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Picture of a good Man. W tu aspect mild , and elevated eye, Behold him seated on a mount serene , Above the fogs of Sense, and Passion's storm :: All the black cares, and tumults of this life, Like harmless thunders, breaking at his feet, Excite his pity, not impair his peace. Earth's genuine son's, the sceptred and the slave, A mingled mob! a wand'ring herd ! he Bewilder'd in the vale; in all unlike!. His full reverse in all! what higher praise ? What stronger demonstration of the right? The present all their care ;
the future his. When public welfare calls ..or private want, They give to fame; his bounty he conceals. Their virtues varnish nature; his exalt. Mankind's esteem they court; and he his own.. Theirs the wild chase of false felicities; His, the compos'd possession of the true. Alike throughout in his consistent piece, All of one colour, and an even thread; While party-colour'd shreds of happiness, With hideous gaps between , patch up for ihem A madman's robe; each puff of fortune blows The tatters by, and shews their nakedness.
He sees with other eyes than theirs : Where they Behold a sun, he spies a Deity: What makes them only smile, makes him adore.. Where they see mountains, he but atoms sees; An empire in his balance, weighs a grain. They things terrestrial worship, as divine :: His hopes immortal blow them by, as dust, That dims his sight, and shortens his survey yo Which longs, in infinite , to lose all bound. Titles and honours (if they prove his fate) He lays aside to find his dignity; No dignity they find in aught besides.. They triumph in externals, ( which conceal
Man's real glory,) proud of an eclipse :
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ibid. 20 IV. Pleasure and Pain.
ibid. 22 V. Labour.
World. 24 VI. The old Man and his Ass. ibid. 25 VII. Hercules's Choice.
Tatler. 26 VIII. Pity.
Mrs. Barbauld. 29 IX. The Dead Ass.
Sterne. 31 X. The Sword.
ibid. 34 XI. Maria.
ibid. 36 XII. The Camelion.
Merrick. 41 XIII. The Youth and the Philosopher. White
head. 43 XIV. Sir Balaam.
Pope. 44 XV. Edwin and Emma.
Mallet. 46 XVI. Celadon and Amelia.
Thomson. 49 XVII. Junio and Theana.
Grainger. 51 XVIII. Douglas to Lord Randolph. Home. 54 XIX. Othello's Apology. Shakespeare. 55
Β Ο Ο Κ ΙΙ Ι.
Il. On Cheerfulness.
On the Knowledge of the World. ibid. 74
XXV. On Taste.
XXVI. The Pleasures arising from a culti-
V. On the Being of a God. Young. 124
ORATIONS AND HARANGUES.
Sir John St. Aubin's Speech for re-
pealing the Septennial Act.