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Pain'd at thy presence, this redundant joy,
Like a poor miser, beggar'd by his store?


JOY-one of the greatest Panaceas.

Joy is one of the greatest panaceas of life. No joy is more healthful, or better calculated to prolong life, than that which is to be found in domestic happiness, in the company of cheerful and good men, and in contemplating with delight the beauties of nature. A day spent in the country, under a serene sky, amidst a circle of agreeable friends, is certainly a more positive means of prolonging life than all the vital elixirs in the world. Hukeland.

JOY-Spring of.

Trouble is a thing that will come without our call: but true joy will not spring up without ourselves. Bishop Patrick.

JOY-Suddenness of.

A thought of joy that rises in the mind,
Where sadness hath been sitting many an hour!
A thought of joy, that comes with sudden


When least the welcome guest we look'd to

Be sure

Come and depart, we know not how!
From Heaven the solace is! Calder Campbell.


What throbbings of deep joy
Pulsate through all I see; from the full bud
Whose unctuous sheath is glittering in the


Up through the system of created things,
Even to the flaming ranks of seraphim!



Then happy those, since each must drain
His share of pleasure, share of pain;
Then happy those, beloved of Heaven,
To whom the mingled cup is given,
Whose lenient sorrows find relief,
Whose joys are chasten'd by their grief.
Sir Walter Scott.



How fading are the joys we dote upon!
Like apparitions seen and gone;
But those which soonest take their flight
Are the most exquisite and strong;

Like angels' visits, short and bright,
Mortality's too weak to bear them long.

JUDGE-Responsibility of a.


When a man's life is in debate,

Who sends that thought? Whence springs it? The judge can ne'er too long deliberate.
Like the wind,

Its passage is invisible! The shower

That falls is seen; the lightning o'er the bower
Passes with fiery wing, and leaves behind
Rent boughs and wither'd buds! But air and


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Lives not to act another.


JUDGES-Incorruptibility of
The miser's gold, the painted cloud
Of titles, that make vain men proud;
The courtier's pomp, or glorious scar
Got by a soldier in the war,
Can hold no weight with his brave mind,
That studies to preserve mankind. Davenant.
JUDGES-Severity of.

Yet show some pity.-
I show it most of all when I show justice:
For then I pity those I do not know,
Which a dismiss'd offence would after gall;
And do him right that, answering one foul


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JUDGMENT-of Heaven.

Accuse not Heaven's delay; if loth to strike,

Its judgments, like the thunder-gather'd



Are but the greater.

This shall be your creed, says the Roman Catholic church; therefore, investigation is useless: though of late it has become a maxim to suspect all judgments that are not open to revision. Zimmerman.


JUDGMENT-a Pair of Scales.
Judgment is but a curious pair of scales,
That turns with th' hundredth part of true or

And still the more 'tis used is wont t' abate
The subtlety and niceness of its weight,
Until 'tis false, and will not rise, nor fall,
Like those that are less artificial;


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JUSTICE-Address to.

O immortal justice!
Thou undivided particle from heaven,
That lengthens to his substitute below,
And arms his subject hand with majesty

JUDGMENT-of Individuals.
Every one complains of the badness of his Terrific; for thy cause, a willing agent,
memory, but nobody of his judgment.
My sword I draw; do thou inspire the stroke
La Rochefoucauld.
With prevalence divine. As thine the wrong,
Vengeance and punishment to thee belong;
JUDGMENT should be open to Revi- The injured state of innocence restore,
Crush the bold insults of aspiring power,
Shine like thy radiant source, and make the
world adore.

Even thus amid thy pride and luxury,

O Earth! shall that last coming burst upon

The secret coming of the Son of Man;
When all the cherub-thronging clouds shall

Irradiate with his bright advancing sign.


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To have a son set your decrees at naught;
To pluck down justice from your awful bench;
To trip the course of law, and blunt the sword
That guards the peace and safety of your


Nay, more, to spurn at your most royal image,

And mock your workings in a second body. Question your royal thoughts, make the case yours;

Be now the father, and propose a son:
Hear your own dignity so much profaned,
See your most dreadful laws so loosely slighted,
Behold yourself so by a son disdain'd;
And then imagine me taking your part,
And, in your power, soft silencing your son.

JUSTICE-not to be Evaded.

Of mortal justice if thou scorn the rod,
Believe and tremble, thou art judged of God.

JUSTICE-Impartiality of.

