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Where wealth and freedom reign, contentment

fails,

And honour sinks where commerce long pre

a.

vails.

GOLDSMITH-The Traveller. L. 91.

Happy the man, of mortals happiest he,
Whose quiet mind from vain desires is free;
Whom neither hopes deceive, nor fears tor-
ment.

But lives at peace, within himself content;
In thought, or act, accountable to none
But to himself, and to the gods alone.
b.

GEO. GRANVILLE (Lord Lansdowne)—
Epistle to Mrs. Higgons, 1690. L. 79.

Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content;
The quiet mind is richer than a crown;
Sweet are the nights in careless slumber spent ;
The poor estate scorns fortune's angry frown:
Such sweet content, such minds, such sleep,

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He that commends me to mine own content
Commends me to the thing I cannot get.
8. Comedy of Errors. Act I. Sc. 2.
L. 33.

I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness; glad of other men's good, content with my harm. t. As You Like It. Act III. Sc. 2.

If it were now to die, 'Twere now to be most happy; for I fear My soul hath her content so absolute That not another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate.

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L. 77.

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She'd make sweet eyes at Caliban.
e. T. B. ALDRICH-Quatrains. Coquette.
Like a lovely tree

She grew to womanhood, and between whiles
Rejected several suitors, just to learn
How to accept a better in his turn.

f. BYRON-Don Juan. Canto II. St. 128. Such is your cold coquette, who can't say 'No,"

And won't say "Yes," and keeps you on and off-ing

On a lee-shore, till it begins to blow,

Then sees your heart wreck'd, with an inward scoffing.

g. BYRON-Don Juan. Canto XII. St. 63. In the School of Coquettes Madam Rose is a scholar;

O, they fish with all nets

In the School of Coquettes!
When her brooch she forgets
"Tis to show her new collar;
In the School of Coquettes
Madam Rose is a scholar!
h.

AUSTIN DOBSON-Rose-Leaves. Circe.
How happy could I be with either,
Were t'other dear charmer away!
But while ye thus tease me together,
To neither a word will I say.

i. GAY-Beggar's Opera. Act II. Sc. 2. Coquetry is the essential characteristic, and the prevalent humor of women; but they do not all practise it, because the coquetry of some is restrained by fear or by reason. j. LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-Maxims and Moral Sentences.

No. 252.

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At length corruption, like a general flood
(So long by watchful ministers withstood),
Shall deluge all; and avarice, creeping on,
Spread like a low-born mist, and blot the sun.
t. POPE-Moral Essays. Ep. III. L. 135.
Blest paper credit! last and best supply!
That lends corruption lighter wings to fly.
POPE-Moral Essays. Ep. III. L. 39.

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