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What boots through space's furthest bourns to roamf If thou, O man, a stranger art at home. Then know thyself, the human mind survey; The use, the pleasure, will the toil repay. Nor study only, practise what you know; Your life, your knowledge, to mankind you owe. With Plato's olive wreath the bays entwine; Those who in study, should in practice shine. Say, does the learned lord of Hagley’s shade, Charm man so much by mossy fountains laid, As when arous’d he stems corruption’s course, And shakes the senate with a Tully’s force? When freedom gasp'd beneath a Cesar's feet, Then public virtue might to shades retreat. But where she breathes, the least may useful be, And freedom, Britain, still belongs to thee. 14. Though man's ungrateful, or though fortune frown; Is the reward of worth, a song, or crown? Nor yet unrecompens’d are virtue’s pains; Grooq Auen lives, and bounteous Brunswick reigns. On each condition disappointments wait, Enter the hut, and force the guarded gate. Nor dare repine though early friendship bleed: From love, the world, and all its cares, he’s freed. But know, adversity’s the child of God; Whom Heaven approves of most, must feel her rod 5. When smooth old Ocean, and each storm’s asleep Then ignorance may plough the wat'ry deep: But when the demons of the tempest rave, Skill must conduct the vessel through the wave. Sidney, what good man envies not thy blow? Who would not wish Anytus" for a foe? Intrepid virtue triumphs over sate: The good can never be unfortunate; And be this maxim graven in thy mind; The height of virtue is, to serve mankind. 16. But when old age has silver'd o'er thy head When memory fails, and all thy vigour's fled, Then mayst thou seek the stillness of retreat, Then hear aloof the human tempest beat; Then will I greet thee to my woodland cave, Allay the pangs of age, and smooth thy grave. GRAINGER * One of the accusers of Socrates,

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PART I. IPI IE. C. E. S II No P R O S E . t •e@so- CHAPTER I. Page s Select Sentences and Paragraphs, - - # CHAPTER II. Narrative Pieces. Sect. 1. No rank or possessions can make the guilty mind happy, 2. Change of external condition often adverse to virtue, 3. Haman; or the misery of pride, - . . - - 4. Lady Jane Gray, - - - - - - - 5. Ortogrul; or the vanity of riches, - - 6. The hill of science, - - - - - - 7. The journey of a day; a picture of human life, • * CHAPTER III. Didactick Pieces. Sect. 1. The importance of a good education, - - - 2. On gratitude, - - - - - - - 3. On floo, - - - - - - 4. Motives to the practice of gentleness, - - - 5. A suspicious temper the source of misery to its possessor, 6. Comforts of religion, - - - - - - 7. Diffidence of our abilities, a mark of wisdom, - 8. On the importance of order in the distribution of our time, 9. The dignity of virtue amidst corrupt examples, - 0. The mortifications of vice greater than those of virtue, f 11. On contel, lment, - - - " - - - 12. Rank and riches afford no ground for envy, - - 13. Patience under provocations our interest as well as duty, 14. Moderation in our wishes recommended, - - 15. Omniscience and omnipresence of the Deity, the source of consolation to good men, - - - - - CHAPTER IV. Argumentative Pieces. Sect. 1. Happiness is founded in rectitude of conduct, - 2. Virtue man’s highest interest, - - - - a 3. The injustice of an uncharitable spirit, - - - 4. The misfortunes of men mostly chargeable on themselves, 5. On disinterested friendship, - - - - 6. On the immortality of the soul," - - - - CHAPTER V. Descriptive Pieces. Sect. 1. The seasons, - . - - - - - - 2. The cataract of Niagara, in Canada, in North America, 3. Grotto of Antiparos, - - - - - - 4 The grotto of Antiparos, continued, - - - - 5. Earthquake at Catanea, - - - - - 6. Creation, - . . . . .” - - - - - - - - ...

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Sect. 7. Charity, - - - - - - - - - 110
8. Prosperity is redoubled to a good man, - - - 111.
9. On the beauties of the Psalms, - - - - - 112
‘10. Character of Alfred, king of England, - - - 113
11. Character of Queen Elizabeth, - - - - - 114
12. On the slavery of vice, - - - - - - 116
13. The man of integrity, - - - - - - - - 118
14. Gentleness, - - - - - - - '- 119
CHAPTER VI, -
Pathetick Pieces.
Sect. 1. Trial and czecution of the Earl of Strafford, - - 122
2. An eminent instance of true fortitude of mind, - - 123
3. The good man's comfort in affliction, - - - - 125
4. The close of life, - - - - - - - ib.
5. Exalted society, and the renewal of virtuous connexioms,
two sources of future felicity, - - - - - 127
6. The clemency and amiable character of the patriarch Joseph, 129
7. Altamont, - - - - - - - - 132
CHAPTER VII.
Dialogues. -
Sect. 1. Democritus and Heraclitus, - - - - • 134
2. Dionysius, Pythias, and Damon, - - - - . 137
3. Locke and Bayle, - - - • * - - 139
CHAPTER VIII.
- Publick Speeches. - *
Sect. 1. Cicero against Verres, - - - - - - 146
2. Speech of Adherbal to the Roman Senate, imploring their
protection against Jugurtha, - - - - - 150
3. The Apostle Paul's noble defence before Festus and Agrippa, 154
4. Lord Mansfield’s-speech in the House of Lords, 1770, on
the bill for preventing the delays of justice, by claiming
the privilege of parliament, - - - - -
5. An address to young persons, - - - - - 161
CHAPTER IX. |
Promiscuous Pieces.
Sect. 1. Earthquake at Calabria, in the year 1638, - - 165 |
2. Letter from Pliny to Geminius, - . - - - 169
3. Letter from Pliny to Marcellinus on the death of an amia-
ble young woman, - - - - - -
4. On Discretion, , - - - - - - - - 171, -
5. On the government of our thoughts, - - - 174" ||
6. On the evils which flow from unrestrained passions, - 176
7. On the proper state of our temper with respect to one
another, - - - - - - - - 178
8. Excellence of the Holy Scriptures, - - - - 180
9. Reflections occasioned by a review of the blessings, pro-
nounced by Christ on his disciples, in his sermon on the
mount, - - - - - - - - 181
10. Schemes of life often illusory, - - - - - 182
11. The pleasures of virtuous sensibility, - - - 185
12. On the true honour of man, - - - - -- - 187
13. The influence of devotion on the happiness of life, -

