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FORTUNE and HAPPINESS-Distinct With hard and savage eye she views the food,
Must wildly wander each unpractised cheat;
Sport of fierce passions, must each child sustain
What avails all the pomp and parade of life which appear abroad, if, when we shift the gaudy flattering scene, the man is unhappy where happiness must begin at home! Whatever ingredients of bliss Providence may have poured into his cup, domestic misfortunes will render the whole composition distasteful. Fortune and happiness are two very distinct ideas; however some who have a false idea of life and a wrongness of thinking may confound them. Seed.
A savage wilderness round him hung,
In his whole figure, and his mien
A savage character was seen,
A hungry lean-faced villain,
Again, the country was enclosed, a wide
On ragged rug, just borrow'd from the bed,
Cursing his tardy aid; her mother there
Ere they, like him, approach their latter end,
FORTUNE-TELLER-Life of the.
I see a column of slow-rising smoke
The spark of life. The sportive wind blows wide
Of many who say they do not believe in fortune-telling, I have known few on whom it had not a very sensible effect. Mackenzie.
What extenuation is not authorized by the position of a foundling! Without parents, or friends, or early teachers to direct him, his little bark set adrift on the ocean of life, to take its chance among the rude billows and breakers, without one friendly hand stretched forth to steer or save it! The name of "found
FOUNTAIN-in the Desert.
This sycamore, oft musical with bees,
Sach tents the patriarchs loved? O long unharm'd
May all its aged boughs o'er-canopy
The small round basin, which this jutting stone
Quietly as a sleeping infant's breath,
FRANCE-in Olden Times.
Twas sweet of yore to see it play
not to be compelled to take your moral potions. Massinger. FREEDOM-Existing with Foreknow
Pray you use your freedom, and so far, if it please you, allow me mine to hear you, only
And rob himself of all that makes this vale
The property of things? Is aught thou seest
For, O her softest breath, that might not stir
The summer gossamer tremulous on its throne,
FREEDOM-associated with Virtue.
And shown Himself to their unbandaged view,
For what is freedom, but the unfettered use
But chiefly this, Him first, Him last to view
The greatest glory of a free-born people
And void of freedom what would virtue be?
Who are the free?
Concerning the man you call your friendtell me, will he weep with you in the hour of distress? Will he faithfully reprove you to your face, for actions for which others are ridiculing or censuring you behind your back? Will he dare to stand forth in your defence, when detraction is secretly aiming its deadly weapons at your reputation? Will he acknowledge you with the same cordiality, and behave to you with the same friendly attention, in the company of your superiors in rank and fortune, as when the claims of pride or vanity do not interfere with those of friendship? If misfortune and losses should oblige you to retire into a walk of life, in which you cannot
appear with the same distinction, or entertain your friends with the same liberality as formerly, will he still think himself happy in your society, and, instead of gradually withdrawing himself from an unprofitable connexion, take pleasure in professing himself your friend, and cheerfully assist you to support the burden of your afflictions? When sickness shall call you to retire from the gay and busy scenes of the world, will he follow you into your gloomy retreat, listen with attention to your "tale of symptoms," and minister the balm of consolation to your fainting spirit! And lastly, when death shall burst asunder every earthly tie, will he shed a tear upon your grave, and lodge the dear remembrance of your mutual friendship in his heart, as a treasure never to be resigned? The man who will not do all this, may be your companionyour flatterer-your seducer-but, depend upon it, he is not your friend. Enfield.
FRIEND-Conduct towards a.
Chide a friend in private, and praise him in public. Solon.
FRIEND-Counsel concerning a.
Take heed of a speedy professing friend; love is never lasting which flames before it burns. Feltham.
FRIEND-Countenance of a.
The lightsome countenance of a friend giveth such an inward decking to the house where it lodgeth, as proudest palaces have cause to envy the gilding. Sir Philip Sidney.
Much beautiful, and excellent, and fair
A faithful friend is better than gold,-a medicine for misery, an only possession.
As a true friend is the sweetest contentment in the world, so in his qualities he well resembleth honey, the sweetest of all liquors. Nothing is more sweet to the taste, nothing more sharp and cleansing, when it meets with an exulcerate sore. For myself, I know that I
Not so with me--for I had other friends,
With nights of riot, and with mornings spent
In diff'rent climes and diff'rent ages born,
We ought always to make choice of persons of such worth and honour for our friends, that, if they should ever cease to be so, they will not abuse our confidence, nor give us cause to fear them as enemies. Addison.
True happiness Consists not in a multitude of friends, But in their worth and choice. Ben Jonson.
First on thy friend deliberate with thyself; weak Pause, ponder, sift; not eager in the choice,
Nor jealous of the chosen: fixing, fix ;-
FRIENDS-in Unequal Condition.
If thy friends be of better quality than thyself, thou mayest be sure of two things: the first, that they will be more careful to keep thy counsel, because they have more to lose than thou hast the second, they will esteem thee for thyself, and not for that which thou dost possess. Sir Walter Raleigh. FRIENDS-not always best Counsellors.
A long life may be passed without finding a friend, in whose understanding and virtue we ean equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and sincerity. A inan, however honest, is not qualified to judge. A man of the world, however penetrating, is not fit to counsel. Friends are often chosen for similitude of manners, and therefore each palliates the other's failings because they are his own. Friends are tender, and unwilling to give pain; or they are interested, and fearful to offend. Johnson.
All are friends in heaven, all faithful friends; And many friendships in the days of Time Begun, are lasting here, and growing still.
Procure not friends in haste, and when thou hast a friend part not with him in haste. Solon.
What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow?