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Jagellon, whence it came. In our own royal living light of a higher heaven, which never family a certain fulness of the lower and more will leave us in utter darkness, but lend lateral parts of the face is conspicuous in the a steady beam to guide our path. Miss A ustimo portraits of the whole series of sovereigns from George I. to Victoria, and has been FEELINGS-Inexplicability of the. equally marked in other members of the family. The females of the ducal house of language has yet been found for them. They

Some feelings are quite untranslatable; no Gordon have long been remarkable for a pecu- gleam upon us beautifully throagh the dim liar elegant conformation of the neck. The twilight of fancy, and yet when we bring them Clackmannanshire Bruces, who are descended from a common stock with the famous Robert close to us, and hold them up to the light of Bruce of Scotland, are said to have that reason, lose their beauty all at once, as glowstrongly-marked form of the cheekbones and

worms, which gleam with such a spiritual light jaws which appears on the coins of that heroic in the shadows of evening, when brought in monarch, as it did in his actual face when his where the candles are lighted, are found to be bones were disinterred at Dunfermline, about only worms, like so many others. Longfellow. thirty years ago. The prevalent tallness of the inhabitants of Potsdam, many of whom FEELINGS-Influence of the. are descended from the guards of Frederick I.; There are, certainly, moments in life when, the Spanish features observable in the people though we may wish, may labour, to be of the county of Galway, in which, some cen- common-place in our sensations, and matter. turies ago, several Spanish settlements were of-fact in our conduct, we cannot succeed. made; and the hereditary beauty of the tide of feeling will rush upon us, too powerful women of Prague-are well-known facts which for the dikes and mounds raised up by reason have frequently attracted the attention of and philosophy. Our minds sink under the chronologists. The burgesses of Rome (the flood of weakness, if it be so, which flows most invariable portion of every populatiou) warmly over, impregnating, and probably exhibit at the present day precisely the same purifying, every thought; for these moments type of face and form as their ancestors, whose may surely be considered as our best, the true busts may be seen carved in relief on the intervals of enjoyment, when we throw off the ancient sarcophagi; and the Jewish physiog. thraldom of social restrictions, and revel alone nomies portrayed upon the sepulchral monu

in a boundless realm of freedom and romance. ments of Egypt are identical with those which It is at such times that the imagination fixes may be observed among modern Jews in the on some object with an interest more than streets of any of our great cities. Mantell. real,-an exaggerated intensity, creating an

atmosphere around, and giving to the meanest FEELING-Debasing.

things within its influence a character not Who can all sense of others' ills escape,

properly their own, as the fragrance of the rose Is but a brute, at best, in human shape. Tate. envelops, and might seem to breathe frorn, the

veriest weed that crawls beneath it. Grattar. FEELING-Over-sensibility of.

To feel is amiable ; but to feel too keenly is The kind heart speaks with words so kindly injurious both to mind and body; and a habit

sweet, of giving way to sensibility, which we should That kindred hearts the catching tones repeat; endeavour to regulate, though not to eradicate, And love, therewith, his soft sigh gently blendmay end in a morbid weakuess of mind, which

ing, may appear to romantic persons very gentle Makes pleasing harmony; thus softly sending and very interesting, but will undoubtedly Its passing cheer across the stilly main, render its victims very useless in society. Our While in the sounding water dips the oar, feelings were given us to excite to action, and And glad response bursts from the nearing shore, when they end in themselves, they are im- Comes to our ears the home-bound seamen's pressed to no one good purpose that I know of.

strain, Bishop Sandford.

Who from the lofty deck hail their own land FEELING-Transiency of.

again.

Joanna Baillie. Feeling is in its very nature transient. It is FEELINGS-without Vigorous Reason. at best the meteor's blaze, shedding strong but momentary day; while principle, the true Fine feelings, without vigour of reason, are principle, be it faint at first, as the star whose in the situation of the extreme feathers of a ray hath newly reached our earth, is yet the peacock's tail— dragging in the mud. Foster.

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FEELINGS-Training of the.

