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FORTUNE and HAPPINESS-Distinct With hard and savage eye she views the food,
And grudging, pinches their intruding brood.
Last in the group the worn-out grandsire sits
Neglected, lost, and living but by fits;
Useless, despised, his worthless labours done,
And half-protected by the vicious son,
Who half-supports him; he, with heavy glance,
Views the young ruffians who around him dance;
And, by the sadness in his face appears
To trace the progress of their future years;
Through what strange course of misery, vice,

Must wildly wander each unpractised cheat;
What shame and grief, what punishment and

Sport of fierce passions, must each child sustain


What avails all the pomp and parade of life which appear abroad, if, when we shift the gaudy flattering scene, the man is unhappy where happiness must begin at home! Whatever ingredients of bliss Providence may have poured into his cup, domestic misfortunes will render the whole composition distasteful. Fortune and happiness are two very distinct ideas; however some who have a false idea of life and a wrongness of thinking may confound them. Seed.


A savage wilderness round him hung,
As of a dweller out of doors;

In his whole figure, and his mien

A savage character was seen,
Of mountain and of dreary moors. Wordsworth.

A hungry lean-faced villain,
A mere anatomy, a mountebank,
A threadbare juggler, and a fortune-teller;
A needy, hollow-eyed, sharp-looking wretch,
A living dead man: this pernicious slave,
Forsooth, took on him as a conjurer;
And, gazing in mine eyes, feeling my pulse.
And with no face, as 'twere, outfacing me,
Cries out, I was possess'd.
FORTUNE-TELLER-Encampment of


Again, the country was enclosed, a wide
And sandy road has banks on either side;
Where, lo! a hollow on the left appear'd,
And there a gipsy tribe their tent had rear'd.
'Twas open spread to catch the morning sun,
And they had now their early meal begun,
When two brown boys just left their grassy seat
The early traveller with their prayers to greet.
Within, the father, who from fences nigh
Had brought the fuel for the fire's supply,
Watch'd now the feeble blaze, and stood de-
jected by.

On ragged rug, just borrow'd from the bed,
And by the hand of coarse indulgence fed,
In dirty patchwork, negligently dress'd,
Reclined the wife, an infant at her breast.
In her wild face some touch of grace remain'd
Of vigour palsied, and of beauty stain'd,
Her blood-shot eyes on her unheeding mate
Were wrathful turn'd, and seem'd her wants to


Cursing his tardy aid; her mother there
With gipsy state engross'd the only chair.
Solemn and dull her look; with such she stands,
And reads the milkmaid's fortune in her hands,
Tracing the lines of life; assumed through years,
Each feature now the steady falsehood wears.

Ere they, like him, approach their latter end,
Without a hope, a comfort, or a friend.



I see a column of slow-rising smoke
O'ertop the lofty wood that skirts the wild.
A vagabond and useless tribe there eat
Their miserable meal. A kettle, slung
Between two poles upon a stick transverse,
Receives the morsel-flesh obscene of dog,
Or vermin, or at best of cock purloin'd
From his accustom'd perch. Hard-faring race
They pick their fuel out of every hedge,
Which, kindled with dry leaves, just saves uv-

The spark of life. The sportive wind blows wide
Their fluttering rags, and shows a tawny skin,
The vellum of the pedigree they claim.
Great skill have they in palmistry, and more
To conjure clean away the gold they touch,
Conveying worthless dross into its place;
Loud when they beg, dumb only when they steal.
Strange! that a creature rational, and cast
In human mould, should brutalize by choice
His nature; and, though capable of arts
By which the world might profit, and himself,
Self-banish'd from society, prefer
Such squalid sloth to honourable toil! Couper

Of many who say they do not believe in fortune-telling, I have known few on whom it had not a very sensible effect. Mackenzie.


