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BANGOR CATHEDRAL.

is represented as the oldest episcopal see in Wales; BANGOR is a city of Carnarvonshire, in North Wales, its cathedral, which is dedicated to St. Daniel, was situated in a narrow valley between two ridges of founded about the year 500 : it has frequently been slate rock, opening southward towards Snowdon, and demolished, but has been restored by the liberality terminating northward, about half a mile from the of its bishops, deans, and the neighbouring laity. cathedral, in the beautiful bay of Beaumaris. Bangor The building is a cruciform embattled structure,

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ST. DANIEL'S CATHEDRAL, BANGOR, NORTH WALES.

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principally in the later style of English architecture, palace on the other. The interior of the church is with some portions of the decorated style. The well lighted, by ranges of six windows on each side ; tower is at the west end, and is low, square, and and at the extremities of the transepts are windows massive, and crowned with pinnacles. The church of large dimensions, and of good proportion, of the stands in a large open space, bounded by the street later or Tudor Gothic : there are also good windows on one side, and by the domain of the bishop's I at the eastern and western extremities, which of late

years have been considerably enlarged. The roof is bishop of Salisbury; and in 1501, archbishop of supported by six obtusely-pointed arches resting on Canterbury. octagonal fluted columns.

The chapter-room is spacious and handsome, and The body of the church has been separated into contains the portraits of the former bishops of two places of worship. The character, however, of Bangor, and also, a good library of books of divinity. a cathedral church has been kept up, as far as was In this library there is one book of considerable value consistent with the arrangements necessary for the and in good preservation; it belonged to Bishop accommodation of the respective congregations. A Anian, who sat in this see about the year 1268, and portion of the nave is divided from the choir by the is said to be the prelate who christened Edward the organ and its gallery: in the former, parochial Second in Carnarvon Castle, April 25th, 1284. This service is performed in the Welsh language ; in the book contains the offices according to the use of latter, choral service is performed in the English Bangor; and is a missal with its rubric, and several language. Each department will contain about seven offices set to music; the notes are of the ancient hundred persons, and it is a source of no small grati- square character. fication to the dean and chapter, that the plans It is well known that before the Reformation, the adopted by them, for the accommodation of the parish churches of this kingdom were permitted to adopt in particular, and the public in general, (however in any of the then prescribed forms of service called part regulated by peculiar circumstances,) have met Uses. These Uses are recited in the preface at the with very general approbation.

beginning of the Common Prayer Book, and are thus The greater part of the present church, together declared to be abolished : with the tower, was built in the year 1532, as appears And as heretofore there has been great diversity in saying by the following inscription at the west end :--- and singing in churches within this realm, some following Thomas Skevingion, Episcopus Bangoviæ, hoc camparile

Salisbury Use, some Hereford Use, and some the Use of Banet Ecclesiam fieri fecit Ann. partus virginei 1532.

gor, and some of York, some of Lincoln; now, from hence

forth, all the whole realm shall have but one Use. There are but few monuments in this church; none, indeed, which are remarkable either from their It is the earnest hope, and shall be the last antiquity or their architecture. Before the great re

prayer of him who has compiled these remarks,

acred services in pairs of the Cathedral in 1824, and the three fol. (and who has in part conducted the lowing years *, some of these monuments were in a this church,) that the same sacred services may be state of dilapidation; some nearly buried and for reiterated within these venerable walls until the choirs gotten; and the inscriptions of others obliterated : of earth and heaven shall meet before the throne of these, however, have been repaired at the expense of God, and when both these shall be as “One, and the present Dean, the inscriptions restored, and the make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking monuments themselves disposed with great propriety

the Lord.” on the walls of the choir. One monument, however,

The total length of the Cathedral is . 220 feet.

