Miscellanies, Moral and Instructive, in Prose and Verse

Miscellanies, Moral and Instructive, in Prose and Verse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1787 edition. Excerpt: ... or the stormy slcy. HAPPY are those who live without ambition, distrust, or disguise. And happy is he who limits his desires to a private and peaceable manner of life, wherein it is less difficult to be virtuous. A MAN may be happy any where, that knows how to be contented: nature is served with a little, and we ought to esteem our irregular appetites as foreigners: if our fortune be not extended to the larger measure of our wishes, it is easy to contract our minds to our fortune. B E ever steady to your word; yet be not ashamed to confess your errors, nor flow to indemnify those who may have suffered by your mistake. KNOWLEDGE will soon Become folly, when good sense ceases to be its guardian. Solitude. SWEET solitude, in which the good delight, Serene by day, and peaceful is thy night. Thou nurse of innocence, fair virtue's friend! Silent, tho' rapt'rous pleasures thee attend. Earth's verdant scenes, the all-surrounding skies, Employ my wand'ring thoughts, and feast my eyes. Nature in every object points the road Whence contemplation wings my soul to God. He's all in all, his wisdom, goodness, pow'r, Spring in each blade, and bloom in ev'ry flow'r; Smile o'er the meads, and shine in every hill, Glide in the stream, and murmur in the rill... Extract Extract From a Piece addressed to Happiness. ARDENT I seek the flovr'ry road That leads to thy divine abode; O! deign to be my guide! Waft my low bark with prosp'rous fail Thro' ev'ry rough and boist'rous gale That swells life's rapid tide. And steer me to that happy shore, Where no rude tempest's sullen roar, Disturbs thy peaceful reign; ' There with thy genial influence bless'd. Sweet smiling peace shall sill my breast, And pleasure banish pain., TH E sweetest revenge is to do good to our enemies....
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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123655521X
  • 9781236555212