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I saw his grief was eloquent, and I let it have its flow; for sorrow relieves itself by words. When his paroxysm had subsided, and he had relapsed into moody silence, I resumed the subject gently, and urged him to break his situation at once to his wife. He shook his head mournfully, but positively.

"But how are you to keep it from her? It is necessary she should know it, that you may take the steps proper to the alteration of your circumstances. You must change your style of living—nay," observing a pang to pass across his countenance, "don't let that afflict you. I am sure you never placed your happiness in outward show—you have yet friends, warm friends, who will not think the worse of you for being less splendidly lodged; and surely it does not require a palace to be happy with Mary—" "I could be happy with her," cried he convulsively, "in a hovel! *"

"Believe me, my friend," said I, stepping up, and grasping him warmly by the hand, "she can be the same with you. Ay, more: it will be a source of pride and triumph to her—it will call forth all the latent energies and fervent sympathies of her nature; for she will rejoice to prove that she loves you for yourself. There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity." I finished by persuading him to go home and unburden his sad heart to his wife.

I must confess, notwithstanding all I have said, I felt some little solicitude for the result. Who can calculate on the fortitude of one whose whole life has been a round of pleasures? Her gay spirits might revolt at the dark downward path of low humility, suddenly pointed out before her, and might cling to the sunny regions in which they had hitherto reveled.

In short, I could not meet Leslie next morning without trepidation. He had made the disclosure.

"And how did she bear it?"

"Like an Angel! It seemed rather to be a relief to her mind, for she threw her arms around my neck, and asked if this was all that had lately made me unhappy."

Some days afterwards, he called upon me in the evening. He had disposed of his dwelling-house, and taken a small cottage in the country, a few miles from town. He had been busy all day in sending out furniture. The new establishment required few articles, and those of the simplest kind. All the splendid furniture of his late residence had been sold, excepting his wife's harp. That, he said was too closely associated with the idea of herself; it belonged to the little story of their loves; for some of the sweetest moments of their courtship were those when he had leaned over that instrument, and listened to the melting tones of her voice. I could not but smile at this instance of romantic gallantry in a doting husband.

He was now going out to the cottage, where his wife had been all day superintending its arrangement. My feelings had become strongly interested in the progress of this family story, and as it was a fine evening, I offered to accompany him.

He was wearied with the fatigues of the day, and as we walked out, fell into a fit of gloomy musing.

"Poor Mary!" at length broke, with a heavy sigh, from his lips.

"And what of her," asked I, "has anything happened to her?"

"What," said he, darting an impatient glance, "is it nothing to be reduced to this paltry situation—to be caged in a miserable cottage—to be obliged to toil almost in the menial concerns of her wretched habitation?"

"Has she then repined at the change?"

"Repined! she has been nothing but sweetness and good humor. Indeed, she seems in better spirits than I have ever known her; she has been to me all love and tenderness and comfort!"

"Admirable girl!" exclaimed I, "You call yourself poor, my friend; you never were so rich—you never knew the boundless treasures of excellence you possessed in that woman."

"Oh! but, my friend, if this first meeting at the cottage were over, I think I could then be comfortable. But this is her first day of real experience: she has been introduced into an humble dwelling—she has been employed all day, in arranging its miserable equipments—she has for the first time known the fatigues of domestic employment—she has for the first time looked around her on a home destitute of everything elegant—almost of everything convenient; and may now be sitting down, exhausted and spiritless, brooding over a prospect of future poverty."

There was a degree of probability in this picture that I could not gainsay, so we walked on in silence.

After turning from the main road, up a narrow lane, so thickly shaded by forest trees as to give it a complete air of seclusion, we came in sight of the cottage. It was humble enough in its appearance for the most pastoral poet; and yet it had a most pleasing rural look. * * * * * Just as we approached we heard the sound of music—Leslie grasped my arm; we paused and listened. It was Mary's voice singing, in a style of the most touching simplicity, a little Scotch air of which her husband was peculiarly fond.

I felt Leslie's hand tremble on my arm. He stepped forward to hear more distinctly. His step made a noise on the gravel walk. A bright beautiful face glanced out at the window and vanished—a light footstep was heard—and Mary came tripping forth to meet us. She was in a pretty rural dress of white; a few wild flowers were twisted in her fine hair; a fresh bloom was on her cheek; her whole countenance beamed with smiles—I had never seen her look so lovely.

"My dear George," cried she, "I am so glad you are come; I have been watching and watching for you; and running down the lane and looking out for you. I've set out a table under a beautiful tree behind the cottage; and I've been gathering some of the most delicious strawberries, for I know you are so fond of them—and we have such excellent cream—and everything is so sweet and still here.—Oh!" said she, putting her arm within his, and looking up brightly in his face, "Oh, we shall be so happy!"

Poor Leslie was overcome. He caught her to his bosom—he folded his arms around her—he kissed her again and again—he could not speak for the tears gushed into his eyes.

He has often assured me that though the world has since gone prosperously with him, and his life has indeed been a happy one, yet never has he experienced a moment of more exquisite felicity than the time when I accompanied him to the little cottage in the country.

Washington Irving.

2021

Better a fortune in a wife, than with a wife.

2022

A GOOD WIFE.

The good wife is none of our dainty dames, who love to appear in a variety of suits every day, new; as if a gown like a stratagem in war, were to be used but once. But our good wife sets up a sail according to the keel of her husband's estate; and if of high parentage, she doth not so remember what she was by birth, that she forgets what she is by—match.

Fuller.

2023

Of earthly goods, the best is a good wife; A bad, the bitterest curse of human life.

Simonides.

2024

HUSBAND AND WIFE.

Be joined to thy equal in rank, Or the foot of pride will kick at thee; Let no one have thy confidence, O wife, Saving thy husband: Have not a friend more intimate, O husband, Than thy wife.

2025

WIFE.

What thou bidd'st, Unargued, I obey; so God ordains: God is thy law; thou mine: to know no more, Is woman's happiest knowledge, and her praise.

Milton.

2026

When Sir Albert Morton died, his wife's grief was such that she shortly followed him, and was laid by his side. Wotton's two lines on the event have been celebrated as containing a volume in seventeen words:

"He first deceased; she for a little tried To live without him, liked it not, and died."

Certainly there are few higher tributes in the world to a good husband than this.

2027

The wife is the key of the house.

2028

A man's best fortune—or his worst—is a wife.

2029

WIFE.

A modest, chaste, and an obedient wife, Lifts her poor husband to a knightly throne: What though the livelong day with toils be rife, The solace of his cares at night's his own. If she be modest and her words be kind, Mark not her beauty, or her want of grace; The fairest woman, if deformed in mind Will in thy heart's affections find no place: Dazzling as Eden's beauties to the eye, In outward form: foul is her face within. Better in dungeon, bound with chains, to lie, Than, with at home, a wife of frowning mien. Better bare feet than pinching shoes. The woes Of travel are less hard than broils at home. Contentment's door upon that mansion close, Whence wrangling women's high-pitched voices come.

From Littell's Living Age.

2030

When a man has secured a good wife he can rest on his laurels; the world has no greater prize to offer him.

2031

When the will is ready, the feet are light.

2032

When the will is prompt, the legs are nimble.

Italian.

2033

Where there is a will, there is a way.

2034

WILLS.

What you leave at your death, let it be without controversy, else the lawyers will be your heirs.

Osborn.

2035

I hear the wind among the trees Playing celestial symphonies; I see the branches downward bent, Like keys of some great instrument.

H. W. Longfellow.

2036

God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.

Henri Estienne.

2037

Winter finds out what Summer lays up.

Hans Andersen.

2038

It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies—seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends.

2039

To know how to grow old, is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

Amiel.

2040

Youth is not the era of wisdom; let us therefore have due consideration.

Rivarol.

2041

He who pursues an idle wish But climbs a tree to catch a fish.

Chinese.

2042

Best wishes! What avails that phrase, unless Best services attend them.

Plautus.

2043

Wishing, of all employments, is the worst.

Young.

2044

You beat your pate, and fancy wit will come, Knock as you please, there's nobody at home.

Pope.

2045

An eye witness outweighs others.

From the Latin.

2046

No greater woe Can be, than to remember happy days In misery.

2047

By telling our woes we often assuage them.

Danish.

2048

A fashionable woman is always in love—with herself.

2049

A WOMAN'S QUESTION.

Before I trust my fate to thee, Or place my hand in thine, Before I let thy future give Color and form to mine, Before I peril all for thee, Question thy soul to-night for me.

I break all slighter bonds, nor feel A shadow of regret: Is there one link within the past That holds thy spirit yet? Or is thy faith as clear and free As that which I can pledge to thee?

Does there within thy dimmest dreams A possible future shine, Wherein thy life could henceforth breathe, Untouched, unshared by mine? If so, at any pains or cost, Oh, tell me before all is lost.

Look deeper still. If thou canst feel Within thy inmost soul, That thou hast kept a portion back, While I have staked the whole,— Let no false pity spare the blow, But in true mercy tell me so.

Is there within thy heart a need That mine cannot fulfil? One cord that any other hand Could better wake or still? Speak now—lest at some future day My whole life wither and decay.

Adelaide Anne Proctor.

2050

A WOMAN'S NOBLEST STATION.

Seek to be good, but aim not to be great; A woman's noblest station is retreat: Her fairest virtues fly from public sight; Domestic worth,—that, shuns too strong a light.

2051

Kindness in women, Not their beauteous looks, Shall win my love.

Shakespeare.

2052

Alas! I am but woman, fond and weak Without even power my proud, pure love to speak; But oh, by all I fail in, love not me For what I am, but what I wish to be.

2053

Manners, not jewels, are a woman's ornament.

2054

The woman who really wishes to refuse an aspirant to her hand contents herself with saying, No. She who explains, wants to be convinced.

2055

Her voice was ever soft, Gentle and low, an excellent thing in woman.

Shakespeare.

2056

In Dr. Johnson's opinion, "a woman was well dressed, when, after seeing her, one could not remember what she had on."

2057

A beautiful woman without fixed principles, may be likened to those fair but rootless flowers which float in streams, driven by every breeze.

2058

Where is the man who has the power and skill To stem the torrent of a woman's will? For if she will, she will, you may depend on't, And if she won't, she won't, and there's an end on't.

Aaron Hill.

2059

A woman possessing nothing but outward advantages, is like a flower without fragrance, a tree without fruit.

2060

The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.

George Eliot.

2061

Learn above all, how to manage women: their thousand Ahs! and Ohs! so thousand-fold, can be cured, but how,—I cannot tell.

Goethe.

2062

Pretty women without religion are like flowers without perfume.

2063

In women we love that which is natural, We admire that which is acquired, And shun that which is artificial.

2064

TAKE TO THE WOODS.

If thou art worn and hard beset With sorrow that thou wouldst forget; If thou wouldst read a lesson that will keep Thy heart from fainting and thy soul from sleep, Go to the woods and hills!—No tears Dim the sweet looks that Nature wears.

Longfellow.

2065

How many a day has been damped and darkened by an angry word!

2066

No word He hath spoken Was ever yet broken.

Anon.

2067

Many a word at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken.

Sir Walter Scott.

2068

It is as easy to draw back a stone thrown with force from the hand, as to recall a word once spoken.

2069

The unspoken word never does harm.

2070

For want of a word, lives often drift, and remain apart.

2071

RASH, ANGRY WORDS.

Rash, angry words, and spoken out of season, When passion has usurped the throne of reason, Have ruined many. Passion is unjust, And for an idle transitory gust Of gratified revenge dooms us to pay, With long repentance at a later day.

Theognis, a Greek.Translated by Frere.

2072

An able man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute actions: he is neither hot nor timid.

Chesterfield.

2073

Words are but wind, but writing may rise up in judgment.

2074

Stay longer—are two charming words in a friend's vocabulary.

2075

Fair words gladden many a heart.

