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The hatred of those who are most nearly connected is the most inveterate. Tacitus.
When our hatred is violent, it sinks us even beneath those we hate. La Rochefoucauld.
Let the European world of inventors be called upon to come forward, hat in hand, and try what can be done to crown humanity in the nineteenth century with something less like a chimney-pot. We know of nothing that can be said in favour of the article which we are forced to wear on our heads: it is bot in summer, it is not warm in winter; it does not shade us from the sun, it does not shelter us from the rain; it is ugly and expensive; you cannot wear it in a railway-carriage; it is always in your way in a drawing-room; if you sit upon it you crush it, yet it will not save your skull in a fall from your horse; it will not go into a portmanteau; you are sure to forget it when suspended from the straps of a carriage-roof; it is too hard to roll up, too soft to stand upon; it rusts with the sea-air, and spots with the rain; if it is good, you are sure to have it taken by mistake at a soirée; ! if it is bad, you are set down for a swindler. Mark Lemon
HATS-Stupidity of Modern.
Why was the old, turned-up cocked hat so valuable? Because it had a thousand ways of indicating character that the modern black cylinder we call a hat has not. It had not only feathers to curl, and wave, and flow, and perk up-gay, frank, brave, or defiant-but it had colour and glitter; it was trimmed with feathers or gold lace; it was of various substances and shades; it had its white and black cockades; it could be drawn over the eyes for disguise or sorrow. It was cocked airily by Beau Shatterbrain, snapped angrily over one eye by Bully Roach, thrown backwards by Ranger returning at daybreak to his chambers, singing Goldsmith's "When lovely woman stoops to folly," planted precisely and level by pedant schoolmasters, set on the wrong end foremost by drunken Wilks and his friend, debauched Churchill, as they ride home in a hackney coach, with their legs stuck out at opposite windows. Because it had this lifethis power of expression, I like the cocked hat, and claim for it respect. Because the beaver has not this power, and is a dead, hopeless, ugly, uncomfortable, expensive, inconvenient thing, I despise it. Because it has no brim to keep off the sun, because it
catches the wind, and knocks up against door sills and entries, I have a contempt for it and always shall have, as long as the imbecile, repulsive thing is worn. Who are we, with such horror, to laugh at the old headdresses, at hair powder, or grenadiers' caps. Jerrold.
Now swarms the village o'er the jovial mead :
The head has the most beautiful appearance, as well as the highest station, in a human igure. Nature has laid out all her art in beautifying the face; she has touched it with vermilion, planted in it a double row of ivory, made it the seat of smiles and blushes, lighted it up and enlivened it with the brightness of the eyes, hung it on each side with curious organs of sense, given it airs and graces that cannot be described, and surrounded it with such a flowing shade of hair as sets all its beauties in the mest agreeable light. In short, she seems to have designed the head as the cupola to the most glorious of her works. Addison.
Auspicious Health appear'd on zephyr's wing;
People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy. Sterne.
Health is the soul that animates all enjoyments of life, which fade, and are tasteless, if not dead, without it. A man starves at the best and the greatest tables, makes faces at the noblest and most delicate wines, is poor and wretched in the midst of the greatest treasures and fortunes: with common diseases strength grows decrepit, youth loses all vigour, and beauty all charms; music grows harsh, and conversation disagreeable; palaces are prisons, or of equal confinement; riches are useless, honour and attendance are cumbersome, and crowns themselves are a burden; but if diseases are painful and violent, they equal all conditions of life, make no difference between a prince and a beggar; and a fit of the stone or the colic puts a king to the rack, and makes him as miserable as he can do the meauest, the worst, and most criminal of his subjects. Sir W. Temple.
HEALTH-the Greatest of Possessions. Health is the greatest of all possessions, and 'tis a maxim with me, that a hale cobbler is a better man than a sick king. Bickerstaff.
so; and considering the thousand doors that
Socrates used to say that it was pleasant to Bestow'd by Heaven, but seldom understood. grow old with good health and a good friend; Lucar and he might have reason: a man may be content to live while he is no trouble to himself or his friends; but, after that, it is hard if he be not content to die. I knew and esteemed a person abroad, who used to say, a man must be a mean wretch who desired to live after threescore years old. But so much, I doubt, is certain, that in life, as in wine, he that will drink it good, must not draw it to the dregs. Where this happens, one comfort of age may be, that whereas younger men are usually in pain whenever they are not in pleasure, old men find a sort of pleasure when they are out of pain; and as young men often lose or impair their present enjoyments by craving after what is to come, by vain hopes, or fruitless fears, so old men relieve the wants of their age by pleasing reflections upon what is past. Therefore, men in the health and vigour of their age should endeavour to fill their lives with reading, with travel, with the best conversation, and the worthiest actions, either in public or private stations; that they may have something agreeable left to feed on when they are old, by pleasing remembrances. Sir W. Temple. HEALTH-Fastidious Preservation of. Preserving the health by too strict a regimen is a wearisome malady. La Rochefoucauld.
HEALTH-not to be Purchased.
