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Happy the schoolboy! Did he prize his bliss,
'Twere ill exchanged for all the dazzling gems
That gaily sparkle in ambition's eye :
His are the joys of nature, his the smile,
The cherub smile, of innocence and health :
Sorrow unknown, or, if a tear be shed,
He wipes it soon : for, hark! the cheerful voice
Of comrades calls him to the top or ball ;
Away he hies, and clamours as he goes,
With glee, which causes him to tread on air.

Oh! enviable, early days,
When dancing thoughtless pleasure's maze,

To care, to guilt unknown!
How ill exchanged for riper times,
To feel the follies, or the crimes,

of others, or my own!
Ye tiny elves, that guileless sport,

Like linnets in the bush,
Ye little know the ills ye court

When manhood is your wish!
The losses, the crosses,

That active men engage ;
The fears all, the tears all,

Of dim declining age ! -Burns.
How bright to him life's opening morn!

No cloud to intercept a ray ;
The rose had then no hidden thorn,

The tree of life knew no decay.
How greeted oft his wondering soul

The fairy shapes of childish joy,
As gaily on the moments stole,
And still grew up the blooming boy!

Let them exult : their laugh and song
Are rarely known to last too long :
Why should we strive, with cynic frown,
To knock their fairy castles down?

Eliza Cook.
Blest hour of childhood ! then, and then alone,
Dance we the revels close round pleasure's throne,
Quaff the bright nectar from her fountain-springs,
And laugh beneath the rainbow of her wings.
Oh ! time of promise, hope, and innocence,
Of trust, and love, and happy ignorance !
Whose every dream is heaven, in whose fair joy
Experience yet has thrown no black alloy ;
Whose pain, when fiercest, lacks the venom'd pang,
Which to maturer ill doth oft belong,
When, mute and cold, we weep departed bliss,
And hope expires on broken happiness.

3624. YOUTH. Hopefulness of SELF-FLATTER'D, unexperienced, high in hope, When young, with sanguine cheer, and streamers gay,

We cut our cable, launch into the world,
And fondly dream each wind and star our friend.

How gaily is at first begun

Our life's uncertain race !
Whilst yet that sprightly morning sun,
With which we just set out to run,

Enlightens all the place.
How smiling the world's prospect lies,

How tempting to go through!
Not Canaan to the prophet's eyes,
From Pisgah, with a sweet surprise,

Did more inviting show.
How soft the first ideas prove

Which wander through our minds !
How full the joys, how free the love,
Which does that early season move,
As flowers the western winds !

Anne, Countess of Wincheises.

Oh! the joy
Of young ideas painted on the mind
In the warm glowing colours fancy spreads
On objects not yet known, when all is new

And all is lovely.-Hannah More.
Youth with swift feet walks onward in the way;

The land of joy lies all before his eyes; Age, stumbling, lingers slower day by day, Still looking back, for it behind him lies.

Frances Anne Kemble Datia.

3625. YOUTH. Immortal Yet grieve thou not, nor think thy youth is gone,

Nor deem that glorious season e'er could die. Thy pleasant youth, a little while withdrawn,

Waits on the horizon of a brighter sky; Waits, like the morn, that folds her wing and hides

Till the slow stars bring back her dawning hour; Waits, like the vanish'd spring, that slumbering bides

Her own sweet time to waken bud and flower. There shall He welcome thee, when thou shalt stand On His bright morning hills, with smiles more

sweet Than when at first He took thee by the hand,

Through the fair earth to lead thy tender feet. He shall bring back, but brighter, broader still,

Life's early glory to thine eyes again, Shall clothe thy spirit with new strength, and fill

Thy leaping heart with warmer love than then. Hast thou not glimpses, in the twilight here,

Of mountains where immortal morn prevails ? Comes there not, through the silence, to thine ear

A gentle rustling of the morning gales ;

A murmur, wafted from that glorious shore,

Of streams that water banks for ever fair, And voices of the loved ones gone before,

More musical in that celestial air 2–Bryant.

3631. YOUTH. Sedateness in

SOMETHING of youth I in old age approve,
But more the marks of age in youth I love.
Who this observes, may in his body find
Decrepit age, but never in his mind.--Denham.

3626. YOUTH. Importance of education in

'Tis granted, and no plainer truth appears,
Our most important are our earliest years :
The mind, impressible and soft, with ease
Imbibes and copies what she hears and sees,
And through life's labyrinth holds fast the clue
That education gives her, false or true.-Cowper.