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Length of the nave deserves to be named, an ancient tomb which pro

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Length of transepts appears as a sarcophagus, ornamented with a cross Width of ditto . fleury; it was opened in the year 1825, and in it were found a few human bones, and something A CONTINUAL sense of the Divine presence is the best and bearing the appearance of a decayed coffin. The only restraint from vice; the strongest and most encou situation of the tomb is marked by a crucifix placed raging motive to virtue.--WOGAN. above, and a memorial erected by the present Dean, with the following inscription :

He that comes to seek after knowledge with a mind to

scorn and censure, shall be sure to find matter enough for The body which lies interred within this wall, in a stone coffin, his humour, but none for his instruction.-Lord BACON.

is supposed to be the remains of Owen Gwynedh, Sovereign Prince of Wales. He reigned 32

The best ground untilled, soonest runs out into rank weeds. years, and died A.D. 1169.

A man of knowledge that is either negligent or uncorBoth this prince, and his brother Cadwallader, each rected, cannot but grow wild and godless. Bishop Hall. of whom are represented in history as highly distinguished for courage, humanity, and courteous of a Christian. It recommends religion to the world in

A cheerful spirit constitutes a very material part of the duty manners, were buried in this Cathedral church. Their | general, and it gives a brightness and a charm to domestic father, Gryffydth ap Cynan, the last sovereign known life. Piety with her skull and cross-bones-her hair-cloth, by the title of King of Wales, overthrew Trahaern ap scourges, and tearful countenance, was a very repulsive Caradoc, and ascended the throne of his ancestors personage; but Piety with her gentle silver tones of kindA.D. 1079. He was afterwards taken by treachery, and ness, her hand of helpfulness, her glad smile, and eyes full imprisoned in the castle at Chester twelve years; he Cheerfulness ought to be one of the attributes of Christian

of grateful hope, fixed on heaven, is attractive and beautiful. escaped, recovered the entire possession of his king; piety. — Private Life. dom, reigned fifty-seven years, and died in his 83rd year: he was buried near the great altar, which, with Or him to whom much is given much shall be required.-the larger part of the fabric, was destroyed during Those whom God has favoured with superior faculties, and the insurrection of Owen Glendwr, about 1404. The made eminent for quickness of intention and accuracy of present church was erected about 1496, by Henry eye for defects and deviations, which in souls less en

distinction, will certainly be regarded as culpable in his Dean, who was at that time bishop of the diocese, lightened may be guiltless. But surely none can think lord-justice, and lord-chancellor of Ireland; in 1500, without horror on that man's condition, who has been more

The cost of these, including the rebuilding and restoration of the wicked in proportion as he had more means of excelling in decayed parts of the fabric, the internal arrangements for Divine virtue, and used the light imparted from heaven only to service, the ornaments, furniture, &c., amounted to about 60001., 1 embellish folly, and shed lustre upon crimes and infidelity. which sum was obtained from the following sources. 200Cl. from the --DR. JOHNSON. funds of the church itself; about 10001. from the voluntary contributions of the bishop, dean, and other members of the Cathedral; TAOSE who are sensible of the true enjoyments of life, and 2501. from the Church Building Society; and the remainder from perfons connected with the diocese and city of Bangor; and from other

have the sources of them in their own breast, will know liberal individuals amongst the laity and clergy.

the value of being cheaply pleased.--DANBY,

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NATIONAL EDUCATION.

ceiving that their own plan of operations was deemed

worthy of the sanction of the legislature, and selected as The following abstract of a recent Report made by the principle upon which grants of public money should be the NATIONAL SCHOOL SOCIETY, furnishes some distributed in furtherance of education. The succour of very interesting information on the important subject Parliament now referred to has in some measure relieved

the funds of the society from a weight and pressure which of national education.

