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He had caught the nodding bulrush tops,
Lights on the village pastor, grey
In years ere ours had well begunCould match this winter palace of ice; As there—in simplest vestment clad, 'Twas as if every image that mirrored lay He speaks, beneath the churchyard tree, In his depths serene through the summer day, | In solemn tones,—but yet not sad, Each flitting shadow of earth and sky,
Of what Man is-what Man shall be ! Lest the happy model should be lost, And clustering round the grave half hid Had been mimicked in fairy masonry,
By that same quiet churchyard yew, By the elfin builders of the frost. Lowell. The rustic mourners bend, to bid
The dust they loved a last adieuFROST-Secret Influence of the.
That ray, methinks, that rests so sbeen
Upon each briar-bound billock green, The frost performs its secret ministry
So calm, so tranquil, so serene, Unhelp'd by any wind.
Coleridge. Gives to the eye a fairer scene,
Speaks to the heart with holier breath FROST-Phenomena of the.
Than all the pageantry of death, Barhaat When stormy Winter from the frozen North, FUTURE-The. Borne on his icy chariot issues forth, The blasted groves their verdapt pride resign, included all others. Its cathedral the dome of
The future—the last evangel, which has And waters, barden'd into crystal, shine;
immensity,-hast thou seen it? Coped with Sharp blows the rigour of the piercing winds, And the broad floods, as with a breastplate, of land and ocean; and for altar, verily, the
the star-galaxies; paved with the green mosaic binds.
star-throne of the Eternal ! E'en the proud seas forget in tides to roll
Its litany and Beneath the freezings of the northern pole;
psalmody the noble arts, the heroic work and There waves on waves in solid mountains rise, suffering, and true heart-utterance of all the
valiant of the sons of men. Its choir-music, And Alps of ice invade the wondering skies;
the ancient winds and oceans, and deep-toned, While gulfs below, and slippery valleys lie, And with a dreadful brightness pain the eye.
inarticulate, but most speaking voices of Broome.
destiny and history, supernal ever as of old,
between two great Silences : FRUGALITY-Necessity of.
"Stars silent rest o'er us, It appears evident that frugality is necessary
Graves under us silent.' Carlyle. even to complete the pleasure of expense; for it may be generally remarked of those who FUTURE-Consideration of the. squander what they know their fortune not Planters of trees ought to encourage themsufficient to allow, that in their most jovial selves, by considering all future time as present ; expense, there always breaks out some proof indeed, such consideration would be a useful of discontent and impatience ; they either principle to all men in their conduct of life, as scatter with a kind of wild desperation and it respects both this world and the next. affected lavishness, as criminals brave the
Bishop Watson. gallows when they cannot escape it, or pay FUTURE-Disappointments in the. their money with a peevish anxiety, and en
The future is always fairy-land to the young. deavour at once to spend idly, and to save meanly: having neither firmness to deny their Life is like a beautiful and winding låne, ou passions, nor courage to gratify them, they either side bright flowers, and beautiful butter murmur at their own enjoyments, and poison flies, and tempting fruits, which we scarcely
pause to admire and to taste, so eager are we the bowl of pleasure by reflection on the cost.
to hasten to an opening which we imagine will
be more beautiful still. But, by degrees, as we FRUGALITY-Pedigree of.
advance, the trees grow bleak ; the fiowers and Frugality may be termed the daughter of butterflies fail; the fruits disappear, and we prudence, the sister of temperance, and the find we have arrived, to reach a desert waste; parent of liberty. He that is extravagaut in the centre, a stagnant and Lethean lake, will quickly become poor, and poverty will over which wheel and shriek the dark-wingeu enforce dependence, and invite corruption. birds, the embodied memories of the past. Ibid.
FUTURE-to be met without Fear. backwards and forwards between the past and Look not mournfully into the past,-it comes
the future, expending the store of its regret Dot back again; wisely improve the present, upon the one, and wasting all its wishes upon it is thine; go forth to meet the shadowy the other.
James. future, without fear and with a manly heart.
Longfellow. FUTURITY-Veil of. FUTURE-Gloominess of the.
The veil which covers the face of futurity is 0, if this were seen,
woven by the hand of mercy. Bulwer Lytton. The happiest youth,-viewing his progress
through, What perils past, what crosses to ensue, — Would shut the book, and sit him down and die.