What extenuation is not authorized by the position of a foundling! Without parents, or friends, or early teachers to direct him, his little bark set adrift on the ocean of life, to take its chance among the rude billows and breakers, without one friendly hand stretched forth to steer or save it! The name of "found

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FOUNTAIN-in the Desert.

This sycamore, oft musical with bees,

Sach tents the patriarchs loved? O long unharm'd

May all its aged boughs o'er-canopy

The small round basin, which this jutting stone
Keeps pure from falling leaves! Long may the

Quietly as a sleeping infant's breath,
Send up cold waters to the traveller
With soft and even pulse! Nor ever cease
Yon tiny cone of sand its soundless dance,
Which at the bottom, like a fairy's page,
As merry and no taller, dances still,
Nor wrinkles the smooth surface of the fount,
Here twilight is and coolness: here is moss,
A soft seat, and a deep and ample shade.
Thou may'st toil far and find no second tree.

FRANCE-in Olden Times.
A monarchy tempered by songs.
FREEDOM-Battle of.
Freedom's battle once begun,
Bequeath'd from bleeding sire to son,
Though baffled oft, is ever won.


Twas sweet of yore to see it play
And chase the sultriness of day,
As springing high the silver dew
In whirls fantastically flew,
And flung luxurious coolness round
The air, and verdure o'er the ground. Byron. FREEDOM-the_ Use of all Human



not to be compelled to take your moral potions. Massinger. FREEDOM-Existing with Foreknow

FREEDOM-in Debate.

Pray you use your freedom, and so far, if it please you, allow me mine to hear you, only


And rob himself of all that makes this vale
Man (ingenious to contrive his woe.
Our future actings, then the objects known
Of tears bloom comfort) cries, If God foresees
Must be determined, or the knowledge fail;
Thus liberty's destroyed, and all we do
Or suffer, by a fatal thread is spun.
Say, fool, with too much subtlety misled,
Who reasonest but to err, does Prescience

The property of things? Is aught thou seest
Caused by thy vision, not thy vision caused
By forms that previously exist? To God
This mode of seeing future deeds extends,
And freedom with foreknowledge may exist.

FREEDOM-Power of.

For, O her softest breath, that might not stir

The summer gossamer tremulous on its throne,
Makes the crown'd tyrants start with realm-
less looks!
Gerald Massey.

FREEDOM-associated with Virtue.
If with streamy radiance God
Had dazzling beamed upon his creatures'

And shown Himself to their unbandaged view,
And with a voice divine to us had spoken,
Destroying in our hearts the wondrous balance,
(Man ceasing to be man had lost his freedom)
Champfort. Our soul would not have struggled with our

For what is freedom, but the unfettered use
Of all the powers which God for use had

But chiefly this, Him first, Him last to view
Through meaner powers and secondary things
Effulgent, as through clouds that veil His

FREEDOM-Spirit of.

The greatest glory of a free-born people
Is to transmit that freedom to their children.


And void of freedom what would virtue be?

FREE-MEN-Qualities of

Who are the free?
They who have scorn'd the tyrant and his rod,
And bow'd in worship unto none but God;
They who have made the conqueror's glory


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Concerning the man you call your friendtell me, will he weep with you in the hour of distress? Will he faithfully reprove you to your face, for actions for which others are ridiculing or censuring you behind your back? Will he dare to stand forth in your defence, when detraction is secretly aiming its deadly weapons at your reputation? Will he acknowledge you with the same cordiality, and behave to you with the same friendly attention, in the company of your superiors in rank and fortune, as when the claims of pride or vanity do not interfere with those of friendship? If misfortune and losses should oblige you to retire into a walk of life, in which you cannot


appear with the same distinction, or entertain your friends with the same liberality as formerly, will he still think himself happy in your society, and, instead of gradually withdrawing himself from an unprofitable connexion, take pleasure in professing himself your friend, and cheerfully assist you to support the burden of your afflictions? When sickness shall call you to retire from the gay and busy scenes of the world, will he follow you into your gloomy retreat, listen with attention to your "tale of symptoms," and minister the balm of consolation to your fainting spirit! And lastly, when death shall burst asunder every earthly tie, will he shed a tear upon your grave, and lodge the dear remembrance of your mutual friendship in his heart, as a treasure never to be resigned? The man who will not do all this, may be your companionyour flatterer-your seducer-but, depend upon it, he is not your friend. Enfield.

