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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...considering the difiicnlties they meet with, occasioned by the inundations. On the 28th at night we made a lodgement on the saliant angle of the glacis of the second counterscarp, and our approaches are so far advanced, that it is believed the town will be' obliged to surrender before the 8th of the next month. Whoe'er takes prudence for his guard and guide, . Engages ev'ry guardian beside. From my own Apartment, May 23. THIS _evening, after a little ease from the raging pain caused by so small an organ as an aching tooth (under which I have behaved myself so ill as to have broke two pipes and my spectacles), I began to reflectwith admiration upon those heroic spirits, which in the conduct of their lives seem to live so much above the condition of our make, as not only under the agonies of pain to forbear any intemperate word or gesture, but also in their general and ordinary behaviour, to resist the impulses of their very blood and constitution. This watch over a man's self, and the command of his temper, I take to be the greatest of human perfections, and is the effect of a strong and resolute mind. It is not only the most expe ient practice for carrying on our own designs; but is also very deservedly the most amiable quality in the sight of others. It is a winning deference to mankind, which creates an immediate imitation of itself wherever it appears; and prevails upon all, who have to do with a person endued with it, either through shame or emulation. I do not know how to express this habit of mind, except you will let me call it Equanimity. It is a. virtue which is necessary at every hour, in every place, and in all conversations; and it is the effect of a regular and exact pru dence. He that will look back upon all...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236950607
  • 9781236950604