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SUCCESS.

It is success that colors all in life:
Success makes fools admir'd, makes villains honest :
All the proud virtue of this vaunting world
Fawns on success and power,

howe'er acquired.

Thomson.

Applause
Waits on success; the fickle multitude,
Like the light straw that floats along the stream,
Glide with the current still, and follow fortune.

Franklin.

SUSPENSE.

Uncertainty ! Fell demon of our fears! The human soul That can support despair, supports not thee.

Mallet.

SYMPATHY.

Shame on those hearts of stone, that cannot melt
In soft adoption of another's sorrow!

A. Hil.

T.

TALENTS.

Talents, angel-bright,
If worth be wanting, are shining instruments
In false ambition's hands, to finish faults.

Young

TEMPER.

Of all bad things by which mankind are curst,
Their own bad tempers surely are the worst.

Cumberland.

TEMPERANCE.

'Tis to thy rules, O temperance, that we owe, All pleasures that from health and strength can flow.

Chandler. O madness, to think use of strongest wines And strongest drinks our chief support of health, When God with these forbidden made choice to rear His mighty champion, strong above compare, Whose drink was only from the liquid brook.

Samson Agonistes-Milton.

TEMPTATION.

The man who pauses on his honesty
Wants little of the villian.

Martyn.

THOUGHTFULNESS.

'Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And ask them what report they've borne to heaven, And how they might have borne more welcome news.

Young.

TIME.

Think we, or think we not, time hurries on
With a resistless, unremitting stream;
Yet treads more soft than e'er did midnight thief,
That slides his hand under the miser's pillow,
And carries off his prize.

Blair.
Time is the warp of life, O tell
The young, the fair, the

gay,

to weave it well. Oh time! the beautifier of the dead, Adorner of the ruin, comforter And only healer when the heart hath bled

Time ! the corrector where our judgments err,
The test of truth, love,-sole philosopher,
For all beside our sophists !

Byron.

Nay, dally not with time, the wise man's treasure,
Though fools are lavish on't,—the fatal fisher
Hooks souls, while we waste moments. Old Play

Youth is not rich in time-it

may

be

poor.
Part with it as with money, sparing ; pay
No moment, but in purchase of its worth ;
And what its worth, ask death-beds, they can tell!

Young

TO-MORROW.

To-morrow I will live, the fool does say:
To-day itself's too late; the wise lived yesterday.

Martial.

TONGUE

Beware the tongue that's set on fire of hell,
And flames in slander, falsehood, perjury,
In malice, idle-talking, thoughtless tales.
Speak not too much, nor without thought; let truth
In all things, small or great, dwell on thy lips.
Remember, God hath said, “ He that in word
Offends not, is a perfect man; while he,
That bridles not his tongue, deceives himself,
And shows his faith in vain !"

Edwards.

If thou wishest to be wise,
Keep these words before thine eyes,
What thou speakest, and how, beware,
Of whom, to whom, when, and where.

TRIFLES.

Think naught a trifle, though it small appear ;
Sands make the mountain, moments make the year,
And trifles, life. Your care to trifles give,
Else you may die ere you have learned to live. Young.

TRUTH.

To thiné own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man. Shakspeare.

Truth
Comes to us with a slow and doubtful step ;
Measuring the ground she treads on, and forever
Turning her curious eye, to see that all
Is right behind ; and with a keen survey
Choosing her onward path.

Percival.

U.

UNBELIEF.

A Christian is the highest style of man !
And is there who the blessed cross wipes off
As a foul blot from his dishonored brow?
If angels tremble, 'tis at such a sight!

Young

V.

VARIETY.

The earth was made so various, that the mind
Of desultory man, studious of change,
And pleased with novelty, might be indulged. Cowper.

VICE.

Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,
As to be hated, needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.

Pope.

VIRTUE.

The means immutable of happiness,
Or in the vale of life, or on a throne,
Is virtue.

Murphy
Each must, in virtue, strive for to excel,
That man lives twice, who lives the first life well.

Herrick. Virtue, not rolling suns, the mind matures ; That life is long which answers life's great end. Young.

W.

WAR.

Rash, fruitless war, from wanton glory waged,
Is only splendid murder!

Thomson.

WEALTH.

Abundance is a blessing to the wise ;
The use of riches in discretion lies :
Learn this ye men of wealth—a heavy purse
In a fool's pocket, is a heavy curse. Cumberland
To whom can riches give repute, or trust,
Content, or pleasure, but the good and just?

Pope. Gold is worse poison to men's souls, Doing more murders in this loathsome world, Than any mortal drug

Shakspeare.

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