Let not rage and vengeance mix their rancour; Let them not trouble with their fretful storm, Their angry gleams, that azure, where throned


The calm divinity of Justice sits
And pities, while she punishes mankind.


JUSTICE-at Last.

It often falls in course of common life,
That right sometimes is overborne of wrong;
The avarice of power, or guile, or strife,
That weakens her, and makes her party

strong. But justice, though her doom she do prolong, Yet at the last will make her own cause right, Spenser.

JUSTICE-Mal-administration of.

If they which employ their labour and travail about the public administration of justice, follow it only as a trade, with unquenchable thirst of gain, being not in heart persuaded that justice is God's own work, and themselves his agents in this business,-the sentence, of right, God's own verdict, and themselves his priests to deliver it; formalities of justice do but serve to smother right; and that which was necessarily ordained for the common good, is, through shameful abuse, made the cause of common misery. Hooker.


The rulers of the world, Unmercifully just, who punish all To the severest rigour of the laws, Are most unjust themselves, and violate The laws they seem to guard: there is a justice Due to humanity. Charles Johnson.


JUSTICE-Righteousness of.

When just revenge hath a right level made, Home to the head she may the arrow bring; And when provoked Justice draws her blade, Into the fire she will the scabbard fling. Justice and sin should keep an equal race; If sins do gallop, justice must not pace.


JUSTICE-Scales of.

Poise the cause in justice' equal scales, Whose beam stands sure, whose rightful cause prevails. Shakspeare.

JUSTICE-Virtue of.

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. Aristotle.

Of all the virtues justice is the best;
Valour without it is a common pest;
Pirates and thieves, too oft with courage graced,
Show us how ill that virtue may be placed.
'Tis our complexion makes us chaste or brave;
Justice from reason and from Heaven we have;
All other virtues dwell but in the blood;
That's in the soul, and gives the name of good.

Justice is the fundamental and almost only virtue of social life: as it embraces all those

actions which are useful to society: and that every virtue, under the name of charity, sincerity, humanity, probity, love of country, generosity, simplicity of manners, and modesty, are but varied forms and diversified applications of this axiom-Do unto another only that which thou wouldest he should do unto thee. Volney.


Justice consists in doing no injury to men; Tally. decency, in giving them no offence.


No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence. A just man does justice to every man and to every thing; and then, if he be also wise, he knows there is a debt of mercy and compassion due to the infirmities of man's nature; and that is to be paid: and he that is cruel and ungentle to a sinning person, and does the worst to him, dies in his debt and is unjust. Pity, and forbearance, and long-sufferance, and fair interpretation, and excusing our brother, and taking in the best sense, and passing the gentlest sentence, are as certainly our duty, and owing to every person that does offend

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In the intercourse of social life, it is by little acts of watchful kindness recurring daily and hourly-and opportunities of doing kindnesses if sought for are for ever starting up,-it is by words, by tones, by gestures, by looks, that affection is won and preserved. He who Deglects these trifles, yet boasts that, whenever a great sacrifice is called for, he shall be ready to make it, will rarely be loved. The likelihood is, he will not make it; and if he does, it will be much rather for his own sake, than for his neighbour's. Many persons, indeed, are said to be penny-wise and pound-foolish! but they who are penny-foolish will hardly be pound-wise; although selfish vanity may now and then for a moment get the better of selfish indolence; for wisdom will always have a microscope in her hand. Sala.

KINDNESS-Approbation of.

Good and friendly conduct may meet with an nworthy, with an ungrateful, return; but the absence of gratitude on the part of the receiver cannot destroy the self-approbation which recompenses the giver; and we may scatter the seeds of courtesy and kindness around us at so ättle expense. Some of them will inevitably fall on good ground, and grow up into benevolence in the minds of others; and all of them will bear fruit of happiness in the bosom whence they spring. Once blest are all the virtues; twice blest sometimes. Jeremy Bentham.

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Let falsehood assail not,
Nor envy disprove-
Let trifles prevail not

Against those you love!
Nor change with to-morrow,
Should fortune take wing,
But the deeper the sorrow,

The closer still cling!
Oh, be kind to each other!
The night's coming on,
When friend and when brother
Perchance may be gone!


KINDNESS-a Life-Duty.

