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Pestalozz held by his countrymen as more than half a fool,

because he associated with beggars and dirty children rather 4 than with the bepowdered and bequeued world. And that

I should be called a queer fellow, (I that presume only to speak, to think, and to act, naturally and intelligently, according to my right derived from God,) is it not rather a reproach to yourselves ?DEFINITIONS, &c.—Define queer, succumb, disorders. Common-places, (habits and customs.) Diogenes, (a Grecian philosopher.) Cato, (a celebrated Roman.) Columbus, (who was Columbus i' Olavidas, (a Spaniard of distinction.) Rousseau, (pronounced as if written Rooso,-a French author.) Pestalozzi, (an Italian famous for having invented a new method of teaching.) Crazy, condemned, driven, asylum, because, associated, beggars, dirty, bepowdered, bequeued, presume, act, intelligently. Who are Bernese? Where is Madrid ? What is a pedant? the Inquisition?

SECT. CXCIV.-BOSSUET. 1 EVERY thing we know of Bossuet, leads us to think that

he had a very feeling heart: it certainly is discernible in

every line of his funeral oration on the princess Henrietta'. 2 He chose for his text the verse of Ecclesiastes, so suitable to 3 the occasion ; “ Vanity of vanities ! all is vanity!" Having

pronounced these words, he remained for some time in silence; 4 evidently overpowered by his feelings. “It was to be my

lot,” he then exclaimed, " to perform this melancholy duty 5°to the memory of this illustrious princess! She, whom I had observed so attentive, while I performed the same duty to her royal mother, was herself so-soon to become the theme

of a similar discourse! and my voice was so soon to be ex6 erted in discharging the like melancholy duty to her! O

vanity! O nothing ! O mortals ! ever ignorant of what awaits 7 you! But a month ago would she have thought it! 8 You,

who then beheld her drowned in tears for her mother's loss,

would you have thought it! would you have thought, that 9 you were so soon to meet again to bewail her own fate! 0 10 vanity of vanities ! all is vanity! These are the only words,

the only reflection, which, in such an event, my sorrow leaves

me!”

DEFINITIONS, &c.--Bossuet-a bishop of the French Catholic church, and a great preacher. What is a feeling heart? Define certainly, discernible, funeral, oration, (sermon ?) chose, princess. Henrietta was the daughter of the French king: she married Charles I. of England, who was mercy,

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beheaded by his people; when she returned to France, where she diod What is Ecclesiastes ? Define suitable, occasion, vanity of vanities, greatest of vanities,) silence, evidently, overpowered, melancholy, illustrious, royal, theme, similar, awaits, ago, soon, again, bewail, fate, sor. rou. Drowned in tears—really? or only so to speak? Was she actually drowned ? or does this only moan that she wept much ; very much ?

SECT. CXCV.--CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. 1 I would not enter on my list of friends,

(Though graced with polished manners and fine sense,
Yet wanting sensibility, the man

Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm. 2 An inadvertent step may crush the snail,

That crawls at evening in the public path';
But he that has humanity, forewarned,

Will tread aside, and let the reptile live.
3 The creeping vermin, loathsome to the sight,

And charged perhaps with venom, that intrudes
A visitor unwelcome into scenes
Sacred to neatness and repose, th' alcove,

The chamber, or refectory, may die.
4 A necessary act incurs no blame.
5 Not so, when held within their proper bounds,

And guiltless of offence they range the air,
Or take their pastime in the spacious field';
There they are privileged; and he that hurts
Or harms them there, is guilty of a wrong:
Disturbs the economy of nature's realm;

Who when she formed, designed them an abode. 6 The sum is this : if man's convenience, health,

Or safety, interfere, his rights and claims

Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs.
7 Else they are all, (the meanest things that are,)

As free to live and to enjoy that life,
As God was free to form them at the first;

Who in his sovereign wisdom made them all. 8 Ye, therefore, who love

teach To love it too. DEFINITIONS, &c.—Enter on—write down among. Defino graced, polwhed, fine, sensibility, inadvertent, snail, humanity, (the feelings of a buman being ?) forewarned, reptile, vermin, charged, (with a change in

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THEY WILL THINK BETTER OF IT AT LAST.

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him Kke a loaded gun,) venom, intrudes visitor, unwelcome, neatness, repose, alcode, refectory, incurs, range pastime, spacious, economy, realm, abode, interfere, paramount.

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SECT. CXCVI.-A HAVEN AT LAST.
Art thou a wanderer ? hast thou seen

O'erwhelming tempests drown thy bark?
A shipwrecked sufferer hast thou been ?

Misfortune's mark?

Though long of winds and waves the sport,

Condemned in wretchedness to roam,
Live! thou shalt reach a sheltering port:

A quiet home!
There is a calm for those who weep!

A rest for weary pilgrims found;
And while the moldering ashes sleep

Low in the ground,
The soul, of origin Divine,

God's glorious image, freed from clay,
In Heaven's eternal sphere shall shine

A star of day!
The sun, is but a spark of fire,

A transient meteor in the sky:
The soul, immortal as its Sire,

Shall never die! DEFINITIONS, &c.—Define wanderer, shipwrecked, (ruined as if he had suffered shipwreck ?) Misfortune's mark—the mark at which misfortune aimed. Dofino misfortune, roam, sheltering, port, pilgrims, moldering, ashes, (dust, to which after death the body returns ?) freed, sphere, shine a star, (like a star, or being a star ?) spark, meteor, sire.

