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FLOWERS-Cultivation of.

Bid them with tear-drops nurse ye? The cultivation of flowers is of all the

-Tree nor shrub amusements of mankind the one to be selected Dare that drear atmosphere; no polar pine and approved as the most innocent in itself, Uprears a veteran front; yet there ye stand, and most perfectly devoid of injury or annoy: Leaning your cheeks against the thick-ribb'dice, ance to others : the employment is not only And looking up with brilliant eyes to Him conducive to health and peace of mind, but, Who bids you bloom unblanch'd amid the waste probably, more good-will has arisen, and friend of desolation. Man, who, panting, toils ships been founded, by the intercourse and O'er slippery steeps, or, trembling, treads the - communication connected with this pursuit, verge tban from any other whatsoever. The pleasures, Of yawning gulfs, o'er which the headlong plunge the ecstasies of the horticulturist, are harmless

Is to eternity, looks shuddering up, and pure; a streak, a tint, a shade, becomes and marks ye in your placid lovelinesshis triumph, which, though often obtained by Fearless, yet frail—and, clasping his chill hands chance, are secured alone by morning care, by Blesses your pencill'd beauty. 'Mid the pomp evening caution, and the vigilance of days : an

Of mountain summits rushing on the sky employ which, in its various grades, excludes and chaining the rapt soul in breathless awe, Deither the opulent nor the indigent, and, He bows to bind you drooping to his breast, teeming with boundless variety, affords an Inhales your spirit from the frost-wing'd gale, unceasing excitement to emulation, without | And freer dreams of heaven. Mrs. Sigourney. contention or ill-will.


FLOWERS-Scent of. FLOWERS-Fading of.

Whence is this delicate scent in the rose

and the violet? It is not from the root,Fade, flowers, fade,-nature will have it so, Tis what we must in our autumn do!

that smells of nothing; not from the stalk,

that is as scentless as the root; not from the And as your leaves lie quiet on the ground, The loss alone by those that loved them found;

earth whence it grows, which contributes no

more to these flowers than to the grass that So in the grave shall we as quiet lie, Miss'd by some few that loved our company,

grows by them; not from the leaf, not from

the bud, before it be disclosed, which yields Bat some so like to thorns and nettles live, That none for them can, when they perish; root; yet here I now find it: neither is there

no more fragrance than the leaf, or stalk, or grieve.


any miraculous way but in an ordinary course PLOWERS-Lessons from.

of nature, for all violets and roses of this kind

yield the same redolence; it cannot be but If thou wouldest attain to thy highest, go that it was potentially in that root and stem look upon a flower; what that does willessly, from which the flowers proceed; and there that do thou willingly.


placed and thence drawn by that Almighty

Power which hath given these admirable virtues FLOWERS-the Gems of Nature.

to several plants, and induces them, in His due Gers of the changing autumn, how beautiful

season, to these excellent perfections. ye are !

Bishop Hall. Shining from your glossy stems like many a FOLLY-Taking Advantage of. golden star;

No man should so act as to take advantage Peeping through the long grass, smiling on

of another's folly.

Cicero. the down, Lighting up the dusky bank, just where the FOLLY-Definition of. sun goes down ;

Folly consists in the drawing of false conYellow flowers of autumn, how beautiful ye are ! clusions from just principles, by which it is Shining from your glossy stems like many a

distinguished from madness, which draws just golden star.

Campbell. conclusions from false principles. Locke. FLOWERS-on the Rocks.

FOLLY and INNOCENCE. Meek dwellers 'mid yon terror-stricken cliffs, Folly and Innocence are so alike, With brows so pure, and incense breathing lips, The diff'rence, though essential, fails to Whence are ye?-Did some white-winged strike; messenger

Yet Folly ever has a vacant stare, On Mercy's missions trust your timid germ A simp'ring countenance, and a trifling air; To the cold cradle of eternal snows?

But Indocence, sedate, serene, erect, Or, brcaibing on the callous icicles,

Delights us by engaging our respect. Cowper.

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FOOD-Pulse most Nutritious.

TOOL-Characteristic of .. The flesh-yielding qualities of all the pulse

His brain or bean, pea, and lentil family—are very Is as dry as the remainder-biscuit notable, but by no means a modern discovery. After a voyage.

Shakspeare. If Esau paid dearly for his mess of pottage, he had at least the advantage of a bowlful of FOOL-HARDINESS. the very best vegetable foc for the support Being scarce made up, of his fleshy, hairy body; inasmuch as Esau's I mean, to man, he had not apprehension "red pottage” was made of “lentils," as appears of roaring terrors; for the effect of judgment from Genesis xxv. 30–34. Listen, too, ye is oft the cause of fear.

