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G.-If the stock of our bliss is in stranger hands vested,

The fund, ill-secured, oft in bankruptcy ends,
But the heart issues bills which are never protested,
When drawn on the firm of— Wife, Children
and Friends.

R. Spencer.

L.—Though straiter bounds his fortune does confine,
In his large heart is found a wealthy mine.


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G.–With reason firm, and temperate will,

Endurance, foresight, strength and skill;
A perfect woman nobly planned,
To warn, to comfort, and command,
And yet a spirit still, and bright
With something of an angel light.


L.-He will be everything to you, your sympathizing

friend, To teach, and help, and lead, and bless, and comfort, and

defend; He will be tender, just, and kind, unwilling to reprove, He will do all to bless you by his wisdom and his love.



G.–Year after year you've lived alone,

As free as waters run


At least you think so now,

but when
The next year is begun
You'll feel such bliss, such happiness

You never felt before,
Hurrah! hurrah! for you will be
A bachelor no more.

Lit. Museum.

L:—The dreary hours will soon be numbered

That bind you to a single life;
And glorious hopes that long have slumbered,

Will crown your wishes as a wife.


G.-Poor fellow, how I pity you! Your life

Will be at best a sorrowful existence-
For wedded trials and a fair young wife

You'll leave so many blessings in the distance ;
But there's no help'tis your predestined fate,

you will surely marry soon or late.

Farewell to joy! a long, a sad farewell,

For recollect that it will last forever,
And that you know is something of a spell ;

And to be free again were vain endeavor;
When once you've “ been and done it” till you die,
You cannot be a bachelor, if you try.

Lit. Museum
L.—They say thy brow is lofty,

And thy tears they never flow,

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Making truth your inspiration,

Taking reason for your guide.
Unto no one be a debtor,

Though your dearest friend he be,
Those who borrow bind a fetter

On God's best gift-liberty!
With a shout of bold defiance

Against error take the field,
Let your sword be self-reliance,

And the sense of right your shield.


There are three modes of bearing the ills of life: by indifference, which is the most common; by philosophy, which is the most ostentatious; and by religion, which is the most effectual. It has been actually said that “philosophy readily triumphs over past or future evils, but that presen: evils triumph over philosophy." She can teach us to bear the calamities of others with magnanimity, but it is religion only that can teach us to bear our own with resignation.


Oft mortals, blind and weak below,

Pursue the phantom bliss in vain !
The world's a wilderness of woe,

And life a pilgrimage of pain,
Till mild religion from above

Descends, a sweet engaging form,
The messenger of heavenly love,

The bow of promise in a storm.


You'll have a friend whose company will be
A great advance to your felicity. Pomfret


Your dream is one of artless youth,

And all its rosy hours,
When all the world is joy and truth,

And treasures live in flowers.
And such sweet dreams are oft designed

To cheer the youthful heart;
But sad experience soon will find
In life they have no part.

17.. G.–That those who assume the greatest consequence have often the least share of judgment and ability.

L.—That if vanity does not overturn your virtues it surely makes them totter.


You're dying, as your friends all see,
Of that disease, called constancy ;
They may approach with step courageous
For your disease is not contagious.

G.—You always had a knack you

Of saying things mal à propos,

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