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been watered by the tears of the widow, the orphan, or the patriot. But generations have passed away, and mourners and mourned have sunk together into forgetfulness. The aged crone, or the smooth-tongued beadle, as now he hurries you through aisles and chapel, utters with measured cadence and unmeaning tone, for the thousandth time, the name and lineage of the once honoured dead ; and then gladly dismisses you, to repeat again his well-conned lesson to another group of idle passers-by. Such, in its most august form, is all the immortality that matter can confer. It is by what we ourselves have done, and not by what others have done for us, that we shall be remembered by after ages. It is by thought that has aroused my intellect from its slumbers, which has “given lustre to virtue and dignity to truth,” or by those examples which have inflamed my soul with the love of goodness, and not by means of sculptured marble, that I hold communion with Shakespeare and Milton, with Johnson and Burke, with Howard and Wilberforce.—Wayland.
THE RICH AND the Poor.—There is not such a mighty difference, as some men imagine, between
the poor and the rich—in pomp, show, and opinion, there is a great deal, but little as to the pleasures and satisfactions of life; they enjoy the same earth, and air, and heavens ; hunger and thirst make the poor man's meat and drink as pleasant and relishing as all the varieties which cover a rich man's table; and the labour of a poor man is more healthful, and many times more pleasant too, than the ease and softness of the rich.—Sherlock.
Xxx. IFFUSION OF KNOWLEDGE.—The strong barriers which confined the stores of wisdom have been thrown
down, and a flood overspreads the earth ; old estab. lishments are adapting themselves to the spirit of the age; new establishments are rising; the inferior schools are introducing improved systems of instruction, and good books are rendering every man's fireside a school. From all these causes there is growing up an enlightened public opinion, which quickens and directs the progress of every art and science, and through the medium of a free press, although overlooked by many, is now rapidly becoming the governing influence in all the affairs of man.— Arnott.
dustry without the pleasure of perceiving those advantages, which, like the hands of a clock, whilst they make hourly approaches to their assigned points, yet proceed so slowly as to escape observation.— Reynolds
OWER CANNOT BE SUPPORTED BY INJUSTICE.— It is not
perjury, and treachery. These may, perhaps, succeed for once, and borrow for awhile, from hope, a gay and Aourishing appearance. But time betrays their weakness, and they fall into ruin of themselves. For, as in structures of every kind, the lower parts should have the greatest firmness
—so the grounds and principles of actions should be just and true.- Demosthenes.