G. | God will not suffer man to have the knowledge of things to come: for if he had
GAMING-Condemnation of. prescience of his prosperity, he would be
The exercises I wholly condemn are dicing careless : and understanding of his adversity, be would be sensele.s.
and carding, especially if you play for any
great sum of money, or spend any time in FUTURE-Brilliant Hopes of the. them, or use to come to meetings in dicing
Oh! that this ceaseless current of years and houses, where cheaters meet and cozen young of seasons were teaching us wisdom; that we
gentlemen out of all their money. sere Dumbering our days; that we
Lord Herbert. Deasuring our future by our past; that we were looking back on the twinkling rapidity of
I look upon every man as a suicide from the the months and the weeks which are already moment he takes the dice-box desperately in gode; and so improving the futurity that lies his band, and all that follows in his career before us, that when death shall lay us in our
from that fatal time is only sharpening the Tires, we may, on the morning of the resur
dagger before he strikes it to his heart. rection, energe into a scene of bliss too
Cumberland. rapturous for conception, and too magnificent GAMING-Ruinous Consequences of. for the attempts of the loftiest eloquence.
Hanna, Sports and gaming, whether pursued from
a desire of gain or love of pleasure, are as FUTURE-comes from the Past.
ruinous to the temper and disposition of the The future does not come from before to party addicted to them, as they are to his fame . mat us, but comes streaming up from behind
Burton. over our heads.
Curst is the wretch epslaved to such a vice, FUTURE-Prospects of the.
Who ventures life and soul upon the dice. Interesting as has been the past history of
Horace. our race, engrossing, as must ever be, the present, -the future, more exciting still, mingles
By gaming we lose b th our time and treaĮ itself with every thought and sentiment, and
sure; two things most precious to the life of casts its beans of hope, or its shadows of fear,
Feltham. over the stage both of active and contemplative life. In youth, we scarcely descry it in GAMING-Evils of. the distance. To the stripling and the man, it
Gaming finds a man a cully, and leaves him appears and disappears like a variable star,
Hughes. showing in painful succession its spots of light and of shade. In age, it looms gigantic to the Play not for gain, but sport ; who plays for more ere, full of chastened hope and glorious an
Than he can lose with pleasure, stakes his heart, ticipation; and at the great transition, when the oatward eye is dim, the image of the Perhaps his wife's too, and whom she hath
Lord Herbert. future is the last picture which is effaced from the retina of the mind. Sir David Brewster.
Gambling-houses are temples where the most
sordid and turbulent passions contend: there The present is a point to which but little no spectator can be indifferent ; a card, or a thought appertains, while the mind hovers small square of ivory, interests more than the
loss of an empire, or the ruin of an unoffend. And in a garden's shade that sovereign pleasure ing group of infants and their nearest relatives.
Whoever a true Epicure would be, GAMING-Profession of.
May there find cheap and virtuous luxury. It is possible that a wise and good man may
Corley, may be prevailed on to game; but it is impos- GARDEN-Value of a. sible that a professed gamester should be a
I hold that any farmer, who is worthy of the wise and good man.
name, will prepare a small plot of ground for
his wife and daughters, and that he will, out GAMING-Wretched Spirit of.
of love to them, make it all they can wish or What meaner vice
desire. It is these little things that make Crawls there than that which no affections urge, home pleasant and happy; and it has been And no delights refine; which from the soul the lack of these that has driven many a loving Steals mounting impulsos which might inspire heart out into the world, and away from a Its noblest ventures, for the arid quest sterile barren home. Give the wife and Of wealth 'mid ruin ; changes enterprise daughters a place to plant, tend, and rear To squalid greediness, makes heaven-born hope their flowers; help them, if needs be, although A shivering fever, and in vile collapse
it may take an hour sometimes that is hard to Leaves the exhausted heart without one fibre
spare, and you will a thousand times bless Impell’d by generous passion ? Talfourd. God for so ordering your mind that you did
it. What husband or father, rugged though GARDEN-Laying out of a.