they were growing unequal to bear, and the grants of the Amidst the interesting events which have successively committee during the last year have in consequence been engaged the attention of the Committee of the National happily confined much within their average amount ;-a Society, they have seldom stopped to take a full survey of sum of 21261. has been sufficient to satisfy the direct the great work which they are engaged in accomplishing; demand upon them. But the extent of the society's grants and they have never been able to afford the public a com- must not be made a criterion of the progress of national plete view of the state of education amidst the whole schools during the year ; on the contrary, the funds distripopulation for which they are concerned. This task they buted by the Lords of his Majesty's Treasury, and the propose, in some degree, to effect in the present Report

. applications which the committee have been called upon to The means by which they have endeavoured to improve transmit and recommend in that

quarter, and not their and to extend the system of popular education will thus be own grants, have now become the correct measure on this brought under notice, previously to inquiring into the work important subject, and never was there a time when the which has been, and that which remains to be accomplished. committee had a more satisfactory statement to make on the

With reference to the first object, the measures adopted progress of schools. Since the last anniversary meeting, the for improving schools, it is well-known that the committee second grant of 20,000l. has been appropriated; and the from the first held out their model and training institution, Lords of the Treasury (being unable to meet the whole the central school, as the source from which the principal demand which was made upon their funds) adopted improvements in national education were to flow. It was two principles of distribution, the first having reference to not so much for the purpose of instructing a number of the smallness of the amount which was solicited at their children, as for benefiting other schools throughout the hands; and the second to the extent of the population from kingilom, that this establishment was to be maintained. It which the application came. Upon these two principles, was designed to exhibit the system of mutual instruction 122 cases, transmitted through the Society, have been satisby the scholars—to show how it might be carried into fied;

and the proportion of the parliamentary vote assigned operation among very large numbers of children--and to for their use, amounts to 13,6101. But applications from furnish a place where adult persons might be trained and 89 places for 8,0141. still remained undisposed of when this disciplined in the mechanical arrangements necessary to decision of the Treasury was announced ; and, including this end, and also in those more important qualifications the applications which have been subsequently laid before which are essential to every teacher under the national their lordships, the society is at this time a petitioner upon church. From the first, a sub-committee was formed to the public funds to the extent of 20,9041. "A grant from watch over this institution, and see that it really accom- the Treasury to this amount would secure an immediate plished the purposes for which it was established, and the outlay of above 50,0001., in building school-rooms, and committee are enabled to report as the total result of this providing accommodation in 213

places for 31,375 children. portion of their labours, that 2102 adult persons have been

A few years since the Committee had a fair opportunity trained in their central school, and 684 schools have been of judging of the actual fruits which had been reaped from organized by the assistance of such persons previous to the funds they had collected and distributed themselves. their being provided with appointments*.

It then appeared that they had been compelled to restrain But it is not merely in the metropolis that the principle their grants, on an average, within the limit of one-fourth of the central school system has been applied. Among of the outlay which was required to be made; and a subthe methods pursued for the improving of schools, consequent examination of their proceedings has shown that siderable attention is due to the diocesan and district the Committee have been instrumental in distributing upon societies, which are acting in this and some other respects, this plan (during the twenty-four years that the Society has on the plan of the parent institution, in different parts of existed) a little more than £105,000, to which must be England and Wales. There are at this present time sixty added above £20,000 voted by the several District Societies of such associations engaged in promoting in the imme- throughout the country, in furtherance of the same work. diate sphere of their operations, the same schemes which And this expenditure, upon the principle just mentioned the society itself is advocating throughout the whole (aided during the two last years by the Parliamentary country. Under the superintendence of these bodies, there bounty), has secured a total outlay in building considerare forty-three central schools, which exhibit the national ably exceeding half a million of money. This is indesystem with more or less exactness, and serve to stimulate pendent of the occasional assistance given to Schools for the country schools to greater activity and energy than the the training of Masters, and on other accounts, and also teachers, without such a specimen in their neighbourhood, of a very large number of National Schools, which have might be generally disposed to exert. These schools also been established and provided with school-rooms by private serve for the training of such persons as are unable to come persons, and of many endowed schools, which have been to London, of whom above 2000 have been specifically enlarged and thrown open to the public by the trustees. reported to this society as having been so trained.

