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WITCH, Description of the

Evil Influences of the......662 WOE, Pangs of-Picture of..662 WOMAN, Amiability of-Attri

butes of-Lovely Attributes of-Beauty of-Characteristics of-A Cheerful-a Contradiction - Creation of Description of-Devotedness of-Dignity of-Duties of Elevation of - Eye of -A . Good-A Heartless -Influence of-Kindness in-Lot of-Loveliness of-Mission of-Need of-Perfection of -to be Respected-the first and last Solace-Surliness unbecoming in - Tears of

-Temper of-Voice of 662-667 WOMEN, Activities of-Three

Characteristics of Description of-terrestrial Divinities–Excellency of—Things Hated by-Hint to–Judg. ment of - Kindliness of Piety of - Power of-Un.

married-Usefulness of 667-669 WONDER, Cause of Character


VULGAR, Unsusceptibility of WICKEDNESS, Punishment the

.647 of-Weakness of......653, 654 VULGARITY, Essence of ....647 WIDOW, Desolation of the ..654

WIFE, a Great Blessing WAGER, Backing Opinions

Choosing a-the Chief Com.

forter-Death of a-EducaWAGERS, Using

.619 tion of a-A Good-in her WAITERS,Inattentiveness of 618

Home-guarded by her Hus

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Love of a-A Perfect-Rule WALK, Benefits of a-A De- of a--Spirit of a-A Truelightful


Unkindness to a ......654657 WALKING, Invigorating In- WILL, Energy of-How to Exfluence of


ecute a-A Good-Might of WANT, Causes of-Distresses

Obedience of the of-Horrors of - Reckless

Power of the - Responsi. ness of-Relief from ..648, 649

bility of the ..........

..657, 658 WANTS, Artificial ...610 WILLS, Advice respecting ....658 WAR, Adjuncts of-Array of- WIND, Combat of the-Howl.

Civil-Controversies decided ings of the-Kisses of the..658 by-Cost of — Described

WINDS, Trade-Voices of the 658 Desolation caused by-Evils

WINE, Definition of-Various
of-the Greatest of Evils-
the last Expedient -Folly

Effects of-Qualities of ....659
of - Honourableness of - WINTER, Accompaniments of
Horrors of-Injustice of- - Bitterness of-Desolation
Justice of -
Strategy of-

of Nights in - Season Weapons of


.....658,659 WARFARE, Management of..651 WISDOM, Attainment of-AtWARRIORS, the Cause of Ruin 651

tributes of-Brightness of

End of-Happiness of-InWASTE, Impolicy of ........651

fluence of-Lessons of-ObWATCH, Movements of a - jects of- Four Parts of Setting of a


only in Piety-Points ofWATCHFULNESS, Necessity

Possession of-Proofs of for

Qualities of - - Rarity of WATER, the Purest Drink

Solitude of-Sublimity of Spring of

Superiority of—Talents of ..651

True-of the Wise ....659, 660 WATER-CURE, Explanation of the..


Need of..... WATERFALL, Descriptions of the



660 WEAK, Power of the

..652 WEALTH, Acquisition of

WISHES, Evilof–Uncertainty

a Weak Anchor-Cares of
Denied-Fallaciousness of-

WISHING, Folly of..........661 Unhappiness of-Right Use WIT, Characteristics of-Conof-Vanity of-Way to ....653

sciousness in - Defined

Folly of - Love of-when WEEPING-Effects of

Proper-Provoking - PunWELCOME, A Hearty --Joy

gency of--never makes Rich ousness of - Warmth of..653

-a Talent-Use of-inferior WICKED, Destruction of the to Wisdom-without Wis-End of the Fate of the..653 dom

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WORDS, Abuse of - Caution

respecting--Definition ofFickleness of-Hastiness in - Importance of - Slang Phraseology of-PleasantPower of - Value

of Wise

...669, 670 WORK, Majesty of-Power of 670 WORKS, Good — (Good), Beginning of ...........

WORKMEN, Overseeing of..671
WORLD, Attachment to the

Contentedness with the-
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« This worthy work in which of good examples are so many,
This orchard of Alcinous, in which there wants not any
Herb, tree, or fruit that may man's use for health or pleasure serve;
This plenteous horn of Acheloy, which justly doth deserve
To bear the name of TREASURY OF KNOWLEDGE, I present
To your good worships, once again ; desiring you therefore
To let your noble courtesy and favour countervail
My faults, where art or eloquence on my behalf doth fail.
For sure the mark whereat I shoot is neither wreaths of bay,
Nər name of author, no, nor meed; but chiefly that it may
Be liked well of you, and all the wise and learned sort."




" I pluck up the goodlisome herbs of sentences by pruning, eat them by reading, digest them by musing, and lay them up at length in the high seat of memory-by gathering them together; that so having tasted their swectness, I may the less perceive the bitterness of life.”



ABBEY-Cloisters of an.

tall, narrow windows, quite dark with the long But let my due feet never fail

purple garments of pictured martyrs, apostles, To walk the studious cloister's pale,

and kings, tinge every ray that passes through And love the high embowed roof,

them with the colours and the memory of a With antic pillars massy proof;

thousand years of devotion. Wushington Irving. And storied windows richly dight, Casting a dim religious light:

ABBEY-Sanctity of an. There let the pealing organ blow

A fit abode, wherein appeared enshrined To the full-voiced choir below

Our hopes of immortality.

