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EVENING.

EVENING.

is gray.

delightful; it accords with the flow of his of various cadence, and his sportive lambs light spirits, the fervour of his fancy, and the Their frolics play. And now the sprightly race softness of his heart. Evening is, also, the Invites them forth, when swift, the signal given, delight of virtuous age; it seems an emblem They start away and sweep the mossy mound of the tranquil close of busy life-serene, That runs around the hill, the rampart once placid, and mild, with the impress of its Of iron war, in ancient barbarous times. great Creator stamped upon it; it spreads its

Thomson. quiet wings over the grave, and seems to promise that all shall be peace beyond it.

Sweet was the sound, when oft, at evening's

Bulver Lytion. close, EVENING-Hues of.

Up yonder hill the village murmur rose ; A paler shadow strews

There as I pass'd, with careless steps and slow, Its mantle o'er the mountains; parting day

The mingling notes came soften'd from below; Dies like the dolphin, whom each pang imbues The swain responsive to the milkmaid sung, With a new colour as it gasps away,

The sober herd that low'd to meet their young; The last still loveliest, till—'tis gone—and all The noisy geese that gabbled o'er the pool,

Byron. The playful children just let loose from school;

The watch-dog's voice that bay'd the whisperEVENING-Mildness of.

ing wind,

And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind. The outgoings of mild eve ! the folded rose; Soft slumber settling on the lily's bell ;

These all in sweet confusion sought the shade, The solemn forest lulld to deep repose,

And fill'd each pause the nightingale had made.

Goldsmith
While restless winds no more its murmurs swell;
The stars emerging from their secret cell,

EVENING-Silence of.
A silent night-watch o'er the world to keep;
And then the queenly moon, attended well,

Silence hath set her finger with deep touch Whoo'er the mighty arch of heaven doth sweep,

Upon creation's brow. Like a young bride, Speaking of Nature's King in language still

the moon and deep.

Mrs. Sigourney. Lifts up night's curtains, and with coud

tenance mild EVENING-Music of.

Smiles on the beauteous earth, her sleeping

child. It is the hour when from the boughs

For joy the night-flowers weep-soft incense, The nightingale's high note is heard;

such It is the hour when lovers' vows

As steals from herbs midst pleasant fields in Seem sweet in every whisper'd word;

June,
And gentle winds, and waters near,
Make music to the lonely ear. Byron.

Freights the night air. Each light tree's

waving tress EVENING-Picture of.

Is edged with silver-flocks lie motionless.

How sweet an hour spent in such scenes as The tamarind closed her leaves; the marmoset

this, Dream'd on his bough, and played the mimic yet. When Peace looks down from heaven in plainFresh from the lake the breeze of twilight blew,

tive mood And vast and deep the mountain-shadows grew.

And Earth in deep tranquillity of bliss

Rogers. Becomes a suitor to fair Solitude ! EVENING—the Hour for Reflection.

What noble actions spring to flowery prime, Then is the time

Spring from the seeds thought sows in such a For those whom wisdom and whom nature time !

Briggs. charm, To steal themselves from the degenerate crowd, Where are the blooms of summer! in the And soar above this little scene of things;

west To tread low-thoughted vice beneath their feet, Blushing their last to the last sunny hours, To soothe the throbbing passions into peace, When the mild eve by sudden night is prest And woo lone quiet in her silent walks.

Like tearful Proserpine-snatch'd from her

Thomson. flowers EVENING-Scenes of.

To a most gloomy breast.

Hood. Lead me to the mountain brow, Where sits the shepherd on the grassy turf, An eve intensely beautiful; an eve, Inhaling healthful the descending sun.

Calm as the slumber of a lovely girl Around him feeds his many bleating flock Dreaming of hope. The rich autumnal woods,

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With their innumerable shades and colourings, EVIL-Deeds of.
Are like a silent instrument at rest :

Vor all that heralds rake from coffin'd clay, A silent instrument-whereon the wind

Nor florid prose, nor honied lies of rhyme, Hath long forgot to play. Houseman. Can blazon evil deeds, or consecrate a crime.

Byron. EVENINGSweets of.

EVIL-No Excuse for Doing. Sweet is the evening, soft the spicy wind The doing evil to avoid an evil cannot be Breathes o'er the flow'ret and the slumb'ring good.