Longfellow.

2076

To a good listener few words will do.

2077

Hard words break no bones, but they sometimes break hearts.

2078

He that would be well spoken of, Must not speak ill of others.

2079

Kind words are the music of the world.

F. W. Faber.

2080

Kind words are a bright oasis in life's great desert.

The Coming Age.

2082

My words fly up, my thoughts remain below, Words, without thoughts, never to Heaven go.

Shakespeare.

2083

Words are but pictures of our thoughts.

Dryden.

2084

If word of mine Have harmed thee, rashly spoken, let the winds Bear all remembrance of it swift away.

2085

There are words which cut like steel.

Balzac.

2086

If you think twice before you speak once, you will speak twice the better for it.

2087

Thy words have darted hope into my soul, And comfort dawns upon me.

Southern.

2088

A word and a stone let go, cannot be recalled.

2089

Like a beautiful flower, full of colour, but without perfume, are the fine, but fruitless words, of him who does not act accordingly.

Buddha.

2090

It would perhaps be well for many of us to have in sight the following little sentiment when writing letters:—

Words spoken are light as air; Words written are always there.

2091

AN ILL-TEMPERED LETTER.

An ill-tempered letter, once sent, will sometimes embitter a life-time. We once saw an old gentleman, with a wise, fine head, calm face, and a most benevolent look, beg of a postmaster to return him a letter which he had dropped into the box. To do so, as everybody knows, is illegal; but won over by the old gentleman's importunity, the postmaster complied, upon full proof, in comparing the writing etc. being given. Then, with a beaming face, the old gentleman tore the letter into fragments, and, scattering them to the winds, exclaimed—"Ah! I've preserved my friend." The fact is, he had written a letter in a state of irritation, which was probably unjust and hurtful, but which he had wisely recalled. "Written words remain," is not only a proverb, but a very grave caution; and hence the advice—never write in anger, or, at any rate, keep your letter till next morning, when you probably will be cool and in a better frame of mind.

2092

A good beginning is half the work.

Euripides.

2093

Art little? Do thy little well: And for thy comfort know The great can do their greatest work No better than, just so.

Goethe.

2094

He who is willing to work finds it hard to wait.

2095

Never be ashamed of honest work. It is far better to be a good blacksmith than a bad lawyer.

2096

YOUTH AND OLD AGE.

Youth is the seed-time, old age the harvest. If we lay nothing up for old age it will be as related in the fable; namely: A cricket came to the ant, and said, "Give me something to eat?" The ant asked, "What did you in the summer?" "I whistled," said the cricket. "Then," said the ant, "if you whistled in summer while I was working, you may dance in the winter," and gave her nothing.

2097

We are best known by what we do.

2098

One's work is the best company.

French.

2099

I am often tired in, but never of, my work.

Whitefield.

2100

We often hear of people breaking down from over-work, but nine cases out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.

Sir John Lubbock.

2101

Unless a man works, he cannot find out what he is able to do.

2102

I cannot abide to see men throw away their tools the minute the clock begins to strike, as if they took no pleasure in their work, and was afraid o' doing a stroke too much. The very grindstone 'll go on turning a bit after you loose it.

George Eliot.

2103

THE TENT.

When my bier is borne to the grave And its burden is laid in the ground Think not that Rumi is there, Nor cry, like the mourners around, He is gone,—all is over—farewell! But go on your ways again, And forgetting your own petty loss, Remember his infinite gain. For, know that this world is a tent, And life but a dream in the night, Till death plucks the curtain apart And awakens the sleeper with light.

R. H. Stoddard, From the Persian.

2104

The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in the closet.

2105

FROM "EVERY DAY CHRISTIAN LIFE."

Shall I tell you what a princess wrote—the Princess Amelia, who was an aunt of our good Queen Victoria, and who after a long and painful sickness and trial died at an early age?—

"Unthinking, idle, wild, and young, I laughed and danced, I talked and sung, And proud of health, of freedom, vain, Dreamt not of sorrow, care, or pain. Oh! then, in those bright hours of glee, I thought the world was made for me.

But when the hour of trial came, And sickness shook my feeble frame, And folly's gay pursuits were o'er, And I could sing and dance no more— Oh! then, I thought how sad 'twould be, Were only this world made for me."

F. W. Farrar, D. D.

2106

A man's quarrel with the world, is only a quarrel with himself.

2107

All my theology is reduced to this narrow compass—Jesus Christ came into this world to save sinners.

A. Alexander.

2108

The world does not seem to care for honorable lives as much as it does for a good bank-account.

2109

He who would enjoy many friends, and live happy in the world, must often be deaf, dumb, and blind, to its vices and follies.

2110

IMPORTANCE OF ATTENDING PUBLIC WORSHIP.

Said the Rev. W. J. Dawson: "I know in my own heart how soon the spirit of devoutness fades when from any cause I am deprived of public worship for any length of time. And when I see a youth to whom religious worship has been the atmosphere of his childhood, gradually withdrawing himself from the means of grace, I tremble for him, because I have seen what that means. I can think of men whom I loved, and who now lead wretched and degraded lives, and all their misery began when they forsook the tabernacles of their God."

2111

A soft answer turneth away wrath.

Proverbs xv, 1v.

2112

Call not that man wretched, who, whatever ills he suffers, has a child to love.

Southey.

2113

A good life keeps off wrinkles.

German.

2114

What is writ, is writ— Would it were worthier.

2115

HANDWRITING—NATIONALITY OF.

It is a remarkable fact, that no man can ever get rid of the style of handwriting peculiar to his country. If he be English, he always writes in English style; if French, in French style; if German, Italian, or Spanish, in the style peculiar to his nation. Professor B—— states:—"I am acquainted with a Frenchman, who has passed all his life in England, who speaks English like one of our own countrymen, and writes it with ten times the correctness of ninety-nine in a hundred of us; but yet who cannot, for the life of him, imitate our mode of writing. I knew a Scotch youth, who was educated entirely in France, and resided eighteen years in that country, mixing exclusively with French people, but who, although he had a French writing-master, and, perhaps, never saw anything but French writing in his life, or rarely, yet wrote exactly in the Scotch style."

D'Israeli.

2116

The word that is heard, passes away; the letter that is written,—remains.

2117

Every time you avoid doing wrong, You increase your inclination to do right.

2118

The remedy for wrongs is to forget them.

2119

My ear is pained, my soul is sick with every day's report of wrong and outrage with which earth is filled.

Cowper.



Y

2120

Yankee.—The word Yankee is believed to have been derived from the manner in which the Indians endeavored to pronounce the word English, which they rendered Yenghees, whence the word Yankee.

From "Milledulcia."

2121

Why doth one man's yawning make another yawn?

Burton.

2122

How often it is like autumn leaves, many hopes and ambitions that yesterday were bright and strong, are now, alas, dead!

2123

Thy yesterday is past, Thy to-day, thy future, Thy to-morrow, is a secret.

From The Talmud.

2124

Speak gently to the young, for they Will have enough to bear— Pass through this life as best they may, 'Tis full of anxious care.

Geo. W. Hangford.

2125

YOUTH.

How beautiful is youth! How bright it gleams With its illusions, aspirations, dreams! Book of beginnings, story without end, Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend! All possibilities are in its hands: No danger daunts it, and no foe withstands: In its sublime audacity of faith, "Be thou removed!" it, to the mountain, saith.

2126

An easy youth, generally means a hard old age.

2127

YOUTH AND AGE.

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth.

Cicero.

2128

Youth is ever apt to judge in haste, And lose the medium in the wild extreme.

Aaron Hill.

2129

YOUTH.

Happy the youth that finds the bride Whose birth is to his own allied, The sweetest joy of life: But oh, the crowds of wretched souls Fetter'd to minds of different moulds And chain'd t' eternal strife!

Dr. Isaac Watts.

2130

In youth we feel richer for every new illusion; in maturer years, for every one we lose.

2131

What is youth?—a dancing billow, Winds behind, and rocks before!

Wordsworth.

2132

You youngsters nowadays think you're to begin with living well, and working easy: you've no notion of running afoot before you get on horseback.

2133

Heavy work in youth is sweet repose in old age.

From the Italian.



Z

2134

Excessive Zeal.—An Indian, having heard from a white man some strictures on zeal, replied—"I don't know about having too much zeal; but I think it is better the pot should boil over than not boil at all."

Macleod.



INDEX

Abilities, No man's, are so remarkably, 1

Absence, Pains of, wiped away, 2

Abuse, Weapon of vulgar, 3

Acorns, It is told of Admiral Collingwood, 4

Acquaintance, Easier to make, than to shake, 5 Softens, 6 Sometimes lowers opinion of one, 7

Act, Speaks out in, etc., 8 What is done by one, all may do, 9 Which makes a friend and enemy, what, 10

Acting, World practices, 11

Action, Do what you can, etc., 12 Good, receives recompense, 13 Judged by motive for, 14 Our, are our own, 15 Speak not of, before doing, 16 Thought, compared with, 17 What I must do, is all that concerns me, 18

Actor, Compared with preacher, 19

Adieu, Sweet, bids return, 20

Adversity, Contrasted with prosperity, 21 Does not take away true friends, 22 Effect of, 23 He who never was acquainted with, 24 Proud man in, nobody knows him, 25 The finest friendships have been, 26

Advice, Ask not for, when assistance wanted, 27 Before giving, we must have secured its, 28 Difficult to make agreeable, 29 Friends required, 30 Give not to self-conceited man, 31 Pouring water on a duck's, 32 Who comes for, wants not to be corrected, 33

Affectation, Clerical abhorred, 34 Cure of, 35 Lights candle to our defects, 36 Vain and ridiculous, 37

Affections, Sad to see them changed, 38

Afflictions, "Be still, sad heart," etc., 39 For every sort of, 40 Sons of, brothers, 41

Affronts, Young men soon give, 42

Age, A joy, if youth well spent, 43 Approaching, signs of, 44 Matter of feeling, not of years, 45 Of men and women, what, 46 Old, be happy in, 47 Old, and faded flowers, 48 Reverence for, 49 Should make one indulgent, etc., 50 Slave to custom, 51 Speak gently to aged, 52 Thinks the past the best, 53 These are the effects, 54

Alcides, No equal but himself, 55

Alms, Rich often slowest to give, 56 Side means used to raise, 57

Alone, What stamps the wrinkles deepest, 58

Alphabet, Hawaiian in 1886, 59

Ambition, Man of, has many masters, 60

Amiability, Easy, when, 61

Ambition, Sea of, tempest-tost is, 62 Ultimate result of all, 63

Amusements, The mind ought, 64

Ancestor, Merit of, effect of, on descendant, 65

Ancestors, Not always well to look them up, 66 Merit from, 67

Ancestry, Boasting of, lowers, etc., 68 Never mind, etc., 69

Anger, A good man's, lasts an, 70 Avoid a man in a passion, 71 Begins in folly, ends in repentance, 72 Effect of subduing, 73 Fatal to dignity, 74 Nurse not secretly, 75 Shows weak judgment, 76 Suppressed, prevents sorrow, 77 Unjust and ridiculous when, 78 When a man grows angry, 79

Animals, Agreeable friends, why, 80 Treat kindly, as God's creatures, 81 Kindness to, 82

Answer, A gracious, 83

Anxiety, The poison of human life, 84

Appearance, Beware of judging by, 85 Dress does not change the man, 86 Man's reception depends on, 87

Appearances, Often misleading, instance of, 88

Appetite, Riches cannot buy, 89

Applause, To love it, praiseworthy, 90

Apples, Good medicine, 91

Appointments, May be given, but, etc., 92

Approbation, If general, 93

Arbitration, Makes an enemy, or a friend, 94

Argument, Contend not with a fool, etc., 95

Assistance, Asking and bestowing, 96

Associates, Live not too near to, 97

Association, Produces like characters, 98

Audience, Interesting or fatiguing, it, 99

Beautiful, The, never desolate, 100

Beauty, Of face, and mind compared, 101 Of youth, age, etc., 102 Selfish, a flower without perfume, 103 What is? 104 What may be preserved, 105 Without kindness, 106

