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Formed on the good old plan, A true and brave and downright honest man! He blew no trumpet in the market-place, Nor in the church, with hypocritic face Supplied with cant the lack of Christian
grace; Loathing pretence, he did with cheerful
will What others talked of, while their hands
llappy Warrior. And let men so conduct themselves in life As to be always strangers to defeat.
YONGE's Cicero- A precept of Atreus.
Tusculan Disp. Bk. V. Div. 18. The man that makes a character, makes foes. P. YOUNG--Epistles to Mr. Pope. Ep. 1.
Fame is what you have taken,
Character's what you give;
The hearts that dare are quick to feel; The hands that wound are soft to heal. d. BAYARD TAYLOR-Soldiers of Peace.
So may he rest; his faults lie gently on him!
p. Henry VIII. Act IV. Sc. 2.
He is truly great, that is great in charity.
Christ. Bk. I. Ch. III. Act a charity sometimes. b. LAMB-Complaint of the Decay of
Beggars in the Metropolis. Shut not thy purse-strings Always against painted distress. LAMB-Complaint of the Decay of
Beygars in the Metropolis. With malice towards none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right.
d. LINCOLN -- Second Inaugural Address. O chime of sweet Saint Charity,
Peal soon that Easter morn
And in all hearts new-born!
To all men shall be given,
We are born to do benefits.
0, what a precious comfort 'tis to have so many, like brothers, commanding one another's fortunes! 9. Timon of Athens. Act I, Sc. 2.
'Tis a little thing To give a cup of water; yet its draught Of cool refreshment; drain'd by fever'd lips, May give a shock of pleasure to the frame More exquisite than when nectarean juice Renews the life of joy in happiest hours.
TALFOURD-Ion. Act I. Sc. 2.
Plunges, and bears me through the tide. Wide are these woods--I thread the maze
Of giant stems, nor ask a guide. I hunt till day's last glimmer dies
O'er woody vale and grassy height; And kind the voice, and glad the eyes That welcome my return at night.
BRYANT- The Hunter of the Prairies. Soon as Aurora drives away the night, And edges eastern clouds with rosy light, The healthy huntsman, with the cheerful
horn, Summons the dogs, and greets the dappled
morn. t. GAY- Rural Sports. Canto II. Line 93.
The soul of the truly benevolent man does not seem to reside much in its own body. Its life, to a great extent, is a mere reflex of the lives of others. It migrates into their bodies, and, identifying its existence with their existence, finds its own happiness in increasing and prolonging their pleasures, in extinguishing or solacing their pains. f. HORACE MANN-- Lectures on Elucation.
Lecture IV. To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike. g. HORACE MANN— Lectures on Elucation.
Lecture VI. They serve God well, Who serves His creatures. h. Mrs. NORTON--The Lady of Lu Garaye.
Conclusion. Line 9. With one hand he put A penny in the urn of poverty, And with the other took a shilling out. POLLOK --Course of Time. Bk. VIII.
Line 632. In Faith and Hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity. j. POPE--Essay on Man. Ep. III.
Line 307 So much his courage and his mercy strive, He wounds to cure, and conquers to forgive. k. PRIOR-Ode in Imitation of Horace.
Bk. III. Ode II. An old man, broken with the storms of state, Is come to lay his weary bones among ye; Give him a little earth for charity ! 1. Henry VIII. Act IV. Sc. 2.
Charity, Which renders good for bad, blessings for
Richard III. Act I. Sc. 2.
'Tis Chastity,' my brother, Chastity; She that has that is clad in complete steel, And, like a quiver'd nymph, with arrows
keen, May trace huge forests, and unharbour'd
heaths, Infamous hills, and sandy perilous wilds; Where, through the sacred rays of Chastity, No savage tierce, bandite, or mountaineer, Will dare to soil her virgin purity.
MILTON- Comus. Line 420. As chaste as unsunn'd snow, b. Cymbeline. Act II. Sc. 5.
Chaste as the icicle, That's curded by the frost from purest snow, And hangs on Dian's temple.
Coriolanus. Act V. Sc. 3.
Sc. 2. The very ice of chastity is in them.
As You Like Il. Act III. Sc. 4. Whiter than new snow on a raven's back.
f. Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 2. To the pure all things are pure ! 9. SHELLEY—The Revolt of Islam.
Canto VI. St. 30. Then she rode forth, clothed on with chastity: The deep air listen'd round her as she rode, And all the low wind hardly breathed for fear.
h. TENNYSON- Godiva. Line 53.