Such is the result of the exertions made directly for the Whatever else may have been done in the way of suh- extending of schools by means of the society's grants, sidiary encouragement, the system of upholding model The real effect of the measures will be best understood schools, of training teachers, and of visiting the institu- from the matter which was next proposed for observation, tions, is the principal cause to which, under the Divine namely, the degree to which the instruction of the children blessing, the Society's prosperity may be traced, and on the of the labouring classes has been effected—the work of continuance of which it must mainly depend.

education which has been accomplished. But a conviction of this truth has not kept the committee

A very few observations, founded upon a document of from prosecuting and promoting, to the utmost of their authority, may be sufficient to determine this point. It is ability, the direct extension of schools. They have not known that in 1833 circulars were issued from the office of merely endeavoured to bring existing institutions under the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to the their own system of management, but they have been

overseers throughout the kingdom, in order to ascertain directly instrumental in forming new schools. For this the actual amount of children under education. Two purpose they have from the first acted on the principle of volumes of an abstract, formed out of the replies from 33 raising and distributing sums of money to create and sti- counties of England, containing a population of 10,117,800 mulate local contributions for erecting school-rooms; and souls, have just appeared. This is a very little less than lave circulated information in regard to building and fitting three-fourths of the kingdom; and, if an average be formed up school-rooms, and establishing schools.

from this large proportion, it will appear that the total From year to year an account has been rendered to the number of children (including the returns of endowed public of the beneficial results of their exertions in this schools, infant schools, village and preparatory schools, and way; and they have recently had the satisfaction of per- every kind of week-day school,) who are receiving daily Among these were, Teachers received on probation at their own instruction, is about 1,277,000, and the total number rerequest, 1178 :-- Teachers received into training from local schools, ceiving Sunday instruction is about 1,548,000. But unforin training sent out for the temporary charge of schools, 682. 967 :- Teachers provided with permanent situations, 953:- Teachers tunately the abstract does not enter sufficiently into parti

culars, to make it appear to what extent duplicate entries

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have occurred in regard to the daily and the Sunday-school | the maintaining of schools, or the improvement of the returns; and all which can be stated on this matter amounts salaries of those who are employed to train and teach the to this, viz., that in the returns of the 33 counties, there are young; and yet it is plainly unreasonable to expect that a comprised 115,305 daily scholars, who are also Sunday class of persons of superior abilities, and capable of filling scholars, and are known to create duplicate entries; and situations which are remunerated with better salaries, 34,050 Sunday scholars in places which have no other should renounce such opportunities of temporal advantage. school, and cannot produce duplicate entries. The com and devote themselves to the arduous duties of a parochial mittee, therefore, have not any sufficient data for ascer school. The difficulty always experienced by the society taining the exact amount of children now under a course has been that of providing salaries for teachers, not that of of instruction in England and Wales. The gross total of finding well-educated persons who were willing to enter these scholars, according to the abstract, must be some into training, and devote their time to the education of the where between the amount of Sunday scholars (1,548,000), young. Such persons are never wanting where adequate and the joint amount of Sunday scholars and daily scholars salaries are provided. But, if the qualifications and abilities (2,825,000), diminished by the daily scholars comprised of teachers were to be raised by means of any system of and reported in the Sunday-school returns.

training, without at the same time raising the remuneraThe circumstance which must be chiefly gratifying to tion which they receive, it is not probable that the experithe friends of the National Society is this, viz., that whilst ment would proportionably benefit the schools. The tempthe abstract states the gross increase of schools between tation to accept the same or a better reward for some other the years 1818, when the last Parliamentary inquiry was employment, at a more easy rate of exertion, would be conmade, and 1835, to have been, in the 33 counties, 1,276,706 stantly diminishing the numbers of those who had been out of 2,014,144, or somewhat above 100 per cent., an ex- prepared, with much expense and care, for the business of amination of the accounts of the society, at the same superintending schools. And this view of the subject is interval, shows that National Schools have been advancing not merely theoretical, but it has been found to exist in at the rate of above 300 per cent. In fact, that the work practice; and within the last few years persons who have of education in the society's hands has been carried for- been sent to London, at the expense of the managers of ward with an acceleration three times greater than that country schools, have, after making considerable progress created by the exertions of the public at large.

