, finks them in others even below cowardice. Not unlike some little particles of matter struck off from the surface of the dirt by sunshine-dance and {port there whilft it lasts--but the moment 'tis withdrawn--they fall down--for duft they are-and unto duft they will return-whilft firmer and larger bodies preserve the stations which nature has assigned them, subjected to laws which no changes of weather can alter,

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to purchafe of . The bookseller said he had not a set in the world. Comment! said I; taking one up out of a fet which lay upon the counter betwixt us. He said, they were sent him only to be got bound, and were to be sent back to Versailles in the morning to the Count de B****,

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And does the Count de B****, faid I, read Sbakspeare? C'est un Esprit fort, replied the bookseller. He loves English books ; and, what is more to his honour, Monsieur, he loves the English too. You speak this so civilly, said I, that it is enough to oblige an Englishman to lay out a louis-d'or or two at your shop- The bookseller made a bow, and was going to say something, when a young decent girl, of about twenty, who by her air and dress seemed to be Fille de Chambre to some devout man of fashion, came into the shop, and asked for Les Egarements du Cæur & de l'E/prit: the bookseller gave her the book directly; she pulled out a little green satin purse run round with a riband of the same colour, and putting her finger and thumb into it, she took out the money and paid for it. As I had nothing more to stay me in the shop, we both walked out of the door together.

_And what have you to do, my dear, said I, with The wanderings of the heart, who scarce know yet you have one ? nor, 'till love has first told you it, or some faithless Mepherd has made it ache, can’st thou ever be sure it is fo.Le Dieu m'en garde ! said the girl. With what reason, said I,--for if it is a good one, 'tis a pity it should be stolen : 'tis a little treasure to thee, and gives a better air to your face, than if it was dressed out with pearis.

The young girl listened with a submissive attention, holding her fatin purse by its riband in her hand all the time.—'Tis a very small one, faid I, taking hold of the bottom of it-die held it towards me-and

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