'Tis not a life; 'Tis but a piece of childhood thrown away. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER -- Philaster.
Act V. Sc, 2.
CHEERFULNESS. A cheerful temper, joined with innocence, will make beauty attractive, knowledge delightful, and wit good-natured.
i ADDISON- The Tattler. No. 192,
Cheerfulness is an offshoot of goodness and of wisdom. j. BOVEE-Summaries of Thought.
Cheerfulness. And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may not weep.
k. BYRON- Don Juan. Canto IV. St. 4. Cheerful at morn he wakes from short repose, Breathes the keen air, and carols as he goes. I.
GOLDSMITH -- The Traveller. Line 185. A merry heart goes all the day, Your sad tires in a mile-a.
A Winter's Tale. Act IV. Sc. 2.
Had she been light, like you, Of such a merry, nimble, stirring spirit, She might have been a grandam ere she died; And so may you; for a light heart lives long.
Love's Labour's Lost. Act V. Sc. 2. He makes a July's day short as December; And, with his varying childness, cures in me Thoughts that would thick my blood.
A Winter's Tale. Act I. Se, 2.
Ah! what would the world be to us,
LONGFELLOW-Children. St. 4.
O child! O new-born denizen
LONGFELLOW- To a Child.
Of two evils I have chose the least.
a. PRIOR- Imitation of Horace.
Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be. Custom will render it easy and agreeable.
Who did leave his Father's throne,
HERBERT — The Temple. Business,
With its ten thousand tongues The everlasting sea proclaims, Echoing angelic songs.
KEBLE — Septuagesima Sunday. All the glory and beauty of Christ are manifested within, and there he delights to dwell; his visits there are frequent, his condescension amazing, his conversations sweet, his comforts refreshing; and the peace that he brings passeth all understanding.
THOMAS À KEMPIS. God never gave man a thing to do concerning which it were irreverent to ponder how the Son of God would have done it. P. GEORGE MACDONALD— The Marquis of
Lossie. Ch. LI\.
I will not choose what many men desire, Because I will not jump with common
spirits, And rank me with the barbarous multitudes.
Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 9. Preferment goes by letter, and affection.
d. Othello. Act I. Sc. 1. There's a small choice in rotten apples.
Taming of the Shrere. Act I. Sc. 1.
Which of them shall I take? Both ? one? or neither? Neither can be en
joy’d, If both remain alive.
King Lear. Act V. Sc. 1.
Great God ? I'd rather be A Pagan, sickled in a creed outworn; So might I, standing on this pleasant lea, Have glimpses, that would make me less for
lorn; Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea; Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn. 9. WORDSWORTH -- Miscellaneous Sonpets.
Pt. I. Sonnet XXIII. A strange alternntive Must women have a doctor or a dance? h. YOUNG-- Lore of Fame. Satire V.
The pilot of the Galilean lake.
Thou, Whom soft-eyed Pity once led down from
Heaven To bleed for Man, to teach him how to live, And oh! still harder lesson, how to die !
7. BISHOP PORTEUS--Death, Line 316.
Star unto star speaks light, and world to
world Repeats the passage of the universe To God; the name of Christ-the one great
word Well worth all languages in earth or Heaven.
i. BAILEY Festus. Sc. Heaven.
In those holy fields Over whose acres walk'd those blessed feet, Which fourteen hundred years ago, were
nail'i For our advantage on the bitter cross.
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act I, Sc. 1. ! And so the Word had breath, and wrought
With human hands the creed of creedis
In lovliness of perfect dee.is,
Or builds the house or digs the grave,
And those wild eyes that watch the waves In roarings round the coral reef.
t. TENNISON-- In Memoriam. Pt. XXXVI. i His love at once, and dread instruct our
thought; As man he sufier'd and as God he tanght.
WALLER - Of Divine Lore. Line 41
Lovely was the deatlı Of Him whose life was Love! Holy, with
power. He on the thought-benighted Skeptic beamed Manifest Godhead. j. COLERIDGE -- Religious Musings.
He was the Word that spake it;
In darkness there is no choice. It is light, that enables us to see the ditferences between things ; and it is Christ, that gives us light. J. C. and A. W. HARE--Guesses at
CHRISTIAN. A Christian is God Almighty's gentlemin.
J. C. and A. W. Hare-liresses at Truth Look in, and see Christ's chosen saint
In triumph wear his Christ-like chain; No fear lest he should swerve or faint; * His life is Christ, his death is gain."
KELLE -SI. Leke.