3632. YOUTH. Thoughtlessness of

We were Two lads that thought there was no more behind, But such a day to-morrow as to-day, And to be boys eternal. --Shakespeare.

3627. YOUTH: misspent.

O MAN! while in thy early years,

How prodigal of time! Misspending all thy precious hours,

Thy glorious youthful prime !-Burns.

3628. YOUTH. Perils of

Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows,

While proudly riding o'er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes ;

Youth on the prow, and Pleasure at the helm ;
Regardless of the sweeping whirlwind's sway,
That, hush'd in grim repose, expects his evening

Gay hope is theirs, by fancy fed,

Less pleasing when possess'd;
The tear forgot as soon as shed,

The sunshine of the breast.
Theirs buxom health of rosy hue,
Wild wit, invention ever new,

And lively cheer of vigour born;
The thoughtless day, the easy night,
The spirits pure, the slumbers light,

That fly the approach of morn.

Down the smooth stream of life the stripling darts,
Gay as the morn : bright glows the vernal sky,
Hope swells the sails, and passion steers his course.
Safe glides his little bark along the shore,
Where virtue takes her stand : but if too far
He launches forth beyond discretion's mark,
Sudden the tempest scowls, the surges roar,
Blot his fair day, and plunge him in the deep.

Porteus. 3629. YOUTH. Rashness of

Alas! regardless of their doom,

The little victims play;
No sense have they of ills to come,

Nor care beyond to-day ;
Yet see how all around 'em wait
The ministers of human fate,

And black Misfortune's baleful train.
Ah! show them where in ambush stand,
To seize their prey, the murtherous band :

Ah, tell them they are men !-Gray.

Youth is ever apt to judge in haste,
And lose the medium in the wild extreme.

Hill. 3630. YOUTH : returnless.

THERE are gains for all our losses,

There are balms for all our pain,
But when youth, the dream, departs,
It takes something from our hearts,

And it never comes again.
We are stronger, and are better,

Under manhood's sterner reign;
Still we feel that something sweet
Follow'd youth, with flying feet,

And will never come again.
Something beautiful is vanishid,

And we sigh for it in vain ;
We behold it everywhere,
On the earth and in the air,

But it never comes again. - Stoddard.

O life ! how pleasant in thy morning,
Young Fancy's rays the hills adorning !
Cold pausing Caution's lesson scorning,

We frisk away,
Like school-boys at the expected warning,

To joy and play.Burns.

Ah! who can say, however fair his view,

Through what sad scenes his path may lie? Let careless youth its seeming joys pursue,

Soon will they learn to scan with thoughtful eye The illusive past and dark futurity.

H. Kirke White.

Stay not to sharpen your weapons,

Or the hour will strike at last, When, from dreams of a coming battle,

You may wake to find it past.

3635. ZEAL. True

ZEAL is that pure and heavenly flame

The fire of love supplies; While that which often bears the name

Is self in a disguise.

3633. YOUTH. Zeal in
OH! be thou zealous in thy youth ;

Fill every day with noble toils,
Fight for the victories of Truth,

And deck thee with her deathless spoils.
For those whose lives are in retreat,

Their valour and ambition flown,
In vain the 'larum drum is beat,
In vain the battle-trumpet blown !

Oriental, tr. by W. R. Alger. 3634. ZEAL. Present

Rise from your dreams of the future,

Of gaining some hard-fought field,
Of storming some airy fortress,

Or bidding some giant yield.
Your future has deeds of glory,

Of honour (God grant it may),
But your aim will never be stronger,

Or the need so great as to-day.
Rise, for the day is passing !

The low sound that you scarcely hear
Is the enemy marching to battle ;

Arise! for the foe is near!

True zeal is merciful and mild,

Can pity and forbear ; The false is headstrong, fierce, and wild,

And breathes revenge and war.
While zeal for truth the Christian warms,

He knows the worth of peace ;
But self contends for names and forms,

Its party to increase.
Zeal has attain'd its highest aim,

Its end is satisfied,
If sinners love the Saviour's name;

Nor seeks it aught beside. – Newton.