Bed, The, heaven to the weary head, 107

Believe, Men generally, what, 108

Benefactors, The kindest, 109

Beneficent, A, person is like a fountain, 110

Benefit, None too small to magnify, 111 Receiving, sale of liberty, 112 When to forget, when to remember, 113

Benevolence, Human, not always pure, 114

Bereavement, Effect on heart, 115

Betrothed, How to know him, 116

Bible, Index to eternity, 117 Mystery of mysteries, 118 Remember that God is speaking to you in, 119 Some curious facts in, 120 The, 120a

Bird, "A little bird told me," origin of expression, 121

Birds, Old, are hard to, 122

Birth, Be not ashamed of humble, 123 Is what, 124

Birthday, Has different sounds to different ages, 125

Blessings, Those who give them, keep them, 126

Boaster, World has no use for, 127

Book, Good keeper of, 128 If loaned to a girl, read it when returned, 129 Use as bee uses the flower, 130

Books, Be careful of what you read, 131 Borrowed, return, 132 Friends ever near, 133 Introductions to the best society, 134 Lending of, 135 Often denied the poor, 136 That you may carry to the fire, 137 Useless, costly, 138

Bore, Who is in society, 139

Borrowers, What some do, 140

Boy, At what age should win his way, 141 Be polite, advice of father to, 142 Gallant answer of one, 143 How to bring up,—Ruskin, 144 May be led to college, but, etc., 145 Results of disobeying parents, 146 The blind, 147 The orphan's fate, 148 What gifts help him best, 149

Boys, What they should learn, 150

Brain, (Mind), good to polish, 151

Bread, Eaten, soon forgotten, 152

Breeding, Better than birth, 153 Good, consists of having, etc., 154 Good, result of what, 155

Britain, Great, climate of, 156 Great, nobility of, 157

Brother, Sufferings claim a, pity, 158 Thy, in poverty, etc., 159

Burdened, The, respect them,—Napoleon, 160

Burdens, Another's, weight of, 161 Lightened by helping others, 162

Burns, Robert, what we owe to him, 163

Business, Effect of prosperity or failure, 164 I'll give money to, 165 Sentiment in, 166 To, that we love, 167 Your, keep to it, 168

Busybodies, Know all things, 169

Buyer, The, depreciates, etc., 170

By-and-by, Road to, leads where, 171

Calamity, Do not insult, etc., 172

Can't, I, does nothing, 173

Cap, "Feather in," derivation of expression, 174 Whom the, fits, let him, 175

Capacity, Deplorable, when, 176

Cards, Avoid as temptations, 177 For benefits designed, 178

Care, Carry not to bed with you, 179

Cares, Put them off, 180

Cat, To win a, and lose a, 181

Caution, Consider well, what can be done but once, 182 Life of, reward, 183 One rule for showing, 184 Sign not paper, etc., 185

Censure, Of one, makes two cordial, 186

Ceremony, A bow of, sometimes repels, 187 Excess of, a want of breeding, 188

Certainty, That which has happened, 189

Chalmers, Rev. Dr., in London, 190

Chance, Heaven and earth not made by, 191

Change, Times, and we, 192 When you seek to, 193

Character, An admirable, described, 194 Best, not without fault, 195 Crown jewel of, sincerity, 196 Delicacy, inseparable from sweetness of, 197 Description of upright, 198 Illustrated, by little things, 199 Keep it abroad, as at home, 200 Kindness, better for, than talents, 201 Man of, shown by merely naming him, 202 Men believed, or not, because of, 203 None suddenly very good, or very bad, 204 Of public man, a football, 205 One to be admired, 206 Prosperity brings forth hidden, 207 The history of a man, 208 What firm and weak feet do, 209 What shows strength of, 210

Charitable, Give, and God repays, 211

Charity, In word only, 212 Begins at home,—its home, 213 Cast thy bread upon the waters, 214 Compared with politeness, 215 Do good by stealth, etc., 216 Duty is, where there is plenty, 217 Exalts, though we stoop to bestow, 218 Fountain of, always clear, 219 Give freely to the deserving, 220 How to give it, 221 Not to excite hope when, 222 Relieve fellow man in distress, 223 See Leviticus XXV, 35, 224 Visit of, to needy, visit of the Savior, 225 What given in, is kept, 226 What is, and what its reward, 227 Who at fault with regard to, 228 Who gives double, 229

Cheat, On whom shame first time, 230

Cheek, The, is apter to tell, 231

Cheer, Speak word of, to the living, 232

Cheerfulness, Refreshes by its presence, 233 Smoothes the road of, 234 Suggests good health, etc., 235

Chide, A friend in private, and, 236

Child, A short sermon by one, 237 A sleeping, 238 Beautiful as rose, etc., 239 Bruise not its heart, 240 Correct, etc., 241 Destiny of, work of the mother, 242 Eyes of, beautiful, etc., 243 Her little shoes, lines on, 244 Inscription on silver plate of, 245 Judicious praise of, 246 Learns indoors, what he tells, 247 Lines on, by Thomas Campbell, 248 One who was a Christ-child, 249 Questions of, as teachers, 250 Restless observation of, 251 Speak gently to, 252 Take care of Christian instruction of, 253 Teach it ideas, not phrases, 254 Tear on cheek of, 255 The, and the "Rising Day", 256 The beginning of discipline for, 257 The way to spoil, or to benefit, 258 Trained by example, 259 Unhappy end of, 260 What it should be taught, 261

Childhood, Indicates the man, 262

Children, A bond of union, etc., 263 Are tattlers, 264 Be not impatient with, 265 Certain care, uncertain comforts, 266 Dear to parents, 267 Dutifulness, foundation, of virtue in, 268 Ease cares, with bliss, 269 Effect of good instruction, and bad example, 270 Enjoy the present, 271 Father's best legacy to, 272 Flatter not, but encourage, 273 Good physiognomists, 274 Dr. Guthrie's opinion, 275 Indulgence to, breeds ingratitude, 276 Industrious habits, better than, etc., 277 Instruction to, better than riches, 278 Japanese, always obedient, 279 Jewels dropped from Heaven, 280 Know friend and foe, 281 Let them learn more than yourself, 282 Like the to-morrow of society, 283 Live in the present, 284 Love, as being fresh from God's hand, 285 Love of, sign of pure heart, 286 More precious than gold, etc., 287 Need models, not critics, 288 Not always indulge, 289 Parents should discipline, 290 Pastime with, 291 Poor men's riches, 292 Praise, effect of, 293 Prevent parents from being selfish, 294 Reflect manners of parents, 295 Should be taught sympathy, 296 Still ours, though in heaven, 297 Teach children to tell the truth, 298 Teach love to, 299 Travelers newly arrived, etc., 300 Treat yours all alike, 301 Usually what their mothers are, 302 What to discountenance in, 303 Will grow up substantially what, 304

Christ, Abide with us, 305 Description of person of, 306 His last supper, a memorial, etc., 307 If you profess Him, do His deeds, 308 Patron of poor and afflicted, 309 The, a carpenter's consolation, 310 Think rightly of Him, 311

Christian, A, is the highest style of, 312 He that is a good man, 313 None, if not Christlike, 314

Christianity, No civilization without, 315

Christmas, When truly merry, 316

Church, A rebuke for staying away from, 317 Bring self to, not your clothes, 318 Cannot alone make good, 319 How it may grow, 320 I was once preaching in Scotland, 321 Late goers to, rebuked, 322 Plan to keep awake in, 323 Remember God is there, 324 Take your children to, 325 Two classes in, 326

Circumstances, Men are dependent on, 327

Civility, Bases of large fortune, 328 What is, 329

Clergyman, In city, what must have, 330

Clock, An ideal example of work, 331

Clergyman, Life of, is it enviable? 332 Should be like engine, etc., 333

College, Enter as early as possible, 334

Companions, Lonely, when musing on those gone, 335 Whom to choose, 336

Company, Pleasant, shortens miles, 337

Compensation, Child and childless, 338 What rich and poor find, 339

Complain, Every one must see daily, 340

Compliment, How usually accompanied, 341 Illuminate me with a ray of, 342

Compliments, Deference, most elegant of, 343 Fishers for, get bites, 344

Conceit, Folly to advise conceited people, 345 Not wise, 346 People conceited need no sympathy, 347 Puffs up, but does not prop, 348 Self, effect of imagination, 349

Conduct, How to discuss, how to decide, 350 Never waver between right and wrong, 351

Confidence, Gives pleasure, etc., 352 No one too sure to miss, 353 Over, indulge not in, 354 Plant of slow growth, 355 Who knows his road, he has, 356 Whom to put it in, 357

Conscience, Good, sold but not bought, 358 Good, worth its cost, 359 A clear, is a good, 360 Quiet makes serene, 361 The chamber of justice, 362 Voice of God, 363 Voice of God in the heart, 364

Consistency, Thou art a, 365

Constancy, None in earthly things, 366

Contention, Yield, rather than dispute, 367 Where two discourse, 368

Contentment, A reason given for, 369 Be not with what you are, 370 Comes from liking what one has, 371 Comes from nature, not the world, 372 Happy he who has, 373 Having bread, hunt no cakes, 374 Less with much, than with little, 375 Little, make it not less, 376 Makes palace of a cottage, 377 Murmur not, 378 One rule for, 379 Rich beg for, poor can give, 380 Rich, poor without, 381 Secret of perfect, 382 What brings, 383 When a happy purchase, 384 Who should be content with anything, 385 Wise, grieve not for, etc., 386 Worth of, known when lost, 387

Conversation, Avoid what in, 388 How to please others in, 389 Its best ingredients, 390 Music of the mind, 391 Never argue in, 392 Never over-bear in, 393 One of the best rules, 394 Say much in few words, 395 To say nothing charmingly, etc., 396 Who usually spend longest time in, 397 With thee conversing, 398

Conversion, Better to turn than to stray, 399

Converses, He who, with no one, 400

Corrupts, As rust, iron, so envy, 401

Corporations, No souls have, etc., 402

Corruption, A tree dropping infections, 403

Cottage, When better than a palace, 404

Counsel, Good, never too late, 405 When easy to give, 406 Who not helped by, 407

Counsellors, In many, safety, 408

Countenance, Cheerful, crowns a welcome, 409 Often more impressive than the tongue, 410 Pleasing, an advantage, 411 Smiling, indicates what? 412

Country, Character of, effect on man, 413 Life in, pleasure of, 414 Love of life, inborn in man, 415 Love of, 416 Which best governed, 417 Who loves not, loves nothing, 418

Courage, Want of, loss by, 419

Courtesy, Always a time for, 420 Background of one's portrait, 421 One-sided, dies soon, 422

Courtship, Men dream in, 423 Their, was carried on in, 424 What is, 425

Covetousness, Keeps the eyes on the ground, 426

Coward, Threatens when, 427

Cradle, The hand that rocks the, 428

Credit, Like looking glass, how? 429 Take care of it, 430 Two good reasons for not giving, 431

Criticism, Fascinating to people of small caliber, 432

Critics, Ready made, etc., 433

Culture, The, of a man, 434

Curiosity, All kneel before its altar, 435

Custom, Forms us all, 436

Daughter, Dear, of old father, 437 Lines on marriage, of an only, 438

Day, Let it not slip uselessly away, 439

Dead, He mourns, etc., 440

Death, Difference of, between old and young, 441 Folly not to prepare for, 442 Should come only with God's command, 443 What men and angels ask, when one dies, 444

Debt, Happiness to be out of, 445

Debts, Avoid paying, by not making, 446

Decay, Wealth and power not immortal, 447

Decision, Of character, requires use, 448

Deeds, Good, who should disclose doing of, 449 Noble, last longer than monuments, 450 Wishes without, worthless, 451