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15. On the power of custom, and the uses to which it may be

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18. On the imperfection of that happiness which rests solely on

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19. What are the real and solid enjoyments of human life, 202

20. Scale of beings, - - - - - 204
s 21. Trust in the care of Providence recommended, - - 207
22. Piety and gratitude enliven prosperity, - - - 209
23. Wirtue, when deeply rooted, is not subject to the influence
of fortune, - - - - - - - -
24. The speech of Fabricius, a Roman ambassador, to king
Pyrrhus, who attempted to bribe him to his interests, by
the offer of a great sum of money, - - - - 3
25. Character of James I. king of England, - - - 214
26. Charles W. Emperor of Germany, resigns his dominions, and
retires from the world, - - - - - - 215
27. The same subject continued, - - - - - 218
PART II.
IPIECES IN POETRY.
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CHAPTER I.-Select Sentences and Paragraphs.
Sect. 1. Short and easy sentences, - - - - -
2. Verses in which the lines are of different length, - - 224
3. Verses containing exclamations, interrogations, and paren-
thesis, - - - - - - - - 225
4. Verses in various forms, - - - - - - 227
5. Verses in which sound corresponds to signification, - 229
6. Paragraphs of greater length, - - - - - 231
CHAPTER II.-Narrative Pieces.
Sect. 1. The bears and the bees, - - - - - - 233

2. The nightingale and the glow worm, - - - - 234
3. The trials of virtue, • * * - - - - ib.
4. The youth and the philosopher, - - - - - 236
5. Discourse between Adam and Eve retiring to rest, - 237

6. Religion and death, - - - - - - - 240
CHAPTER III.-Didactick Pieces.
Sect. 1 The vanity of wealth, - - - - - - 242

2. Nothing formed in vain, - - - - - - 243
3. On pride, - - - - - - - - ib.
4. Cruelty to brutes censured, - - , , -, - ... - - 244
5. A paraphrase on the latter part of the 6th chap. of Matthew, 245
6. The death of a good man a strong incentive to virtue, - 246
7. Reflections on a future state, from a review of winter, ib,
8. Adam’s advice to Eve, to avoid temptation, - - 247
9. On procrastination, - - - - - - 248

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Sect. 1. The morning in summer, - - - - 252 2. Rural sounos as well as rural sights, delightful, - ib. * 3. The Rose, - - - - - - 253 4. Care of birds for their young, - -" - 254 5. Liberty and slavery, contrasted, -- - - ib. 6. Charity. A paraphrase on the 13th chap. of the First Epistle to the Corinthians, - - - - 255 7. Picture of a good man, - - - - 257 8. The pleasures of retirement, - - - - 258 9. The pleasure and benefit of an improved and well directed imagination, - - - - - CHAPTER W.—Pathetick Pieces.” Sect. 1. The Hermit, - - - - - - - 261 2. The Beggar's Petition, - - - - 262 3. Unhappy close of life, - - - - - 263 4. Elegy to Pity, - - - - - 264 5. Werses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk, dur- ing his solitary abode in the island of Juan Fernandez, 264 6. Gratitude, - - - - - - 266 7. A man perishing in the snow, from whence reflections are raised on the miseries of life, - - - 267 8. A morning hymn, - - - - - 265 ##R WI.-Promiscuous Pieces. Sect. 1 Ode to content, - - - - - 27. 2. The Shepherd and the Philosopher, - - - 271 3. The road to happiness open to all men, - - 273 4. The goodness of Providence, - - - - 274 ! 5. The Creator’s works attest his greatness, - - 275 6. Address to the Deity, - - - - - ib. 7. The pursuit of happiness often ill-directed, - 277 8. The fire-side, - - - - - - 278 9. Providence vindicated in the present state of man, - 280 10. Selfishness reproved, - - - - - 281 11. Human frailty, - - - - - 282 12. Ode to Peace, - - - - - - 283 13. Ode to Adversity, - - - - - 2848 14. The Creation required to praise its Author, - - ib. 15. The universal prayer, - - - - 286 16. Conscience, - - - - - - 288 . 17. On an infant, - - - , - - 1b. 18. The Cuckoo, - - - " - - . .289 19. Day. A pastoral, in three parts, - - - 290 20. The order of nature, - - - * 292 21. Hymn composed during sickness, - - - - 293 22. Hymn on a review of the seasons, - - 29A 23. On Solitude, - - 296

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