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simple respect to present gratification, we act PASSION-Sullen.
When passions glow, the heart, like heated steel,
Takes each impression, and is work'd at pleasure. Young.
Search then the ruling passion; there alone
The fool consistent, and the false sincere :
As man, perhaps, the moment of his breath,
So, cast and mingled with his very frame,
Angry and choleric men are as ungrateful and unsociable as thunder and lightning, being in themselves all storms and tempests; bu quiet and easy natures are, like fair weather. welcome to all, and acceptable to all men, they gather together what the others disperse, and reconcile all whom the others incense; as they have the good will and the good wishes of all other men, so they have the full posses sion of themselves, have all their own thoughts at peace, and enjoy quiet and ease in their own fortune, how strait soever it may be. Clarendon
In the slow progress of some insidious disease which is scarcely regarded by its cheerful and unconscious victim, it is mournful to mark the smile of gaiety as it plays over that very bloom, which is not the freshness of health but the flush of approaching mortality, amid studies, perhaps, just opening into intellectual excellence, and hopes and plans of generous ambition that are never to be fulfilled. But how much more painful is it, to behold that equally insidious and far more desolating progress with which guilty passion steals upon the heart, when there is still sufficient virtue to feel remorse; and to sigh at the remembrance of purer years, but not sufficient to throw off the guilt, which is felt to be oppressive, and to return to that purity in which it would again, in its bitter moments, gladly take shelter, if only it had energy to vanquish the almost irresistible habits that would tear it
PASSION-the Spring of the Soul.
Passion is the great mover and spring of the soul. When men's passions are strongest, they may have great and noble effects; but they are then also apt to fall into the greatest miscarriages. Sprat.
Now what a sullen-blooded fool was this,
PASSIONS-Bounds set to the.
No man's body is as strong as his appetites, but Heaven has corrected the boundlessness of his voluptuous desires by stinting his strength and contracting his capacities.
Authors should avoid as much as they can. replies and rejoinders, the usual consequences of which are loss of time, and loss of temper. Happy is he who is engaged in controversy
with his own passions, and comes off superior; who makes it his endeavour that his follies and weaknesses may die before him, and who daily meditates on mortality and immortality.
PASSIONS-Evil Effects of.
even of those whose hands are polluted with PASSIONS-Violence of the.
They sat them down to weep: not only tears Rain'd at their eyes, but high winds worse within
Began to rise,-high passions, anger, hate,
PASSIONS Governing the.
PAST-Reflections on the.
We will stand and watch the great river of people flow through this arch, as it has been doing ever since Oates snuffled or Nell Gwynne sang. Oh, that stout gentleman with the complacent face, brushing a spot of dust off his sere brown coat, is Mr. Pepys, a great man in the Admiralty; let him pass, he is not a street hero. That? Oh, that is the quiet country gentleman, Mr. Evelyn, a travelled, art-loving man-nothing to Clark, the posturemaker, or Hugh Massey, the merry fiddler. That long-faced, pale creature is only one Isaac Newton, an absent college man, who has just written a book no one cares about, called The Principio. The young vain buck in the gilt coach is Kneller, the great painter, who thinks that at the last day there will be a peculiar special awakening trumpet blown to arouse him. That gay fellow with him is the celebrated French artist, Delafosse, a pupil of Le Brun, who has come to London to paint the apotheosis of Isis on a ceiling of Montague House (now the British Museum), Isis having long evaporated. Do you see that benevolent man who looks as if when he caught a poacher up a tree in the episcopal woods he would entreat him to take care how he came down. That is Bishop Ken, of Bath and Wells, the good man who wrote our Evening Hymn. Wait here an hour or two-now that the
Waggons and chairs hurry on to Buckingham House at Aldersgate, or westward to Westminster, dogged by dark, deep-cut shadowsnow, just at twelve, that a bright river of sun along the shady side of the street fast widens as the heat spreads and day advances-and you might see pass these taverns and this Temple gateway, with its treacherous lamb and flag, that looks so like a bill, among a motley group of Alsatian squires, with broad sword belts and copper belts, among Izaak Walton citizens, bullies like Blood, who bagged the crown; the fat Duke of Albemarle; the
high, When they're most opposed.
Passions, like raging storms, grow loud and burly Earl of Devonshire, who was fined £30,000 for drawing Colonel Culpepper by his nose out of the Presence Chamber; the cruel 2 H 2
Govern your passions, or otherwise they will
The passions may be humoured till they become our master, as a horse may be pered till he gets the better of his rider; but early discipline will prevent mutiny, and keep the helm in the hands of reason. Cumberland.
The worst of slaves are those that are constantly serving their passions. Diogenes.
He whom passion rules, is bent to meet his death. Sir Philip Sidney.
PASSIONS-Violence of the.
Now by heaven
My blood begins my safer guides to rule,
Passions without power,
Passions, like seas, will have their ebbs and flows. Lec.
The passions, like heavy bodies down steep hills, once in motion, move themselves, and know no ground but the bottom. Fuller.
Oh! she has passions which outstrip the wind,
Earl of Faversham, nephew of the great PAST AND PRESENT.
When midnight o'er the moonless skies
Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean.
Methought I saw
PAST FAVOURS AND INJURIES.
It is necessary to look forward as well as backward, as some think it always necessary to regulate their conduct by things that have been done of old times; but that past which is so presumptuously brought forward as a precedent for the present, was itself founded on an alteration of some past that went before it. Madame de Stael.
