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L. • Learning is worse lodged in him, than Jove was in a thatched
happily. Spanish. Man proposes, but God disposes.--Scotch. Many that are wits in jest are fools in earnest. Mean men admire wealth, great men glory. Men's years and their faults are always more than they are
willing to own. Men fear death as children to go into the dark. Mortal man must not keep up immortal anger. More wisdom and less religion.-Italian. Most men employ their first years, so as to make the last mi.
serable. Most things have two handles; and a wise man takes hold of
the best. More a man knows and less he believes.
Ital.--Chi piu sa, meno crede.
Nature teaches us to love our friends, religion our enemies.
No mother is so wicked but desires to have good children.
our bosoms. Our virtues would be proud, if our vices whipped them not.
. P. . Parnassus has no gold mines in it. Otway, Butler, Goldsmith, and others of the Old School, certainly
did not find any; but some of our modern poets have been more
fortunate, and discovered very rich veins there! Passionate men, like fleet hounds, overrun the scent. Patience is a plaister for all sores. Pen and ink are wit's plough. Pleasures, while they flatter, sting to death. Point not at other's spots with a foul finger. Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the
night. Prevention is better than cure. Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more
Quick believers need broad shoulders.
Reason governs the wise man, and cudgels the fool.
la brebis. Reynard is still Reynard, though he put on a surplice. We have several proverbs to the same purport, as " What is bred
in the bone can never be out of the flesh;”. “ A young saint, an old saint ; a young devil, an old devil.” They seem to have arisen from the general observance, that age is but a type of youth, that youth is only age in miniature. To a considerable extent this is correct : for though education may do much to form our tempers and opinions, we should be mistaken did we think it had power to eradicate the fundamental dispositions of our nature. Mr.Owen thinks otherwise ; but the old sayings, which comprise centuries of experience, do not corroborate his principles. Nature may be modified, but not subdued. It will always show itself: like Æsop's damsel turned from a cat into a woman; who sat demurely at table till a mouse happened to cross the room. The story of Socrates is against this reasoning ; but many of the ancient philosophers were only remakable for pride and affectation,
and any examples from them are of no great authority. Revenge in cold blood is the devil's own act and deed. Roman virtue it was that raised the Roman glory. Rule lust, temper the tongue, and bridle the belly.
French.-La mentir est le premier de tous les maux.
Sin is sin, wbether it be seen or no.
Spanish-Hurtar el puerco y dar los pies Dios.
Take away fuel, take away flame.
Remove the tale-bearer and contention ceaseth. That which was bitter to endure may be sweet to remember. The most penitent anchorite has now and then a flight of
vanity. The best mode of instruction is to practise what we teach. The reward of unlawful pleasure is lawful pain. The usefullest truths are the easiest comprehended. The thief is sorry he is to be hanged, but not that he is a
thief. The sting of a reproach is the truth of it. The conquered is rarely called wise, or the conqueror rash. The truest jests sound worst in guilty ears. The chamber of sickness is the chapel of devotion. The evening crowns the day.
Italian.-Un bel morire tutta la vita honora. The best horse needs breaking, and the aptest child needs
teaching. The gown's her's that wears it, and the world's his who enjoys
The devil is a busy bishop in bis own diocese.
There is a devil in every berry of the grape. Turkish.
them. The remedy for injuries, is not to remember them.-Italian. The credit that is got by a lie only lasts till the truth comes
out. The church is out of temper, when charity waxes cold and
zeal hot. The drunkard continually assaults his own life. The best remedy against an ill man is much ground between
both.--Spanish. The pen of the tongue should be dipped in the ink of the
sort of “Whiggish jealousy of the monarchical power," but the
of a king are limited. The longest life is but a parcel of moments. The wise man knows the fool, but the fool doth not know the
wise man.- Eastern. The sickness of the body may prove the health of the soul. The cross on the breast, and the devil in actions.-Spanish. The wicked even hate vice in others.
Ital.--Il viti altrui dispiace alli stessi vitiosi.
cannot be a nobler tribute to virtue than the homage of the
their passions prevents their adopting them in practice. The world would finish were all men learned.