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G.-If the stock of our bliss is in stranger hands vested,
The fund, ill-secured, oft in bankruptcy ends,
L.—Though straiter bounds his fortune does confine,
G.–With reason firm, and temperate will,
Endurance, foresight, strength and skill;
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,
You never felt before,
L:—The dreary hours will soon be numbered
That bind you to a single life;
Will crown your wishes as a wife.
G.-Poor fellow, how I pity you! Your life
Will be at best a sorrowful existence-
You'll leave so many blessings in the distance ;
you will surely marry soon or late.
Farewell to joy! a long, a sad farewell,
For recollect that it will last forever,
And to be free again were vain endeavor;
And thy tears they never flow,
Making truth your inspiration,
Taking reason for your guide.
Though your dearest friend he be,
On God's best gift-liberty!
Against error take the field,
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 !
And life a pilgrimage of pain,
Descends, a sweet engaging form,
The bow of promise in a storm.
You'll have a friend whose company will be
Your dream is one of artless youth,
And all its rosy hours,
And treasures live in flowers.
To cheer the youthful heart;
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,