FRIEND-Conduct towards a.

Chide a friend in private, and praise him in public. Solon.

FRIEND-Counsel concerning a.

Take heed of a speedy professing friend; love is never lasting which flames before it burns. Feltham.

FRIEND-Countenance of a.

The lightsome countenance of a friend giveth such an inward decking to the house where it lodgeth, as proudest palaces have cause to envy the gilding. Sir Philip Sidney.

FRIEND-A Faithful.

Much beautiful, and excellent, and fair
Was seen beneath the sun; but nought was seen
More beautiful, or excellent, or fair,
Than face of faithful friend; fairest when seen
In darkest day; and many sounds were sweet,
Most ravishing, and pleasant to the ear;
But sweeter none than voice of faithful friend;
Sweet always, sweetest heard in loudest storm.

A faithful friend is better than gold,-a medicine for misery, an only possession.


As a true friend is the sweetest contentment in the world, so in his qualities he well resembleth honey, the sweetest of all liquors. Nothing is more sweet to the taste, nothing more sharp and cleansing, when it meets with an exulcerate sore. For myself, I know that I

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Not so with me--for I had other friends,
Whose presence gilds the scene of my retreat
With light perpetual ;-friends not such as those
That swarm in every corner, whom to please
Reluctance must submit to swallow down
Inflarning draughts-whose converse must be

With nights of riot, and with mornings spent
In sickness and in shame; these friends of mine
Are quiet, gentle, rational, polite,
And unassuming; never tire the ear
With cold formality's unmeaning phrase;
Are not offended at a slight neglect;
Come at a call, and at a nod retire;


In diff'rent climes and diff'rent ages born,
They, with the harmony of various tongues,
Nervous or soft, can charm the list'ning ear;
Can suit each humour, whether grave or gay,
With correspondent themes; of love and war
Can talk with equal ease; of public life,
And rural quiet; trifles of a day,
And things of weight eternal; ev'ry tale
Of private virtue or domestic woe
To them is fully known, as are the deeds
Of mightiest heroes, or the fates of kings.
Alexander Thomson.

FRIENDS-Choice of.

We ought always to make choice of persons of such worth and honour for our friends, that, if they should ever cease to be so, they will not abuse our confidence, nor give us cause to fear them as enemies. Addison.

True happiness Consists not in a multitude of friends, But in their worth and choice. Ben Jonson.

First on thy friend deliberate with thyself; weak Pause, ponder, sift; not eager in the choice,

Nor jealous of the chosen: fixing, fix ;-
Judge before friendship, then confide till death.

FRIENDS-in Unequal Condition.

If thy friends be of better quality than thyself, thou mayest be sure of two things: the first, that they will be more careful to keep thy counsel, because they have more to lose than thou hast the second, they will esteem thee for thyself, and not for that which thou dost possess. Sir Walter Raleigh. FRIENDS-not always best Counsellors.

A long life may be passed without finding a friend, in whose understanding and virtue we ean equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and sincerity. A inan, however honest, is not qualified to judge. A man of the world, however penetrating, is not fit to counsel. Friends are often chosen for similitude of manners, and therefore each palliates the other's failings because they are his own. Friends are tender, and unwilling to give pain; or they are interested, and fearful to offend. Johnson.

FRIENDS-in Heaven.

All are friends in heaven, all faithful friends; And many friendships in the days of Time Begun, are lasting here, and growing still.


FRIENDS-Keeping our.

Procure not friends in haste, and when thou hast a friend part not with him in haste. Solon.

FRIENDS-Loss of.

What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow?

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