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The Speech of Brutus on the Death of Cæfar. Shakespear. 179
Glocefter's Speech to the Nobles.
The Scythian Ambassadors to Alexander. ibid.
Galgacus the General of the Caledonii to his Army, to in-
cite them to Action against the Romans. Tacitus. 149
The Earl of Arundel's Speech, propofing an Accommodation
between Henry II. and Stephen. Lord Lyttelton. 152
Mr. Pulteney's Speech on the Motion for reducing the
Sir John St. Aubin's Speech for repealing the Septennial
Lord Lyttelton's Speech on the Repeal of the Act called the
Lord Euftace and Frampton.
Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of Ely. ibid.
XIV. Brutus and Caffius.
Ode on a diftant Profpect of Eton College.
Elegy written in a Country Church-Yard.
XXI. Hotfpur's Defcription of a Fop.
XXVII. Domestic Love and Happiness.
XXVIII. The Pleafures of Retirement.
XIX. The Entry of Bolingbroke and Richard into London. ibid. 285
Elegy on the Death of an unfortunaté Lady. Pope.
XII. Orlando and Adam.
Earl of Effex.
XVI. Henry IV.'s Soliloquy on Sleep.
XVII. Henry IV. and Prince Henry.
XVIII. Henry V. to his Soldiers.
XXIII. Macduff, Malcolm, and Roffe.
XXIV. Antony's Soliloquy over Cæfar's Body.
XXV. Antony's Funeral Oration over Cæfar's Body.
XXVI. The Quarrel of Brutus and Caffius.
XXVIII. Hamlet's Soliloquy on his Mother's Marriage. ibid.
XXX. Hamlet's Soliloquy on Death.
XXXI. Soliloquy of the King in Hamlet.
XXXII. Ode on St. Cecilia's Day.
O be ever active in laudable pursuits, is the dif tinguishing characteristic of a man of merit.
THERE is an heroic innocence, as well as an
THERE is a mean in all things. Even virtue itself hath its stated limits; which not being strictly obferved, it ceases to be virtue.
Ir is wifer to prevent a quarrel beforehand, than to revenge it afterwards.
Ir is much better to reprove, than to be angry fecretly. No revenge is more heroic, than that which torments envy, by doing good.
THE difcretion of a man deferreth his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a tranfgreffion.
MONEY, like manure, does no good till it is fpread. There is no real use of riches, except in the distribution: the reft is all conceit.
A WISE man will defire no more than what he may get juftly, ufe foberly, diftribute cheerfully, and live upon contentedly.
A CONTENTED mind, and a good confcience, will make a man happy in all conditions. He knows not how to fear, who dares to die.
THERE is but one way of fortifying the foul against all gloomy prefages and terrors of mind; and that is, by fecuring to ourselves the friendship and protection of that Being who difpofes of events, and governs futurity.
PHILOSOPHY is then only valuable, when it ferves for the law of life, and not for the oftentation of science.
CHA P. II.
a friend the world is but a wilderness. A MAN may have a thousand intimate acquaintances, and not a friend among them all. If you have one friend, think yourself happy.
WHEN Once you profefs yourfelf a friend, endeavour to be always fuch. He can never have any true friends, that will be often changing them.
PROSPERITY gains friends, and adversity tries them.
NOTHING more engages the affections of men, than a handfome addrefs, and graceful converfation.
COMPLAISANCE renders a fuperior amiable, an equal agreeable, and an inferior acceptable.
EXCESS of ceremony fhews want of breeding. That civility is beft, which excludes all fuperfluous formality.
INGRATITUDE is a crime fo fhameful, that the man was never yet found, who would acknowledge himself guilty of it.