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1. It often falls, in course of common life,
That Right longtime is overborne of Wrong,
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.
5. I see the right, and I approve
Condemn the wrong, but yet the wrong pursue.
6. Then furl your banners- better far
The sun ne'er shone on " Stripe and Star,"
Or lead the van to unjust fight.
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; 'Tis wrong to put off acting till to-morrow To tell a secret, or get drunk. But such Are nought to this of your invention; it Can scarce be borne- but I'll not mention it.
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;
For th' heavens themselves, whence mortal men implore
SPENSER'S Fairy Queen.
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.
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
To just disgrace!
9. And, spite of pride, in erring reason's spite, whatever is, is right.
One thing is clear
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,
12. He who is only just, is cruel: who
Upon the earth would live, were all judg'd justly?
BYRON'S Marino Faliero.
13. All are not just because they do no wrong;
Who in their petty dealings pilfer not,
But him, whose conscience spurns at secret fraud,
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.
7. As the stain'd web, that whitens in the sun, Grows pure by being purely shone upon.
MOORE'S Lalla Rookh.
8. Hope may sustain, and innocence impart Her sweet specific to the fearless heart.
1. The careful bee amidst his work I view
2. The spider, of mechanic kind,
Aspir'd to science more refin'd.
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.
T. H. BAYLY.
4. The harmless locust of the western clime,
5. The russet grasshopper at times is heard, Snapping his many wings, as half he flies, Half hovers in the air.
6. Beside the stream, collected in a flock,
That seem'd a living blossom of the air.
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,
Feed'st thou my ear with music till the morn?
10. Our veins' pure juices were not made for thee, Thou living, singing, stinging atomy.