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A beggar ask'd an, 1477
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A bright or dark, 2219
A butterfly basked on, 445
A Christian's wit is, 3528
A cloud lay cradled, 806
A critic was of, 638
A crown! Golden in, 2142
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A day, a day, 499
A day and hour, 2216
A death-bed's a, 737
A decent boldness ever, 2405
A dreary place would, 438
A fault doth never, 1109
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A flower that does, 2235
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A friend should bear, 1404
A full hot horse, 182
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A golden treasure is, 1419
A good man's prayers, 2832
A government on freedom's, 1572
A Hampden too is, 1453
A happy genius is, 1452
A horseman, flying in, 2958
A hundred times in, 624
A husbandman who many, 3457
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A jewel is a, 2462.
A jewel fallen within, 2725
A judge-a man, 2096
A just man cannot, 2109
A king, who by, 1615
A leper once to, 469
A life of honour, 1853
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A man of sense, 208
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A prison is a, 2873
A quiet conscience makes, 565
A rare thing is, 1388
A sad estate of, 2822
A safe stronghold our, 779
A saint! Oh, would, 3027
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A secret in his, 3048
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A smith at the, 50
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A thing of beauty, 281
A thousand gnats make, 2913
A thousand years a, 2605
A thousand years scarce, 3224
A thunder-storm! the, 3229
A true good man, 2635
A trusting heart, a, 2355
A valiant man ought, 615
A very little goodness, 1564
A vintner at the, 127
A virtuous deed should, 3449
A wand'rer I've been, 734
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A wife's a man's, 3504
A willing heart adds, 2136
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A worthy man of, 3297
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Abstruse and mystic thoughts, 3234
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Absurd ! to think to, 1196
Abundance is a blessing, 3004
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Accomplishments were native to, 19
Accountable to none but, 570

Actions rare and sudden, 37
Adieu! adieu ! what means, 51
Admirers of false pleasures, 2732
Affliction is the wholesome, 88
Afflictions may press me, 93
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After the Christian's tears, 1444
After the joys of, 1445
After the storm a, 76
Against discases here the, 15
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Age by degrees invisibly, 103
Age is froward, uneasy, 115
Age, like ripe apples, 116
Age sits with decent, 110
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Ah, child, unjust to, 1050
Ah, dearest Lord, I, 2810
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Ah, that deceit should, 1918
Ah! vice ! how soft, 3416
Ah, what a sigh, 689
Ah! what is human, 2239
Ah! what would the, 442
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Ah! when did wisdom, 3515
Ah! who can say, 3632
Ah! who can tell, 2769
Ah, woman! woman ! thou, 3541
Ah, world unknown! how, 3575
Ah, wretched and to, 3053
Ah, yes, Philosopher, thy, 1703
Aim at the highest, 128
Alas! and is domestic, 1301
Alas! had reason ever, 2706
Alas! how light a, 895
Alas! I am but, 200
Alas! I have nor, 1049
Alas! I have no, 1643
Alas ! I have walk'd, 3064
Alas ! our young affections, 2631
Alas! the breast that, 1629
Alas! the joys that, 1330
Alas! the praise given, 1280
Alas! the world is, 3579
Alas! they had been, 1400
Alas! what differs more, 7
Alas ! when all our, 3233
All are architects of, 370
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All evils natural are, 1950
All flesh is grass, 751
All flowers will droop, 10
All friendly trust is, 3048
All great concernments must, 2925
All great souls make, 589
All greatness is in, 1624
All hail, Thou noble, 325

All has its date, 675
All hope on earth, 1868
All human projects are, 1376
All human race, from, 2740
All is best thought, 3571
All is dying: hearts, 2076
All is of God, 2901
All is vanity which, 1849
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All may be heroes, 1802
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All my heart this, 496
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All powerful is the, 602
All praise to the, 461
All private virtue is, 2659
All promise is poor, 2377
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All that the mind, 3468
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Ambition is the vice, 141
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Amid the darkness, when, 3230
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An age that melts, 108
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And to say truth, 3616
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And what is fame, 1196
And what is friendship, 1406
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Authority! Thy worshipp'd symbols, 1608
Avaunt thee, horrid war, 3468
Avenge, O Lord, Thy, 2424
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Awake, my soul! not, 1506
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Away with custom, 'tis, 653
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Ay, Justice, who evades, 2125
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Be calm in arguing, 203
Be firm ! one constant, 1274
Be it a weakness, 2437
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Be just in all, 32
Be kind to each, 2133
Be kind to thy, 2123
Be not afraid to, 2828
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Be not dismay'd-fear, 616
Be not over-exquisite to, 194
Be not weary: toiling, 3491
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Beauty, my lord, 'tis, 275
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Beauty! thou pretty plaything, 275
Beauty was lent to, 287
Beauty's a slippery good, 275
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