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MCCCXVIII. It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examined by too strong a light. The torch of truth shows much that we can not, and all that we would not see. In a face dimpled with smiles, it has often discovered malevolence and envy, and detected under jewels and brocade, the frightful forms of poverty and distress. A fine hand of cards have changed before it into a thousand spectres of sickness, misery, and vexation; and immense sums of money, while the winner counted them with transport, have, at the first glimpse of this unwelcome lustre, vanished from before him.Mulsa

MCCCXIX. He strikes no coin, 'tis true, but coins new phrases, And vends them forth as knaves vend gilded counters, Which wise men scorn, and fools accept in payment.

Old Play. MCCCXX. O you gods! what a number Of men eat Timon, and he sees them not! It grieves me, to see so many dip their meat In one man's blood; and all the madness is, He cheers them up too. I wonder, men dare trust themselves with men! Methinks they should invite them without knives; Good for their meat, and safer for their lives. There's much example for’t: the fellow, that Sits next him now, parts bread with him, and pledges The breath of him in undivided draught, Is the readiest man to kill him: It has been proved. If I Were a huge man, I should fear to drink at meals; Lest they should spy my windpipe's dangerous notes: Great men should drink with harness on their throats.

Timon of Athens-Shakspeare.

*. MCCCXXI. The study of truth is perpetually joined with the love of virtue; for there's no virtue which derives not its original from truth; as, on the contrary, there is no vice which has not its beginning from a lie. Truth is the foundation of all knowledge, and the cement of all societies.-Casaubon.

MCCCXXII.
Our cider and Perry
Make a man mad, but not merry;

It makes people windmill-pated,
And with crackers sophisticated;

And your hops, yeast and malt,
When they ’re mingled together,

Makes our fancies to halt
Or reel any whither.
It stuffs up our brains with froth and with yeast,

That if one would write but a verse for a bellman, He must study till Christmas for an eight shilling jest, These liquors won't raise, but drown and o’erwhelm man,

On Canary-Brome.

MCCCXXIII. Fear guides more to their duty than gratitude: for one man who is virtuous from the love of virtue, from the obligation which he thinks he lies under to the Giver of all, there are ten thousand who are good only from their apprehensions of punishment.-Goldsmith.

MCCCXXIV. Well the learned and the judicious know, That satire scorns to stoop so meanly low, As any one abstracted fop to show. For, as when painters form a matchless face, They from each fair one catch some different grace; And shining features in one portrait blend, To which no single beauty must pretend: So poets oft do in one piece expose Whole belles assemblees of coquets and beaux. Epilogue to the Way of the World.-Congreve.

MCCCXXV What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! how infinite in faculties! in form, in moving, how ex

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press and admirable! In action, how like an angel! in apprehension, how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?-Shakspeare.

MCCCXXVI.
Give me a look, give me a face,
That makes simplicity a grace;
Robes loosely flowing, hair as free:
Such sweet neglects more taketh me,
Than all the adulteries of art;
They strike mine eyes, but not mine heart.

Ben Jonson.

INDEX.

ACTIVITY, 3, 125, 319, 338 | Benefits, 278, 297, 301, 313, 317,
Actors, 339, 365, 571, 587, 663, 382, 469, 497, 501, 558,604
752, 949, 1078, 1259, 1295

Birth-day Ode, 562
Admiration, 1147

| Blessings of Man, 361
Adversity, 347, 414, 421, 1106 Books, 32, 349, 709, 725, 755, 945,
Advice, 76,633, 648, 866, 970, 991 976, 1057, 1109, 1218, 1221, 1256
Advocate, the, 248

Borrowing, 336, 965
Adulteration, 1265

Bounty, 21, 1232
Affection, 744

Brevity, 117
Affliction, 113, 1173

Bribery, 56, 618, 675,957
Age arid Youth, 402, 1101, 1198, Business, 308

1262
Ambition, 41, 221, 345, 378, 401,
411, 594, 861, 873, 1242

Canary, 1322
Ancestry, 406

Candour, 233
Anger, ió, 66, 105, 118, 171, 302, Caprice, 615, 984
1031

Cards, 168, 269
Antiquarians, 531, 677, 808

Caution, 988, 1025
Appetite, 152

Ceremony, 1216, 1268, 1274
Applause, 482

Charity, 1297
Argument, 128, 218

Cheerfulness, 441, 481
Artifice, 997

Chess, game of, 566
Astrology, 771

Chronology, 13
Atheism, 876

Church, the, 638, 1251
Avarice, 37, 70, 108, 119, 167, 293, Colonies, 1300

458, 485, 316, 544, 862, 1175 Company, 160, 165, 194, 256, 447,
Authority, 360, 504, 624, 1305

