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THE CLASSICS.

YOUTH, who are intended for the higher employments of life, should be carefully instructed in the true principles ef virtue and honour; and, at the same time, perfected as well in the ancient as in the modern languages; by which means they will be qualified for the most important concerns of the state, and enabled to distinguish themselves when their country shail adinard, tie exertion of their talents. To those, therefore, wh: ane ènulous'to fórın a correct taste, and desirous of cultivating Hoàit' genius, let nie warmly recommend the alluvus study of the ančient classics, both Greek and Roman; without a considerable acquaintance with which no man cars be reckoneta pólite scholar; besides he will want any assistances for writing, and speaking well, which the knowledge of such authors would afford him. And in all countries it is in propor. tion, I believe, as the classics are studied and adınired, neglected or contemned, that good taste, and good composition will flourish or decline. The excellent writings of the Greeks and Romans, which, with deserved veneration, have, through so many ages, been handed down to us, are finished and noble patterns of learning and politeness.

It is that wonderful scope of genius and invention, thar Uniform propriety of sentiment, and purity of expression, together with a superior neglect of all ornament, but such qas is manly and becoming, which give their compositions sucli a dignity throughout, as, at the same time, that they

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