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57. Eet not thy Thoughts depart from Truth

58. Love Righteousness and Truthi

59. Miseries have Power upon Man, and not Man upon Miseries.

60. Misery will be the end of med.. ting with many Matters.

61. Nothing can corrupt a Mind wholly dedicated to Vertue.

62. Never open thy Gates to Plata terers and Diffemblers.

63. Praise little, but dispraise less.

646 Piety is absolutely necessary to Happiness.

65. Piety is the best Armour.

66. Perform whatfoever thou Proa. miseft; but promise nothing unlaw. fut. 567. Praise no Man as Blessed and Happy, till thou see'st the End of his Life. :68. Popular Applause foon perisheth, but true Honour'never dieth.

69. Quietness is fure, but Rashness is dangerous.

70. Rejoyce not at any Man's Ca.. ta mity. • 71. Refrain from foul Language. 72. Reverence thy Parents.

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731 Receive patiently the Words of Correction, although they seem grievous.

74. Reproach not thy Friend, though he recede from thee a little.

75. Restore what is committed to thy Trust.

76. Riotous Living oft brings Poyerty and Contempt.

77. Repentance is the end of Filthy Amours.

78. Speak well of that which is good.

79. The Mother of extream Mir. chief, is Wordly Wisdom..

80. Take heed unto thy felf, and be circumfpect.

81. Take patiently whatsoever befalleth thee.

82. There is more trust in Honesty than in an Oath.

83. The Tongue is the Bewrayer of the Heart.

84. Too much Self-love is the cause of much Evil.

85. To do good, is the best Course of Life.

86. Think first, then Speak, and at last Perform."

87. To

87. To see, is a small matter ; but to foresee, is a token of Wisdom

88. True Vertue stands not in Say. ing, but in Doing well.

89. The Kindness of Flatterers is chased away by Adversity.

90. To be exalted with good Succefs, is to run in a flippery Way.

91. Vertue is the Beauty, Vice the Deformity of the Soul:

92. Vertue is best try'd by Adversity:

93. Vertue is an Armour, none can pierce, or take from good Men.

94. Wicked Hopes, like-ill Guides, deceive a Man, and lead him into Sinz

95. Whosoever thou art, learn to know thy felf.

90. What thou takeft ill in thy Neighbour, do not thy self.

97. Where Sensuality reigneth, Reason taketh no place:

98. Walk not in the way of Hatred.

99. Wisdom is a Vertuous Compofure of the Soul.

100. Wrath and Hastiness are veEy Evil Counsellors.


CH A P. VIII. Giving a brief Account ( according to

History) what the Authors were, and of fome Remarkable Pasages in the Lives of several of them, and in what Time of the World they lived; Beginning, and more largely Treating of that Wise Philosopher Socrates. OCRATES, the Son of Sophroniscus,

a Stonecutter, and Phanareta a Midi wife, was born at Athens : It was told his Father, he should have the Guide of his Life within him, which should be more to him than Five Hundred Masters. He was a Man of wonderful Wisdom, an Hearer of Anaxagoras; and after some time spent in Natural Philosophy, he gave himself to the Study of Moral and Divine Things, teaching Vertue 0penly, and diligently following the fame in his Life; instructing People freely in just, grave, and vertuous Manners, and got his Living by his Hand-labour; from which Crito at last deliver'd him, because of his


Wisdom, and became his Scholar: So also many others came to hear and learn of him, as Plato, Antisthenes, Xenophon, Aristippus, &c. Philosophers of Note in that time. He used fometimes, through Earnestnefs of Speech, to shake his Head, stir his Fingers, yea, sometimes pull himfelf; to add the more Force to his words. He had a great Gift both in perswading.. and also in dis-swading.

As to his Person, he was said to be very Unhandsome, of a melan-cholly. Complexion, Bald, a flat Nose, severe down-cast Look, difficult in: Speech, and of few Words, but efficacious; fervent in Difpute, patient when Reproached ; his Constitution strong and hardy, which he preserved by Temperance; bearing Cold and. Hunger upon occafion; his Habit the fame in Winter as Summer. He was of a constant Mind, and invincible Reason; he was also frugal and continent; when many times walking about the Market, or Places where multitudes of things were to be sold, he was wont to say after this man. ner, Good Lord, how many things are


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