Deformity, Mock not at, 452

Delay, Injures those prepared, 453 Loss by, 454

Delicacy, True, exhibits itself, how, 455

Demeanor, Be natural, etc., 456

Dependents, Duty to, 457

Descent, Honorable, is in all nations, 458

Design, Think on means, etc., 459

Desire, Increased with acquisitions, 460

Destiny, Like ships on ocean, 461

Dial, Sun, inscription for, 462

Difficulties, Rise above your, 463

Digestion, Mostly occurs in the mouth, 464

Dignity, True, exists, how, 465

Disappointment, All have met, and will meet, 466

Discontent, Evidence of, 467 Not easily concealed, 468 Our worst enemy, 469 Where mostly found, 470

Discreet, Be, in all things, and so, 471

Discretion, Thy friend's friend has a friend, 472

Dishonest, The, woe to, etc., 473

Disposition, No man's will alter, 474

Distress, Shut not thy purse strings against, 475 Who feels not for, not a man, 476

Distrustful, Be deceived, rather than, 477

Doctor, The, when some adore him, some slight him, 478

Dog, Did you never observe that, 479 Instance of faithful, 480 Nature preserves his food, 481

Doubt, If in, don't, 482

Doubts, Traitors are, 483

Dream, The orphan boy's, 484

Dreams, Children of night and indigestion, 485

Dress, What woes it may bring, 486 What becomes true feminine beauty, 487

Drink, Avoid, instance of, heathen, 488 A wife's answer, 489 Habit, how cured in one, 490 To escape, never begin, 491

Dun, Derivation of the word, 492

Duty, A path all may tread, 493 Do it fearlessly, 494 Do it, let come what may, 495 I hate to see a thing done by, 496 Whosoever contents, 497 Time for that which one loves, 498

Ear, One should choose a wife, 499 What is told in the, 500

Ease, One at, easily admonishes others, 501 To be paid for by work, 502

Easy, Nothing is, to the unwilling, 503

Eating, How one should eat, 504 Half of what we eat, 505

Economy, Easy chair of age, 506 Effect of not practicing, 507 Exercise of, no disgrace, 508 In abundance, prepare for scarcity, 509 Lay up for rainy day, 510 Like savings bank, 511 Practice in prosperity, 512 Save for age and want, 513 When too late, 514 When to spend, when to spare, 515

Education, Every man must find his own, 516 A boy was compelled, 516a

Efforts, All difficult, nearly, before easy, 517

Eloquence, In tone, eye, etc., as in words, 518

Emotion, External signs of, 519

Employment, A guard against the evil one, 520 To be employed, is to be, 521

Enemy, Do good to, as a friend, 522

Ever too near, 523

Englishmen, Cold to strangers,—Dr. Johnson, 524

Envy, Born without, mark of what, 525 There would be little, if, etc., 526

Equals, Where all should be, 527

Equivocation, First cousin to lie, 528

Error, Correct immediately, 529 Beware of, 530 Who makes not, makes no good hits, 531

Etiquette, Good taste rejects, excessive nicety, 532

Events, Preceded by certain signs, 533

Evil, Avoid suggestion of, 534 Man endowed with power to conquer, 535

Eye, Opens and closes, revealing, etc., 536 Sees not itself, etc., 537 Silent speech of, 538

Eyes, More accurate than ears, 539 Of old, like memories of old, how? 540 Those of other people, effect, 541 Windows of the soul, 542

Exaggeration, Weakens statements, 543 Who is prone to, 544

Example, Given, must be tolerated, 545

Examples, Noble, excite to noble deeds, 546

Excuse, Accuses maker of, 547

Exercise, Dispenses with physic, 548

Experience, Can teach even a fool, 549 Lip-wisdom, which, 550

Extravagance, Keeps pace with prosperity, 551

Face, Effect of clouded, 552 Pictures thoughts, etc., 553 Sometimes a letter of credit, 554

Fail, The surest way not to, 555

Faith, Beautiful instance of, 556 Bridge from earth to heaven, 557 Compliment to be trusted, 558 Effect of want of, in no one, 559 Trust not that, once broken, 560

Faithfulness, Encouraged by trustfulness, 561

Falsehood, Reward thereof, 562 Telling of, like what, 563

Familiarity, Mistake to indulge in, 564

Family, Little world in itself, 565 Man happiest with his, 566 Reunion of, 567

Farewell, A sound that makes us linger, 568 How to say it, 569

Farmer, He alone has a home, 570 Must not sit in the shade, etc., 571

Father, Beautiful picture of, 572 Love of, reward, 573 One known without being seen, 574

Fault, Confession makes half amends, 575 Not to repent of a, 576

Faultless, Ne'er was, is, nor will be, 577

Faults, A man's and his neighbor's, 578 Better find one's own, than, etc., 579 Of great men, forgotten, 580 Of others, when we may blame, 581 The greatest of, 582 Wink at wee, 583

Favor, How to ask one, 584 Pleasure in conferring, 585

Favoritism, Effect of, on children, 586

Favors, One likes better to, 587

Feast, What makes the best, 588

Feasting, May make fasting, 589 Accustom early in your youth, 590

Feelings, When too fine, 591

Fidelity, True as needle to pole, etc., 592

Fireside, My own, 593

Fish, All that a, drinks, 594

Flattery, What kind of, hurts, 595 No quality will get a man, 596

Flowers, Children of the meadows, 597 Daughters of earth and sun, 598 Effect of, on the world, 599 Enjoy the air they breathe, 600 How many a, 601 I never cast a, away, 602 Pledges of fruit, 603

Fool, Advice to, effect of, 604 Everyone is sometimes, 605 How discovered, 606 One needs wit to deal with, 607 One who says he is always right, is, 608 White hairs ill become, 609

Fools, If all wore white caps, what then? 610 Tell what they intend to do, 611

Force, Where it prevails, right dies, 612

Foresight, Be not stingy of seed corn, 613

Forest, An idyl of, 614

Forget, Ability to, token of greatness, 615

Forgiveness, Asked, with repentance, 616 Easier to whom, 617 God-like, etc., 618 How beautiful, etc., 619 Lasts while we love, 620 Lines on, 621 Not given, destroys forgiveness, 622 Not of the world, 623 Of part only of wrong, what, 624 Try its effect, 625 Who do, and who do not, forgive, 626

Fortune, Change of, dangerous, 627 Continued good, not security, 628 Gives too much to, 629 Good sometimes without seeking, 630 Good that comes seldom, 631 Its vicissitude, 632 Hardest gained, longest kept, 633 Knocks once at every door, 634 Let it not elate or depress, 635 Manners sometimes make, 636 May change in a day, 637 Often harmful to virtue, 638 Smiles on those who labor, 639 Whil'st favor'd, friends, you smiled, 640

Free-thinker, One rebuked, 641

Freedom, Once gained, hard to, 642 Weeps, when, 643

Friend, Attack not, but defend absent, 644 Be mine, teach me to be thine, 645 Flattering, like one's shadow, 646 Hand of an old, 647 How to make a, 648 If you have one, be happy, 649 In misfortune, go quickly to, 650 Leave not, in adversity, 651 Lose not old, to gain new, 652 Lost by disputing with, 653 Lost by lending money to, 654 Love thine, 655 More dishonorable to distrust, etc., 656 No life complete without, 657 None, who ceases to be for slight causes, 658 Not hidden in adversity, 659 Oblige him to-day, 660 Old, the best mirror, 661 Shake not off, 662 Stab from, hard to heal, 663 Tells not truth, when, 664 When sure of, 665 Who never good, 666 Who sticks closer than brother, 667 Wink not at his vices, 668 World a wilderness without, 669

Friends, Absolute, rare, 670 But few on earth, 671 Due to choice, 672 Equals make the best, 673 False, are like our shadows, 674 Few real in the world, 675 Gained by good manners, 676 How lost, 677 How to choose, 678 Let us make the best of our, 679 Like melons, why, 680 Like titled husbands, when, 681 Make new, keep old, 682 My treasures are my, 683 Necessary to life, 684 Old, not to be disdained, 685 Paucity of, on earth, 686 Poor man's assets, 687 Purchase not, by, 688 Recognized and loved in heaven, 689 Separated by a gift kept back, 690 Strange to say, I am the only, 691 There is no living without, 692 True, anticipate wants, 693 Unexpected, spring up, 694 Where many, where few, 695

Friendship, A severe test of, 696 Contend which shall have most, 697 Cultivate your neighbor's, 698 In love may end, 699 Renewed requires more care, 700 Keep it in constant repair, 701 Killed by suspicion, 702 Make not with knave, 703 Needs not years to prove, 704 Nothing purer than first, 705 Permanency of, depends, etc., 706 Quickly made, quickly ended, 707 Rare is true love, true, is still, 708 Real, like what, 709 Shown by help, not by pity, 710 Soothes affliction's darkest hour, 711 Summer, drops off in adversity, 712 The higher, 713 True, great blessing, 714 True, is like sound health, 715 Who fit for, 716 Who unworthy of, 717 Who worthy of, will, etc., 718 Whose to value, 719 Worth more than hate, 720

Fruit, Good, never comes from, 721

Fun, Nothing like it sometimes, 722

Future, Groping for the door of, 723 If you would have, 724 The, does not come from, 725 To be met without fear, 726

Gain, Difficult, better than with ease, 727 Has oft, with treacherous hopes, 728 One must give, to get, 729 Pleasant odor, has, 730 Prefer loss to unjust, 731 When loss, 732

Gains, No pains, no, 733

Generosity, Justice and, 734 Justice should precede, 735 Should not exceed ability, 736

Gentleman, A good test of, 737 Coat, makes not, 738 Good rule to tell one by, 739 Main characteristics of, 740 Real and artificial, 741 Teach man to be a, 742 True, who is, 743

Gift, Donor should not speak of, 744 Give freely to him that, 745 Make with smile, not frown, 746 To make, delicate art, 747 Unexpected, most welcome, 748

Gifts, Mental, who in possession of, 749 The best, to man, 750

Girl, Dying, lines to her lover, 751 Some good advice to, 752

Girls, How they should be educated, 753

Give, No one can, 754

Gladness, Not to all who dance, 755

Glass, The hour, emblem of life, 756

God, Greatness of, 757 His love for man, 758 Presence of, shown by blade of grass, 759 The Father's love, 760 The more a man denies himself, 761 The love of, 762 Who serves, will come to Him, 763 Will meet one, who comes, 764

Gold, Key of, opens doors, 765 The golden rule in verse, 766

Golf, A rival to matrimony, instance of, 767

Good, All, comes to him who waits and works, 768 Doing, man responsible for, 769 Doing, is the only, 770 Pleasure of doing, wears not out, 771 Received, makes one tender of evil, 772 Seeking others', 773 What is the difference between, 774 When, comes too late, 775

Good-bye, Better than farewell, etc., 776

Goodness, The sign of, 777

Good-night, To all and each, 778

Gospel, The cross is the guarantee, 779

Gossip, Reasons for avoiding, 780 See Leviticus XIX, 16, 781 Tale-bearers, equal tale-makers, 782

Gossips, The funnels of conversation, 783 When they ought to endure misery, 784

Governors, If families have no sons devoted to, 785

Governs, He best who, 786

Grace, One, by Burns, 787 Saying at meals, instance of, 788

Gratitude, Expect not, from the selfish, 789 Fine expression of, 790 God judges one's, how, 791 How sometimes mistaken, 792 Look above with, 793 Naught so becomes man, 794 What presents make longest, 795 Where found, and not found, 796

Great, Desertion of the, 797

Grief, Excessive, not pleasing to God, 798 God sure to help in, 799 More than necessary, before necessary, 800 Shown, excites sympathy, 801 They mourn, who mourn without witnesses, 802 Time will soften, 803 When one mourns indeed, 804

