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The Good of Evils. One Weck's Extremity may teach us more, Than long i'rofperity had done before : Death is forgotten in our eafy State, But Troubles mind us of our final Fate : The doing ill, affects us not with Fears, But suff’ring ill, brings Sorrow, Woe, and Tears,

On I.ying
On all Occions to declare the Truth,
Is moft Praise-worthy in a virtuous Youth :
A Fault extenuated by a Lye,
Is doubled in Reality thereby:
And he that to this Vicc becomes a Slave,
In Fire and Brimstone shall his Portion have.

On Fore-Thought. Rathness and Hafte make all Things unsecure ; All great Concernments must Delays endure : Think on the Means, the Manner and the End, When any great Defign thou doit intend ; And if uncertain thy Pretensions be, Stay till fit Time wears out Uncertainty.

On the PARLIAMENT. See Britain's King upon his awful Throne, Striving to make each Subject's Heart his own; By Jaitice ruling, but with Mercy mixt, Supporting Worinip, as by Law 'tis fixt; While Lards and Commons all as one agree, To fetcie firm his Crown and Dignity.

On Trouble.
The happiest Man, that ever breath'd on Earth,
With all the Glories of Etti!! and Birthi,
Had
yet

fome anxious Cario make him know,
No Grandeur was above the reach of Woe.
To be from all Things, that driquet, free,
Is not couittent Wich Humanity.

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On the Almighty Power.
The lofty Concave of the vaft Expanse
Could never be th’Effect of giddy Chance ;
Those beauteous and amazing Globes of Light,
No Power could make, that was not infinite ;
But when He fpake, each Atom of this Frame,
From the dark Womb of empty Notning came.

Trifle not in Devotion.
Whither thou go'ft conceive, and to what End,
When thine own Feet the House of God ascend,
There rather hear his Life-directing Rules,
Than offer up the Sacrifice of Fools.
For finful are their Gifts, who neither know
What they to God should give, or what they owe:

On Death,
When we have once resign'd our finful Breath,
(For we can die but once) then after Death,
Th' immortal Soul immediately goes
To endless Joys, or everlasting Woes.
Wise then's the Man, who labours to secure
His Paffage fafe, and his Reception fure.

CHRIST on the Cross.
Ye wand'ring Travellers, that pass this Way,
Stand still a while, these Agonies survey:
And on result of serious Thoughts declare,
If ever Sorrows might with mine compare.
But GOD, in Mercy, hath decreed this Cup,
Most willingly therefore I drink it up.

Live to Die.
You, whose fond Wilhes do to Heaven aspire,
Who make those bleft Abodes your sole Desire;
If you are wise, and hope that Elifs to gain,
Use well your Time, live not an Hour in vain :
Let not the Morrow your vain Thoughts employ,
But think this Day the last you shall enjoy.

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SELECT F A B L & S.

He that will not help himfelf, shall have

Help from no Body. FABLE. I. Of the Wagg mer and Hercule A

S a Waggoner was driving his Team, his Wag

funk into a Hole, and ituck: fait. The poor. Man immediately fell upon his Knees, prayed to Hercules, that he would get his Waggon ou the Hole again.

Thou Fool, says Herculety, whip thy Horses, and fet Shoulders to the Wheels ; and then if thou wilt cail u Hercules, he will help thee.

The Interpretationi
Lazy Wifhes 'never do a Marany Service; but if..
Help from God in the Time of Need, let him noto
Aftancı, but make up of his own befi Endeay.

Be mindful of past Favours.

FABLE II. Of the Hound despised by bis Master.

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N aged Hound being in Pursuit of his Game, caught out; for which, his Master corrected him very severelv.

The Dog begged that he might not be punished, alledging, that he was old ; yet he said, he had been fout in his youthful Days, and therefore hoped he might be pardoned, if it were only for his former Services: But I fee, continues ine, nothing pleaseth without Profit.

The Interpretation,

If a Favour is not continued, it is forgot. Mary People are

ungrateful as to take no Notice of the Ninety-nine good Turns, which they have received, if ibe Hundredth is denied them.

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Young Folks think old Folks to be Fools; but

old Folks know young Folks to be Fools. : FABLE. III. Of, the Kid, the Goat, and the Wolf. HEN. the Goat was going abroad, she charged the Xid

, she should return; and then to look out of the Window first.

Very well Mother, says the Kid: If you had not told me, : I fiould have Wit enough to keep the Door thut, and istake care of mydelt.

Attre famérime the Wolf happen'd to be behind the House, and heard the Charge given to the Kid.

Some time after the Goat's Departure, the Wolfknocks at the Door, and counterfeiting the G«it's Voice, demands Entrance.,

The Kid supposing it to be her Dain, forgot to look out at the Window, but immediately open'd thic Door, and lecinthe Wolf, who instantly in::de a Prey of her and tore her to Pieces.

The Interpretation, Children fhoiddobey, their Parents, who are always better sb.be to advise them, than the Children can themselves. It is convenient alfo for young Men. 10 lend an Eur to ibe Aged, who bring 17018: experienced in the Affairs of the World, can give them horter Counsel, whereby i bey may avoid many Dangers. Witness Elis

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