his nature may be, does not fondly linger In every garden, four things are necessary round a home made so bright and cheerful by the to be provided for-flowers, fruit, shade, and fairy hands of his wife and daughters, scattering, water; and whoever lays out a garden without as it were, in his way, the beauties of their little all these, must not pretend to any perfection. plot ? What son or brother ever forgets his It ought to lie to the best parts of the house, home, who has found his room daily perfumed or to those of the master's commonest use ; 80 with flowers, which have been raised by the hand as to be but like one of the rooms out of which of a fond mother or gentle loving sisters, and you step into another. The part of your placed there through the promptings of their garden next your house (besides the walks own affectionate hearts? What daughter ever that go round it), should be a parterre for forgets the home where she has cultivated her flowers, or grass-plots, bordered with flowers ; little garden, and year after year been so or if, according to the newest mode, it be cast happy in the blossoms which have been borne all into grass-plots and gravel walks, the dry- upon the plants she has watered and tended ness of these should be relieved with fountains, with such patient care ? Parents, brothers, and the plainness of those with statues; other sisters, the dear old home-all come back to wise, if large, they have an ill effect upon the her, though years may bave passed away in eye. However, the part next the house should the scent or bloom of every flower. The family be open, and no other fruit but upon the walls. is seldom unhappy whose dwelling is surrounded If this take up one-half of the garden, the with shady trees, and whose garden is gay other should be fruit-trees, unless some grove with cultivated plants. Do not, then, I for shade lie in the middle : if it take up a beseech you, forget the little flower-garden. third part only, then the next third may be
Peter. dwarf trees, and the last standard fruit; or
GARDENING-English. else the second part fruit-trees, and the third The taste of the English in the cultivation all sorts of winter-greens, which provide for of land, and in what is called landscape all seasons of the year. I will not enter upon gardening, is unrivalled. They have studied any account of flowers, having only pleased nature intently, and discover an exquisite myself with seeing or smelling them, and not sense of her beautiful forms and harmonious troubled myself with the care, which is more combinations. Those charms, which in other the ladies' part than the men's; but the success countries she lavishes in wild solitudes, are is wholly in the gardener. Sir W. Temple. here assembled round the haunts of domestic
life. They seem to have caught her coy and GARDEN-Pleasures of a.
furtive graces, and spread them, like witchery, When Epicurus to the world had taught about their rural abodes. Washington Irving.
That pleasure was the chiefest good (And was perhaps in the right, if rightly GARDENING-Pleasures of. understood),
As gardening has been the inclination of His life he to his doctrines brought,
kings and the choice of philosophers, so it has
been the common favourite of publio and GENEROSITY-Wisdom of. private med; a pleasure of the greatest, and The truly generous is the truly wise ; the care of the meanest; and, indeed, an
And he who loves not others, lives unblest. employment and a possession, for which no
Home. man is too high nor too low,
Sir W. Temple.
GENIUS-Alliance of. Hast thou not oft, in unfrequentod ground,
Genius is allied to a warm and inflammable A region full of wild enchantment found,
constitution, delicacy of taste to calmness Which stays your steps; and e'en when left and sedateness. Hence it is common to find behind,
genius in one who is a prey to every passion; With its sweet memories cheers the pensive
but seldom delicacy of taste. Upon a man mind?
Abbé de Ville. possessed of this blessing, the moral duties, no
less than the fine arts, make a deep impression,
and counterbalance every irregular desire; at GENERAL-The Best.
the same time, a temper calm and sedate is A valiant and brave soldier seeks rather to
not easily moved, even by a strong temptation.
Lord Kaimes. preserve one citizen, than to destroy a thouSand enemies, as Scipio the Roman said ; GENIUS-Attributes of. therefore an upright soldier begins not a war lightly, or without urgent cause. True soldiers
The three indispensables of genius are 1 and captains mako not many words, but when understanding, feeling, and perseverance. they speak, the deed is done.
The three things that enrich genius are contentment of mind, the cherishing of good
thoughts, and exercising the memory. GENERALS-Noble Characteristics of.
Southey. Who now beholds The royal captain of this ruin'd band,
Nothing is a surer proof of genius than the Walking from watch to watch, from tent to choice of a subject at once new and natural; tent,
and The Loves of the Poets is of that character. Let them cry-Praise and glory on his head ! There is no such thing as chance in the For forth he goes, and visits all his host; spiritual world. A bagman may find on the Bids them good-morrow, with a modest smile; road a pocket-book full of bank-notes, which and calls them — brothers, friends, and had nearly upset his gig, or a ditcher dig up a countrymen.
hoard of gold guineas; but no blockhead ever Upon his royal face there is no noto,
yet stumbled upon a fine thought, either on Hor dread an army hath enrounded bim; the royal roads or by-ways of imagination. If Nor doth he dedicate one jot of colour
you find one in his possession, you may be Unto the weary and all-watched night: sure that he has purloined it from the brainBat freshly looks, and overbears attaint, treasury of a rich man, or received it in With cheerful semblance, and sweet majesty, charity. He does not know its value, and he That every wretch, pining and pale before, offers it in exchange for the most worthless Beholding him, plucks comfort from his looks : articles, such as beads or small boer. You see A largess universal, like the sun,
blockheads labouring all life long to say someHis liberal eye doth give to every one,
thing good, or fine, or rich, or rare; and The wing cold fear.