FICTION-Morality of. As a gladiator trained the body, so must we We must remember, that fiction is not train the mind, to self-sacrifice, "to endure all falsehood. If a writer puts abstract virtues things," to meet and overcome difficulty and into book clothing, and sends them upon stilts danger. We must take the rough and thorny into the world, he is a bad writer; if he rad as well as the smooth and pleasant; and classifies men, and attributes all virtue to one a portion at least of our daily duty must be class and all vice to another, he is a false hard and disagreeable ; for the mind cannot writer. Then, again, if his ideal is so poor be kept strong and healthy in perpetual sun- that he fancies man's welfare to consist in shine only, and the most dangerous of all states immediate happiness; if he means to paint a is that of constantly-recurring pleasure, ease, great man and paints only a greedy one, he is and prosperity. Most persons will find diffi- a mischievous writer; and not the less so, culties and hardships enough without seeking although by lamp light and among a juvenile them; let them not repine, but take them as audience his coarse scene-painting should be a part of that educational discipline necessary thought very grand. He may be true to his to at the mind to arrive at its highest good. own fancy, but he is false to nature. A writer

Charles Bray, of course cannot get beyond his own ideal; FEELINGS - tincturing the internal

but at least he should see that be works up to World.

it; and if it is a poor one, he had better write

histories of the utmost concentration of dulI may not hope from outward forms to win

ness, than amuse us with unjust and untrue The passion and the life, whose fountains are 1 within.

imaginings.

Helps. O Lady! we receive but what we give, FIDELITY-Devotedness of. And in our life alone does nature live : Ours is her wedding garment, ours her shroud! Though the herd hath fled from

thee, thy home Come rest in this bosom, my own stricken deer! Coleridge.

is still here. | FEELINGS-of Youth.

Here still is the smile that no cloud can o'ercast, Fæling in the young precedes philosophy, And a heart and a hand all thy own to the and often acts with a more certain aim.

last!

Moore. William Carleton. FESTIVALS-Benefits of.

His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles;

His love sincere, his thoughts immaculate; Festivals, when duly observed, attach men His tears pure messengers sent from his heart; to the civil and religious institutions of their His heart as far from fraud as heaven from cointry: it is an evil, therefore, when they earth.

Shakspeare. into disuse. For the same reason the loss of local observances is to be regretted: who is FIEND-Portraiture of the. there that does not remember their effect upon Satan,--the impersonation of that mixture himself in early life?

Southey of the bestial, the malignant, the impious, and

the hopeless, which constitute the fiend,—the FEVER

enemy of all that is human and divine. The heaving sighs through straiter passes blow,

Mrs. Jameson.

FINIS.
And scorch the painful palate as they go ;
The parch'd rough tongue night's humid vapour My pen is at the bottom of a page,
draws,

Which being finished, here the story ends; And restless rolls within the clammy jaws.

'Tis to be wish'd it had been sooner done,

Rowe. But stories somehow lengthen when begun. | FEVER-Violence of.

Byron.

FIRE-Friendliness of a. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, A fire's a good companionable friend, and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and Thou A comfortable friend, who meets your face bast brought me into the dust of death.

With welcome glad, and makes the poorest shed

David. As pleasant as a palace. Are you cold? FEVER and DELIRIUM,

He warms you-weary ? he refreshes youWhen I say my bed shall comfort me, my Hungry? he doth prepare your food for you — couch shall ease my complaint, then Thou Are you in darkness ? he gives light to youscarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me In a strange land ? he wears a face that is through visions. I am a burden to myself. Familiar from your childhood. Are you poor?

Job. What matters it to him. He knows no difference

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FIRE.

FLATTERERS.

Pope.

Between an emperor and the poorest beggar!

FIRST and LAST. Where is the friend, that bears the name of man, First must give place to last, because last Will do as much for you? Mary Howitt. must have his time to come; but last gives FIRE-Phosphorio.

place to pothing, for there is not another to succeed.

Bunyaa. With scarce inferior lustre gleamed the sea, Whose waves were spangled with phosphoric fire, FISH-Varieties of. As though the lightnings there had spent their

Our plenteous streams a various race supply, shafts,

The bright-eyed perch, with fins of various And left the fragments glittering on the field. James Montgomery.

dye;

The silver eel, in shining volumes rollid; FIRESIDE-Definition of the.

The yellow carp, in scales bedropt with gold; The cat's Eden.

Southey. Swift trouts, diversified with crimson stains,

And pikes, the tyrants of the watery plains. FIRESIDE-Social Importance of the.

The fireside is a seminary of infinite im- | FISHING-Requisites for Successful. portance. It is important because it is uni- A day with not too bright a beam, versal, and because the education it bestows,

A warm but not a scorching sun, being woven in with the wool of childhood.

A southern gale to curl the stream, gives form and colour to the whole texture of life. There are few who can receive the There, whilst behind some bush we wait,

And, master, half our work is done. honours of a college, but all are graduates of the hearth. The learning of the university We'll prove it just, with treacherous bait

,

The scaly people to betray, may fade from the recollection, its classic lore may moulder in the halls of memory; but the And think ourselves, in such an hour,

To make the preying trout our prey: simple lessons of home, enamelled upon the heart of childhood, defy the rust of years, and who, like leviathans, devour

Happier than those, though not so high, outlive the more mature but less vivid picture

Of meaner men the smaller fry. of after years. So deep, so lasting, indeed,

Izaak Talton. are the impressions of early life, that you often see man in the imbecility of age

FLATTERERS-No Confidence in. holding fresh in his recollection the events of Meddle not with him that flattereth with childhood, while all the wide space between his lips.