Who would not be covetous, and with reason, if health could be purchased with gold? Who not ambitious, if it were at the command of power, or restored by honour? But alas! a white staff will not help gouty feet to walk better than a common cane; nor a blue riband bind up a wound so well as a fillet; the glitter of gold or of diamonds will but hurt sore eyes, instead of curing them; and an aching head will be no more eased by wearing a crown instead of a common nightcap.
Sir W. Temple.
Men that look no further than their outsides, think health an appurtenance unto life, and quarrel with their constitutions for being sick; but I, that have examined the parts of man, and know upon what tender filaments that fabric hangs, do wonder that we are not always
He that loses his conscience has nothing left that is worth keeping. Therefore be sure you look to that. And in the next place look to your health: and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience: for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing that money cannot buy, therefore value it, and be thankful for it. Izaak Walton.
HEALTHFUL PRACTICES-Benefit of adhering to.
If mankind in the present day were strictly to adhere to those practices which promote the health and well-being of their minds and bodies, and as strictly to abstain from those which tend to injure them, there would be little or no cause to complain that our race is degenerating, and that the men of modern days scarcely possess the sixth part of the strength of their forefathers. Hodgkin
They mourn, but smile at length; and,
The tree will wither long before it fall:
The roof-tree sinks, but moulders on the hall
The bars survive the captive they enthral;
thus the heart will break, yet brokenly live on. Byron.
HEART-Chords of the.
There are chords in the human heartstrange varying strings-which are only struck by accident; which will remain mute and senseless to appeals the most passionate and earnest, and respond at last to the slightest casual touch. In the most insensible or childish minds there is some train of reflection which art can seldom lead, or skill assist, but which will reveal itself, as great truths have done, by chance, and when the discoverer has the Dickens. plainest and simplest end in view.
HEART-Falsehood of the.
In many looks the false heart's history
HEART-Seen of God.
My heart being virtuous, let my face be wan,
There was a great master among the Jews, who bid his scholars consider and tell him what was the best way wherein a man should always keep. One came and said, that there was nothing better than a good eye, which is, in their language, a liberal and contented disposition. Another said a good companion is the best thing in the world. A third said, a good neighbour was the best thing he could desire; and a fourth preferred a man that could foresee things to come; that is, a wise person. But, at last, came in one Eleazar, and be said, a good heart was better than them all. True, said the master, thou hast comprehended in two words all that the rest have said. For be that hath a good heart, will be both contented, and a good companion, and a good neighbour, and easily see what is fit to be done by him. Let every man then seriously labour to find in himself a sincerity and uprightness of heart at all times, and that will save him abundance of other labour. Bishop Patrick.
HEART-Government of the.
Keep thy heart with all diligence: for out of it are the issues of life. Solomon. HEART-A Kind.
HEART-Desires of the.
How easy it is for one benevolent being to diffuse pleasure around him; and how truly is a kind heart a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity to freshen into smiles! Washington Irving.
HEART-of a Wise Man.
A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart is at his left. Solomon.
HEART-Nobility of the.
A noble heart, like the sun, showeth its greatest countenance in its lowest estate. Sir Philip Sydney.
The human heart is often the victim of the sensations of the moment; success intoxicates it to presumption, and disappointment dejects and terrifies it. Volney. HEART-Wonderful Structure of the.
The wisdom of the Creator is in nothing seen more gloriously than the heart. It was necessary that it should be made capable of working for ever without the cessation of a moment, without the least degree of weariness. It is so made; and the power of the Creator, in so constructing it, can in nothing be exceeded but by His wisdom! Hope.
HEAVEN-the Celestial City.
A city never built with hands, nor hoary with the years of time-a city, whose inhabitants no census has numbered-a city, through whose streets rush no tides of business, nor nodding hearse creeps slowly with its burden to the tomb-a city, without griefs or graves, without sins or sorrows, without births or burials, without marriages or mournings-a city, which glories in having Jesus for its king, angels for its guards, saints for its citizens; whose walls are salvation, and whose gates are praise. Guthrie.
If I am allowed to give a metaphorical allusion to the future state of the blessed, I should image it by the orange grove in that sheltered glen, on which the sun is beginning to shine, and of which the trees are at the same time loaded with sweet golden fruit and balmy silver flowers. Such objects Bowring. may well portray a state in which hope and
fruition become one eternal feeling.
HEAVEN-The Gates of.
The appearance, instantaneously disclosed,
A wilderness of building, sinking far,
Heaven's gates are not so highly arch'd As princes' palaces; they that enter there Must go upon their knees. Webster.
There God unfolds His presence, clouded here,
The air, the soil, the rivers, fruits, and flowers,
HEAVEN-the House of God.
This glorious world is "the house of God," or the peculiar and favourite place of His residence; the place where those manifes tations of Himself are seen, which He is pleased to make, as the most special displays of His presence and character. Present in all other places, He is peculiarly present here. It is also "the throne of God," the seat of universal and endless dominion; where the Divine authority is peculiarly exercised and made known, and the splendour of the Divine government exhibited with singular effulgence and glory. It is the residence of His most