The great duty of life is not to give pain; and the most acute reasoner cannot find an excuse for one who voluntarily wounds the heart of a fellow-creature. Even for their own sakes, people should show kindness and regard to their dependents. They are often better served in trifles, in proportion as they are rather feared than loved; but how small is this gain compared with the loss sustained in all the weightier affairs of life! Then the faithful servant shows himself at once as a friend, while one who serves from fear shows himself as an enemy. Frederika Bremer.

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KINDNESS-Requital of.

There will come a time when three words

uttered with charity and meekness, shall receive a far more blessed reward, than three thousand volumes written with disdainful sharpness of wit. But the manner of men's writing must not alienate our hearts from the truth, if it appear they have the truth.


Heaven in sunshine will requite the kind.


KINDNESS-Value of.

Since trifles make the sum of human things,
And half our misery from our foibles springs:
Since life's best joys consist in peace and ease,
And few can save or serve, but all may please;


Oh! let th' ungentle spirit learn from hence,
A small unkindness is a great offence.
Large bounties to restore, we wish in vain,
But all may shun the guilt of giving pain.
To bless mankind with tides of flowing wealth,
With power to grace them, or to crown with

Our little lot denies, but heaven decrees
To all the gift of minist'ring ease;
The mild forbearance at another's fault;
The taunting word, suppress'd as soon as

On these Heaven bade the bliss of life depend,
And crush'd ill fortune when it made a friend.
Hannah More.

KING-Abdication of a.

I give this heavy weight from off my head,
And this unwieldly sceptre from my hand;
With mine own tears I wash away my balm;
With mine own hand I give away my crown;
With mine own tongue deny my sacred state;
With mine own breath release all duteous oaths.

KING-as a Father.

That king shall best govern his realm, that reigneth over his people as a father doth over his children. Agesilaus.

KING-Graces of a.

KING-Example of a.

The people are fashioned according to the KINGS-Burthens of. example of their king; and edicts are of less power than the model which his life exhibits. Claudian.

King-becoming graces
Are Justice, Verity, Temperance, Stableness,
Bounty, Perseverance, Mercy, Lowliness,
Devotion, Patience, Courage, Fortitude.


KINGS-Attributes of.

Why, man, I never was a prince till now.
'Tis not the bared pate, the bended knees,
Troops of pied butterflies, that flutter still
Gilt tip-staves, Tyrian purple, chairs of state,

In greatness' summer, that confirm a prince;
'Tis not the unsav'ry breath of multitudes,
Shouting and clapping with confused din,
That makes a prince. No, Lucio; he's a king,
A true right king, who dares do aught, save

Fear nothing mortal, but to be unjust;
Who is not blown up with the flatt'ring puffs
Of spongy sycophants; who stands unmoved,
Despite the jostling of opinion;
Who can enjoy himself, maugre the throng
That strive to press his quiet out of him;
Who sits upon Jove's footstool as I do,
Adorning, not affecting, majesty;
Whose brow is wreathed with the silver crown
Of clear content. This, Lucio, is a king;
And of this empire every man's possess'd
That's worth his soul.


His careless limbs thrown out in wanton ease, With thoughtless gaze perusing the arch'd heavens,

And idly whistling, while his sheep feed round him


A monarch's crown,

Golden in show, is but a crown of thorns,
Brings dangers, troubles, cares, and sleepless
To him who wears the regal diadem,

When on his shoulder each man's burthen lies:

For therein lies the office of a king,—

His honour, virtue, merit, and chief praise,-
That for the public all its weight he bears.

What is a king? a man condemn'd to bear
The public burthen of the nation's care.



KING-A Righteous.

The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.


KING-ruleth Rightly.

A king ruleth as he ought, a tyrant as he lists; a king to the profit of all, a tyrant only to please a few. Aristotle.

Oh, unhappy state of kings!
"Tis well the robe of majesty is gay,
Or who would put it on? A crown! What is it!
It is to bear the miseries of a people!
To hear their murmurs, feel their discontents,
And sink beneath a load of splendid care!
To have your best success ascribed to fortune,
And fortune's failures all ascribed to you!
It is to sit upon a joyless height,

KINGS-Anxieties of.

Th' unbusied shepherd stretch'd beneath the To every blast of changing fate exposed!
Too high for hope, too great for happiness!
For friendship too much fear'd! To all the joys
Of social freedom, and th' endearing charm
Of liberal interchange of soul, unknown.
Hannah More.

KINGS-Cares of. Enjoys a sweeter shade than that of canopies Then happy low, lie down! Hemm'd in with care, and shook by storms of Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. Aaron Hill.



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