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Page 101 - So as there is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer ; for there is no such flatterer as is a man's self, and there is no such remedy against flattery of a man's self as the liberty of a friend.
Page 119 - When honour is a support to virtuous principles, and runs parallel with the laws of God and our country, it cannot be too much cherished and encouraged : but when the dictates of honour are contrary to those of religion and equity, they are the greatest depravations of human nature, by giving wrong...
Page 149 - Concerning the Materials of seditions. It is a thing well to be considered; for the surest way to prevent seditions (if the times do bear it) is to take away the matter of them. For, if there be fuel prepared, it is hard to tell whence the spark shall come that shall set it on fire.
Page 120 - God and our country, it cannot be too much cherished and encouraged: but when the dictates of honour are contrary to those of religion and equity, they are the greatest depravations of human nature, by giving wrong ambitions and false ideas of what is good and laudable ; and should therefore be exploded by all governments, and driven out as the bane and plague of human society.
Page 195 - ... and agreeable style We have so repeatedly spoken of the merits of the design of this work, and of the able manner in which it is edited, that on this occasion we will only repeat our conviction, that it is worthy a place in every library in the country, and will prove one of the most useful as It is one of the most interesting publications which has ever issued from the American press.
Page 195 - THE following opinions, selected from highly respectable Journals, will enable those who are unacquainted with the Family Library to form an estimate of its merits. Numerous other notices, equally favourable, and from sources equally respectable, might be presented if deemed necessary. "The Family Library.— A very excellent, and always entertaining Miscellany.
Page 109 - When all is done and said, in the end thus shall you find, He most of all doth bathe in bliss that hath a quiet mind; And, clear from worldly cares, to deem can be content The sweetest time in all his life in thinking to be spent. The body subject is to fickle fortune's power, And to a million of mishaps is casual every hour. And death in time doth change it to a clod of clay...
Page 196 - Classics has been denounced as ' the thin disguise of indolence,' there are thousands who have no leisure for studying the dead languages, who would yet like to know what was thought and said by the sages and poets of antiquity. To them this work will be a treasure.
Page 195 - We have repeatedly expressed our unwavering confidence in the merits of this valuable series of popular and instructive books. The Family Library has now reached its sixteenth number, with the increasing favour of the enlightened American public ; and we have heard of but one dissenting voice among the periodical and newspaper publishers who have frequently noticed and applauded the plan and the execution of the Family Library. A censure so entirely destitute of reason cannot injure a class of publications...