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MCCCXVIII. It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examined by too strong a light. The torch of truth shows much that we can not, and all that we would not see.

In a face dimpled with smiles, it has often discovered malevolence and envy, and detected under jewels and brocade, the frightful forms of poverty and distress. A fine hand of cards have changed before it into a thousand spectres of sickness, misery, and vexation; and immense sums of money, while the winner counted them with transport, have, at the first glimpse of this unwelcome lustre, vanished from before him.Mulso.

MCCCXIX. He strikes no coin, 'tis true, but coins new phrases, And vends them forth as knaves vend gilded counters, Which wise men scorn, and fools accept in payment.

Old Play. MCCCXX.

. O you gods! what a number of men eat Timon, and he sees them not! It grieves me, to see so many dip their meat In one man's blood; and all the madness is, He cheers them up too. I wonder, men dare trust themselves with men! Methinks they should invite them without knives; Good for their meat, and safer for their lives. There's much example for’t: the fellow, that Sits next him now, parts bread with him, and pledges The breath of him in undivided draught, Is the readiest man to kill him: It has been proved. If I Were a huge man, I should fear to drink at meals; Lest they should spy my windpipe's dangerous notes: Great men should drink with harness on their throats.

Timon of Athens-Shakspeare.

MCCCXXI. The study of truth is perpetually joined with the love of virtue; for there's no virtue wlich derives not

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its original from truth; as, on the contrary, there is no vice which has not its beginning from a lie. Truth is the foundation of all knowledge, and the cement of all societies.-Casaubon.

MCCCXXII.
Our cider and Perry
Make a man mad, but not merry;

It makes people windmill-pated,
And with crackers sophisticated;

And your hops, yeast and malt,
When they're mingled together,

Makes our fancies to halt Or reel

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whither. It stuffs up our brains with froth and with yeast,

That if one would write but a verse for a bellman, He must study till Christmas for an eight shilling jest, These liquors won't raise, but drown and o’erwhelm

On Canary-Brome.

MCCCXXIII. Fear guides more to their duty than gratitude: for one man who is virtuous from the love of virtue, from the obligation which he thinks he lies under to the Giver of all, there are ten thousand who are good only from their apprehensions of punishment.-Goldsmith.

MCCCXXIV. Well the learned and the judicious know, That satire scorns to stoop so meanly low, As any one abstracted fop to show. For, as when painters form a matchless face, They from each fair one catch some different grace; And shining features in one portrait blend, To which no single beauty must pretend: So poets oft do in one piece expose Whole belles assemblees of coquets and beaux. Epilogue to the Way of the World.-Congreve.

MCCCXXV. What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! how infinite in faculties! in form, in moving, how exVOL. II.

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press and admirable! In action, how like an angel! in apprehension, how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?-Shakspeare.

MCCCXXVI.
Give me a look, give me a face,
That makes simplicity a grace;
Robes loosely flowing, hair as free:
Such sweet neglects more taketh me,
Than all the adulteries of art;
They strike mine eyes, but not mine heart.

Ben Jonson.

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ACTIVITY, 3, 125, 319, 338 Benefits, 278, 297, 301, 313, 317,
Actors, 339, 365, 571, 587, 663, 382, 469, 497, 501, 558, 604

752, 949, 1078, 1259, 1295 Birth-day Ode, 562
Admiration, 1147

Blessings of Man, 361
Adversity, 347, 414, 421, 1106 Books, 32, 349, 709, 725, 755, 945,
Advice, 76,633, 648, 865,970, 991 976, 1057, 1109, 1218, 1221, 1256
Advocate, the, 248

Borrowing, 336, 965
Adulteration, 1265

Bounty, 21, 1232
Affection, 744

Brevity, 117
Affliction, 113, 1173

Bribery, 56, 618, 675, 957
Age arid Youth, 402, 1101, 1198, Business, 308

1262
Ambition, 41, 221, 345, 378, 401,
411, 594, 861, 873, 1242

Canary, 1322
Ancestry, 406

Candour, 233
Anger, 10, 66, 105, 118, 171, 302, Caprice, 615, 984
1031

Cards, 168, 269
Antiquarians, 531, 677, 808 Caution, 988, 1025
Appetite, 152

Ceremony, 1216, 1268, 1274
Applause, 482

Charity, 1297
Argument, 128, 218

Cheerfulness, 441, 481
Artifice, 997

Chess, game of, 566
Astrology, 771

Chronology, 18
Atheism, 876

Church, the, 638, 1251
Avarice, 37, 70, 108, 119, 167, 293, Colonies, 1300

458, 485, 516, 544, 862, 1175 Company, 160, 165, 194, 256, 447,
Authority, 360, 504, 624, 1305 630,679, 748, 1201
Authors, 298, 318, 424, 435, 526, Complaisance, 422