630,679, 748, 1201
Authors, 298, 318, 424, 435, 526, Complaisance, 422

538,578, 667, 683,819, 986, 1004, Compliments, 597
1074

Composition, 343
Conceit, 658, 971

Confidence, 225
Bankrupt, 174

Conscience, 880, 1114
Bashfulness, 681

Constancy, 931
Barbers, 189

Content, 257, 334, 721, 780, 1122,
Bath, efficacy of, 359

1126, 1204, 1239
Bear, the term, 137

Controversy, 305, 762, 909
Beauty, 183, 197. 241, 396, 610, Conversation, 42, 149, 404, 560,

611, 641,723, 758, 810, 874, 913' | 583,652, 664,679,938, 1111

Convert, 491
Conviviality, 793, 1113, 1238
Conquesi, 575
Contempi, 612
Corruption, 1118
Country life, 169, 1009, 1056
Countryman, 64
Courage, 210, 375, 920
Courts, 665, 764
Courtier, the, 719
Courtship, 208, 214, 216, 289, 415,

902
Court-virtues, 201, 434, 442, 1183
Cowardice, 264, 555, 803
Cowley, the Poet, 500
Credit, 727, 749
Credibility, 483, 505
Critics, 33, 36, 62, 239, 438, 460,

607, 722, 751, 910, 967, 1007,

1129, 1151, 1174
Cruelty to Animals, 966, 1257
Cunning, 315, 1005
Curiosity, 369,817, 878, 1659
Custom, 95, 215, 1189
Cyphers, four great, 736

Election, day of, 787
Eloquence, 98, 636, 1131
Employment, 304, 1073
Emptiness, 699
English, Social Character of, 906
Euglish Character, 1251
English Virtues, 656
Enthusiasm, 370, 854, 868
Envy, 109, 393, 523, 601, 690, 939,

1030, 1142, 1186
Epicureans, the, 1155
Epicurism, 286
Epigrammatist, 273
Equanimity, 403, 834
Equivocation, 27
Esquires, 282, 456
Example, 177, 1052, 1120
Excellence, varieties of, 1266
Excess, 480, 1087
Excuse, 647
Exile, remedy for, 1152
Expectation, 892
Expense, 952
Experience, 321, 333, 400, 573,

1032, 1317
Eye, the, 651,779, 885, 1260
Extremes, 537,960

Deafness, remedy for, 420
Death, 570, 1161, 1176, 1185
Debt, 367, 619
Deceit, 151, 529
Deference, 67
Dependents, 486, 515, 605, 1203,

1224
Despair, 1063
Devotion, 1085
Diaries, 1278
Discontent, 364
Discretion, 315, 1013, 2017
Disguise, 1293
Distinction, 325
Doctor, degree of, 766
Domestic Economy, 1314
Drama, 31, 83, 308, 702, 814, 864,

1024, 1009, 1130, 1200, 1245
Dreams, 551, 933
Dress, 457,617,687, 1172
Drunkenness, 89, 90, 91, 508, 572,

703, 823, 856, 866, 1220
Dulness, 11, 593, 1217

Fare, 15, 299, 363, 459, 718, 728,

753, 794, 918, 1237
Fan, uses of, 30
Fancy, 1205
Fashion, 5, 380, 1123
Favourite, 895, 922
Fear, 204, 390, 732, 7.57, 1323
Fiddle-playing, 144
Filial Obedience, 1192
Finery, 448, 1240
Firmament, the, 994
Flattery, 258, 322, 487, 559, 707,

806, 1309
Fools, 72, 143, 181, 288, 311, 584,

644, 831, 1090
Foppery, 1288
ForPign Novelty. 1038
Forgiveness, 59, 60, 750
Fortune, 9,634, 775,783, 983, 1235,

1301
French, habits of the, 510
Friend, on the death of, 1014
Friend in need, 1264, 1290
Friendship, 57, 172, 327, 484,654,
662, 672, 802, 827, 985, 1001,
1081, 1137, 1219

Earth, destruction of, 905
Echo Song, 898
Economy, 368, 645
Egotism, 332, 465

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