in the central school, relinquished their situations for others But great as the progress of schools has been, and much of higher value, for which they had been rendered compeas the public have reason to be gratified with the result, a tent by the training and instruction which they had there great deal more remains to be done. There are yet mul received. Reference may also be made to other evidence titudes of populous and other places to be provided with calculated to establish the same conclusion. schools, being utterly destitute of any means of instruction It is, therefore, to the increased pecuniary remuneration, for the children of the poor; there are also many which or the other advantages afforded to teachers of schools, in the means of education greatly needs to be enlarged; and connexion with the instruction which they may obtain at others, again, in which the character and description of the central school, that the committee must look for the the education given requires to be materially improved. means of bringing them up to that standard of attainment

The Committee consider that their promise, voluntarily and station in society which it is so plainly desirable that given to the public in a Report four years ago, on behalf of they should hold. With a few suggestions on this importthe manufacturing, mining, and populous districts of the ant subject, and in explanation of their opinion as to the country, is as yet but very partially fulfilled. Several methods which would tend most effectually to raise the schools have, indeed, been subsequently established in character of school-masters throughout the country, the those parts, many applications in their behalf are before committee will now conclude, and leave the subject to the the Treasury at the present time, and a specific application mature consideration and benevolent feelings of those who has been addressed to most of the populous parishes are interested in the same cause with themselves. throughout the kingdom within the last year; but, in the Something towards the maintenance of schools, and the important places to which they allude, a great deal remains better remuneration of the masters, may often be effected to be done; and they can only refer to their former state- by requiring (where the plan has not been already adopted) ment for the methods by which it must of necessity be small weekly payments for the education which is bestowed. effected, if ever it is to be accomplished.

Something may also occasionally be effected by applying The Parliamentary Abstract of Education shows that in towards the support and encouragement of schools any small regard to places which are of less consequence in respect of bequests and charitable endowments, which may be left at population, but which excite a high degree of sympathy in the discretion of the clergy or others, without a specific every Christian mind, ignorance prevails to a very grievous appropriation to any particular use. How much may be extent. From this document it appears that there are accomplished this way by friendly representations will be upwards of two thousand places (consisting of the smaller best conceived when it is known that out of 300 applicaparishes, separate townships, or hamlets, and extra-paro- tions for aid in building schools, which have been last chial places, with populations varying from fifty and a received by the committee, there are 58 cases in which an hundred souls and upwards to a considerable amount) in arrangement, such as is here contemplated, has been which there does not exist a single school of any kind. To brought about; and endowments, though generally of a these, it will be an especial object of the Committee to small amount, have been applied for the purposes of educadevote its attention in the course of the ensuing year, and tion. But the measure most capable of being generally to circulate such information as may show in what manner adopted, and which carries with it advantages far exceeding the local wants may be remedied.

the mere increase of salary, or pecuniary advantage to be Next, there are places in which the means of education gained for the schoolmaster, is the building of a dwellingrequire to be enlarged. It has been publicly noticed in house in the immediate neighbourhood of the school, and this place before, that in consequence of the votes in Par- connecting with it a garden sufficient for the master's use, liament, the committee has been enabled to enlarge the and, where possible, for that of the children also. This sphere of its operations that its labours are no longer measure, which in its fullest extent can only be accomrestrained to children between the ages of seven and four- plished in country places, it is not, unfortunately, in the teen years, and that infant-schools and Sunday-schools for power of the committee to promote in any degree at present those who are compelled to withdraw from the Sunday and by means of pecuniary aid; nor has Parliament hitherto daily school have now become the object of its benevolent extended its assistance to any portion of this scheme, the regards.

