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I am not able to discover whether these points are any how connected.

Those are arguments which cannot be got over by all the cavils of infidelity.

This matter I had a great mind to reply to.

I hope that I may not be troubled in future, on this, or any the like occasions.

It is difficult to unite together copiousness and precision.

Let us consider of the proper means to effect our purpose.

We must pay attention to what goes before and immediately follows after.

The more that this track is pursued, the more that eloquence is studied, the more shall we be guarded against a false taste.

True believers of every class and denomination on earth, make up the church and people of God.

This is the sun and substance of that which has been said on the subject.

A perfect union of wit and judgment, is one of the rarest things in the world.

Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes to its scarcity only its value.

Intemperance will make life short and sad, though it may fire the spirits for an hour.

From their errors of education, all their miseries have proceeded.

Their disinterestedness of conduct produced general admiration.

I viewed the habitation of my departed friend. Venerable shade! I then gave thee a tear : accept now of one cordial drop that falls to thy memory. To-day we are here ; to-morrow we are gone.

: This author is more remarkable for strength of sentiment that harmonious language.

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Many persons are more delighted with correct and elegant langaage, than with the importance of sentiment and accuracy of reasoning.

I feel myself grateful to my friend, for all the instances of his kindness, which he has often mani. fested to me.

It is not from this world that any source of comfort can arise, to cheer the gloom of the last hour.

SECT. IV. It is dangerous for beauty that is mortal, or for terrestrial virtue, to be examined by a light that is too strong for it.

Beautiful women possess seldom any great accomplishments, because they study behaviour rather than virtue, for the most part.

It is to discover the temper of froward children, not that of men, far less that of Christians, to fret and repine at every disappointment of our wishes.

It is ordained and decreed by Providence, that nothing shall be obtained in our present state, that is truly valuable, except it be with difficulty and danger.

Pauses of ease and relaxation, labour necessarily requires ; and the deliciousness of ease makes us commonly unwilling to return to labour.

Nothing which is not right can be great : nothing can be suitable to the dignity of the human mind which reason condemns.

We have warm hopes in youth, which are blasted soon by negligence and rashness; and great designs which are defeated by inexperience and ignorance of the world.

The haunts of dissipation, by right and day, open many a wide and inviting gate to the children of idleness and sloth.

True virtue (as all its parts are connected, piety

with morality, charity with justice, benevolence with temperance and fortitude, must form one complete and entire system.

Dissimulation obscures parts and learning ; degrades the lustre of every accomplishment; and plunges us into universal contempt.

Confident as you now are in your assertions, and positive as you are in your opinions, be assured the time approaches when things and men will appear in a different light to you.

In this age of dissipation and luxury in which we live, how many avenues are constantly open that carry us to the gates of folly!

Through extravagance and idleness, and vain inclination of emulating others in the splendid show of life, many run into charges exceeding their property.

Objects are separated from each other, by their qualities : they are distinguished by the distance of sime or place.

Clarendon, being a man of extensive abilities, stored his mind with a variety of ideas ; which circumstance contributed to the successful exertion of his vigorous capacity.

SECT. V. The most high degree of reverence and attention should be paid to youth ; and nothing that is indecent or indelicate should be suffered to approach their eyes or their ears.

He who is blessed with a clear conscience, in the worst conjunctures of human life, enjoys an elevation of mind peculiar to virtue, as well as dignity and peace.

The hand of industry may change, in a few years, the face of a country; but to alter the sentiments and manners of a people, requires often as many generations.

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with morality, charity with justice, benevolence with temperance and fortitude,) must form one complete and entire system.

Dissimulation obscures parts and learning ; degrades the lustre of every accomplishment; and plunges us into universal contempt.

Confident as you now are in your assertions, and positive as you are in your opinions, be assured the time approaches when things and men will appear in a different light to you.

In this age of dissipation and luxury in which we live, how many avenues are constantly open that carry us to the gates of folly!

Through extravagance and idleness, and vain inclination of emulating others in the splendid show of life, many run into charges exceeding their property.

Objects are separated from each other, by their qualities : they are distinguished by the distance of time or place.

Clarendon, being a man of extensive abilities, stored his mind with a variety of ideas ; which circumstance contributed to the successful exertion of his vigorous capacity.

SECT. y. The most high degree of reverence and attention should be paid to youth ; and nothing that is indecent or indelicate should be suffered to approach their eyes or their ears.

He who is blessed with a clear conscience, in the worst conjunctures of human life, enjoys an elevation of mind peculiar to virtue, as well as dignity

and peace.

The hand of industry may change, in a few years, the ace of a country; but to alter the sentiments and manners of a people, requires often as many generations.

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