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Whether virtue promote our interest or not, we must adhere to her dictates.

We should be studious to avoid too much indulgence, as well as too much restraint, in our management of children.

No human happiness is so great, as not to contain some imperfections. Or-as to contain no imperfection.

His father cannot hope for this success, unless his son give better proofs of genius, or apply himself with indefatigable labour.

The house framed a remonstrance, in which they spoke with great freedom of the king's prerogative.

The conduct which has been mentioned, is one of those artifices, which most easily seduce men under the appearance of benevolence.

This is the person to whom we are so much obliged, and whom we expected to see, when the favour was conferred.

He is a person of great property, but he does not possess the esteem of his neighbours.

They were solicitous to ingratiate themselves with those, whom it was dishonourable to favour.

The great diversity which takes place among men, is not owing to a distinction that nature has made in their original powers, so much as to the superior diligence, with which some have improved these powers beyond others.

While we are unoccupied by what is good, evil is continually at hand.

There is not a creature that moves, nor a vegetable that grows, but which, when minutely examined, furnishes materials for pious admiration.

What can be the reason of the committee's haying delayed this business? Or—What can be the committee's reason for having delayed this business?

I know not whether Charles was the author, but I understood it to be him.

A good and well-cultivated mind, is greatly préferable to rank or riches.

When charity to the poor is governed by knowledge and prudence, every one admits it to be a virtue.

His greatest concern, and highest enjoyment, was to be approved in the sight of his Creator.

Let us not set our hearts on so mutable, so unsatisfying a world.


Exercises, p. 107. Suall you attain success, without that preparation, and escape dangers without that precaution, which are required of others ?

When we see bad men honoured and prosperous in the world, it is some discouragement to virtue.

The furniture was all purchased at Wentworth's the joiner.

Every member of the body, every bone, joint, and muscle, lies exposed to many disorders; and the greatest prudence or precaution, or the deepest skill of the physician, is not sufficient to prevent them.

It is rightly said that though faith justifies us, yet works must justify our faith.

If an academy be established for the cultivation of our language, let the members of it stop the license of translators; whose idleness and ignorance, if they be suffered to proceed, will reduce ụs to babble a dialect of French.

It is of great consequence that a teacher should firmly believe, both the truth and the importance of those principles which he inculcates on others; and not only that he should speculatively believe them, but have a lively and serious feeling of them.

It is not the uttering, or the hearing of certain words, that constitutes the worship of the Almighty, It is the heart that praises, or prays. If the heart accompanies not the words that are spoken, we offer *he sacrifice of fools.

Neither flatter nor contemn the rich or the great.

He has travelled much, and passed through many stormy seas, and over extensive tracts of land.

You must be sensible that there is, and can be no other person than myself, who could give the information desired. Or no person but myself, &c.

To be patient, resigned, and thankful, under afflictions and disappointments, demonstrates genuine piety.

Alvarez was a man of corrupt principles, and detestable conduct; and what is still worse, he gloried in his shame.

As soon as the sense of a Supreme Being is lost, the great check is taken off, which keeps under restraint the passions of men. Mean desires, and low pleasures, take place of the greater and nobler sentiments which reason and religion inspire.

We should be careful not to follow the example of many persons, who censure the opinions, manners, and customs of others, merely because they are foreign to them.

Steady application as well as genius and abilities, is necessary to produce eminence.

There are, in that seminary, several students who are considerably skilled in mathematical knowledge.

If Providence clothes the grass of the field, and shelters and adorns the flowers that


where grow wild amongst it, will he not much more clothe and protect his servants and children?

We are too often hurried by the violence of passion, or ensnared by the allurements of pleasure.

High hopes, and florid views, are great enemies to tranquility.

Year after year steals something from us; till the decaying fabric totter of itself, and stumble at length into dust. Or-shall totter,

&c. I had intended to finish the letter before the bearer called, that he might not be detained; but I was prevented by company.

George is the most learned and accomplished of all the students that belong to the seminary.

This excellent and well-written treatise, with others that might be mentioned, was the foundation of his love of study.

There can be no doubt that the pleasures of the mind excel those of sense.


Exercises, p. 109. The grand temple consisted of one great edifice, and several smaller ones.

Many would gladly exchange their honours, beauty, and riches, for that more quiet and humble station, with which you are now dissatisfied.

Though the scene was a very affecting one, Louis showed little emotion on the occasion.

The climate of England is not so pleasant as that of France, Spain, or Italy,

Much of the good and evil that happen to us in this world, is owing to apparently undesigned and fortuitous events: but it is the Supreme Being who secretly directs and regulates all things.

To despise others on account of their poverty, or to value ourselves for our wealth, is a disposition highly culpable.

This task was the more easily performed, from the cheerfulness with which he engaged in it.

She lamented the unhappy fate of Lucretia, whose name seemed to her another word for chastity.

He has not yet cast offall regard for decency; and this is the most that can be advanced in his favour.

The girls' school was formerly better conducted than the boys'. Or-than that of the boys.

The loss of his much-loved friend, or the disappointments he has met with, have occasioned the total derangement of his mental powers.

The concourse of people was so great, that we passed with difficulty.

All the women, children, and treasure, that remained in the city, fell under the victor's power.

They have already made great progress in their studies, and, if attention and diligence continue, they will soon fulfil the expectations of their friends.

His propensity to this vice, against every principle of interest and honour, is amazing.

This kind of vice, though it inhabits the upper circles of life, is not less pernicious, than that which we meet with amongst the lowest of men.

He acted agreeably to the dictates of prudence, though he was in a situation exceedingly delicate.

If I had known the distress of my friend, it would have been my duty to relieve him; and it would always have yielded me pleasure to have granted him that relief.

They admired the candour and uprightness of the countryman, as they called him.

The set of new curtains did not correspond to the pair of old blinds.

The tutor commends him for being more studious than any other pupil of the school. Or for being the most studious pupil of the school.

Two principles in human nature reign;
Self-love to urge, and reason to restrain :
Nor this a good, nor that a bad we call;
Each works its end, to move or govern all.

Temperance and exercise, how little soever they may be regarded, are the best means of preserving health.

He has greatly blessed me; yes, even me, who, loaded with kindness, have not been sufficiently grateful.

No persons feel so much the distresses of others, as they who have experienced distress themselves.

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