Ibid, patronisers of the “Arabic" Revelanta-Relevanta-Ervelanta--and all the other change. FOOLS-Assumption of. ringing in the pulse—the pea, bean, and The greatest of fools is be who imposes on lentil— line, to the words of Daniel on this himself, and in his greatest concern thinks special subject :-“Prove thy servants, I be certainly he knows that which he has least seech thee, ten days; and let them give us studied, and of which he is most profoundly pulse to eat and water to drink: then let our ignorant.

Shaftesbury. countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of FOOLS-advanced by Fortune. the portion of the king's meat.

Fortune can, for her pleasure, fools advance, And at the end of ten days their countenances

And toss them on the whirling wheels of appeared fairer and fatter in Flesh than all


Dryden. the children which did eat the portion of tho king's meat. Thus Melzar took away the portion FOOLS-incapable of Improvement. of the meat and the wine that they should

Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a drink, and gave them pulse.” And thus, too, mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will pulse appears to be “a dainty dish" not only not his foolishness depart from him. Solomon. fit "to set before a king," but better than all the king's meat and all the king's wine! And, FOOLS-Rights of. moreover, with reference to modern chemical

People have no right to make fools of them. analysis and its results, so far as regards this selves, unless they have no relations to blush precise description of food, and considering for them.

Haliburton. the difference between heat-giving, which, in fact, is a sort of fat-yielding material, and FOOLS-Solemn. actual solid flesh-yielding substance, how pecu- What's the bent brow, or neck in thought liarly and strictly, and even chemically, correct reclined ! is the expression “fatter in flesh,” when the The body's wisdom to conceal the mind. flesh-yielding, rather than the merely fat

A man of sense can artifice disdain, yielding, quality of the food is considered!

As men of wealth may veuture to go plain ;

Pocock. And be this truth eternal ne'er forgotFOOD-The Purpose of.

Solemnity's a cover for a sot. For what is food given! To enable us to I find the fool when I bebold the screen; carry on the necessary business of life, and For 'tis the wise man's interest to be seen. that our support may be such as our work

Young requires. This is the use of food. Man eats FOOLS—Thieve of. and drinks that he may work, therefore, the Of all thieves fools are the worst; they rub idle man forfeits his right to his daily bread; you of time and temper.

Goethe. and the apostle lays down a rule both just and natural, that "if any man will not work, FOP-Always a. neither shall he eat:" but no sooner do we

Foppery is never cured; it is the best fall into abuse and excess, then we are sure to stamina of the mind, which, like those of the suffer for it in mind and in body, either with body, are never rectified; once a coxcomb, sickness, or ill temper, or vicious inclinations, and always a coxcomb.

Johnse». or with all of them at once. Man is enabled to work by eating what is sufficient; he is

FOP-Character of a. hindered from working, and becomes heavy, A fop, who admires his person in a glass, idle, and stupid, if he take too much.

As to soon enters into a resolution of making his the bodily distempers that are occasioned by fortune by it, not questioning but every excess, tbere is no end of them.

woman that falls in his way will do him as Jones of Nayland. I much justice as himself.


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POP-Description of some

FOP-Manners of a. A graver coscomb we may sometimes see,

He was perfumèd like a milliner; Quite as absurd, tho' not so light as he :

Aud 'twixt his finger and his thumb be held A shallow brain behind a serious mask,

A pouncet-box, wbich ever and anon An oracle within an empty cask ;

He gave his nose; and still he smiled and

talked. The solemn fop ; significant and fudge;

Shakspeare. A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge. He says but little, and that little said

FOPS. Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead.

Fops take a world of pains His wit invites you by his looks to come, To prove that bodies may exist sans brains; Bat when you knock it never is at home. The former so fantastically dress'd, Coroper. The latter's absence may be safely guess'd.

Churchill. A six-foot suckling, mincing in its gait:

FORBEARANCE-Christian. Afected, peevish, prim, and delicate ;

Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right Fearful it seemed, tho' of athletic make, cheek, turn to him the other also. Lest brutal breezes should too roughly shake man will sue thee at the law, and take away Its tender form, and sarage motion spread, thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. C'er its pale cheeks, the horrid manly red.

St. Matthew. Churchill.

FORBEARANCE-Necessity of, In form so delicate, so soft his skin,

Use every man after his deserts, and who So fair in feature, and so smooth his chin, shall 'scape whipping.

Shakspeare. Quite to unman him nothing wants but this; Put him in coats, and he's a very miss. FORBEARANCE-towards Others.