whole of which so eminently deserves attention. But the And, last, though by no means least, in this account of committee trust that the day is not far distant, when this its responsibilities, is the condition of those schools in which species of support and endowment (which is now provided the character of the education given to the children requires only to a limited extent) will be attached to

a very to be improved. But this is an object which can only be great number of the National Schools; and the settled accomplished by a steady perseverance in the plans that residence of the school-masters and mistresses in the imwere first described in connexion with the training system, mediate neighbourhood of the school-room, and in the midst the central school, and the influence of the district societies, of the children whom it is their business to train, will be according to the particular knowledge and opportunities generally secured. which their officers, more than the parent society itself, must often enjoy. With the pressure upon its own re- A life of active exertion, of well-regulated energy; an sources for aid in building school-rooms, nothing material, humble mind, and a heart of faith and love, will convert the as a national measure, can be done by the society towards mountain of misery into a peaceful valley.--Private Life.

PROVERBS VII.

Cat, when it was agreed to hang a bell about her neck,

so as to give warning when she was near; but, alas! 71. CARE will kill a Cat.

when this was resolved, they were as far from their aim “ And yet," observes Ray, “a cat is said to have

as ever, for then came the question,-Who shall do it! nine lives." He also quotes a Latin sentence, signifying which may fairly be put to those who prescribe impossible “ Care turns folks gray;" so that we may take this proverb or chimerical means for effecting any object. as reproving a spirit of despondency, which refuses to bear

77. CHARITY begins at home. up, and is ready to sink under adversity. We all know that the lot of man, during the short time he has to live

Here is a maxim which is often repeated, though here, is subject to trouble. You may as soon,” says the sometimes indiscreetly, there being two ways of taking it. author of the Anatomy of Melancholy, separate weight Properly used, the principle it inculcates is an excellent from lead, heat from fire, moistness from water, and bright-' one; abused it would appear to sanction selfishness. On ness from the sun, as misery, discontent, care, calamity, the one hand, we are instructed by an Apostle, first to and danger from man." But though this is true, there is extend our charity at home; and that if any one provide a way of undergoing trials, by which we may be enabled to not for his own kindred, and for those of his own house, as bear them: and the same word of Scripture which recog- parents or children, he lives in a manner so contrary to nises the dominion of affliction, abounds in such precepts the Christian faith, that he, in effect, denies it, and is as these;- Fret not thyself, Be careful for nothing, and worse than an infidel. “Indeed," says Archbishop Secker, moreover opens to us the means of help and comfort. It is “ Nature as well as Christianity enjoins this domestic duty recorded of the great Lord Burleigh, the most sagacious so strongly, that the whole world cries out Shame where it counsellor of one of the wisest of our sovereigns, that he put is neglected.". That man, therefore, deserves censure, who, off his cares with his clothes; and used to say as he laid intent on the interests of others, disregards his own. The his cloak and doublet by his bed-side at night, “Lie there, astrologer who was looking at the stars, and telling the my Lord Keeper." The next proverb will follow very fortunes of his neighbours, did not see the pit which lay appropriately:

at his feet, and into which he fell. It is well to do a good

turn to a stranger, or even to an enemy, but “ not to bulge 72. What can't be CURED must be endured.

our own vessel in attempting to raise that of our neighThe truth and force of this homely sentence are so bour," as the following story from Æsop may show. А evident to all, that we shall not enlarge upon it, particu- woll' that lay licking his wounds, and extremely faint and larly as the duty of patience, which it recommends, was

ill from the bite of a dog, called out to a sheep passing by, urged in a former paper. But an illustration may be ac- * Hark ye, friend, if you would but help me to a sup of ceptable to our readers. Among the Emblems by George water out of yonder brook, I would manage, myself, to get Wither, (a pleasing book from which we have made oc- something to eat. Yes,' said the sheep, • Í make no casional extracts,) is one representing a Squirrel, cheerfully doubt of it; but when I bring you drink, my carcase shall engaged at her meal in a wood, notwithstanding the heavy serve you for meat.** rain which is pelting upon her from the dark and heavy

