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9. Fortune makes quick despatch, and in a day May strip you bare as beggary itself.
10. All our advantages are those of fortune;
11. Oh, many a shaft, at random sent,
1. For all, that in this world is great or gay, Doth, as a vapour, vanish and decay.
SPENSER'S Ruins of Time. 2. Thus doth the ever-changing course of things Run a perpetual circle, ever turning; And that same day, that highest glory brings, Brings us unto the point of back-returning.
3. Is there no constancy in earthly things?
4. But yesterday the word of Cæsar might
Have stood against the world; now lies he there,
BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER.
5. The time has been, when no harsh sounds would fall
7. How chang'd since last her speaking eye
8. A minute past, and she had been all tears,
9. Roses bloom, and then they wither,
10. Ah me! what is there in earth's various range, Which time and absence may not sadly change?
11. But while the glitter charms our gazing eyes, Its wings are folded, and the meteor dies.
12. Change is written on the tide,
J. G. PERCIVAL.
On the forest's leafy pride;
ROBERT TREAT PAINE.
REV. J. H. CLINCH.
CHARACTER - DISPOSITION, &c.
13. There are no birds in last year's nest.
H. W. LONGFellow.
14. Your coldness I heed not, your frown I defy;
15. Oh! what a change comes over that sad heart!
J. T. WATSON.
1. He was a man of rare, undoubted might,
Famous throughout the world for warlike praise,
2. With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws, and modern instances.
3. Who steals my purse, steals trash; 't is something, nothing, "T was mine, 't is his, and has been slave to thousands; But he, who filches from me my good name, Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.
4. The purest treasure mortal times afford,
5. Gnats are unnotic'd, wheresoe'er they fly, But eagles gaz'd upon with ev'ry eye.
6. In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow,
7. With warlike sword, and sing-song lay, Equipp'd alike for feast or fray.
TRUMBULL'S Mc Fingal.
8. Though gay as mirth, as curious thought sedate; As elegance polite, as power elate;
Profound as reason, and as justice clear;
Soft as compassion, yet as truth severe.
9. Without, or with, offence to friends or foes, I sketch the world exactly as it goes.
11. Here's a sigh for those who love me,
BYRON'S Don Juan.
10. Cold-blooded, smooth-fac'd, placid miscreant. BYRON'S Don Juan.
12. With more capacity for love, than earth
13. Quick in revenge, and passionately proud,
The New Timon.
14. It was not mirth-for mirth she was too still;
The New Timon.
The dark grave,
Which knows all secrets, can alone reclaim
1. The secret pleasure of a generous act Is the great mind's great bribe.
HON. W. HERBERT.
16. Devoted, anxious, generous, void of guile,
2. In faith and hope the world will disagree,
POPE'S Essay on Man.
3. There are, while human miseries abound,
4. Let shining Charity adorn your zeal,
5. The truly generous is the truly wise;