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The good can never be unfortunate.
And be this maxim graven in thy mind;
The height of virtue is, to serve mankind.
But when old age has silver'd o'er thy head,
When memory fails, and all thy vigour's fled,
Then mayst thou seek the stillness of retreat,
Then hear aloof the human tempest beat;
Then will I greet thee to my woodland cave,
Allay the pangs of age, and smooth thy grave.

CONTENTS.

PART I.

PIECES IN PROSE.

CHAPTER I.

Select Sentences and Paragraphs.
CHAPTER II.

Narrative Pieces.

Sect. 1. No rank or possessions can make the guilty mind happy
2 Change of external condition often adverse to virtue

3. Haman or the misery of pride
4. Lady Jane Grey

5. Ortogrul; or the vanity of riches
6. The hill of science

7 The journey of a day; a picture of human life

CHAPTER III.

Didactic Pieces.

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CHAPTER IV.

Argumentative Pieces.

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Beet. 1. The importance of a good education 2. On gratitude

3.

On forgiveness

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Motives to the practice of gentleness
5. A suspicious temper the source of misery to its possessor
6. Comforts of religion
7.Diffidence of our abilities a mark of wisdom

8. On the importance of order in the distribution of our time 9. The dignity of virtue amidst corrupt examples 10. The mortifications of vice greater than those of virtue 11. On contentment

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12. Rank and riches afford no ground for envy

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Patience under provocations our interest as well as duty 14. Moderation in our wishes recommended

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1. Happiness is founded in rectitude of conduct 2. Virtue and piety man's highest interest

3. The injustice of an uncbaritable spirit

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4. The misfortunes of men mostly chargeable on themselves
disinterested friendship

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6. On the immortality of the soul

Sect. 1 The seasons

7. Charity

8. Prosperity is redoubled to a good man
9. On the beauties of the Psalms

10. Character of Alfred, king of England

11. Character of Queen Elizabeth

12. The slavery of vice

13. The man of integrity
14. Gentleness

CHAPTER V.

Descriptive Pieces,

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