So far the right and reasonable application of the sen. clouds over head. In another corner of the print, however, tence; but those who use it sarcastically with regard to the sky looks bright and fair: the motto round the emblem another, or facetiously in respect to any act of their own, 18 Durabo, i.e. “I will endure." Above it is this couplet ;, often imply something selfish, which goes to the shutting With patience I the storm sustaine,

out of compassion, (i John iii. 17.) Charity, if so it can For sunshine still doth follow raine.

be called, in such a case, ending as well as beginning at The metrical illustration with which it is “ quickened," home, i. e. in self. Bacon says, “ It is a poor centre rins thus:

of a man's actions, himself; and it does not ordinarily The little Squirrel hath no other food

succeed well with such persons; for as they have all Than that which Nature's thrifty hand provides ;

their lives sacrificed to themselves, they become in the end And in purveying up and down the wood,

sacrifices to the inconstancy of fortune, whose wings they She many cold wet stormes for that abides.

thought by their self-wisdom to have pinioned." She lies not heartless in her mossie dray,

78. Hasty Climbers have sudden falls. Nor feareth to adventure through the raine,

“ Those," says Ray, " that rise suddenly from a But skippeth out and beares it as she may,

mean condition to great estate or dignity, do often fall Until the season waxeth calme againe.

more suddenly, as I might easily instance in many courtRight thus have I and others often fared,

favourites ; and there is reason for it; because such a For, when we first into the world were brought, speedy advancement is apt to beget pride, and consequently We found but little for our use prepared,

folly in them, and envy in others, which must needs preSave that which by hard labour must be sought. cipitate them. Sudden changes to extraordinary good or In many storms unheeded, we are fain

bad fortune are apt to turn men's brains." To seeke out needful things; and smilingly

In the Grey Cap for a Green Head is the following To jest at what some others would complaine,

remark : " Babel's projectors, seeking a name, found conThat none might laugh at our necessity.

fusion; and Icarus, by flying too high, melted his waxen

wings and fell into the sea.' Yet by enduring we outlived the blast, &c.

Gray expresses the idea

very finely: The Arabs have a sensible saying addressed to persons

Ambition this shall tempt to rise, who are foolish enough to fall out with life; advising them

Then hurl the wretch from high, to be patient, and not to despond, as it may be considered

To bitter scorn a sacrifice, certain that circumstances will change for the better: it

And grinning infamy! is this, 73. Live, thou ass, till the CLOVER sprouts up!

79. Count not your Chickens before they are hatched;

Or, according to a Latin adage, Do not sound your 74. How can the Cat help it, if the maid be a fool ? triumph before you've got the victory. We need not dwell

“Not setting up things securely out of her reach," on this, as the substance of it will be found in our fourth says Ray. It teaches persons to take due care of property paper of Proverbs. (37.) intrusted to them, lest the blame of its loss lie at their door.

80. He that leaves CERTAINTY, and sticks to chance, Here, too, we may quote an Arabic proverb from Burckhardt's collection:

When fools pipe, he may dance t. 75. They trusted the keys of the pigeon-house to they are well off, and to be careful how they part with a

This proverb, which teaches people to know when the CAT.

certain advantage for the uncertain prospect of something In Egypt, observes Burckhardt, the pigeon-houses' better, is fully treated of in Paper III., 25. are built in the shape of small towers.

+ See Saturday Magasine, Vol. IV., p. 199. 76. Who shall bell the Cat? This metaphorical proverb may be called a fable

LONDON. abridged; for it contains the point of one. The Mice

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