Solomon. that and the present hour is a blasted and forgotten waste. You have perchance seen FLATTERERS-Different kinds of. an old and half-obliterated portrait, and in the attempt to have it cleaned and restored you and if he be an ordinary datterer, he will have

Some praises proceed merely of flattery; may have seen it fade away, while a brighter certain common attributes which may serve and moro perfect picture, painted beneath, is revealed to view. This portrait, first drawn

every man; if he be a cunning flatterer, he upon the canvas, is no inapt illustration of will follow the arch-flatterer, which is a man's youth; and though it may be concealed by self; but if he be an impudent fatterer,

look wherein a man is conscious to himself some after-design, still the original traits will

that he is most defective, and is most out of shine through the outward picture, giving it tone while fresh, and surviving it iu decay. entitle him to, perforce.

countenance in himself, that will the fatterer

Bacon. Such is the fireside,-the great institution of Providence for the education of man.

FLATTERERS-the Lowest of Mankind.

Goodrich. FIRMNESS-Definition of.

Hold !

No adulation !-'tis the death of virtue! That profound firmness which enables a

Who flatters, is of all mankind the lowest, man to regard difficulties but as evils to be

Save him who courts the flattery. surmounted, no matter what shape they may assuine.

Hannah More. Cockton.

FLATTERERS-Meeting of. FIRMNESS-Estimation of.

When flatterers meet the devil goes to Firmness, both in sufferance and exertion, dinner.

De Foc. is a character which I would wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of FLATTERERS-Shame caused by. complaint, and the cowarılly feeble resolve. Great lords, by reason of their flatterers,

Burns. are the first to know their own virtues, and

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FLATTERY.

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the last to know their own vices: some are FLATTERY-Danger of. made ashamed by comparison, because their

Flattery is an ensnaring quality, and leaves ancestors so great; and others are

a very dangerous impression. It swells a ssbamed of their ancestors, because they were man's imagination, entertains his vanity, and so little. Selden. drives him to a doting upon his own person.

Jeremy Collier. FLATTERERS the Worst Kind of FLATTERY-Deceitfulness of. Traitors.

People generally despise where they flatter, Take care thou be not made a fool by and cringe to those they would gladly overfatterers, for even the wisest men are abused top; so that truth and ceremony are two by these. Know therefore, that flatterers are

things.

Antoninus. the worst kind of traitors; for they will strengthen thy imperfections, encourage thee FLATTERY-Dislike of.

in all evils, correct thee in nothing, but so I shadow and paint all thy vices and follies, as Of all wild beasts, preserve me from a tyrant ; thou shalt never, by their will, discern evil | And of all tame, a flatterer.

Johnson. from good, or vice from virtue: and because all men are apt to flatter themselves, to enter- FLATTERY-Easiness of. tain the additions of other men's praises, is Men find it more easy to flatter than to praise. most perilous. Do not therefore praise thyself,

Richter. except thou wilt be counted a vainglorious FLATTERY-Evils of. fool, neither take delight in the praise of other men, except thou deserve it, and receive it 'Tis the fate of princes, that no knowledge from such as are worthy and honest, and will Comes pure to them ; but, passing through the withal warn thee of thy faults; for flatterers

eyes bare never any virtue, they are ever base, And ears of other men, it takes a tincture creeping, cowardly persons. A flatterer is From every channel, and still bears a relish said to be a beast that biteth smiling; it is Of flattery, or private ends.

Denham. said by Isaiah in this manner: My people, they that praise thee, seduce thee, and disorder the FLATTERY-Influence of. paths of thy feet : and David desired God to

When I tell him he hates flattery, cut out the tongue of a flatterer. But it is He says he does, being then most flatter'd. hard to know them from friends, they are so

Shakspeare. obsequious and full of protestations; for as FLATTERY-Insipid.

a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend. A tatterer is compared to an ape,

This barren verbiage current among men, who because she cannot defend the house like Light coin, the tinsel clink of compliment.

Tennyson. a dog, labour as an ox, or bear burdens as

FLATTERY-Offensiveness of. á borse, doth therefore yet play tricks, and proroke laughter. Sir Walter Raleigh. Nothing is so great an instance of ill-manners

as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you

please none; if you flatter only one or two, you FLATTERY-& Sneaking Art.

affront the rest.

Swift. No flattery, boy! an honest man can't live bş't;

FLATTERY-Potency of.
It is a little sneaking art, which kpaves
Vse to cajole, and soften fools withal.

