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7 Well | pleas'd I follow | 7 thro' the / sacred |

paths 71 7 Of | Nature | 7 and of Science; | | Nurse 717

di | vine 7 | 7 Of | generous | counsels | 7 and he | roic | deeds!

71 0 7 let the breath of thy ex | tended | praise 7 | 7 In / spire my | kindling | bosom | 7 to the height

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7 Of | this 7 | un | tempted | theme! 71 | Nor be

my | thoughts 71 7 Pre | sumptuous counted, | | if 717 a mid the

| calın 7 | 7 Which | Hesper / sheds a long the / vernal | heav

en 1 7 1 | steal im I patient | 7 from the sordid | haunts

7 | 7 Of strife and I low am | bition, | 7 and the |

gloom | 9 Of | vulgar | super | stition, | 7 to attend, 7 | 7 With | hymns, 7 | thy 7 | presence, / 7 in the 1 syl

van | shade 7 | 7 By | their ma | lignant | footsteps | | ne'er 7 17

pro | faned. 7 1 1 7 De | scend, 7| 7 pro 1 pitious 1 7 to my favorid |

eye, 711 Such in thy | mien 7 1 7 thy I warm ex | alted | air,

7 | | As when the Persian | tyrant, 7 | | foild 7 | 7 and I strong 71

7 With | shame? | 7and | despe | ration, | | gnash'd

his | teeth, 71 7 To see thee | rend the 1 pageants of his throne;

711 And at the lightning of thy I lifted | spear, 7 | Crouch'd 7 | like a | slave. 7 |

Bring 7 | all thy | martial | spoils, 7 | 7 Thy / palms, 7 17 thy | laurels, 1 7 thy trium

phal | songs; ? | | 7 Thy | smiling | band of arts; 7 1 7 thy I god

like / sires 7 | 7 Of civil | wisdom; 117 thy he | roic | youth, 7

11 Warm from the schools of glory! | | Guide my |

way 71 7 Thro' | fair | 7 Ly | ceum's | walk 7 1 7 the olive

7 | shades 71 7 Of Aca | demus, | 7 and the sacred | vale 7 | Haunted by steps di | vine! 71 | where 7 | once 7

| 7 be neath 71 That 7 | ever | living | plantain's | ample boughs,

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7 Il | issus, | 7 by So | cratic | sounds de | tain'd7|

| On his neg | lected urn, 7 | 7 at tentive,

lay; 7 1 1 7 While | Boreas, 7 | | lingering 1 7 on the neigh

bouring | steep, 7 | 7 With | beautious | Ori | thyea | 7 his | love tale, | 7 In | silent | awe, 7 | 7 sus / pended: 1 | there let

| me, 71

7 With | blameless | hand, 7 | from thy un | envious

| fields 71 7 Transplant some | living | blossoms 1 7 to al

dorn 71 7 My | native | clime; 7| | 7 while | far a | bove the

| flight 71 7 Of | Fancy's | plume 7 | 7 as | piring, 17 I un

lock 1 7 The springs 717. of ancient | wisdom; L 17

while I join Thy 7 | name, 7 | thrice | honor'd! | with the im

| mortal | praise 71 7 of Nature, |. | while to my compatriot | youth

71 71 | point the high ex | ample 1 7 of thy | Sons, 7 | 7 And | tune 7 | 7 to | Attic | themes 7 | 7 the Brit

ish | lyre. 7 1 1 1

ON SINCERITY.

FROM A. B. P. TILLOTSON, (ABRIDGED.) Truth 7 | 7 and sincerity | 7 have | all the ad • vantages | 7 of ap | pearance, | 7 and many more.

7! | | 7 If the show of | any thing | 7 be I good for any thing, 11 7 1 am | sure | 7 the re | ality / 7 is better: 117 for | why 9 | 7 does any man 7 dis / semble, | 7 or seem to be that which he | is 7 | not, 9 | | but be cause 7 1 7 he thinks it | good to have 7 1 7 the qualities | 7 he pre | tends

to? | | | Now the best 7 | way 7 1 7 for a man to | seem to be any thing, I is to be in re | ality, | what he would seem to be:117 be sides, 717 it is often as | troublesome | 7 to sup | port the pre

tence of a good 7 | quality, 17 as to have it; } 7 and | if a | 7 man have it not, / 7 it is most 7 | likely | he will be dis covered to want it;! 17 and | then, I all his | labour to | seem to have it, | 7 is | lost. 7 || 17 There is something | un natural 17 in painting, 17 which a skilful | eye 7 | 7 will | easily dis | cern 7 | 7 from | native | beauty | 7 and com | plexion. I 11

Therefore, | 7 if | any man | think it con | venient to | seem 7 | good, 7 | let him I be so in deed: 71 17 and then 7 1 7 his / goodness will ap | pear

ng 17 to every one's | 7 satis | faction. || 17 Par | ticularly, | | as to the affairs of this 7 | world, 7 17 in | tegrity | 7 hath | many ad | vantages over | all the arti | ficial | modes 7 | 7 of dissimu | lation 1 7 and de | ceit. 7 || | 7 It is much the plainer 17 and easier, | | much the safer, | 7 and more se | cure 7 | way of dealing in the world; 7|17 it has | less of trouble and difficulty, 7 of en tanglement | 7 and per i plexity, 17 of danger and

| hazard | 7 in it. 7 1 1 1 7 The | arts of deceit and | cunning | 7 con | tinually | grow weaker, 1 7 and less serviceable | 7 to those that practise them; | 17 where | as 1 7 in | tegrity | I gains | strength by | use; 7|17 and the more and lon

ger | any man | practiseth it, | 7 the greater | service 17 it does him; 1 1 7 by con | firming his repu | tation, and encouraging | those | 7 with | whom he hath to do, 717 to re

re 1 pose the greatest confidence 7 in him: 1 | which is an un | speakable ad | vantage | 7 in | business, 1 7 and the af | fairs of | life. 7||

7 But | insin | cerity | 7 is very | troublesome to manage. ||17 A | hypocrite | 7 hath so many 17 things | 7 to at | tend to, | 7 as I make his 1 7 lite | 7 a 1 very per | plexed and intricate | thing. 7

1117 A | liar | 7 hath | need of a / good 7 | memory, | | lest he | contra | dict 7 | 7 at / one 7 | time 717 what he said at an other: 711 7 but | truth 717 is always consistent, | 7 and 1 7 needs nothing to help it | out: 711 7 it is always | near at hand, 7 | 7 and sits upon our | lips, 71 17 where | as a | lie 717 is / troublesome, | 7 and needs a great 7 | many more 7 | 7 to make it | good. 7 111

7 In a word, 7 | whatso | ever convenience | 7 may be thought 7| 7 to be in | falsehood 17 and dis | simu | lation, | 7 it is soon 7 | over: 11 but the inconvenience of it | 7 is per | petual; | 17 be cause 7 1 7 it brings a 17 man | under an | ever | lasting | jealousy | and sus / picion; | | so that he is not be | lieved 7 | 7 when he speaks the

truth; 711 7 nor | trusted | 7 when per haps, 7 17 he / means 7 | honestly. 1 | | When a | man

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