Pastime is a word that should never be used but in a bad sense: it is vile to say such a thing is agreeable because it helps to pass the
It was thy patience, Masinissa, patience, A champion clad in steel, that in the waste Attended still thy step, and saved my friend For better days. What cannot patience do! A great design is seldom snatch'd at once; 'Tis patience heaves it on. From savage That brings our friends up from the under-world, "Tis patience that has built up human life,
Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail
The nurse of arts.
Sad as the last which reddens over me.
It is but reasonable to bear that accident patiently, which God sends, since impatience | does but entangle us, like the fluttering of a a net, but cannot at all ease our bird in trouble, or prevent the accident; it must be run through, and therefore it were better we compose ourselves to a patient than to a troubled and miserable suffering.
PAST AND FUTURE.
The world has arrived at a period which Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. renders it the part of fashion to pay homage to the prospective precedents of the future, in preference to those of the past. The past is dead, and has no resurrection; but the future is endowed with such a life, that it lives to us even in anticipation. The past is, in many things, the foe of mankind; the future is, in all things, our friend. For the past has no hope; the future is both hope and fruition. The past is the text-book of tyrants; the future the bible of the free. Those who are solely governed by the past, stand, like Lot's wife, crystallized in the act of looking backward, and for ever incapable of looking forward. Marryat.
By their patience and perseverance God's children are truly known from hypocrites and dissemblers. Augustine.
The sincere and earnest approach of the Christian to the throne of the Almighty, teaches the best lesson of patience under affliction; since, wherefore should we mock the Deity with supplications, when we insult Him by murmuring under His decrees; or how while our prayers have in every word admitted the vanity and nothingness of the things of
time, in comparison to those of eternity,
'Tis patience, the beloved of Heaven!
The mild, the lowly, and the gentle patience,
Its fixed and placid gaze to look upon
Pale, calm, unmoved amid the storms of life;
C. L. Reddell. PATIENCE of Cowardice and Bravery. Patience in cowards is tame, hopeless fear; But in brave minds, a scorn of what they bear. Dryden.
When did I complain
encourage this desire, I shall not have written in vain. But, as one earnestly desiring to hasten the coming of Christ's kingdom, I cannot refrain from counselling moderation in language and forbearance in action. The Devil himself could not, in such a crisis as this, desire anything better for his own interests than a display of ignorant, unretheflecting Christian zeal on the part of his enemies. Pure as may be the source from which it springs, such zeal is not in accordance with those blessed lessons of practical wisdom taught by Him who lifted up his voice against the folly of putting new wine into old bottles, hortation to give no offence. and upon whose lips ever hung the loving exThe people of England may be assured that the question which many would rashly attempt to solveat any time, and under any circumstances, a very difficult and a very delicate one-is surrounded with peculiar perplexities and embarrassments, the growth of recent events, and that any arrogant rushings-in, regardless of the warning voices of those whose zeal takes another direction, will assuredly retard the coming which they seek to accelerate. William Kaye.
Or murmur at my fate?
I bore my load of infamy with patience,
Of whose soft grace, I have her sovereign aid,
PATIENCE-mingled with Grief.
I do note,
Earnestness is a great thing, but patience is a better; and what should be now preached to the people of England, in respect of this great matter of Christianity in India, is, that they should possess themselves in patience. That all who appreciate the inestimable blessings of Christianity should eagerly desire to impart to others the glad tidings of salvation, is the necessary result of their own sincerity of faith. If I have said anything to
O dreary life!" we cry, O dreary life!"
My country claims me all, claims every passion;
Patience is the guardian of faith, the preserver of peace, the cherisher of love, the teacher of humility. Patience governs the PATRIOTS-Rewards of the. flesh, strengthens the spirit, sweetens the temper, stifles anger, extinguishes envy, subdues pride; she bridles the tongue, refrains the hand, tramples upon temptations, endures persecutions, consummates martyrdom. Patience produces unity in the church, loyalty in the state, harmony in families and societies; she comforts the poor and moderates the rich; she makes us humble in prosperity, cheerful in adversity, unmoved by calumny and reproach; she teaches us to forgive those who have injured us, and to be the first in asking forgiveness of those whom we have injured; she delights the faithful, and invites the unbelieving; she adorns the woman, and improves the man; is loved in a child, praised in a young man, admired in an old man; she is beautiful in either sex and every age. Bishop Horne. PATRIOT-Characteristics of the. Statesman, yet friend to truth! of soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honour clear! Who broke no promise, served no private end, Who gain'd no title, and who lost no friend; Ennobled by himself, by all approved, Praised, wept, and honour'd by the muse he loved. Pope.
He who undertakes an occupation of great toil and great danger, for the purpose of serving, defending, and protecting his country, is a most valuable and respectable member of society; and if he conducts himself with valour, fidelity, and humanity, and amidst the horrors of war cultivates the gentle manners of peace, and the virtues of a devout and holy life, he most amply deserves, and will assuredly receive, the esteem, the admiration, and the applause of his grateful country; and, what is of still greater importance, the approbation of his Bishop Portens. PATRIOTISM-Appreciation of. What is it that you would impart to me! If it be aught toward the general good, Set honour in one eye, and death i' the other, And I will look on both indifferently: For, let the gods so speed me, as I love The name of honour more than I fear death. Shakspeare.