All-potent Flattery, universal lord !
If thou hast flattery in thy nature, out with't, Reviled, yet courted; censured, yet adored !
Or send it to a court, for there 'twill thrive!

How thy strong spell each human bosom draws, Otway.

The very echo to our self-applause !

'Tis thine to smoothe the furrow'd brow of FLATTERY-Caution against.

Pique,

Wrinkle with smiles the sour reluctant cheek, Beware of flattery ; 'tis a flowery weed Which oft offends the very idol vice

Silence the wrathful, make the sullen speak, Whose shrine it would perfume. Fenton.

Disarm a tyrant, tame a father's curse,

Wring the slow farthing from the miser's FLATTERY-a Base Currency.

purse,

Subdue Lucretia, even when gold shall fail, Flattery is a sort of bad money, to which And make Apicius smile o'er cheese and ale ! our Fanity gives currency. La Rochefoucauld.

Pope.

FLATTERY.

FLOWERS.

FLATTERY-Penalty of.

That life's quick travellers ne'er might pass you He who can listen pleased to such applause, by Buys at a dearer rate than I dare purchase, Unwarn'd of that sweet oracle divine. And pays for idle air with sonse and virtue. And though too oft its low, celestial sound

Mallet. By the harsh notes of work-day care is drown'd. FLATTERY-Seductiveness of.

And the loud steps of vain, unlist'ning haste,

Yet the great lesson bath no tone of power No vizor does become black villany So well as soft and tender flattery. Shukspeare. Mightier to reach the soul in thought's hush'a

hour, FLATTERY-only for Show.

Than yours, meek lilies, chosen thus, and graced.

Mrs. Hema PS Flattery is like a painted armour; only for show, not use. Socrates. Lovely flowers are the smiles of God's goodness.

Wilberforce FLATTERY-Vice of. Parent of wicked, bane of honest deeds. They bring me tales of youth, and tones of Pernicious Flatt'ry, thy malignant seeds.

love, In an ill bour, and by a fatal hand,

And 'tis and ever was my wish and way Sadly diffused o'er Virtue's gleby land, To let all flowers live freely and all die, With rising pride amidst the corn appear,

Whene'er their genius bids their souls depart, And choke the hopes and harvest of the year. Among their kindred in their native place.

Prior. I never pluck the rose; the violet's head

Hath shaken with my breath upon its bank, Do not think I flatter,

And not reproach'd me; the ever sacred cup For what advancement may I hope from thee, Of the pure lily hath between my hands That no revenue hast, but thy good spirits, Felt safe, unsoil'd, nor lost one grain of gold. To feed and clothe thee? Should the poor be

Walter Savage Landor flatter'd!

Ibid.

FLOWERS-Associations of.

In all places, then, and in all seasons, How the universal heart of man blesses Flowers expand their light and soul-lika flowers! They are wreathed round the cradle,

wings, the marriage-altar, and the tomb. The Persian Teaching us, by the most persuasive reasons, in the far-east delights in their perfume, and

How akin they are to human things. writes his love in nosegays ; while the Indian And with childlike, credulous affection, child of the far-west claps his hands with glee

We behold their tender buds expand, as he gathers the abundant blossoms—the illu- Emblems of our own great resurrection, minated scriptures of the prairies. The Cupid

Emblems of the bright and better land. of the ancient Hindoos tipped his arrows with

Longfello flowers, and orange-flowers are a bridal crown with us,- a nation of yesterday. Flowers

Who does not look back with feelings which garlanded the Grecian altar, and hung in votive he would in vain attempt to describe, to the wreath before the Christian shrine. All these delightful rambles which his native fields and are appropriate uses. Flowers should deck the

meadows afforded to his earliest years ! Flowers brow of the youthful bride, for they are in

are among the first objects that forcibly attract themselves a lovely type of marriage. They the attention of young children, becoming to should twine round the tomb, for their per

them the source of gratifications wbich are petually renewed beauty is a symbol of the among the purest of which our nature is resurrection. They should festoon the altar, capable, and of which even the indistinct for their fragrance and their beauty ascend in

recollection imparts often a fleeting pleasure to perpetual worship before the Most High.

the most cheerless moments of atter-life. Mrs. Child.

Kidd.

FLOWERS-Beauty of. Flowers ! when the Saviour's calm, benignant The flowers are nature's jewels, with whose eye

wealth Fell on your gentle beauty; when from you She decks her summer beauty: primrose That heavenly lesson for all hearts He drew,

sweet, Eternal, universal as the sky;

With blossoms of pure gold; enchanting rose, Then in the bosom of your purity

That like a virgin queen, salutes the sun, A voice He set, as in a temple shrine,

Dow-diadem'd.

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