Byron. In service high and anthems clear, As may with sweetness, through mine ear,

ABILITIES-without Patronage. Dissolve me into ecstacies,

No man's abilities are so remarkably shining, And bring all heaven before mine eyes. as not to stand in need of a proper oppor

Milton. , tunity, a patron, and even the praises of a ABBEY-Grandeur of an.

friend, to recommend them to the notice of | How reverend is the face of this tall pile, the world.

Pliny. Whose ancient pillars rear their marble heads, To bear aloft its arch'd and pond'rous roof,

ABILITIES-cannot be Universal. By its own weight made steadfast and im- The abilities of man must fall short on one moveable,

side or other, like too scanty a blanket when Looking tranquillity! It strikes an awe you are a-bed ; if you pull it upon your And terror on my aching sight; the tombs shoulders, you leave your feet bare ; if you And monumental caves of death look cold, thrust it down upon your feet, your shoulders And shoot a chillness to my trembling heart. are uncovered.

Sir W. Temple. Congreve.

ABILITY-Proofs of. The wrought oaken beams, An able man shows his spirit by gentle Pillars, and frieze, and high fantastic roof, words and resolute actions : he is neither hot Of those dusk places in times far aloof

nor timid.

Chesterfield. Cathedrals call'd.


ABILITY-Success of. When we enter one of those antique piles in The force of his own merit makes his way, southern Germany, or in Spain--for there only A gift that Hearen gives for him. Shakspeare. can a Catbolic Gothic Cathedral be seen in all its glory,-I know not that it is possible for ABSENCE-Happiness after. the heart of man to desire any addition to the The joys of meeting pay the pangs of absence ; magnetic solemnity of the whole scene. The Else who could bear it!


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ABSENCE-Impatience of.

of a virtue. By forbearing to do what may I charge thee loiter not, but haste to bless me : innocently be done, we may add hourly new Think with what eager hopes, what rage I vigour to resolution, and secure the power of burn,

resistance when pleasure or interest shall lend For every tedious minute how I mourn.

their charms to guilt.

Jolenzon. Think how I call thee cruel for thy stay, And break my heart with grief for thy delay. ABSTRACTS-Uses of.


Abstracts, abridgments, summaries, &c., ABSENCE-from those we Love.

have the same use with burning-glasses-to Love reckons hours for months, and days for collect the diffused rays of wit and learning in

authors, and make them point with warmth years; And every little absence is an age. Dryden.

and quickness upon the reader's imagination.


Ye flowers that droop, forsaken by the spring ;
Ye birds that, left by summer, cease to sing ;

He knew not what to say, and so he swore. Ye trees that fade, when autumn heats remove,

Byron. Say, is not absence death to those who love !

ABUSE-Retribution of.

Pope. There are more abusive to others than thes ABSENCE-Pangs of.

| that lie most open to themselves ; but the

humour goes round, and he that laughs at me In my Lucia's absence

to-day will have somebody to laugh at him toLife hangs upon me, and becomes a burden ;

Seneca. I am ten times undone, while hope and fear, And grief, and rage, and love rise up at once, ACCIDENT-not Chance. And with variety of pain distract me. Addison.

If we consider accident, ABSENCE-Return after.

And how, repugnant unto sense,

It pays desert with bad event, Winds murmur'd through the leaves your short We shall disparage Providence. Davenant.

delay, And fountains o'er their pebbles chid your stay: ACCOUNT (Final)-Being called to. But, with your presence cheer'd, they cease to

Every one of us shall give account of himself mour,

to God

St. Paul. And walks wear fresher green at your return.

Dryden. And how his audit stands, who knows, save ABSENCE-Tedium of.


Shakspeare. What! keep a week away ? seven days and nights ?

ACCOUNT (Final)-Suddenly called to. Eight score eight hours ?-and lovers' absent

No reckoning made, but sent to my account hours,

With all my imperfections on my head. Ibid. More tedious than the dial eight score times ? O weary reckoning !

Shakspeare. ACCUMULATION-Vice of. ABSTINENCE-theAntidote of Disease. There is not a vice which more effectually

contracts and deadens the feelings, which Against diseases here the strongest fence

more completely makes a man's affections Is the defensive virtue abstinence. llerrick.

centre in himself, and excludes all others from

partaking in them, than the desire of accumuABSTINENCE-Practice of.

lating possessions When the desire bas once His life is parallel'd

gotten hold of the heart, it shuts out all other Een with the stroke and line of his great considerations but such as may promote its justice ;

views. In its zeal for the attainment of its He doth with holy abstinence subdue

end, it is not delicate in the choice of means. That in himself which he spurs on his power

As it closes the heart, so also it clouds the To qualify in others.

Shakspeare. understanding. It cannot discern between

right and wrong : it takes evil for good, and ABSTINENCE-the Basis of a Virtue.

good for evil : it calls darkness light, and light To set the mind above the appetites is the darkness. Beware, then, of the beginnings of cnol of abstinence, which one of the Fathers, covetousness, for you know not where it will observes to be, not a virtue, but the groundwork ' ead.

Bishop Mant.

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