Grumbling, Rebuked, instance of, 805

Guilt, Cowardly always, 806

Guthrie, Thomas, an anecdote, 807 Thomas, to his son, 807a

Ha, Contrasted with Ah, 808

Habit, Bred by use, 809 Drink, how to correct, 810 Form good, bad will die, 811 Like a cable, 812 No man free, who is a slave of, 813 Not resisted, becomes necessary, 814 Test of truth with some, 815

Habits, Evil, change innocence to guilt, 816 Gather strength like the seas, 817 Hard to make, and break, 818 Tastes change, inclinations never, 819 To strip off, flaying alive, 820

Hand, To stop the, is the way to, 821

Hands, Eloquence of, 822 The most beautiful, 823

Happiness, Consists in what? 824 Consists in contentment, 825 Consists not in, 826 Cottage can hold enough for palace, 827 Earthly of man, when complete, 828 Great in lowly station, 829 Made, by making others happy, 830 Of a happy couple, 831 Reflective, like light, 832 Rejoice in that of others, 833 Unmixed, not found, 834

Hate, Hurts the hater most of all, 835 It is the nature of the human, 836

Haughtiness, Freezes those below us, 837 Two may gain by it, 838

Health, Appreciated, when, 839 Be not too busy to care for, 840 Better than a kingdom, 841 Better to have, than wealth, 842 Necessary to duty and pleasure, 843 Thou chiefest good, 844 The only way for a rich man to be in, 845

Heart, An innocent, 846 Broken, instance of, 847 Every, has its secret sorrow, 848 Feeling, parting, tale of many a, 849 Great, has no room for wrongs, 850 Human, God enters, 851 Instance of royal, in poor woman, 852 Is it guided by instinct? 853 Most bitter trial of, 854 None in which errors are not, 855 Of another, how opened, 856 Of woman, most tender when pious, 857 Overrules the head, 858 Rewarded according to merit, 859 Sad, sometimes does good work, 860 Sad tale of many a human, 861 Small, but world cannot satisfy, 862 The, resembles the ocean, 863 The turnpike road to, 864 The merry, goes all the day, 865

Hearts, Dissensions between, 866 Men and women led by, 867

Heaven, Beautiful beyond compare, 868 Let others seek earth's, 868a Debts to, sometimes disregarded, 869 Delights of, 870 Faith the road to, 871 Not the property of the rich, 872 "That better land," where is it? 873 Plants even look up to, 874

Help, Give, even to lame dogs, 875 What should be given, 876

History, Is little more than, 877

Home, Best ornament of, the owner, 878 Cling to it, from the Greek, 879 Definitions of, 880 Friends, ornaments of, 881 God's share in, 882 Grandest of all, 883 Home-keeping hearts happiest, 884 Husband, pleasure to, 885 Incomplete without books, 886 Know yours first, then other lands, 887 Man without, is like, etc., 888 Many a, is nothing but a, 889 More delightful than travel, 890 None without hearts, 891 A man unconnected, 892 None without love, 893 No place like, 894 Of every land the pride, 895 Return to, happy when, 896 Some things which prevent owning one, 897 Sweet to approach, etc., 898 Though small, a palace, 899 True nature of, 900 Wanderer's return to, 901 What makes, 902

Homeless, Beware of those who are, 903 I am as, 904

Honesty, A reason for giving good measure, 905 To be honest and faithful, 906 Commercial, obligatory, 907 Needs no protestations of, 908 Reward of, 909 When to count our spoons, 910

Honor, Birthplace is not, etc., 911 He, the Duke of Devonshire, 912 Injury to, 913 Instance of, 914 Of what to father, what to son, 915 When overpaid, 916

Hook or Crook, By, derivation of, 917

Hope, A charming word, 918 Always better, than despair, 919 Disappointment tracks step of, 920 Effect of living on, 921 Finest sort of courage, 922 Loss of, effect of, 923 None, breaks hearts, 924 Oft ends in hope, 925 Setting of, like setting sun, 926 Sometimes a delusion, 927 There is, if we live, 928 Where, in death, John Knox, 929

Hospitality, May give joy and honor, 930

Hours, All our sweetest, 931

House, Changed after absence, 932 Children, light of, 933 Mended, often more costly than new, 934 None like God's out-of-doors, 935 Not to go uninvited, 936

Houses, Built to live in, etc., 937

Household, What is an unhappy one, 938

Humanity, Goes with religion, 939 Our, were a poor thing, but for the, 940

Humble, Full the, there is, 941

Humility, Full head most humble, 942 Root of virtue, 943

Hunger, Mother of impatience, etc., 944 Who must, 945

Hungry, The full stomach cannot, 946 Wait, a hard word to the, 947

Husband, Excellencies of a, 948 Interests of, same as wife's, 949

Hymn, What one hymn accomplished, 950

I, The letter, worthy of aversion, when, 951 What am I? Naught, etc., 952

Ideas, Like beards, grown men have them, 953

Idleness, Brings need, 954 Desertion and suicide, 955 Idle man has no time for work, 956 Increases, if indulged, 957 Love, cures, 958 Lose labor, rather than time in, 959 Must thank itself, if barefoot, 960 Waste not my spring in, 961

Ignorance, For want of asking questions, 962 Often a voluntary misfortune, 963

Ills, Bear known, rather than risk unknown, 964 Of man, his own seeking, 965

Imitation, Sign of esteem, 966

Immortality, Man's longing after, 967

Impertinence, Who guilty of, 968

Importance, Self, as of, etc., 969

Imports, Should be more than exports, 970

Improvement, All not susceptible of, 971

Inaction, It is better to have nothing to do, 972

Inclinations, Men of all ages, have, 973

Income, Carry not all on the back, 974 Our, are like our shoes, 975

Inconstancy, Expressed by Shakespeare, 976

Inconsistency, Mankind made up of, 977

Indecision, Lose this day loitering, 978

Independence, To be loved, 979 If any man can do without, 980

Indigestion, Financial, sign of, 981

Individuals, Qualities of, 982

Industry, Makes the best gown, 983

Inevitable, The, bear with a smile, 984

Infants, Smiles of, 985 The first joy it brings, 986

Infirmities, Blame not one, for, 987

Influence, Personal, good result of, 988 It is reported that a, 989

Ingratitude, Common to hate benefactors, 990

Inheritance, Thine, how to enter on it, 991

Injuries, Write thine in the dust, 992

Injury, Creates suspicion, 993 Noblest remedy for, 994 Revenge of, forgiveness, 995 Who hurts another, injures himself, 996

Ink, Power of, 997

Innocence, Brings gaiety, 998 Foundation of real courage, 999 Narrow, if only according to law, 1000

Innocent, Better to be deceived, than to accuse the, 1001

Insult, Easy to take, sign of vulgarity, 1002 Harder to forgive, than injury, 1003

Integrity, Political, instance of, 1004 Preferred to eloquence, 1005 Shown by conduct, not by words, 1006

Intellect, One of dull, 1007 God has placed no limits to the exercise of, 1008

Intolerance, Index of weakness, 1009

Irresolution, Don't stand upon, 1010

Jewels, A wife's dearest, 1011 Children are mother's, 1012

Joy, At birth, and death, 1013 Departed, remembrance of, painful, 1014 I cannot speak, tears so, 1015 If shared, doubles pleasure, 1016

Johnson, Samuel, on marriage, 1017

Joke, Risk not one with ill-bred, 1018

Judge, A conscientious, 1019

Judgment, At fault, in young and old, 1020 Give benefit of doubt, 1021 Hear gently, judge kindly, 1022 How we shall be judged, 1023 Vicious, if based on evidence of one side, 1024

Just, Any time proper to say what is, 1025

Justice, Ever alive, 1026 Habits of, valuable possession, 1027 What its standard, 1028

Kindness, A, do it now, 1029 Binds society together, 1030 Converts more sinners than zeal, 1031 Delayed, destroys, 1032 Do not remind, of, 1033 How to multiply,—Franklin, 1034 Induced by sickness, and sadness, 1035 Instance of, by Indian chief, 1036 Little acts of, like what, 1037 Never proclaim doing of, 1038 No dearth of, 1039 Not to be repaid like money, 1040 Reward of, instance, 1041 Show, even to insects, 1042 Valuable part of business of life, 1043 Victory of, over injury, 1044 What to forget, what to remember, 1045 Who knows how to return, 1046 Write in marble, 1047

Kiss, Definition of a, 1048 Not always touches the heart, 1049 Of welcome, pleasant, 1050

Kissing, Some say that, 1051

Knowledge, A necessary retreat, 1052 Ask young people for, 1053 Gained by seeking, 1054 Is not gained on a, 1055 Let others light candle of, at yours, 1056 Man of, may be a fool, 1057 No one man has all, 1058 Planted when young, 1059 Practice, necessary to, 1060 Remember very well when at Oxford, 1061

Knox, John, eulogy on, 1062

Labor, Beauty and blessedness of, 1063 Finishes what genius begins, 1064 Fruit of, sweetest pleasure, 1065 Man's most lasting friend, 1066 Must have relaxation, 1067 Those most enjoy life who do, 1068

Laborer, How he works by the day, 1069

Lady, Young, advice to, 1070

Lamplighter, Scotch student as, 1071

Langsyne, Sweet to remember, 1072

Language, Origin of, 1073

Laugh, A, first of child, 1074 Good, sunshine in a home, 1075 Instrument of happiness, 1076

Laughing, Overmuch, have aching heart, 1077

Laughter, Contrasted with the smile, 1078 Not always proof of ease, 1079

Law, Avoid, by agreeing, 1080 Case, what to do with it, 1081 Delay of, etc., 1082 Easy to enter, hard to escape, 1083 Folly of going to, 1084 Gain and loss by, 1085 Lawyer's office, what it is, 1086 Requisites for going to, 1087 Suit in, uncertainty of, 1088 Taught in one lesson, 1089 Who gets spoils of, 1090

Lawyer, Leaving a margin for, 1091 Lines on, 1092

Lawyers, How the gowns of, are lined, 1093 Like shears, cut what is between, 1094 Some convert poor advice into good coin, 1095

Laziness, Begins in cobwebs, ends in chains, 1096

Learned, May be taught, 1097

Learning, Chief art of, 1098 Not entailed, gained by study, 1099 One pound of learning requires, 1100 Who swallows quick, 1101

Leaves, Autumn, lines on, 1102

Lee's, General, reply, 1103 Opinion of British officer, 1104

Legacy, Who watches for, like a raven, 1105

Leisure, Sweet, if earned, 1106

Letters, Often cause regret, 1107 Sometimes warmly sealed, coldly opened, 1108

Liberality, What one gives, is forever his own, 1109 The office of, consisteth in, 1110

Libraries, Wardrobes of literature, 1111

Lie, Cannot stand, but can fly, 1112 Equivocation is, 1113 One consequence of, 1114 One, must be, 1115

Life, A journey who may direct in, 1116 A term of, is set, 1117 Better sunny, than to boast of money, 1118 City, produces effeminacy of habit, etc., 1119 Different ages of, 1120 Direction of, 1121 Divinity shapes it, 1122 Domestic, the husband, 1123 Eternal, only candidates for election, 1124 Every period has its prejudices, 1125 Forethought wins in, 1126 Giants of, what are, 1127 Happy on sunny side of street, 1128 How to live twice, 1129 How to part with, 1130 How short is human, 1131 Human, what is, 1132 "I did," and "I didn't," 1133 If dark, still the sun is behind the clouds, 1134 Lies within the present, 1135 Live day by day for others, 1136 Look before thy feet, gaze not at stars, 1137 Make not sport of it, 1138 Mission in, for everyone, 1139 Only small portion of, enjoyed, 1140 Our little, is rounded with a, 1141 Represented by newspaper, 1142 The acts of this, 1143 Three whose lives are not, 1144 Too short to nurse wrongs in, 1145 Trifles make up sum of, 1146 The happiest, 1147 We find in it, what we put in, 1148 What the sweetest in, 1149 When we learn limits of, 1150

