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are too closely connected with it to be easily REPINERS-A Lesson for.
Sorrow for past ills doth restore frail man
Let us not repine, or so much as think the gifts of God unequally dealt, if we see another abound with riches; when, as God knows, the cares that are the keys that keep those riches, hang often so heavily at the rich man's girdle that they clog him with weary days and restless nights, even when others sleep quietly. We see but the outside of the rich man's happiness: few consider him to be like the silkworm, that, when she seems to play, is at the very same time spinning her own bowels, and consuming herself. And this many rich men do: loading themselves with corroding cares to keep what they have already got. Let us, therefore, be thankful for healthened competence, and above all, for a quiet conscience. Izaak Walton.
open your ears; for which you will stop
I, from the orient to the drooping west,
Is thought with child by the stern tyrant, war,
True repentance is to cease from sin. Ambrose. REPROOF-Friendly.
Prithee, forgive me ;
I did but chide in jest; the best loves use it
I also could speak as ye do, if your soulwere in my soul's stead: I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head against you. But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should assuage your grief. Job.
'Tis not all sweetmeats that we set before
so much to please ourselves as for his own advantage. The reproaches, therefore, of a There's somewhat sharp and salt, both to whet friend should always be strictly just, and not appetite too frequent. Budgell.
And make them taste their wine well; so, methinks,
The most difficult province in friendship is the letting a man see his faults and errors; which should, if possible, be so contrived, that ho may perceive our advice is given him, not
reputation! dearer far than life,
Thou precious balsam, lovely, sweet to smell;
Not all the owner's care, nor the repenting toil
REPUTATION-Preserving Power of.
If Parliament were to consider the sporting with reputation of as much importance as sporting on manors, and pass an act for the preservation of fame, there are many who would thank them for the bill. Sheridan.
The purest treasure mortal times afford,
Literary life is full of curious phenomena. I don't know that there is anything more noticeable than what we may call conventional reputations. There is a tacit understanding in every community of men of letters that they will not disturb the popular fallacy respecting this or that electro-gilded celebrity. There are various reasons for this forbearance: one is old; one is rich; one is good-natured; one is such a favourite with the pit, that it would not be safe to hiss him from the manager's box. The venerable augurs of the literary or scientific temple may smile faintly when one of the tribe is mentioned; but the farce is in general kept up as well as the Chinese comic scene of entreating and imploring a man to stay with you, with the implied compact between you that he shall by no means think of doing it. A poor wretch he must be who would wantonly sit down on one of these bandbox reputations. A Prince Rupert's drop, which is a tear of unannealed glass, lasts indefinitely, if you keep it from meddling hands; but break its tail off, and it explodes, and resolves itself into powder. These celebrities I speak of are the Prince Rupert's drops of the learned and polite world. See how the papers treat them. What an array of pleasant kaleidoscopic phrases, that can be arranged in ever so many charming patterns, is at their service. How kind the "Critical Notices"where small authorship comes to pick up chips of praise, fragrant, sugary, and sappy-always are to them. Well, life would be nothing without paper credit and other fictions; so let them pass current. Holmes.
Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep; And in his simple show he harbours treason.
Shall weep no more. hope,
And yield thyself to Heaven.
Rest in that pleasing RESISTANCE-Spirit of.
True resignation, which always brings with it the confidence that unchangeable goodness will make even the disappointment of our hopes and the contradictions of life conducive to some benefit, casts a grave but tranquil light over the prospect of even a toilsome and troubled life. Humboldt.
Resolved and agreed, that God's will ought to determine mine, and not mine pretend to RESOLUTION-Firmness of. determine the will of God.
Comfort, dear mother; God is much displeased,
With dull unwillingness to repay a debt,
Intrust thy fortune to the powers above:
Still raise for good the supplicated voice,
Johnson. RESIGNATION-under Severe Trial.
I remember I saw an old officer, having his son with him (a fine man, about twenty years of age), going into the tent to dine. Whilst they were at dinner, a shot from the bastion of St. Antonio took off the head of the son.
The father immediately rose up, first looking down upon his headless child, and then lifting up his eyes to heaven, whilst the tears ran down his cheeks, only said, "Thy will be done!" It was a sad spectacle, and truly it affects me even now whilst I am writing.
There is a spirit of resistance implanted by the Deity in the breast of man, proportioned to the size of the wrongs he is destined to endure. C. J. Fox.
On a sure ground, unshaken as a rock
Firm on the base, and rears its lofty head
How poor an instrument
To a mind resolv'd and wise,
RESOLUTION-Determined Spirit of
That shuns the hive because the bees have
That likes me best that is not got with ease,
These hands shall tear her; if they wrong her
The proudest of them shall well hear of it.
Not fortune made such havoc of my means,
And pleased with favours given;
And this, my lord, our honour teacheth us,
Why look you sad?
Be great in act as you have been in thought;
Oh, let it not be said!-Forage, and run
Respect is better procured by exacting than soliciting for it. Greville.
RESPIRATION - Pure Air Necessary for.
It appears that when respiration is performed naturally, there are about 18 respirations in one minute, 1,080 in the hour, and 25,920 in the 24 hours. By each inspiration a pint of air is sent to the lungs-that is, 18 pints in a minute; in the hour more than two hogsheads, and in the 24 hours more than 57 hogsheads. When the body is in a state of health, there will be 72 pulsations of the
heart in one minute. Every pulsation sends
to the lungs two ounces of blood. Thus, 146 ounces, about an imperial gallon, are sent to the lungs, for the purpose of arterialization, or purification, every minute. In one hour, there are sent 450 pints, in 24 hours nearly 11,000 pints. The blood performs a complete circuit in the system in 110 seconds, and 540 circuits in 24 hours. There are three complete
circulations of the blood in every eight minutes of time. The object of this beautiful arrangement is to ventilate the blood. A constant supply of fresh air is an absolute necessity of our nature. If we are deprived of it, we die at once; if the air is vitiated, we suffer languor, which very often results in disease. Dr. S. Smith.
All men, if they work not as in a Great Task-master's eye, will work wrong, work unhappily for themselves and you. Carlyle.
If the master takes no account of his servants, they will make small account of him, and care not what they spend, who are never brought to an audit. Fuller.
REST-the Object of All.
Rest unto our souls!-'tis all we want-the end of all our wishes and pursuits: give us a prospect of this, we take the wings of the morning, and fly to the uttermost parts of the earth to have it in possession: we seek for it in titles, in riches, and pleasures-climb up after it by ambition,- -come down again, and stoop for it by avarice,-try all extremes: still we are gone out of the way; nor is it till after many miserable experiments that we are convinced at last, we have been seeking everywhere for it, but where there is a prospect of finding it; and that is within ourselves, in a meek and lowly disposition of heart. Sterne.
REST AND LABOUR-Beneficial. Alternate rest and labour long endure. Ovid. RESTITUTION Exceptional Mode of Making.
I have taken notice of several in my time, who, convinced by their consciences of unjustly detaining the goods of another, have endeavoured to make amends by their will, and after their decease; but they had as well do nothing as delude themselves both in taking so much time in so pressing an affair, and also in going about to repair an injury with so little demonstration of resentment and concern. They owe over and above something of their own; and by how much their payment is more strict and incommodious
to themselves, by so much is their restitution more perfect, just, and meritorious; for a Montaigne. penitency requires penance. RESTLESSNESS-Folly of.
An anxious, restless temper, that runs to meet care on its way, that regrets lost opportunities too much, and that is over-painstaking in contrivances for happiness, is foolish, and should not be indulged. "On doit être heureux sans trop penser à l'être." If you