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1 who at- | tempts to I lean upon | these, | rather than upon

those truths which, | like the Ever-| lasting | Arm, I y cannot | fail! 1741

In | all | modesty be it | said, 17 we have | lived to little | purpose, 17 if we | are not | wiser than the generations that have gone be- | fore us. 177 | It is the | grand dis- | tinction of man that he is a pro- | gressive | being; | that his | reason, 17 at the | present day, 17 is 1 not the reason of a single | human being, but that of the whole | human race, ' Yin | all ages from / which | knowledge has de- | scended, 17 in | all | lands from | which it has been borne a- I way. 147 | We are the heirs to an in- | heritance of truth, I gradually ac- | cumulating | y from / gene- , ration to gene- | ration. 1771

Let us | cease, I then, to | look for a | lamp to our feet, 1 y in the | feeble | tapers that I glimmer in the 1 sepulchres of the past. 174 | Rather let us | hail those ever- | burning | lights a- | bove, 17 in , whose | beams is the brightness of | noon-day. 1771

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2. 7 E- I ternity! | thou / pleasing, | dreadful | thought!! Through | what va- riety of untried | being, y Through | what new scenes and changes must we pass! | y The / wide, the un-| bounded | prospect | lies be- | fore

me; 1741 But shadows, | clouds, and | darkness | rest upon it. 1771

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4. Thus am I | doubly | armed. 17 My | death and | life, I

Myl bane and | antidote,| are both be- / fore me. 1771 This in a moment I brings me to an end ; || 7 But | this in- forms mel I shall | never | die. 1741

The soul se- cured in her ex- | istence smiles At the drawn | dagger, 1 Y and de- / fies its | point. 1771

y The I stars shall | fade a- | way, the sun him- / self Grow | dim with | age, 1 Y and nature | sink in 1 years ; | 4 But thou shalt | flourish in im- | mortal | youth, | Un- hurt a- midst the war of elements, 1 7 The I wreck of matter, 1 7 and the / crush of worlds.

ADDISON.

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Pro- | crasti- | nation 17 is the thief of time; 14714011 Year after 1 year it | steals, 17 till | all are fled, 7|| And to the | mercies of a | moment I leaves 1 7 The vast concerns of an e-| ternal scene. 1471471

If | not so | frequent, I would not | this be strange? || 7 That I'tis so | frequent, this is stranger | still. 1771771

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All promise y is poor | dilatory | man, 7 || y And | that 14 through every | stage: 14717 when

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