Listen, Be always ready to, 1151

Listener, Poor, who is, 1152

Litigation, Uncertainty of, certain, 1153

Little, By little, if oft done, 1154

Loneliness, What most lonely, 1155

Looks, The three, of men, 1156

Lost, The things, where we seek it, 1157

Love, Appreciation necessary to, 1158 At first sight, often regretted, 1159 Childish, sweetly expressed, 1160 Compared with indifference, 1161 Fault mine, if it ceases, 1162 To a man, the disappointment, 1163 Happiness of existence, 1164 How to part with, 1165 I know not, unless it be, 1166 If loved by man, loved by God, 1167 If there's delight in, 1168 Justifies poetic exaggeration, 1169 Letters of those we, 1170 Life without, day without sunshine, 1171 Light of life dies with, 1172 Like a nail, driven out by another, 1173 Like the moon, how, 1174 Loved one, not forgotten, 1175 Maiden in—600 B. C., 1176 Men easily duped by, 1177 More than his share, 1178 No disguise can conceal, 1179 Nothing sweeter than, 1180 Oft maintained by wealth, 1181 Produces amiability, 1182 Promotes schemes of life, 1183 Secret of obtaining, 1184 Sees no fault till, 1185 Tragedy of fickle, 1186 True, cannot forget, 1187 What a change it makes, 1188 What we love girls and boys for, 1189 When loveliest, 1190 Will die, if not expressed, 1191

Luther, Martin, and his friends, 1192 Was remarkable for, 1193

Luxury, Cost of, may help industrious poor, 1194

Magnanimous, He who is too much afraid of, 1195

Maiden, Lament of, lines on, 1196

Man, A compliment to, 1197 A truly great, never, 1198 Advances or recedes, 1199 Amiable, makes many friends, 1200 Angry, condemns himself, 1201 An old, of acute observation, etc., 1202 A volume, if one knows how to read him, 1203 Best, who is, 1204 Burns, his recognition of, 1205 By X. B. Saintine, 1206 Character goes with him, 1207 Child of his own deeds, 1208 Assumptions of, 1209 Deeds, standard of merit of, 1210 Description of, 1211 Direct not, who will himself choose, 1212 Dissatisfied, most to be pitied, 1213 Drunk, quarrel not with, 1214 Each may learn from other, 1215 End of wicked and righteous, 1216 Exalted, seen from afar, 1217 Failure of, do not destroy respect for, 1218 Firmness is for, 1219 Forgetting good intentions, what? 1220 Fully appreciated by equal or superior, 1221 Great, a good listener, 1222 Greatest glory, rising when he falls, 1223 Be content with the day as it is, 1224 Honest, believed without oath, 1225 Honest, tied by a thread, 1226 How to make true, 1227 If disliked, speak not of, 1228 Impossible to please every, 1229 Instinctive desire to see distinguished, 1230 It is not what he has, nor, 1231 Knows not the future, 1232 Like horse, esteemed for qualities, 1233 Looks aloft and beholds what, 1234 Married, best club for, 1235 Measures other, at first meeting, 1236 More inhuman than wolves, when, 1237 Must begin as inferior to become superior, 1238 Never speak of a, 1239 None always wise, 1240 Obstinate, held by opinions, 1241 Of high station, many blasts to shake, 1242 Of one idea, not to be reasoned with, 1243 Old, life like what, 1244 Perfected by trials, 1245 Pleasant, described, 1246 Poor, for want of, or from too many friends, 1247 Poor, unnoticed, 1248 Produced by nature, not by art, 1249 Real, finds not excuses for self, 1250 Should not be alone, 1251 Silent, sometimes deep and dangerous, 1252 Social creature, 1253 Strive not too anxiously, 1254 Swollen by prosperity, shrunk by adversity, 1255 The difference between, 1256 The unpunctual, 1257 Though surly, may be honest, 1258 True, never frets about place in the world, 1259 He had nothing and was, 1260 Weak, easily moulded, 1261 Well bred, acknowledges a fault, 1262 Well bred, always sociable, 1263 What did he leave at death, 1264 When act of equals, angel's, 1265 When he may be known truly, 1266 When to make a world for himself, 1267 Who deserves name of, 1268 Who excels, sought after, 1269 Who masters the world, 1270 Who thinks, governs, etc., 1271 Wise, shapes himself to environments, 1272 Working, hunger enters not his house, 1273

Manners, Coldness of, freezes, 1274 Contrasted with character, 1275 Mirror man's image, 1276 People with good, quiet, etc., 1277 Shadows of virtue, 1278 Vulgar people cannot be still, 1279 Want of, in society, unpardonable, 1280

Mansion, Be not inferior to thine, 1281

Marriage, A bloom or a blight, 1282 A maiden's trust in, 1283 Advice on, by Themistocles, 1284 Be careful before, 1285 Bond should be broken only by death, 1286 Can two live as cheaply as one? 1287 Choice in—Samuel Johnson, 1288 Choose not alone a proper, 1289 Effect on romance and history, 1290 Like public feast, 1291 Like shears, how, 1292 Marry in your own rank, 1293 Newly wedded, rule for, 1294 One seldom weds first love, 1295 Pious elder said to his son, 1296 Reason for many unhappy ones, 1297 Should be state of equality, 1298 The dying moments of a single life, 1299 The treasures of the deep are not so precious, 1300 Two views—beware, 1301 Vow, lines on, 1302 Wed for character, not money, 1303

Married, A girl should look happy, 1304

Marshall, Chief Justice, anecdote of, 1305

Master, Be sometimes blind and deaf, 1306 If your own, 1307 Our, is our, 1308

Matrimony, Knot tied with tongue, etc., 1309 Look for a help-mate in, 1310 Sum of happiness when, 1311 Two views of, 1312

Maxims, From the Persian, 1313

Meals, The, which are eaten in, 1314

Meat, How poor, and rich get, 1315

Melancholy, Johnson said of, 1316

Memory, All complain, but not of judgment, 1317 Ideas registered by attention, 1318 Prayer on the subject of, 1319 Sweetest, when without regret, 1320

Men, Better to be taught, than fed, 1321 Great, arise from the people, 1322 How hard to teach some, 1323 Middle class of, show nation's character, 1324 Unlucky, 1325 Study men rather than books, 1326 Wise, care not for what they cannot have, 1327 Young, apt to overrate, 1328 Young, the trouble with most, 1329

Mercy, Anecdote of Queen Victoria, 1330 Door of, when open, 1331 Lean to, if in doubt, 1332 Man, the child of, 1333 Not forgotten, the deeds of, 1334 Reward of him who shows, 1335 Teach your sons to love it, 1336 Weaves the veil of futurity, 1337 We pray for, let us render, 1338

Merit, Not always rewarded, 1339 Success of, 1340

Merry, All not who dance lightly, 1341

Metaphysics, Peculiar definition of, 1342

Method, Teaches to win time, 1343

Methodists, Noteworthy characteristic of, 1344

Might, If right, right not upright, 1345

Mind, A weak one, how effected, 1346 A well-governed, learns in time, 1347 Do not overtask, 1348 Effect on, of small matters, 1349 If uncertain, impulse directs, 1350 It cannot be too deeply, 1351 Narrowness of, is often, 1352 Noble, spurns idle pratings, 1353 Some know their minds and yet not their hearts, 1354 Steadiness of, a blessing, 1355 The, a man's kingdom, 1356 The face is the, 1357 True woman admires more than wealth, 1358 Untraveled—what is, 1359 Youthful, like wax, 1360

Minds, Small, hurt by small things, 1361 Noblest are easiest, 1362

Ministers, Of God, chief duty of, 1363

Mirth, Ounce of, worth more, etc., 1364

Mischief, Man no match for woman in, 1365 Most just is it that he who, 1366

Miser, Constantine's lesson to, 1367 Grows rich, by seeming poor, 1368 Pays too much for his gold, 1369

Misery, No thoroughly occupied man has, 1370

Misfortune, Do not bear, till it comes, 1371 Repine not at, 1372

Mistake, Anyone may make, fools stick to, 1373 Avoid, rather than correct, 1374 Quarrel not with slight, 1375 There are few, very few that, 1376

Mistakes, Teach impressive lessons, 1377 Young heads are giddy, 1378

Model, Copy not self, 1379

Moderation, Lines on,—Cowper, 1380

Modulation, Tis not enough the voice be, 1381

Money, Abundance of, ruins, 1382 A curse, if not earned, 1383 Complain of, want of, 1384 It cannot change blood, 1385 Lender of, his moods and tenses, 1386 Love of, root of much devotion, 1387 Man's master, or slave, is, 1388 Many heart-aches, behind plenty of, 1389 Not found in purses of others, 1390 No time to waste, in making, 1391 Obtained by work, 1392 Power of, 1393 Silences the world, 1394

Moon, Lines on,—Croly, 1395 Lines on,—Longfellow, 1396

Morning, Brings cool reflection, 1397 The, hour has, 1398

Mother, A royal, obedience of her children, 1399 Child and, Danish proverb, 1400 Daring of a, 1401 Funeral of a, 1402 Hallow her memory, 1403 Heart of, child's school-room, 1404 Heart, reached through child, 1405 Helpful comforter, 1406 Her history is written in her child, 1407 Moulds the man, 1408 Old, duty of children to, 1409 On death of,—Cowper, 1410 Ounce of, worth more, etc., 1411 Results of her examples, 1412 Sorrows of, 1413 Story of that of Pomponius Atticus, 1414 The, laughter of child, sweet to, 1415 True estimate of, 1416 Turf, from grave of, 1417 Whom can we better trust than? 1418

Music, Heart not touched by, forlorn, 1419 Loosens heart, bound by care, 1420 No, is so charming to my ear, 1421 Sometimes in a footstep, 1422

Nature, Errs not, though art may, 1423 Exists by motion, 1424 Good and ill, contrasted, 1425 Good, beauty of, 1426 Good, preserves good looks, 1427 Laws of, man cannot override, 1428 One follows the inclinations of his own, 1429 Pleasure of mingling with, 1430 Who can paint like, 1431

Natures, Vulgar, handle firmly, 1432

Neglect, Unmerited, a sharp sting, 1433

Neighbor, Profitable to know him, 1434 Put not off obliging, 1435 Very few live by choice, 1436

Neighbors, Duty towards, 1437

Nest, A bird's, 1438

New, There is nothing new under the sun, 1439

News, He bold is, who brings, 1440

Nicknames, Which stick best, 1441

Night, Brings coolness and counsel, 1442 The outlaw's day, 1443 Time for rest, 1444

No, Learn to say, 1445

Nobody, Who is, in the commonwealth, 1446 Who is, thinks everybody else is, 1447

Nothing, By doing, we learn to, 1448

Novelty, The young are fond of, 1449

Numbers, Easily impress us, 1450

Oats, Reply to Dr. Johnson's definition of, 1451

Obedience, Most important word in education, 1452 One of most beautiful things, 1453 Wise, modest, 1454

Obligation, Haste to discharge, sort of ingratitude, 1455 Most men remember, etc., 1456 Published, paid, 1457

Obscurity, People newly out of, etc., 1458

Obstinacy, Is will asserting itself, 1459

Occupation, Thrice happy those who have, 1460 A man should follow, 1461

Ocean, The abode of the British, 1462

Odd, Peculiar people, disagreeable, 1463

Offense, How people oftenest offend, 1464

Office, Power of, dog even obeyed in, 1465 Bad man in, public calamity, 1466

Omissions, No less than commissions, 1467

Opinion, It has been shrewdly said, 1468 No liberal man, 1469

Opportunities, Often lost by want of self-confidence, 1470 Past gone, future may never come, 1471