Coleridge. wave, That leaves a soothing melody behind,

EVIL-Extinction of. Where rudely-sculptured cross the humble

It is certain that all the evils in society arise grave Of some poor sinner marks. The lily white

from want of faith in God, and of obedience Bends on a fragile stalk her fairy bell,

to His laws; and it is no less certain, that by Turn'd to the setting sun, with petals bright,

the prevalence of a lively and efficient belief, That seem to have a world of love to tell, they would all be cured. If Christians in any Then dips her cup within the crystal stream, country, yea, if any collected body of them, And with the daisy sleeps, to wake at day commanded to be, the universal reception of

were what they might, and ought, and are again. The esening star now lifts, as daylight fades, the Gospel would follow as a natural and a His golden circlet in the deep'ning shades;

promised result. And in a world of Christians, Stretch'd at his ease the weary lab'rer shares

the extinction of physical evil might be looked A sweet forgetfulness of human cares ;

for, if moral evil, that is, in Christian lanAt once in silence sink the sleeping gales, guage, sin, were removed.

Southey. The masts they drop, and furl the flagging sails.

Broome. EVIL-Forbearance in.

Where evil may be done, 'tis right Come, Evening, once again, season of peace;

To ponder; where only suffer'd, know, Return, sweet Evening, and continue long !

The shortest pause is much too long. Methinks I see thee in the streaky west,

Hannah More. With matron step, slow moving, while the EVIL-Genius of. Night

Evil into the mind of god or man Treads on thy sweeping train ; one hand May come and go, so unapproved, and leave employ'd

No spot or blame behind.

Milton. In letting fall the curtain of repose On bird and beast, the other charged for man With sweet oblivion of the cares of day: Farewell hope ! and with hope, farewell fear ! Not sumptuously adorn'd, nor needing aid, Farewell remorse! all good to me is lost. Like bomely-featured Night; of clustering Evil, be thou my good; by thee at least gems,

Divided empire with heaven's king I hold. A star or two, just twinkling on thy brow,

Ibid. Suifices thee,-save that the moon is thine EVIL-Moral. No less than hers, not worn indeed on high By the very constitution of our nature, With ostentatious pageantry, but set

moral evil is its own curse.

Chalmers. With modest grandeur in thy purple zone, Resplendent less, but of an ampler round.

EVIL-not a Necessity.

Cowper. EVENTS-Coming.

As surely as God is good, so surely there is

no such thing as necessary evil. For by the Coming events cast their shadows before. religious mind, sickness, and pain, and death

Campbell. are not to be accounted evils. Moral evils are EVIDENCE-Advantages of.

of your own making; and undoubtedly, the Hear one side, and you will be in the dark; formities of mind, as of body, will sometimes

greater part of them may be prevented. Debear both sides, and all will be clear.

Some voluntary cast-aways there will Haliburton.

always be, whom no fostering kindness and no EVIL-Consequence of.

parental care can preserve from self-destrucHe who will fight the devil with his own tion : but if any are lost for want of care and Weapon must not wonder if he finds him an culture, there is a sin of omission in the Over-natch.

South. society to which they belong. Southey.

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EVIL-Propagating Power of.

EXCELLENCE-Difficulty of acquiring. This is the curse of every evil deed,

Those who attain any excellence, commonly That, propagating still, it brings forth evil. spend life in one common pursuit; for ex

Coleridge. cellence is not often gained upon easier terms. EVIL-Natural Propensity to.

Johason. Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard bis spots ? then may ye also do good,

It is certain that if every one could early that are accustomed to do evil. Jeremiah, enough be made to feel how full the world is

already of excellence, and how much must be EVIL-of a Word.

done to produce anything worthy of being Ill deeds are doubled with an evil word.

placed beside what has already been produced, of

a hundred youths who are now poetizing,

Shakspeare. EVILS-Imaginary.

scarcely one would feel enough courage, perImaginary evils soon become real ones by attainment of a similar mastery. Many young

severance, and talent to work quietly for the indulging our reflections on them; as he who painters would never have taken their pencils in a melancholy fancy sees something like a face on the wall or the wainscot, can, by two

in hand, if they could have felt, known, and or three touches with a lead pencil, make it

understood, early enough, what really produced a master like Raphael.

Goethe. look visible, and agreeing with what he fancied.

Swift.

EXCELLENCE-Highest Quality of. EXAMPLE-A Bad.

A man that is desirous to excel, should enWhatever parent gives his children good selves most excellent.

deavour it in those things that are in them.

Epictetus. instruction, and sets them at the same time a bad example, may be considered as bringing EXCELLENCE-a Reward. them food in one band, and poison in the other.

