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"Much is in thy power; and therefore much is expected of thee. Though the Almighty only can give virtue, yet, as a prince, thou mayst stimulate those to beneficence, who act from no higher motive than immediate interest: thou canst not produce the principle, but mayst enforce the practice. Let thy virtue be thus diffused; and if thou believest with reverence, thou shalt be accepted above.
"Farewell! May the smile of Him who resides in the heaven of heavens, be upon thee; and against thy name, in the volume of His will, may happiness be written!"
"One great end to which all knowledge ought to be employed, is the welfare of humanity. Every science is the foundation of some art beneficial to men; and while the study of it leads us to see the beneficence of the laws of nature, it calls upon us also to follow the great end of the Father of nature, in their employment and application.
"I need not say what a field is thus opened to the benevolence of knowledge; I need not tell you, that, in every department of learning, there is good to be done to mankind. I need not remind you, that the age in which we live has given us the noblest examples in this kind, and that science now finds its highest glory in improving the condition, or in allaying the miseries of humanity."
"Rise with the lark, and with the lark to bed.
EXERCISES IN "PURE TONE":—“SERIOUS" STYLE, 93
Her oriental veil puts off? Think why,
"These few precepts in thy memory
Look thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue,
The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend;
This above all,- To thine own self be true;
III. "Animated," or Lively, Style.
"The cottage curs at early pilgrim bark;
"With quickened step,
Brown Night retires: young Day pours in apace,
Blue, through the dusk, the smoking currents shine;
The native voice of undissembled joy ;
"The atmosphere is not the only scene of animal enjoyment. Plants are covered with insects, greedily sucking their juices, and constantly, as it should seem, in the act of sucking. It cannot be doubted that this is a state of gratification. What else should fix them so closely to the operation and so long? Other species are running about, with an alacrity in their motions, which carries with it every mark of pleasure. Large patches of ground are sometimes half covered with these brisk and sprightly natures.
"If we look to what the waters produce, shoals of the fry of fish frequent the margins of rivers, of lakes, and of the sea itself. These are so happy, that they know not what to do with themselves. Their attitudes, their vivacity, their leaps out of the water, their frolics in it, all conduce to show their excess of spirits, and are simply the effects of that excess."
IV. Gay," or Brisk, Style.
"Then to the spicy nut brown ale,
Tells how the drudging goblin sweat,
And crop-full, out of doors he flings,
"But oh! how altered was its sprightlier tone,
Blew an inspiring air, that dale and thicket rung,
Peeping from forth their alleys green :
Brown Exercise rejoiced to hear,
And Sport leaped up, and seized his beechen spear.
"Last came Joy's ecstatic trial:
He, with viny crown advancing,
First to the lively pipe his hand addressed;
To some unwearied minstrel dancing;
Love framed with Mirth a gay fantastic round;
As if he would the charming air repay,
Shook thousand odors from his dewy wings."
"How does the water come down at Lodore? Receding and speeding,
And shocking and rocking,