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mend a literary man, already jaded with mental work, to adopt as his means of recreation some sedentary form of amusement; while it would be no less absurd to recommend a working man already fatigued with bodily toil, to regale himself with athletics. And, in lower degrees, the kind and amount of recreation, which it would be wise to recommend must differ with different individuals in the same class of society according to their age, sex, temperament, pursuits and previous habits of life.
Sweet recreation barr'd, what doth ensue,
• From Essays by Romanes.
I envy not the proud their wealth,
I in this sweet retirement find
Great Cincinnatus at his plough,
Tumultuous days and restless nights,
A stranger to the calm delights
Then free from envy, care, and strife,
And pleas'd when ye demand my life,
May I that life resign.*
Man should never be solitary, though alone.
Retirement is a prison to the fool, but a paradise
to the wise.
* From Aikin's Collections of Songs by R. H. Evans.
O! lost to virtue, lost to manly though t, Lost to the noble sallies of the soul!
Who think it solitude, to be alone.
Communion sweet! Communion large and high,
Giving no pain to any creatures, let him slowly build up righteousness like white ants their hill, that it be to him a companion in the world beyond.
Hear thou a summary of righteousness,
This is the sum of all true righteousness-
In doing good, or injury to others,
A man obtains a proper rule of action
Righteousness exalteth a nation : but sin is a reproach
to any people.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled.
-"BIBLE-ST. MATTHEW 5."
* From Indian Wisdom by Monier Williams.
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall but the
righteous shall flourish as a branch.
In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich. -"BIBLE-PROVERBS."
The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righte-
ous runneth into it, and is safe.
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
Aye me how many perils doe enfold
The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.