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1. It often falls, in course of common life,
Which weakens that, and makes this power strong.
2. Things ill begun strengthen themselves in ill.
3. Mar not the things that cannot be amended.
4. The smallest worm will turn, being trodden on, And doves will fight in safeguard of their brood.
6. Then furl
5. I see the right, and I approve
Condemn the wrong, but yet the wrong pursue.
MRS. M. ST. LEON LOUD.
7. "Tis wrong to sleep in church—'t is wrong to borrow What you can never pay—'t is wrong to touch With unkind words the heart that pines in sorrow
'Tis wrong to scold too loud—to eat too much;
To tell a secret, or get drunk. But such
J. T. WATSON.
INJUSTICE - JUSTICE - RIGHT.
1. Nought is on earth more sacred or divine, That gods and men do equally adore, Than this same virtue, that doth right define;
INJUSTICE - JUSTICE - RIGHT.
2. This, above all, to thine own self be true, And it will follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
For th' heavens themselves, whence mortal men implore
Plate sins in gold,
And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks
Yes, let the traitor die,
For sparing justice feeds iniquity.
5. Justice, when equal scales she holds, is blind;
6. Just men are only free, the rest are slaves.
7. And Justice, while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.
O! how glorious 't is
To right th' oppress'd, and bring the felon vile
9. And, spite of pride, in erring reason's spite, One thing is clear—whatever is, is right.
POPE'S Essay on Man.
10. For forms of government let fools contest:
POPE'S Essay on Man. 11. He's poor, and that's suspicious - he's unknown, And that's defenceless; true, we have no proof Of guilt but what hath he of innocence ?
12. He who is only just, is cruel: who
Upon the earth would live, were all judg'd justly?
13. All are not just because they do no wrong;
But him, whose conscience spurns at secret fraud,
INNOCENCE - PURITY.
1. For unstain'd thoughts do seldom dream on evil.
At a false accusation doth the more
Confirm itself; and guilt is best discover'd
3. Against the head which innocence secures, Insidious malice aims her darts in vain,
Turn'd backward by the powerful breath of heaven.
4. There is no courage but in innocence; No constancy, but in an honest cause.
5. And with her graceful wit there was inwrought A mildly-sweet unworldliness of thought.
A spirit pure as hers
Is always pure, even while it errs,—
7. As the stain'd web, that whitens in the sun, Grows pure by being purely shone upon.
8. Hope may sustain, and innocence impart Her sweet specific to the fearless heart.
2. The spider, of mechanic kind, Aspir'd to science more refin'd.
MOORE'S Lalla Rookh.
1. The careful bee amidst his work I view
Now from the flowers exhaust the fragrant dew;
GAY'S Rural Sports.
3. I'd be a butterfly born in a bower,
Where roses, and lilies, and violets meet,
And kissing all buds that are pretty and sweet.
4. The harmless locust of the western clime,
Is heard to sing with one unbroken sound,
5. The russet grasshopper at times is heard, Snapping his many wings, as half he flies, Half hovers in the air.
T. H. BAYLY.
6. Beside the stream, collected in a flock,
8. The dandy of the summer flowers and woods.
9. Thou sweet musician, that around my bed Dost nightly come, and wind thy little horn, By what unseen and secret influence led,
10. Our veins' pure juices were not made for thee, Thou living, singing, stinging atomy.
Feed'st thou my ear with music till the morn?