Opportunity, Let slip, proof of imbecility, 1472 Loss of, what lost by, 1473 Master of human destiny, 1474 Not seized, flies away, 1475 Poor use of, instance, 1476 Often lost by deliberation, 1477 Take the current when it serves, 1478 The, neglected, 1479 To-day it is offered, 1480

Oppressors, There are sharks in the ocean, 1481

Orators, All, are dumb, when beauty, 1482

Parent, Ambitious, misdirect children, 1483 Be not ashamed, if yours, humble, 1484 Effect of neglect of children, by, 1485 Remember not toil endured for, 1486

Parents, Good conduct of, blesses children, 1487 If fools, apt to make children so, 1488 We know not their worth, till lost, 1489

Parting, Like ships on the sea, 1490 Proves a kind of anguish, 1491

Passion, Control yours, 1492 Nothing like silence, 1493

Past, Comes not back, witness three things, 1494 Let by-gones be, 1495 Stirs man more than future, 1496

Path, Beaten, safe one, 1497

Pearl, Often hidden in ugly shell, 1498

Pen, The tongue of the mind, 1499

People, How to wake them, 1500

Perfection, Not in this world, 1501

Permanence, As the sun's shadow shifts, 1502

Perseverance, Makes mole-hills of mountains, 1503 Scottish, proverbial, 1504

Persistence, Necessity of, 1505

Petitions, Strengthened by gold, 1506

Philanthropy, Its satisfaction, 1507 True instance of, 1508

Phillips, Wendall, anecdote of, 1509

Physician, First patient, etc., 1510 His best fee producer, 1511 Real, of mankind, 1512 Satire upon, 1513

Physic, For the most part, is, 1514

Pity, Godlike, acted on, 1515

Plants, Fresh and fair, when, 1516

Pleasure, Brevity of, 1517 Dignity in, as well as in business, 1518 Greatest, what is, 1519 How made pleasant, 1520 Makes acquaintances, 1521 Oft sweetest in memories, 1522 Sometimes comes from flattery, 1523 The most delicate and sensible, 1524

Pneumonia, One way of avoiding, 1525

Poets, Modern, mix water with milk, 1526

Politeness, An essential ingredient of, 1527 Instance of, in small boy, 1528 Instance of true, 1529 Natural to delicate natures, 1530 True, everywhere the same, 1531

Politics, Are now, 1532

Poor, Few except the poor, feel for them, 1533 Folks' wisdom, 1534 He that thinks he can, 1535 Poor and content, 1536 Speak gently to, 1537 The, be mindful of, 1538 The, kings when, 1539 The, wait not to relieve, 1540 The, why they complain, 1541 The world avoids, 1542

Portraits, Husband and wife, mottoes under, 1543

Position, Not every easy, is soft, 1544

Poverty, Cannot be hidden, 1545 Grows heavier when, 1546 Is in want of much, 1547 Poor man resembles fiddler, etc., 1548

Power, Love of, instinct of human heart, 1549 Often goes before talent, 1550 Often silences the law, 1551 Partnership with men in, not safe, 1552

Practice, Strange, if what one preaches, 1553

Praise, Best diet for us, 1554 Just, a debt, 1555 Love of, in every heart, 1556 Of self, contents most, 1557 One who can be trusted, deserves, 1558 Self, a bad sign, 1559 Sweetest of all sounds, 1560 Use of indiscreet, when, 1561

Prayer, Brings all blessings, instance, 1562 For absent, 1563 House, in which there is none, has no roof, 1564 Key to God's mercies, 1565 Pray with heart, etc., 1566 Quaint old, a, 1567

Preacher, As an ambassador, 1568 Seeking fame, finds folly, 1569

Prejudice, Opinions, most violent, 1570

Prejudices, Who full of, 1571

Present, Enjoy it, 1572 Make it sweet, 1573

Presents, Many delight more in, 1574

Pretence, Makes people nothing, 1575

Prevention, An ounce of, is worth, 1576

Pride, Art thou an exalted being? 1577 Breeds no friends, 1578 Never be too much elated, 1579 Superior to adversity, 1580

Principles, Be unable to forsake, 1581 More precious than accomplishments, 1582

Procrastination, Effect of, 1583

Professions, Without practice, worthless, 1584

Profit, Not always an honor, 1585

Progress, None for the slothful, 1586

Promise, Deeds should equal, 1587 No piety in keeping unjust, 1588 Obligation of, 1589

Promises, To keep, make not many, 1590

Property, When not wise to give away, 1591

Prophecy, Fullfilment of a, 1592

Propose, Let those who, 1593

Prospects, Distant, please us, 1594

Prosperity, Brings friends, 1595 Creates selfishness often, 1596 Hard work, the road to, 1597 How obtained, 1598 In ascending hill of, meet no friend, 1599 Makes friends, 1600 Makes friends and enemies, 1601 Not always proof of rectitude, 1602 Shows weak mind, how, 1603

Proselyte, We love a, 1604

Proverbs, Japanese, 1605

Punctuality, A characteristic of politeness, 1606 Begets confidence and respect, 1607 It is neither polite nor, 1607a Lord Nelson's rule, 1608 Want of, dishonesty, 1609 Want of, mark of little minds, 1610

Purposes, If not hatched, they decay, 1611

Purse, Consumption of, 1612 Empty, calls for a sweet tongue, 1613 Not to oversee workmen, is to, 1614

Quakerwise, Instance of, 1615

Quarrel, Best time to, 1616 Leave open the door of reconciliation, 1617 To, with one person, 1618

Quarrels, Have nothing to do with, 1619

Question, Should be rational, 1620

Rain, Ideas of pessimist and optimist of, 1621

Rank, Quote not thy high birth, 1622

Reading, Attempt not too much, 1623

Reason, Makes a man a prince, etc., 1624 When a man has not a good, 1625

Reciprocity, Good rule of, 1626 Rule of, by Confucius, 1627

Recreation, Necessary to human nature, 1628

Regret, Folly to shiver over, 1629

Relaxation, Above, produces, 1630

Religion, Costs nothing, does nothing, 1631 Doubt not blessings of, 1632 Good, if good for all days, 1633 Is knowledge of what? 1634 It is rare to see a rich man, 1635 More in walk than talk, 1636 Presents difficulties to whom, 1637 True, when seen is admired, 1638

Repentance, When deferred, lost in judgment, 1639 Not to bewail, but to forsake sin, 1640

Reproof, A gentle, anecdote of Wesley, 1641

Reputation, Man known by his, 1642

Resignation, It is reported of a person, 1643

Rest, All seek it, 1644 A present need, 1645 Is sweet to those who, 1646 It yields a bountiful crop, 1647 The man who goes easiest, 1648 Too much creates rust, 1649

Resolution, Hasty, unsafe, 1650 Irresolute people, etc., 1651 Sleep over, etc., 1652

Rewards, Disinterested, seldom miss, 1653 One knows not for whom he gathers, 1654

Rich, Man is, who is content, 1655 Some miseries of the, 1656 The, poor, if saving for heirs, 1657 The, should be generous, 1658 Very rich men seldom or never, 1659 Who is truly, 1660

Riches, Hard to gather, easy to scatter, 1661 How to learn to use them, 1662 Influence of, 1663 Inseparable from care, 1664 Loss of, changes judgment of men, 1665 Not conducive to labor, 1666 Opposed to generosity and humility, 1667 Serve a wise man, 1668 Strange that the miser strives for, 1669 We see how much a man has, 1670 What are? 1671 Where to find them, 1672 Without frugality none, 1673

Right, When one can do as he pleases, 1674

Rising, Late, effect of, 1675

Road, To wish for anything that is, 1676

Robbery, What is not, 1677

Roof, One, and two winds, 1678

Root, Water and protect the, 1679

Rose, Worth an empire, when, 1680

Royalty, A feather in the cap, 1681

Rudeness, There cannot be a greater, 1682

Rumor, No, wholly dies, once, 1683

Sabbath, Blessing to the poor, 1684 Observance of, freshens the mind, 1685 Peculiarly the poor man's day, 1686 Well spent, prepares for better, 1687

Safety, Better a little in, 1688

Said, More can be, in one minute, 1689

Salt, Where a luxury, 1690

Sand, Name on that of the sea, 1691

School, Emulation in, 1692 His first,—Henry Kirke White, 1693 It has been remarked that, 1694

Scholars, Early trials of, 1695

Scotland, Climate of, etc., 1696

Sea, Love it? 1697 Sweet to look at from land, 1698 Thoughts at, 1699

See, Old people, best in the, 1700

Secret, A thing locked in memory, 1701 A, when safe, 1702 Not a, if known to three, 1703 To keep, shun the inquisitive, 1704

Secrets, Folly to expect others to keep, etc., 1705 Make dungeons of the heart, 1706 Where secrecy or, 1707

Self, Be always ready to yield, etc., 1708 Be what friends think you, 1709 Command, if you would be great, 1710 Conceit of, rebuked, 1711 Denial of, brings blessings, 1712 Denial of, teach it, 1713 Difficult to be selfish and honest, 1714 Do something to be admired in, 1715 Do you want to know? 1716 Don't lean on others, 1717 How we judge and are judged, 1718 "I," sometimes coat of arms, 1719 If warm, thinks others so, 1720 Not what you've given, 1721 In it our joys are found, 1722 Interest of, a compass, etc., 1723 Interest of, warps judgment, 1724 Interest of, world much ruled by, 1725 Least said of, is too much, 1726 Lover of, has no rival, 1727 Man only can disgrace himself, 1728 Modest men speak not of merits, of, 1729 More easy to be wise for others, than for, 1730 No harder battle than to conquer, 1731 None like self but, 1732 One knocks on sore place in, 1733 Or others, which best to know, 1734 Pleasing object to, one obliged, 1735 Praise of, ill bred, 1736 Present know, future not, 1737 Some persons considerate of, 1738 Some persons can neither stir hand nor, 1739 Those who agree with us, we think sensible, 1740 Those wise, who think with, 1741 Trouble not another with, etc., 1742 We cannot see ourselves, 1743 What others, and I, say of, 1744

Self-interest, Is but the survival, 1745

Selfishness, Continual mourning is, 1746 If out of world, what then? 1747

Self-praise, May be used but little, 1748

Sense, Common, rare to whom, 1749 He lacks, who, 1750

Sermon, In what frame to hear, 1751 Reason for not preaching one, from manuscript, 1752 Story of Welsh preacher, 1753 When effective, 1754

Sermons, Best, to ourselves by ourselves, 1755

Severe, Oh ponder well! 1756

Shadows, We are—we pursue, 1757

Shepherd, The good, and the lost sheep, 1758

Sickness, Every man's master is, 1759 Absence of, 1760

Sight, Out of, out of, 1761

Silence, A safeguard is, 1762 Best for whom, 1763 Consummate eloquence of sorrow, 1764 Keeping of, no cost is, 1765 Often an answer, 1766 Often persuades more than speech, 1767 Sure reward for, 1768 When it shows wisdom, 1769

Silver, Plated, sarcasm for pretence, 1770

Simplicity, Old, now rare, 1771

Sin, Committed twice, seems none, 1772 Of others, always before our eyes, 1773

Sincerity, Mislead not others, 1774

Singing, Happy use of, 1775

Sinks, He who stands stiff, 1776

Slander, How to cure habit of, 1777 He who, his neighbors, 1778

Slave, When one is, 1779

Slavery, Air of Britain opposed to, 1780 Not from God, 1781

Sleep, After dinner, etc., 1782 All equal, when asleep, 1783 Annihilater of time, 1784 Beloved from pole to pole, 1785 Characteristic of the sleeper is, 1786 Closes the windows of the eyes, 1787 Difference of, between poor and rich, 1788 Heaven trims our lamps while we sleep, 1789 Home to the homeless, etc., 1790 Induced by preacher, instance of, 1791 Judge between high and low, 1792 Omit not offer of, 1793 Patron of mankind, etc., 1794 Trust it not without prayer, 1795 Unsolved mystery, 1796

