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wonder that he who has been accustomed to have his will in every thing, when he was in coats, mould desire and contend for it when he is in breeches? Youth is the golden season to inure the mind to the practice of virtue, on which their future health and respectability depend, and without which it will be impossible to deliver their constitutions, unbroken, to manhood and old age. Vice is utterly inconsistent with health, which can never dwell with lewdness, luxury, sloth and violent passions. The life of the epicure and rake, is not only short, but miserable. It would shock the modest and compassionate, to hear of those exquisite pains, and dreadful agonies, which profligate young persons suffer from their debaucheries, before they can even reach the friendly shelter of an untimely grave. Or if some few stop short in their career of riot, before they have quite destroyed the springs of life, yet those springs are
generally generally rendered so feeble and crazy, by the liberties which they have already taken, that they only support a gloomy, dispirited, dying life, tedious to themselves, and troublesome to all around them; and (which is still more pitiable) often transmit their complaints to an innocent unhappy offspring."
"But for one end, one much neglected use, are riches
"worth your care: "This noble end is—to mew the virtues in their fair
"est light; "To make humanity the minister of bounteous Provi
"deuce, "And teach the breaji the generous luxury of doing good."
I HERE is scarcely among the evils of life, any so generally dreaded as poverty. Many other kinds of misery a man may easily forget, because they do not always force themselves upon his regards. But it is impossible to pass a day or an hour, in the company of men without seeing how much poverty is exposed to neglect and insult; and in its lowest state^ to hunger and K nakedness;