It is a noble and great thing to cover the Touching dandies, let us consider, with blemishes and to excuse the failings of a some scientific strictness, what a dandy friend; to draw a curtain before his stains, specially is. A dandy is a clothes-wearing and to display his perfections; to bury his 91, a man whose trade, office, and existence weaknesses in silence, but to proclaim his

South. consist in the wearing of clothes. Every virtues upon the house-top. faculty of his soul, spirit, purse, and person, is FORBEARANCE and TOLERATIONberoically consecrated to this one object, —

Reasons for. the wearing of clothes wisely and well; so

If the peculiarities of our feelings and that, as others dress to live, he lives to dress.

faculties be the effect of variety of excitement The all-importance of clothes, sprung up in the intellect of the dandy, tend to produce in us mutual forbearance and

through a diversity of organization, it should witboat efort, like an instinct of genius : he

toleration. We should perceive how nearly is inspired with cloth, a poet of cloth.

impossible it is that persons should feel and Carlyle.

think exactly alike upon any subject. We

should not arrogantly pride ourselves upon A concomb is ugly all over with the affec- our virtues and knowledge, nor condemn the tation of the fine gentleman.

Johnson. errors and weakness of others, since they may

depend upon causes which we can neither produce nor easily counteract. No

one, FOP-his own Maker.


from his own feelings and powers, can be Nature has sometimes made a fool; but a aware of the kind or degree of temptation or solcomb is always of a man's own making.

terror, or the seeming incapacity to resist Adưison. them, which may induce others to deviate.

Abernethy. POP-Manners of &.

FORCE-Ineffectiveness of.
This is he
That kisa'd his hand away in courtesy ;

Who overcomes by force,

Hath overcome but half bis foe. Nilton.
This is the ape of form, Monsieur the nice,
That, when he plays at tables, chides the dice
In bonourable terms.

A barten-spirited fellow ; one that feeds To fear the worst, oft cures the worst.
On objects, arts, and imitations. Shoks-are.

Shakspeare. FOREST.



FORGIVENESS-Necessity of. The hawthorn whitens, and the juicy groves He that cannot forgive others, breaks the Put forth their buds, unfolding by degrees; bridge over which he must pass himself; for Till the whole leafy forest stands display'd, every man has need to be forgiven. In full luxuriance, to the sighing gales,

Lord Herbert Where the deer rustle through the twining FORGIVENESS-to Others. brake,

It is in vain for you to expect, it is impuAnd the birds sing conceal'd. Thomson.

dent for you to ask of God forgiveness on your

own behalf, if you refuse to exercise this FOREST SCENE-Pleasures of a.

forgiving temper with respect to others. Sometimes outstretch'd in very idleness,

Houdley. Naught doing, saying little, thinking less, To view the leaves, their dances upon air,

You should forgive many things in others, Goeddying round; and small birds how they fare but nothing in yourself.

A WORLD When mother Autumn fills their beaks with corn, Filch'd from the careless Amalthea's horn;

Humanity is never so beautiful as when pray. And how the wood-berries and worms provide ing for forgiveness, or else forgiving another. Without their pains, when Earth hath naught

Richter. beside To answer their small wants.

FORGIVENESS-Prerogative of. To view the graceful deer come tripping by,

To have the power to forgive, Then stop and gaze, then turn they know not Is empire and prerogative, why,

And 'tis in crowus a nobler gem, Like bashful younkers in society.

To grant a pardon than condemn. Butler To mark the structure of a plant or tree, And all fair things of earth, how fair they be! FORGIVENESS-Spirit of.


Nothing is more moving to man than the FORETHOUGHT-Happiness of.

spectacle of reconciliation : our weaknesses Happy are those, are thus indemnified, and are not too costly, That knowing, in their births, they are subject to being the price we pay for the bour of forgiveUncertain changes, are still prepared and arm'd pess; and the archangel, who has never felt For either fortune : a rare principle,

anger, has reason to envy the man who subAnd with much labour learn'd in wisdom's dues it. When thou forgivest, the man who school.

Massinger. has pierced thy heart stands to thee in the

relation of the sea-worm, that perforates the FORGIVENESS-the Act of the Brave. shell of the mussel, which straightway closta

the wound with a pearl.

