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Hast thou not spoke like thunder on my side?
Been sworn my soldier ? bidding me depend
Upon thy stars, thy fortune, and thy strength ?
And dost thou now fall over to my foes ?
Thou wear'st a lion's hide ! doff it, for shame,

And hang a calf-skin on those recreant limbs!"
Traitors, false friends, and apostates, may be all included under

the same anathema. The mob has many heads, but no brains. The magistrate's son escapes from every thing.- Spanish. “ Great men,” says Mr. Collins, “ too often commit all sorts of vil

lainies with impunity.” Not in England, we presume. It is long since the aristocracy of this country lost the privilege to levy contributions, to rob, and murder, with impunity. Thank God, the highest person in the kingdom (except the King, who, the bishops say, can do no wrong), cannot raise a finger against the lowest, without being amenable to the laws. The case is different in Ireland, if Mr. Wakefield be correct; but that has long been a “ spot accursed,” out of the pale of the law and justice

too. Their power and their will are the measures princes take of

right and wrong. The larger states are, the more they are subject to revolu

tions.-Italian. That trial is not fair, where affection is judge. Trade and commerce are universal cheating by general consent. To keep a custom you hammer the anvil still, though you

have no iron.


War makes thieves and peace hangs them.--Italian.- French. War is death's feast.

The Italians say, “When war begins, hell opens.” War with the world and peace with England. Spanish. It is uncertain whether this historical proverb be the result of the

splendid folly of the Spanish armada; but England must always have been a desirable ally to Spain, against her powerful neighbour. Such is the natural policy of Spain; but how the wisdom of the foregoing maxim has been sacrificed under the sway of her late sovereigns !

Wars bring scars.
War, hunting, and love, have a thousand pains for one


Spanish. Guerra, caza, y amores, por un placer mil dolores. • We may see a prince but not search him.

What a great deal of good great men might do!
What Christ takes not, the exchequer carries away.-Spanish.
A striking picture of national suffering, under the double evils of a

rapacious church and oppressive taxation.
Where there are many laws, there are many enormities.
Where druins beat, laws are silent.
Who draws the sword against his prince, must throw away

the scabbard. Who knows not how to dissemble, knows not how to reign.

Ital..Chi non sa dissimulare, non sa regnare.
A favourite maxim of Tiberius, the Roman emperor, and of Louis

XIII. of France.
Who serves at court, dies on straw.-Italian.

Alluding to the uncertainty of royal favour. It cannot, of course, ap-
- ply to England, where it is well known the sun-shine of the court

is the most sure means of providing for a comfortable old age ! Who eats of the king's goose will void a feather forty years

after.- French. With the king and the Inquisition, hush !- Spanish. The gravity and taciturnity of the Spaniards have been ascribed to

this proverb. It is descriptive of the state of the people when the popular spirit was subdued, and every one dreaded to find a

spy under his roof. Wise and good men invented the laws, but fools and the

wicked put them upon it. You pretend the public, but mean yourself.


A BROAD hat does not always cover a wise head,
Ask thy purse what thou shouldst buy.
A man that keeps riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass

that carries gold and eats thistles.
Accusing the times is but excusing ourselves.
A great fortune is a great slavery.
A bird is known by its note, and a man by his talk.
A fop of fashion is the mercer's friend, the tailor's fool, and

bis own foe. A good presence is letters of recommendation. A hog upon trust, grunts till he is paid for. A man in debt is stoned every year.-Spanish. That is, he is dunned, persecuted, and ultimately harassed to death,

by the perpetual visitations of his creditors. It is a question, worthy the attention of the Parliament, to ascertain how many poor devils in this commercial country are annually driven to suicide or to Bedlam from pecuniary embarrassment. One of the greatest improvements in legislation would be to follow the example of America, and abolish compulsory process for the recovery of debts. It would not only root out a fruitful source of litigation and inconsiderate speculation, but abolish a gross anomaly in our jurisprudence. To give the power of arbitrary imprisonment to a creditor is to identify the prosecutor with the judge, and to make a man amenable, not to fixed laws, but to

the passions and caprice of incensed individuals.
All covet, all lose.
Argus at home, but a mole abroad.

Ital.-In casa argo, di fuori talpa.
A spur in the head is worth two in your heel.

A mittened cat never was a good hunter.
A sluggard takes an hundred steps because he would not

take one in due time.
Account not that work slavery that brings in penny savory.
A sillerless man gangs fast through the market.—Scotch.
As you salute, you will be saluted.-Italian.
A nod from a lord is a breakfast for a fool.
A gentleman ought to travel abroad, but to dwell at home.
A rich man's foolish sayings pass for wise ones.-Spanish.
A rascal grown rich has lost all his kindred.
A good word for a bad one, is worth much and costs little.

Italian. A man without ceremony had need of great merit in its place. All saint without, all devil within. Alike every day makes a clout on Sunday.- Scotch. According to your purse govern your mouth.-Italian. A rolling stone gathers no moss. As good play for nothing, as work for nothing. A fu' purse never lacks friends.-Scotch. A covetous man makes a halfpenny of a farthing, and a li.

beral man makes sixpence of it.. Always taking out of the meal-tub, and never putting in,

soon comes to the bottom. A penny spared is twice got. An artist lives every where. A Greek proverb, used by Nero, when he was reproached with the

ardour he gave himself up to the study of music. It answers to the Spanish, “A skilful mechanic makes a good pilgrim.” He will in every place find the means to maintain himself; which gives him an advantage over the mere gentleman, who might beg, while the artist could live by his trade. No class is, in fact, more independent than mechanics. For this reason Rousseau taught every child should be instructed in some trade: and the Germans, of all ranks, formerly were brought up to some handicraft, so that they might be provided against the vicissitudes of fortune..

All men think their enemies ill men.
A man in a passion rides a horse that runs away with bim.
All is fine that is fit.
An ass is the gravest beast, an owl the gravest bird.
A civil denial is better than a rude grant.
A man's folly ought to be his greatest secret.
An oak is not felled at one stroke.
A servant is known by his master's absence.
A shoemaker's wife and a smith's mare are always worst shod.
The Spaniards say, “ In the smith's house the knife is made of

wood;" implying, that where they have the means and opportu-
nity of procuring the comforts and conveniences of life, they are
generally the most wanting. Indeed, it were easy to show, that
there are many other good things in the world beside a knife and
a horse-shoe, which we do not enjoy, for other reasons than the
want of opportunity to procure them. Man is a very foolish and
perverse creature, and his actions influenced (Mr. Bentham's
theory notwithstanding) by very different considerations than a

sober calculation of self-interest. All is soon ready in an orderly house. Anger and haste hinder good counsel. A poor man's debt makes a great noise. All complain of want of memory, but none of want of judg

A man without money is a bow without an arrow. -
An open countenance, but close thoughts.- Italian.
Advice given by the elegant Wotton to Milton, prior to the young

poet commencing his Italian travels.
An empty belly hears nobody.
A poor man has not many marks for fortune to shoot at.
An old dog cannot alter his way of barking.
An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
A penny-worth of mirth is worth a pound of sorrow.
A young man idle, an old man needy.-Italian.

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