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prisoned in the drowning man's death-grasp : for though magnanimous courage may call him to make an attempt at rescuing a fellow-creature from fatal danger, and none would keep this in more distinct view than the writer, as a moral obligation ; yet it is no less true that an attempt so to do without the probability of accomplishing it through adequate and properly-directed means, is, however amiable a trait of enthusiastic feeling for another's jeopardy, condemned as rash by prudence, as an infringement of organic and inorganic laws, amounting to a temptation of Providence, though in the loveliest garb rash profligacy of your own existence can be found to wear! Yet it is a mistaken building of a tower without having counted the cost,' the prosecution of which can only be left off by doing as we have said, ere the weight of its falling mass and scaffold crushes such builder under its destructive ruins. Coolness is never more emphatically the handmaiden of courage than here; and let us engrave these rules by another word begin. ning with the letter C, that is-Caution ; like the Irishman taking prisoners- be always surrounding them (a push now and then will be all needed often). Courage to attempt their rescue; coolness to apply knowledge ; caution to crown with success a heroism well begun. If but one life more were rescued through our suggestions, this book may be,“ like bread cast upon the waters," found after many days—many years it may be-useful for once, and the author will be immeasurably repaid.
" What is a man,
“ Idleness is the badge of gentry, the bane of body and mind, the nurse of naughtiness, the stepmother of discipline, the chief author of all mischief, one of the seven deadly sins, the cushion ppon which the devil chiefly reposes, and a great cause not only of melancholy, but of many other diseases ; for the mind is pa. turally active, and if it be not occupied about some honest business, it rushes into mischief. or sinks into melancholy."
““ Who says, the wan autumnal sun
Beams with too faint a smile
With thoughts of Spring the heart beguile ?
And gently lay him down
Wave gaily o'er the waters brown.
With wreathed mullions proud,
As though beneath an April cloud."
" How divine
TO THE SKY.
Far from the green hills with their heathery glow
MORNING “The rosy morning clouds stood upon the mountains, and announced the coming of their Lord, the Sun. But as soon as the tidings spread over field and wood, the thousand-voiced echo awoke, and sleep was no more to be thought of. And soon did the royal sun himself arise, at first bis dazzling diadem alone appeared above the mountains; at length he stood upon their summit in the full majesty of his beauty, in all the charms of eternal youth, bright and glorious, his kindly glance em. bracing every creature of earth, from the stately oak to the blade of grass bending under the foot of the wayfaring man. Then arose from every breast, from every throat, the joyous song of praise; and it was as if the whole plain and wood were become a temple, whose roof was the heaven, whose altar the mountain, whose congregation all creatures, whose priest the sun."-STORY WITHOUT AN END.
“Come forth, and let us through our hearts receive
That sweeps the boughs :- the chestnut flowers are
past, The crowning glories of the hawthorn fail, But arches of sweet eglantive are cast From every hedge :-Oh! never may we lose, Dear friend! our fresh delight in simplest nature's hues!"
BOOKS Which may be beneficially consulted for HYGIENE,
besides those already quoted from.
Dr. Combe's.- Work on the Principles of Physiology, applied to the preservation of health, and to the improve ment of physical and mental education. 1834-5. 8vo.
Roger Bacon's Treatise—De retardanda Senectute. Oxford, 1590. 8vo.
Dr. J. Jones.-The Arte and Science of preserving Bodye and Soule in Health. London, 1579. *4to.
William Bulleyn.-Government of Health. London, 1594. 12mo.
Lord Bacon.--Historia Vitæ et Mortis. London, 1623. 8vo.
Thomas Tryons.-Way to Health, Long Life, and Happiness, or a discourse on Temperance. 1691. 8vo. Knowledge of a Man's Self, or second part, ditto. Ditto, third part. Ditto.— Wisdom's Dictates, or aphorisms and rules for preserving health of body and peace of mind. 1696. 12mo.
Dr. G. Cheyne's.-Essay of Healtu and Long Life. London, 1725. 8vo. Fourth ed. Do. Essay on Regimen, &c. London, 1739-40-53. 8vo.
Baynard, Ed.-Health, a Poem, showing how to procure, preserve, and restore it. London, 1731. 12mo.
Armstrong, John -The Art of preserving Health, a Poem. London, 1744. 8vo.—An English Classic."
Mackenzie James-History of Health, and the art of preserving it, &c. Ed. 1759. 8vo.