Smile, Always attractive, 1797 Brightened by a tear, 1798 Put one on your face, etc., 1799 Valuable and costs nothing, 1800

Smith, Adam, anecdote of, 1801

Smoke, Turned into gold, 1802

Society, Among unequals, no harmony, 1803 Built upon trust, one in another, 1804 No comfort to whom, 1805 One way to be agreeable in, 1806 Ready to worship success, 1807 Sir, your levellers wish to, 1808 True art of being agreeable in, 1809

Solitude, Longing for, etc., 1810

Something, Do, however small, 1811

Son, A, lines on 21st birthday, 1812 Advice to a, 1813 Best gift to, by parent, 1814 Conduct of, shames or praises his mother, 1815 His opinion of his father's ability, 1816 Love of home, a joy, etc., 1817

Son-in-law, What gained or lost by, 1818

Sorrow, Concealed, burns the heart, 1819 Employment, best antidote for, 1820 How many manage to enjoy it, 1821 Knits hearts as no gold can, 1822 Ransom for offense, 1823 Wake not sleeping, 1825

Sorrows, All are bearable if, 1826 Think of blessings and forget, 1827

Soul, Erring, leave to God, 1828 Judge thine, as it must be judged, 1829 Where is home of, 1830

Speech, Avoid evil, 1831 Gentle, and, 1832 Inaccurate, comes from loose thinking, 1833 Make not sharp, to lady, 1834 Too much, insipid and tedious, 1835 When becoming, to show boldness of, 1836

Spend, Less than thou, 1837

Spendthrift, Slave of others, 1838

Stanza, Story of a, 1839

Stars, Candles in heaven's air, 1840 Man little in presence of, 1841 The, govern men, but, 1842

Stomach, Empty, effect of, on wisdom, 1843

Storm, Most violent, soonest over, 1844

Stranger, Be gracious unto, 1845 Pity the miseries of, 1846 The passing, 1847

Success, Age contented with mediocrity, 1848 Dependent on zeal, 1849 How to succeed, 1850 Its worst use, 1851 Mediocrity succeeds best, 1852 Not always to most learned, 1853 Of men, not rich, 1854 Search for, and doubt not, 1855 Small, leads to great, 1856 Too dear when, 1857 Who sure of, never undertakes, etc., 1858

Sufficiency, No one has a, 1859 Who has, smiles at, etc., 1860

Summer-day, The, endures not ever, 1861

Sun, The glorious lamp of heaven, 1862 The, when it shines, etc., 1863

Sunday, Observe, bells of, as angel's music, 1864 Why made the Sabbath, 1865

Superiors, The ways of, are generally, 1866

Swimming, Easy when held up, 1867

Sympathy, A golden key, 1868 A good test of, 1869 Clasp of hands, oft reveals, 1870 Heavenly, greater than gold, 1871 The human heart sighs for, 1872 These two complain, but no one, 1873

System, A saver of time, 1874

Tact, Shown in addressing at proper time, 1875

Talent, World ready to receive, 1876 Is something, but tact, is, 1877

Talk, All, shows no respect, 1878 Spendthrift of the tongue, 1879 They always, who think not, 1880

Talker, Great, sometimes right, 1881 The, sows, the listener, 1882

Talking, Name some, who talk too much, 1883 A man of sense talks little, 1884

Tardiness, Rebuke of, by Washington, 1885

Taste, Cost, takes away, 1886

Teaching, Learning twice, 1887

Tear, Nothing dies sooner than, 1888

Tears, God counts a woman's, 1889 Language strangled by, 1890 Silent effusions of sincere feelings, 1891 Sometimes have the, 1892 The diamonds of the eye, 1893 Tide working upward to the eye, 1894

Temper, Govern, or it will govern you, 1895 Good, is like a, 1896 If you have a good, 1897 When one can afford to keep, or lose it, 1898

Temptations, All come to the idle, 1899 Toil is a foil, 1900

Theatre, Opinion of, by some actors, 1901

Theory, Worth less, than practice, 1902

Things, All, that begin, end, 1903 Little do, and big will come, 1904 Little, do not despise, 1905 Small, despise not, 1906

Thought, Rules the world, 1907 The most important, 1908

Thoughts, First, not always the best, 1909 In matters of conscience, etc., which best, 1910 Without evil, God's best gift, 1911

Thumb, It is said the, is stronger, 1912

Thunder, Reason for liking to hear it, 1913

Tickling, There is scarcely anyone, 1914

Time, A great master, 1915 Forgotten in conversation, 1916 Happy, passes quickly, 1917 Honor, while passing, 1918 How noiseless falls, 1919 Hour lost in the morning, etc., 1920 Passes, like the, 1921 Spare moments, gold dust of, 1922 Unveils truth, 1923

Title, A peculiar way of acquiring, 1924

Tobacco, What animals use, 1925

To-day, Live, love and labor in, 1926

To-morrow, Prepare for, 1927 Whose is it? 1928

Told, What cannot be, 1929

Tongue, Better hold, than, 1930 But one, though two eyes, 1931 Control it, 1932 Creates great mischief, 1933 Instrument of good or ill, 1934 Let mildness attend your, 1935 More necessary to guard than, etc., 1936 Sin not with, life-long lesson, 1937 The, cuts like steel, 1938 Tool that grows keener by use, 1939

Tourist, Some too busy traveling, to see, 1940

Trade, A good, seldom needs aid, 1941 A useful, like gold, 1942 Conscience, etc., made wares of, 1943 Who has, may travel, 1944

Travel, Foreign, influence of, 1945 How to make delightful, 1946 Johnson's advice about, 1947

Treasures, Hid in sand, instance of, 1948

Tree, The beach's petition, 1949 Like a, am I sheltering others? 1950

Trials, The greater, the more glory to overcome, 1951

Trouble, A satire upon, 1952 Help those in,—instance, 1953

Troubles, Relieved by time, 1954 To tell, lightens, 1955

Trust, Perfect, instance of, 1956

Truth, Accustom children to speak it, 1957 Always necessary, a lie, never, 1958 Contrasted with falsehood, 1959 Contrasted with vice, 1960 Dignity of, lost, how, 1961 Evil of not believing, 1962 Instance of existence of, 1963 I cannot tell how the, 1964 Like the sun, etc., 1965 Love of, man's perfection, 1966 Often comes unsought, 1967 One, not made by many probabilities, 1968 Reward of, instance of, 1969 Say things that are true, rather than new, 1970 Seize upon it, wherever found, 1971 Suffer for, rather than gain by falsehood, 1972 Touching instance of, at sea, 1973 Who speaks it not, a traitor to it, 1974

Truthfulness, Reward of, 1975

Twilight, Nature hath appointed, 1976

Unexpected, The, often happens, 1977

Unfinished, The, is, 1978

Unfortunate, The, act as chill air on some, 1979 The, speak gently to, instance, 1980 Who serves the, serves God, 1981

Unknown, The, often magnified, 1982

Unreasonable, Things, never durable, 1983

Unwritten, That alone belongs to thee, 1984

Vicissitudes, But yesterday, the word of Caesar, 1985

Village, I had rather be the, 1986

Virtue, Act of, performed, conceal it, 1987 If there's a, 1988

Virtues, In competition with interest, 1989 Should characterize nobility, 1990

Voice, Mightier than strings, etc., 1991 Tone of, in speaking, 1992

Wages, Of palace and sweatshop, 1993

Wants, Search not for them, 1994 Source of, 1995 Who cannot provide for others, 1996

Washington, George, story of cherry tree, 1997

Waste, Brings want, 1998 Dollars played with in youth, etc., 1999 What, Greek proverb, 2000

Water-cure, About three-fourths of the weight, 2001

Wealth, A change it works, 2002 Contrasted with competency, 2003 Golden roof breaks rest, 2004 Much on earth, little in heaven, 2005 Poor man's, what, 2006

Wealthy, Many a lout is, 2007

Weeping, Some satisfaction to grief, 2008

Welcome, Do not say, but show it, 2009 Warm, best cheer, 2010 Who comes seldom, is, 2011 You are, as flowers in May, 2012

Well, Dig a, before you are, 2013

Whittier, Humorous lines by, 2014

Wicked, Who sows thorns, should wear shoes, 2015

Wife, Advice to one, 2016 A stubborn, is a, 2017 Advice to,—Shakespeare, 2018 Finds all joy in good husband, 2019 Fortitude of, etc., 2020 Fortune in, and with, 2021 Good, acts according to husband's estate, 2022 Good one, a blessing; bad one, a curse, 2023 Have no friend more intimate, 2024 Her happiest knowledge, etc., 2025 Instance of grief of one, 2026 Key of the house, 2027 Man's best or worst fortune, 2028 May lift or lower husband, 2029 When a man has secured a, 2030

Will, A ready, makes light feet, 2031 Prompt, makes nimble legs, 2032 Where there is a, 2033

Wills, What you leave at death, 2034

Wind, Among the trees, 2035 God tempers to shorn lamb, 2036

Winter, Finds out what, 2037

Wisdom, Safer to learn than to instruct in, 2038 To know how to grow old, 2039 Youth, not era of, 2040

Wish, He who pursues, 2041

Wishes, No avail without service, 2042

Wishing, Worst of all employments, 2043

Wit, Not found in beating the brain, 2044

Witness, Eye, outweighs others, 2045

Woe, None greater than, etc., 2046

Woes, By telling our, 2047

Woman, Fashionable, loves whom, 2048 Her heart's question, 2049 Her noblest station, 2050 Kindness in, not their, 2051 Love her, for what she tries to be, 2052 Manners, her ornament, 2053 Should refuse a lover, how, 2054 Soft voice, excellent in, 2055 Well dressed, when, 2056 When beautiful, but without principles, what, 2057 Who can stem her will, 2058 With only outward advantages, etc., 2059

Women, Happiest, have no history, 2060 Learn to manage them, 2061 Pretty, without religion, etc., 2062 What we love, admire and shun in, 2063

Woods, Take to, if worn, etc., 2064

Word, Angry, darkens the day, 2065 No, He hath spoken, 2066 Random, may soothe or wound, 2067 Spoken, not to be recalled, 2068 Unspoken, does no harm, 2069 Want of, effect sometimes, 2070

Words, Angry, ruin many, 2071 An able man shows his spirit, 2072 Are but wind, but, 2073 Charming in friend's vocabulary, 2074 Fair, gladden many hearts, 2075 Man of few, a good listener, 2076 Hard, break hearts, 2077 If good wanted, speak not ill, 2078 Kind, music of the world, 2079 Kind, oases in life's desert, 2080 On wings of thought they go to heaven, 2082 Pictures of our thoughts, 2083 Rashly spoken, forgive, 2084 Some, cut like steel, 2085 Think before using, 2086 Thy, have darted hope, 2087 When cannot be recalled, 2088 Without acts, flowers without perfume, 2089 Written, contrasted with spoken, 2090 Written remain, avoid ill, 2091

Work, A good beginning is half the, 2092 Art little? Do thy little well, 2093 Hard to wait for, 2094 Honest, be not ashamed of, 2095 If you do not in summer, starve in winter, 2096 Man known by his, 2097 One's, is the, 2098 Often tired in, but never of, 2099 Over-work is really worry or anxiety, 2100 Shows man his abilities, 2101 Take pleasure in your, 2102

World, Tent and life a dream, 2103 Knowledge of, where acquired, 2104 Not made for us, a happy thought, 2105 Quarrel with, is with self, 2106 My theology is reduced to this, 2107 The, cares most for riches, 2108 To enjoy, be deaf, dumb and blind to follies of, 2109

Worship, Public, necessary to religion, 2110

Wrath, Soft answer turneth away, 2111

Wretched, Call not that man, who, 2112

Wrinkles, A good life, 2113

Writ, What is, is, 2114

Writing, Nationality of handwriting, 2115 Remains, speech passes away, 2116

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