Richter. The brave only know how to forgive-it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue FORGIVENESS-a Necessary Virtue. human nature can arrive at. Cowards have

Man has an unfortunate readiness, in the done good and kind actions; cowards have

evil hour, after receiving an affront, to drar even fought, nay, sometimes conquered ; but a

together all the moon-spots on the other per. coward never forgave—it is not in his nature;

son into an outline of shadow, and a nightthe power of doing it flows only from a

1 strength and greatness of soul conscious of its piece, and to transform a single deed into a own force and security, and above all the little thoroughly relish the pleasure of being angry.

whole life ; and this only in order that he may temptations of resenting every fruitless attempt In love, he has fortunately the opposite faculy to interrupt its happiness.


of crowding together all the light parts and FORGIVENESS-Half a.

rays of its object into one focus, by means of

the burning glass of imagination, and letting When a man but half forgives his enemy, it its sun burn without its spots; but he too is like leaving a bag of rusty nails to interpose generally does this only when the beloved and between them,

Latimer. Often censured being is already beyond the

skies. In order, however, that we should do FORGIVENESS – to be sought from this sooner and oftener, we ought to act like! Heaven.

Wincklemann, but only in another way. As If you bethink yourself of any crime,

he, namely, set aside a particular half-hour of Unreconciled, as yet, to Heaven and grace, each day for the purpose of beholding and Solicit for it straight.

Shakspeare. I meditating on his too happy existence in



Pome, so we ought daily or weekly to dedicate at all events with enlargements, the path ever and sanctify a solitary hour for the purpose of widening itself as more travel it, till at last cumming up the virtues of our families, our there is a broad highway, whereon the whole wires, our children, and our friends, and view world may travel and drive. Formulas all ing them in this beautiful crowded assemblage begin by being full of substance; you may of their good qualities. And, indeed, we call them the skin, the articulation into shape, should do so for this reason, that we may not into limbs and skin, of a substance that is forgive and love too late, when the beloved already there : they had not been there otherbeings are already departed hence, and are wise. Idols, as we said, are not idolatrous till beyoad our reach.

Richter. they become doubtful, empty for the worship

per's heart. Much as we talk against formulas, FORMALIST-The.

I hope no one of us is ignorant withal of the His house is as empty of religion as the bigh significance of true formulas ; that they white of an egg is of savour. Bunyan. were, and will ever be, the indispensablest

furniture of our habitation in this world. POBMS-Dissolution of.

Carlyle. The dissolution of forms is no loss in the FORTITUDE. mass of matter.


To bear is to conquer our fate. Campbell. FORMS-Utility of.

Of what use are forms, seeing at times they FORTITUDE-in Adversity. are empty!-Of the same use as barrels, which at times are empty too.

Though Fortune's malice overthrow my state, Hare.

My mind exceeds the compass of her wheel. FORMULAS-Realities of.

Shakspeare. Formulas, too, as we call them, have a

Let him not imagine, who aims at greatness, reality in buman life. They are real as the that all is lost by a single adverse cast of Tery skin and muscular tissue of a man's life, fortune ; for if fortune has at one time the ed a most blessed, indispensable thing, so

better of courage, courage may afterwards long as they have vitality withal, and are a

recover the advantage. He who is prepossessed üring skin and tissue to him! No man, or

with the assurance of overcoming, at least I man's life, can go abroad and do business in

overcomes the fear of failure; whereas, he the world without skin and tissues. No; first

who is apprehensive of losing, loses, in reality, of all, these bave to fashion themselves, as

all hopes of subduing. Boldness and power indeed they spontaneously and inevitably do.

are such inseparable companions, that they Foan itself--and this is worth thinking of

appear to be born together; and, when once can harden into oyster-shell : all living objects divided, they both decay and die at the same do by necessity form to themselves a skin.


Venn. Carlyle. FORMULAS–Utility of.

FORTITUDE-Armour of. What we call formulas are not in their

Who fights origin bad; they are indispensably good. With passions and o'ercomes, that man is Purmala is method, habitude, found wherever Dan is found. Formulas fashion themselves with the best virtue,-passive fortitude. ** patbs do, as beaten highways, leading

Webster. towards some sacred or high object, whither FORTITUDE-of a Christian. trany men are bent. Consider it. One man,

The fortitude of a Christian consists in full of beartfelt, earnest impulse, finds out a

patience, not in enterprises which the poets sy of doing somewhat, were it of uttering his

call heroic, and which are commonly the fil's reverence for the Highest, were it but

effects of interest, pride, and worldly honour. of buy saluting his fellow-man. An inventor

Dryden. ra needed to do that, - a poet; he has arii- FORTITUDE-in great Exploits. casted the dim struggling thought that dwelt True fortitude is seen in great exploits, iz his own and many bearts. This is his way That justice warrants and that wisdom guides. of doing that; these are his footsteps, the

Addison. beginning of - a path.” And now see: the

FORTITUDE-Nobleness of. second man travels naturally in the footsteps of his foregoer: it is the easiest method. In Brave spirits are a balsam to themselves ; the footsteps of his foregoer; yet with im. There is a nobleness of mind that heals provements, changes, where such seem good; | Wounds beyond salves.



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