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My unfitness to bodily exercise re

conciled me to a sedentary life, and the horse, the favourite of my coun

of the French and Latin classics;

and at each step I felt myself invigorated by the habits of application and method. His prudence repressed and dissembled some youthful sallies; and as soon as I was confirmed in the habits of industry and temperance he gave the reins into my own hands. His favourable report of my behaviour and progress gradually obtained some latitude of action and expence; and he wished to alleviate the hardships of my lodging and entertainment. The principles of philosophy were associated with the examples of taste; and by a fingular

chance, the book, as well as the

man, which contributed the most effectually to my education, has a stronger claim on my gratitude

- than

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