Balguy. Excellence is never granted to man, but as

the reward of labour. It argues, indeed, no EXAMPLE-Effects of.

small strength of mind to persevere in the No man is so insignificant as to be sure his habits of industry, without the pleasure of example can do no hurt. Lord Clarendon. perceiving those advantages which, like the

hands of a clock, whilst they make hourly EXAMPLE-Force of.

approaches to tuer point, yet proceed so Example is a motive of very prevailing slowly as to escape observation. force on the actions of men.

Rogers.

Sir Joshua Reynolds.

EXCELLENCIES-Concealment of. Example is a living law, whose sway

Rare qualities may sometimes be prera Men more than all the written laws obey. gatives without being advantages; and though

Sedley. a needless ostentation of one's excellencies

may be more glorious, a modest concealment Example, that imperious dictator

of them is usually more safe ; and au un. Of all that's good or bad to human nature, seasonable disclosure of flashes of wit, may By which the world's corrupted and reclaim'd, sometimes do a man no other service, than to Hopes to be saved, and studies to be damn'd; direct his adversaries how they may do him a That reconciles all contrarieties,

mischief.

Boyle. Makes wisdom foolishness, and folly wise.

Butler. EXCESS-Acts of.

To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, Much more profitable and gracious is doctrine To throw a perfume on the violet, by ensample than by rule.

Spenser. To smoothe the ice, or add another hue EXAMPLE-A Good.

Unto the rainbow, or, with taper-light,

To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to Let your light so shine before men, that

garnish, they may see your good works, and glorify Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. Shakspeare. your Father which is in heaven. St. Mutthew.

EXCESS-Evils of. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of Every inordinate cup is unblessed, and the good works. St. Paul. ingredient is a devil.

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EXCESS-Different kinds of.

EXECUTION-The. The desire of power in excess caused angels

A darker departure is near; to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess The death-drum is muffled, and sable the bier. caused man to fall; but in charity is no

Campbell. EICE, neither can man or angels come into danger by it.

Bacon. Sweetly, oh sweetly! the morning breaks,

With roseate streaks, EXCESSES-Evils of.

Like the first faint blush on a maiden's cheeks ; The body oppressed by excesses bears down Smiled upon all things far and nigh,

Seem'd as that mild and clear blue sky the mind, and depresses to the earth any On all-save the wretch condemn'd to die. portion of the Divine Spirit we had been

Alack! that ever so fair a sun endowed with.

Horace.

As that which its course had now begun,

Should rise on such scene of misery, EXCESSES-of Youth.

Should gild with rays so light and free The excesses of our youth are draughts That dismal dark-frowning gallows tree: upon our old age, payable with interest, about And hark ! a sound comes big with fate, thirty years after date.

Colton. The clock from St. Sepulchre's tower strikes

eight: EXCUSE-worse than a Lie.

List to that low, funereal bell,

It is tolling, alas ! a living man's knell:
An excuse is worse and more terrible than
à le ; for an excuse is a lie guarded.

And see ! from forth that opening door
Pope.

They come-He steps that threshold o'er

Who never shall tread upon threshold more;EXECRATION.

God! 'tis a fearsome sight to see
Let bearen kiss earth, now lot Nature's hand That pale wan man's meek agony,
Keep the wild flood confined : let order die; The glare of that wild, despairing eye
And let the world no longer be a stage,

Now bent on the crowd, now turn'd to the To feed contention in a ling'ring act;

sky, But let one spirit of the first-born Cain As though 'twere scanning in doubt and in Preigo in all bosoms, that, each heart being fear set

The path of the spirit's unknown career; On bloody courses, the rude scene may end, Those pinion'd arms, those hands which ne'er And darkness be the burier of the dead. Shall be lifted again—not even in prayer

Shakspeare. The heaving chest ! Enough-'tis done, EXECRATION-Shame of.

The bolt bas fallen ! The spirit is gone :

For weal or for woe is known but to One. Let ignominy brand thy hated name;

Oh! 't was a fearsome sight! Ah me! Let modest matrons at thy mention start; A deed to shudder at- not to see. Barham. And blushing virgins when they read our annals,

EXERCISE-Advantages of. Skip oer the guilty page that holds thy legend,

In those vernal seasons of the year when And blots the noble work.

Ibid. the air is soft and pleasant, it were an injury

and sullenness against nature, not to go out EXECRATION-Violence of.

and see her riches, and partake of her rejoicings with heaven and earth.

Milton. Blow, wind, and crack your cheeks ! rage ! blow!