Shakspeare. sometimes you are surprised to notice pro
ductions of theirs not by any means so very GENERALS-Skill of.
much amiss in a small way. But it won't do;
a certain air of stupidity, however slight, He in the shock of charging hosts unmoved, breathes over every paragraph ; their gaudiest Amidst confusion, horror, and despair,
compositions are but a bed of indifferent popExamined all the dreadful scenes of war; pies; one anemone, or auricula, or ranunculus, In peaceful thought the field of death survey'd, or pink, or carnation, or violet, to say nothing To fainting squadrons sent the timely aid; of the lily or the rose, is worth the whole Inspired repulsed battalions to engage, flaunting show,—nay, you sigh even for the And taught the doubtful battle where to rage. dandelion. Genius, however mild and moderate,
Addison. if true, produces ever and anon some sweet tame GENEROSITY-Unbounded.
or wild flower or another, and presents you For his bounty,
with a small bouquet, which you place in your There was no winter in't; an autumn 'twas. button-bole, or in a jar on the chimney piece. That grew the more by reaping. Shakspeare.
GENIUS-Eccentricity of. It is the prerogative of genius to confer a
Your friend is passionate; perhaps unfit measure of itself upon inferior intelligences. For the brisk petulance of modern wit : In reading the works of Milton, Bacon, and
His hair ill-cut, his robe that awkward flows, Newton, thoughts greater than the growth of Or his large shoes, to raillery expose our own minds are transplanted into them; and The manfeelings more profound, sublime, or compre
But underneath this rough uncouth disguise hensive are insinuated amidst our ordinary A genius of extensive knowledge lies. Francis. train ; while, in the eloquence with which they
GENIUS-Fertility of. are clothed, we learn a new language, worthy of the new ideas created in us.
Almost all poets of a first-rate excellenceBy habitual communion with superior spirits, dramatic poets above all —have been nearly as we are not only enabled to think their thoughts, remarkable for the quantity as the quality of speak their dialect, feel their emotions, but our
their compositions; nor has the first injuriously own thoughts are refined, our scanty language affected the second. Witness the seventy is enriched, our common feelings are elevated; dramas of Æschylus, the more than ninety of and though we may never attain their standard, Euripides, the hundred and thirteen of so yet by keeping company with them, we shall phocles. And if we consider the few years rise above our own; as trees growing in the during which Shakspeare wrote, his fruitfulsociety of a forest are said to draw each other ness is not less extraordinary. The vein has up into shapely and stately proportion, while been a large and a copious one, and has flowed field and hedge-row stragglers, exposed to all freely forth, keeping itself free and clear by weathers, never reach their full stature, luxu. the very act of its constant ebullition. And riance, or beauty. James Montgomery. the fact is very explicable ; it is not so much
they that have spoken, as their nation that GENIUS–Consciousness of.
has spoken by them.
Treuck. Many talk of the vanity of genius self- GENIUS-Generosity of. sufficient, thinking itself above every thing. It Genius always gives its best at first, pruis not so. Without a certain consciousness of dence at last.
Laukter. innate talent, a man would be unequal to any great attempt; bis very soul would sink GENIUS-a Gift. within him, thinking of his weakness and in- Genius! thou gift of Heaven! thou light feriority. As well might a lovely woman look divine ! daily in her mirror, yet not be aware of her Amid what dangers art thou doom'd to shine. beauty, as a great soul be unconscious of the Oft will the body's weakness check thy force, powers with which heaven bas gifted him; not Oft damp thy vigour, and impede thy course; so much for himself, as to enlighten others; And trembling perves compel thee to restrain a messenger from God Himself, with a high Thy nobler efforts to contend with pain ; and glorious mission to perform. Woe unto Or want, sad guest! within tby presence come, him who abuses that mission ! Chambers. And breathe around her melancholy gloom.
To life's low cares will thy proud thoughts GENIUS-requires Cultivation,
And make her sufferings, her impatience, The lamp of genius, though by nature lit,
| If not protected, pruned, and fed with care, Soon dies, or runs to waste, with fitful glare. GENIUS-A Great.
Wilcox. His genius quite obscured the brightest ray GENIUS-Definition of.
Of human thought, as Sol's effulgent beams, The faculty of growth.
GENIUS-Haunts of. GENIUS-Dicta of.
Some writer has remarked, with equal force The dicta of a man of genius and sincerity and beauty, that, by a visit to those places are invaluable; the arguments of a wit only which we know to have been the haunt of shine to lead astray: we may have been ex. genius, we are more affected than when we hilarated for a moment, but we quit them hear of their actions or read their works; and abased and comfortless, as if nothing was this remark is founded on a thorough knowfixed, and as if wisdom and truth were only ledge of human nature. The room where empty names.
E. Brydges Newton was born at Wynford, and the cham.