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gentleman admired how so pithy, learned, and witty a dedication was matched to a flat, dull, foolish book : " in truth,” said another, “they may be well matched together, for I profess they be nothing akin."
5. Proportion an hour's meditation to an hour's reading of a staple author. - This makes a man master of his learning, and dispirits the book into the scholar.
THE OLD FAMILIAR FACES.
I I HAVE had playmates, I have had companions
In my days of childhood, in my joyful school-days; All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.
I have been laughing, I have been carousing,
I loved a Love once, fairest among women:
I have a friend, a kinder friend has no man :
Ghost-like I paced round the haunts of my childhood,
Friend of my bosom, thou more than a brother,
How some they have died, and some they have left me,
Ballantyne and Company, Printers, Edinburgh.