538,578,667, 683,819, 986, 1004, Compliments, 597
1074

Composition, 343
Conceit, 658, 971

Confidence, 225
Bankrupt, 174

Conscience, 880, 1114
Bashfulness, 681

Constancy, 931

Content, 257, 334, 721, 780, 1122,
Bath, efficacy of, 359

1126, 1204, 1239
Bear, the term, 137

Controversy, 305, 762, 909
Beauty, 183, 197, 241, 396, 610, Conversation, 42, 149, 404, 560,

611,641, 723, 758, 810, 874, 913 583, 652, 664, 679,938, 1111

Barbers, 189

Convert, 491

Election, day of, 787
Conviviality, 793, 1113, 1238 Eloquence, 98, 636,113L
Conquesi, 575

Employment, 304, 1073
Contempi, 612

Emptiness, 699
Corruption, 1118

English, Social Character of, 906
Country life, 169, 1009, 1056 Euglish Character, 1251
Countryman, 64

English Virtues, 656
Courage, 210, 375, 920

Enthusiasm, 370, 854, 868
Courts, 665, 764

Eavy, 109, 393, 523, 601, 690, 939,
Courtier, the, 719

1030, 1142, 1186
Courtship, 208, 214, 216, 289, 415, Epicureans, the, 1155
902

Epicurism, 286
Court-viriues, 201, 434, 442, 1183 Epigrammatist, 273
Cowardice, 264, 555, 863

Equanimity, 403, 834
Cowley, the Pott, 500

Equivocation, 27
Credit, 727, 749

Esquires, 282, 456
Credibility, 483, 505

Example, 177, 1052, 1120
Critics, 33, 35, 62, 239, 438, 460, Excellence, varieties of, 1266

607, 722, 751, 910, 967, 1007, Excess, 480, 1087
1129, 1151, 1174

Excuse, 647
Cruelty to Animals, 966, 1257 Exile, remedy for, 1152
Cunning, 315, 1005

Expectation, 892
Curiosity, 369, 817, 878, 1659 Expense, 952
Custom, 95, 215, 1189

Experience, 321, 333, 400, 573,
Cyphers, four great, 736

1032, 1317

Eye, the, 651,779, 885, 1260
Deafness, remedy for, 420

Extremes, 537, 960
Death, 576, 1161, 1170, 1185
Debt, 367, 619
Deceit, 151, 529

Farne, 15, 299, 363, 459, 718, 728,
Deference, 87

753, 794, 918, 1231
Dependents, 486, 515, 605, 1203, Fan, uses of, 30
1224

Fancy, 1205
Despair, 1063

Fashion, 5, 380, 1123
Devotion, 1085

Favourite, 895, 922
Diaries, 1278

Fear, 204, 390, 732, 757, 1323
Discontent, 364

Fiddle-playing, 144
Discretion, 315, 1013, 2017

Filial Obedience, 1192
Disguise, 1293

Finery, 448, 1240
Distinction, 325

Firmament, the, 994
Doctor, degree of, 766

Flattery, 258, 322, 487, 559, 707,
Domestic Économy, 1314

806, 1309
Drama, 31, 83, 308, 702, 814, 864, Fools, 72, 143, 181, 288, 311, 584,
1024, 1009, 1130, 1200, 1245

644, 831, 1090
Dreams, 551, 933

Foppery, 1288
Dress,457, 617,687, 1172

For’ign Novelty, 1038
Drunkenn'ss, 89, 90, 91, 508, 572, Forgiveness, 59, 60, 750
703, 823, 856, 866, 1220

Fortune, 9,634,775,783,983, 1235,
Dulness, 11, 593, 1217

1301
French, habits of the, 510

Friend, on the death of, 1014
Earth, destruction of, 905

Friend in need, 1264, 1290
Echo Song, 898

Friendship, 57, 172, 327, 484, 654,
Economy, 368, 645

662, 672, 802, 827, 985, 1001,
Egotisın, 332, 465

1081, 1131, 1219

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