EXERCISE-Mental. You cataracts, and hurricanoes, spout Till you have drench'd our steeples, drown'd By looking into physical causes, our minds the cocks !

are opened and enlarged; and in this pursuit, Yom sulphurous and thought-executing fires,

whether we take or whether we lose the game, Taunt couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts,

the chase is certainly of service. Burke. Singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder,

EXERCISE-Necessity of. Strike tlat the thick rotundity o' the world ! The benefits of exercise to those whose 1 Crack nature's moulds, all germens spill at occupation does not lead them to make any Once,

physical exertion cannot be too highly estiThat make ingrateful man!

Ibid. mated. The body must undergo a certain EXERCISE.

EXHIBITION.

amount of fatigue to preserve its natural admiration, the love, and (if need be) the fear strength, and maintain all the muscles and of the men, they will find an easier road organs in proper vigour. This activity equalizes toward that gain, in a little vigorous out-of-door the circulation, and distributes the blood more exercise and a uniform attention to the great effectually through every part. Cold feet, or essentials of health, than in any new-fangled a chill anywhere, shows that the circulation is costumes, or loudly-applauded “rights." languid there. The muscles during exercise press

Harper. . on the veins, and help forward the currents by

EXERCISE-Recommended. quickening every vessel into activity. The valves of the heart are in this way aided in Often try what weight you can support, the work of sending on the stream, and re- And what your shoulders are too weak to bear. lieved of a certain amount of labour. When

Roscommon. exercise is neglected, the blood gathers too much about this central region, and the op

EXERTION-ordained by God. pression about the heart, difficulty of breath- If God had so pleased, He could undoubtedly ing, lowness of spirits, anxiety and heaviness, bave rendered every being He has formed comnumerous aches and stitches are evidences of pletely happy. He could have made them this stagnation. People are afraid to take incapable even of rendering themselves miserexercise, because they fancy they want breath, able. He could have made them necessiry and feel weak. But the very effort would instead of voluntary agents; and compelled free the heart from this burthen, by urging them to act in the way that would infallibly the blood forward to the extremities; it would have produced felicity; or He might have ease their breathing by liberating the lungs contrived men in such a manner that they must from the same superabundance; it would make have been happy in whatever way they acted. the frame feel active and light, as the effect of He has not ordered matters in such a way; equalized circulation and free action. Mailler. and therefore we may be sure that He never

intended to do so. Everything is so conducted EXERCISE-Out-of-Door.

that His creatures arise to greater and greater In Mr. Greeley's last letter from Europe to degrees of happiness, in consequence of their the New York Tribune, he speaks of the English own exertions, and in consequence of the imwomen, and commends their perfection of provement which, by His appointment, follows figure. He attributes this to the English from their exertions. The mo

wise and lady's habit of out-of-door exercise. We had virtuous they become, the more happy they thought that this fact was well known; that it are of consequence.

It is evident, therefore, was known years ago, and that our fair though the Deity intended to communicate countrywomen would catch a hint from it that happiness, and has done so in the most liberal would throw colour into their cheeks and ful manner, yet this was not the only end He bad ness into their forms. And yet, sadly enough, in view. He intended to make man happy; our ladies still coop themselves in their heated but it was in a particular manner, which He rooms, until their faces are like lilies, and knew would at last contribute to the greatest their figures, like lily-stems. We have alluded general felicity of the species. to the matter now, not for the sake of pointing

Professor Arthur. a satire surely, but for the sake of asking those

EXERTION-Good and Evil of. one or two hundred thousand ladies, who every month light our passage with their looks, if With every exertion, the best of men can they do indeed prize a little unnatural pearli do but a moderate amount of good; but it ness of hue and delicacy of complexion, beyond seems in the power of the most contemptible that ruddy flush of health (the very tempter individual to do incalculable mischief. of a kiss !) and that full development of figure,

Washington Irring. which all the poets, from Homer down, have made one of the chiefest beauties of a woman? | EXHIBITION OF ARTS-An old Ides

of the. If not, let them make themselves horsewomen; or bating that, let them make acquaintance His majesty and I conceived a thought of with the sunrise ; let them pick flowers with appointing a large room with its first range to the dew upon them; let them study music make a magazine for models of whatever is of nature's own orchestra. Vulgarity is not most curious in machinery, relating to war, essential to health; and a lithe, classic figure arts, trades, and all sorts of exercises, noble, does not grow in hot-houses. For ourselves, we liberal, and mechanical ; that all those who incline heartily to the belief, that if American aspired to perfection might improve themselves women have a wish to add to the respect, the without trouble in this silent school. Sully.

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