SECT. CXCVII.- --THEY WILL THINK BETTER OF IT AT LAST. 1 “True, in the beginning they will rate him as a crazy man,

and abuse and mock him'; but gradually the eyes of his

contemporaries will be accustomed to the strange appearance. 2 By-and-by, it is whispered that the man is not so far out of

the way;' and at last the boldest begin shyly to follow him 3 in particular things. Ah! Norbert, whoever can bring back

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humanity, or a small part of humanity, one single step towards

Nature, has done as much as the fleetness of life permits, 4 And so, dear friend, let me admonish thee, that many are

accustomed to decry one who does right, because he has, and 5 they have not, the courage to do right. Because I eat and

drink, without luxury, banishing all foreign superfluity'; because I dress myself in a way at once comfortable and pleasing to the eye'; because I reinstate the manly beard in its lost honor'; because I withstand the privileges and prejudices of my class, and would pass for no more than I am worth’; because I believe that I have not stained myself by marriage with a maiden of lower and unhonorable descent; because I will not establish my character by a duel, or bear about the insignia of real or feigned services, as a show upon my breast'; because I make

my
slaves

my free companions and friends'; because I forswear deceit, and assert the truth

without fear; therefore am I treated in the NINETEENTH 6 CENTURY as a Fool. Yet I live according to Reason, have

transgressed no institution or law, have injured nobody, and

while doing good to many, violated no single principle of mo7 rality or decorum. Here, Norbert, thou hast my answer to 8 thy question. Now let us cease this parley.”

DEFINITIONS, &c.—Define rate, crazy, abuse, mock, gradually, contemporaries, by-and-by, far out of the way, (wrong ?) boldest, shyly, one single, (are both of these words necessary ?) fleetness, admonish, decry, luxury, banishing, foreign, superfuity, reinstate, manly, beard, withstand, class, stained, descent, insignia, feigned, forswear, deceit, assert, violated, principli, decorum, parley.

SECT. CXCVIII.--DEATH AT THE TOILET. 1 “Why, what in the world can Charlotte be doing all this 2 while ?" inquired her mother. She listened : “I have not 3 heard her moving for the last three quarters of an hour! I'll 4 call the maid and ask.” She rang the bell, and the servant appeared.

· Betty, Miss J- is not gone yet, is she ? 6 Go up to her room, Betty, and see if she wants any thing, and tell her 7 it's half past nine o'clock," said Mrs. J The servant

accordingly went up stairs, and knocked at the bedroom door, 8 once, twice, thrice, but received no answer. There was a

dead silence, except when the wind shook the window.

DEATH OF LORD CHATHAM.

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9 Could Miss — have fallen asleep? 10 Oh! impossible ! 11 She knocked again, but unsuccessfully as before. 12 She

became a little flustered, and after a moment's pause opened 13 the door and entered. There was Miss J- sitting at the 14 glass. “Why ma'am !" commenced Betty in a petulant tone

walking up to her, “here have I been knocking for these five 15 minutes, and”--Betty staggered, horror-struck, to the

bed, and uttering a loud shriek, alarmed Mrs. J—; whe 16 instantly tottered up stairs, almost palsied with fright. Miss J

was dead! DEFINITIONS, &c.—Dofino doing, inquired, listened, heard, maid, (servant understood ?) wants, accordingly, stairs, knocked, dead silence, (a silence like that of the dead ?) shook, window, impossible, unsuccessfully, fustered, pause, opened, entered, glass, (looking-glass ?) commenced, petulant, staggered, horror-struck, uttering, loud, shriek, alarmed, tottered, palsied, fright, dead. What must be supplied in Sent. 3d after ask ? (See Sent. Ist.) What must be supplied in Sent. 11th after but and before?

SECT. CXCIX.

DEATH OF LORD CHATHAM. 1 LORD CHATHAM entered the House of lords for the last

time on the 7th of April, 1778, leaning upon two friends. 2 He was wrapped up in flannel, and looked pale and ema

ciated. His eye was still penetrating; and, though with 3 the evident appearance of a dying man, there never was

seen a figure of more dignity: he appeared like a being of

superior species. He rose from his seat slowly, and with 4 difficulty: leaning on his crutches, and supported under each

arm by two of his friends. He took one hand from his 5 crutch, and raised it, casting his eyes towards heaven, and

said, “I thank God that I have been enabled to come here,

this day, to perform my duty, and to speak on a subject o which has so deeply impressed my mind. I am old and in

firm : have one foot, more than one foot, in the grave. 7 risen from my bed, to stand up in the cause of my country!

perhaps never again to speak in this house!" At first he 8 spoke in a very low and feeble tone; but as he grew

warm, his voice rose, and was as harmonious as cver: perhaps more oratorical and affecting than at any former period, both from his own situation, and from the importance of the subject on which he spoke. He gave the whole history of

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