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Pain'd at thy presence, this redundant joy,
JOY-one of the greatest Panaceas.
Joy is one of the greatest panaceas of life. No joy is more healthful, or better calculated to prolong life, than that which is to be found in domestic happiness, in the company of cheerful and good men, and in contemplating with delight the beauties of nature. A day spent in the country, under a serene sky, amidst a circle of agreeable friends, is certainly a more positive means of prolonging life than all the vital elixirs in the world. Hukeland.
Trouble is a thing that will come without our call: but true joy will not spring up without ourselves. Bishop Patrick.
A thought of joy that rises in the mind,
When least the welcome guest we look'd to
Come and depart, we know not how!
What throbbings of deep joy
Up through the system of created things,
JOY AND GRIEF.
Then happy those, since each must drain
How fading are the joys we dote upon!
Like angels' visits, short and bright,
JUDGE-Responsibility of a.
When a man's life is in debate,
Who sends that thought? Whence springs it? The judge can ne'er too long deliberate.
Its passage is invisible! The shower
That falls is seen; the lightning o'er the bower
Yet show some pity.-
Accuse not Heaven's delay; if loth to strike,
Its judgments, like the thunder-gather'd
Are but the greater.
This shall be your creed, says the Roman Catholic church; therefore, investigation is useless: though of late it has become a maxim to suspect all judgments that are not open to revision. Zimmerman.
JUDGMENT-a Pair of Scales.
And still the more 'tis used is wont t' abate
O immortal justice!
Even thus amid thy pride and luxury,
O Earth! shall that last coming burst upon
The secret coming of the Son of Man;
Irradiate with his bright advancing sign.
To have a son set your decrees at naught;
Nay, more, to spurn at your most royal image,
And mock your workings in a second body. Question your royal thoughts, make the case yours;
Be now the father, and propose a son:
JUSTICE-not to be Evaded.
Of mortal justice if thou scorn the rod,
Let not rage and vengeance mix their rancour; Let them not trouble with their fretful storm, Their angry gleams, that azure, where throned
The calm divinity of Justice sits
It often falls in course of common life,
strong. But justice, though her doom she do prolong, Yet at the last will make her own cause right, Spenser.
If they which employ their labour and travail about the public administration of justice, follow it only as a trade, with unquenchable thirst of gain, being not in heart persuaded that justice is God's own work, and themselves his agents in this business,-the sentence, of right, God's own verdict, and themselves his priests to deliver it; formalities of justice do but serve to smother right; and that which was necessarily ordained for the common good, is, through shameful abuse, made the cause of common misery. Hooker.
The rulers of the world, Unmercifully just, who punish all To the severest rigour of the laws, Are most unjust themselves, and violate The laws they seem to guard: there is a justice Due to humanity. Charles Johnson.
When just revenge hath a right level made, Home to the head she may the arrow bring; And when provoked Justice draws her blade, Into the fire she will the scabbard fling. Justice and sin should keep an equal race; If sins do gallop, justice must not pace.
Poise the cause in justice' equal scales, Whose beam stands sure, whose rightful cause prevails. Shakspeare.
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. Aristotle.
Of all the virtues justice is the best;
Justice is the fundamental and almost only virtue of social life: as it embraces all those
actions which are useful to society: and that every virtue, under the name of charity, sincerity, humanity, probity, love of country, generosity, simplicity of manners, and modesty, are but varied forms and diversified applications of this axiom-Do unto another only that which thou wouldest he should do unto thee. Volney.
JUSTICE AND DECENCY.
Justice consists in doing no injury to men; Tally. decency, in giving them no offence.
JUSTICE AND MERCY.
No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence. A just man does justice to every man and to every thing; and then, if he be also wise, he knows there is a debt of mercy and compassion due to the infirmities of man's nature; and that is to be paid: and he that is cruel and ungentle to a sinning person, and does the worst to him, dies in his debt and is unjust. Pity, and forbearance, and long-sufferance, and fair interpretation, and excusing our brother, and taking in the best sense, and passing the gentlest sentence, are as certainly our duty, and owing to every person that does offend
In the intercourse of social life, it is by little acts of watchful kindness recurring daily and hourly-and opportunities of doing kindnesses if sought for are for ever starting up,-it is by words, by tones, by gestures, by looks, that affection is won and preserved. He who Deglects these trifles, yet boasts that, whenever a great sacrifice is called for, he shall be ready to make it, will rarely be loved. The likelihood is, he will not make it; and if he does, it will be much rather for his own sake, than for his neighbour's. Many persons, indeed, are said to be penny-wise and pound-foolish! but they who are penny-foolish will hardly be pound-wise; although selfish vanity may now and then for a moment get the better of selfish indolence; for wisdom will always have a microscope in her hand. Sala.
Good and friendly conduct may meet with an nworthy, with an ungrateful, return; but the absence of gratitude on the part of the receiver cannot destroy the self-approbation which recompenses the giver; and we may scatter the seeds of courtesy and kindness around us at so ättle expense. Some of them will inevitably fall on good ground, and grow up into benevolence in the minds of others; and all of them will bear fruit of happiness in the bosom whence they spring. Once blest are all the virtues; twice blest sometimes. Jeremy Bentham.
Let falsehood assail not,
Against those you love!
The closer still cling!
The great duty of life is not to give pain; and the most acute reasoner cannot find an excuse for one who voluntarily wounds the heart of a fellow-creature. Even for their own sakes, people should show kindness and regard to their dependents. They are often better served in trifles, in proportion as they are rather feared than loved; but how small is this gain compared with the loss sustained in all the weightier affairs of life! Then the faithful servant shows himself at once as a friend, while one who serves from fear shows himself as an enemy. Frederika Bremer.
There will come a time when three words
uttered with charity and meekness, shall receive a far more blessed reward, than three thousand volumes written with disdainful sharpness of wit. But the manner of men's writing must not alienate our hearts from the truth, if it appear they have the truth.
Heaven in sunshine will requite the kind.
Since trifles make the sum of human things,
Oh! let th' ungentle spirit learn from hence,
Our little lot denies, but heaven decrees
On these Heaven bade the bliss of life depend,
KING-Abdication of a.
I give this heavy weight from off my head,
KING-as a Father.
That king shall best govern his realm, that reigneth over his people as a father doth over his children. Agesilaus.
KING-Graces of a.
KING-Example of a.
The people are fashioned according to the KINGS-Burthens of. example of their king; and edicts are of less power than the model which his life exhibits. Claudian.
Why, man, I never was a prince till now.
In greatness' summer, that confirm a prince;
Fear nothing mortal, but to be unjust;
His careless limbs thrown out in wanton ease, With thoughtless gaze perusing the arch'd heavens,
And idly whistling, while his sheep feed round him
A monarch's crown,
Golden in show, is but a crown of thorns,
When on his shoulder each man's burthen lies:
For therein lies the office of a king,—
His honour, virtue, merit, and chief praise,-
What is a king? a man condemn'd to bear
The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
A king ruleth as he ought, a tyrant as he lists; a king to the profit of all, a tyrant only to please a few. Aristotle.
Oh, unhappy state of kings!
Th' unbusied shepherd stretch'd beneath the To every blast of changing fate exposed!
KINGS-Cares of. Enjoys a sweeter shade than that of canopies Then happy low, lie down! Hemm'd in with care, and shook by storms of Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. Aaron Hill.