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| heavenly | vision:|| 7 but showed first | 7 unto 1 them of Da / mascus, | | 7 and at Jerusalem, 1 and through | out all the coasts of Ju | dea, | 7 and | then | 7 to the Gentiles, || that they should re pent | 7 and turn to God, | 7 and do I works meet for re pentance. ||| 1 For | these | causes 17 the Jews | caught me in the temple, | | 1 and went a | bout | 1 to kill me. | || Having | therefore 17 ob stained | help of God, I 1 I con | tinue /? unto this day, / witnessing both to small and / great, || saying / none other things | 7 than those 17 which the prophets | 7 and | Moses | 7 did I say, 1? should come, ||| 7 that | Christ | 7 should | suffer, 1 1 and that he should be the first | 7 that should | rise from the dead, | 1 and should I show | light | 1 unto the people, and to the Gentiles. ||17 And as he | thus | spake for himself, || Festus | said with a | loud | voice, || Paul, I thou art be | side thyself ; || niuch | learning | 7 doth make thee | mad. ||| But he | said, I 1 I am not | mad, 1 most | noble | Festus, 1 7 but I speak forth the words of I truth | 7 and I soberness. ||| 1 For the king | knoweth of these things, | 7 be | fore , whom I also ? II speak | freely; || 1 for I am per suaded | 7 that I none of these things | 7 are hidden from | him; 11 7 for this thing | 1 was not done in a corner. ||| King A | grippa, | 7 be | lievest thou the prophets? |! | 11 | know 1 7 that thou be | lievest. || Then | 1 A | grippa | said unto | Paul, | Almost I thou per / suadest I me 11 to be a | Christian. I|| And | Paul I said, | 11 | would to God, | 7 that | not

only I thou, 1 1 but I also | all that | hear me | this day, | 7 were both | all most, | 7 and | altogether | such as | I am, 17 except these l bonds. || |

EXERCISE III.

ON SINCERITY.

FROM ARCHBISHOP TILLOTSON (ABRIDGED).

TRUTH | 7 and sincerity | 7 have | all the ad vantages | 7 of ap | pearance, | 7 and many more. ||| 1 If the / show of any thing I 7 be good for / any thing, | | 1 I am sure | 7 the re | ality 17 is better: || 7 for | why | 7 does | any man | 7 dis | semble, l 1 or seem to be that which he is not, || but because 1 he thinks it good to have | 7 the qualities | 7 he pre | tends to? || | Now the best way | 7 for a man to I seem to be | any thing, I is to be in re | ality, || what he would I seem to be: || 1 be sides, | 7 it is often as troublesome | 7 to support the pretence of a good quality, | 7 as to | have it; / 7 and if a | man have it not, | 1 it is | most likely | he will be discovered to I want it; || 7 and then, all his | labor to seem to have it, 17 is I lost. ||| 1 There is something | un | natural | 1 in painting, | 7 which a | skilful | eye | 7 will easily dis | cern | 1 from | native | beauty 17 and complexion. |||

Therefore, | 7 if any man I think it convenient to | seem / good, I let him | be so in | deed: || 1 and

I then | 7 his / goodness will ap | pear / 1 to | every one's | 7 satis | faction. I || 1 Par | ticularly, | | as to the af | fairs of this world, / 7 in | tegrity 11 hath | many ad I vantages | over | all the artificial | modes | 1 of dissimu | lation | 7 and deceit. || | 7 It is much the plainer | 1 and | easier, || much the | safer, | 7 and more secure / way of dealing in the world; || 1 it has less of | trouble and | difficulty, | 1 of en | tanglement | 1 and per / plexity, I 1 of | danger and hazard | 1 in it. ! || 1 The | arts of deceit and cunning | 1 con | tinually | grow / weaker, | 7 and | less | serviceable ( 7 to those that I practise them; || 7 where | as | 1 in tegrity || gains / strength by | use; || 7 and the | more and | longer | any man / practiseth it, I 1 the greater | service | 7 it | does him: || 1 by con | firming his / repu | tation, | 7 and encouraging | those | 7 with | whom he | hath to | do, | 7 to re | pose the greatest confidence 1 in him: || which is an un | speakable ad | vantage | 1 in business, | 7 and the affairs of" | life. | | |

1 But | insin | cerity | 7 is | very | troublesome to | manage. | | | 1 A | hypocrite | 7 hath | so many things | 7 to at | tend to, | 1 as I make his | life 17 a | very per, plexed and | intricate | thing. I || 1A | liar | 7 hath | need of a good | memory, || lest he contra | dict | 1 at one time | 7 what he / said at an | other: | | 1 but I truth | 1 is I always con sistent, | 1 and I needs | nothing to help it | out: 1 1 1 it is | always | near at | hand, l 1 and sits upon our l lips; || 1 where I as a | lie 7 is , troublesome,

1 7 and I needs a great | many | more | 1 to make it / good.

7 In a word, / whatso | ever con / venience ? may be I thought | 7 to be in | falsehood | 1 and dis | simu | lation, I 7 it is | soon lover: || but the incon | venience of it | 7 is perpetual; || 1 be cause | 7 it I brings a | man | under an ever | lasting 1 jealousy and suspicion; || so that he is not be | lieved | 1 when he / speaks the truth; || 7 por | trusted | 7 when per | haps, | 7 he means | honestly. || | When a | man hath | once | forfeited | 7 the repu | tation | 7 of his in | tegrity, | | nothing 17 will then serve his , turn, | | neither | truth nor | falsehood. Il 1

1 In | deed, 1 1 if a | man were only to deal in the world | 7 for a | day, | 1 and should I never have occasion | 7 to converse | more with man kind, || it were | then | 7 no great matter | 7 (as | far as res | pects the af | fairs of this world) | 1 if he I spent his / repu | tation | all at once; 1 7 or | ventured it | 1 at / one | throw. | || But if he be to con | tinue 7 in the world, | 7 and would have the ad | vantage of | repu / tation | whilst he is , in it, || let him | make use of truth | 1 and sincerity | 1 in / all his words and actions; || 7 for nothing but | this 1 7 will hold | out | 7 to the end. 1 || All other | arts 17 may | fail; | 7 but truth

7 and in 1 tegrity | 7 will | carry a | man I through, I ? and I bear him out | 7 to the I last. Il !

EXERCISE IV.

ON HAPPINESS OF TEMPER.

GOLDSMITH.

may be

WRITERS 1 1 of every | age ! I have endeavored to show 1 7 that ! pleasure 1 1 is in | us, 17 and | not in the l objects || offered | 7 for our al musement. | | | 1 If the soul be happily dis | posed, || every thing | 7 be comes / capable ? of af | fording | 7 enter | tainment; || 7 and dis tress 7 will almost I want a name. || | Every oc, currence || passes in review 1 1 like the figures | 1 of a pro | cession; || some | 1 | awkward, || others ill | dressed; 1 7 but ) none but a | fool | 1 is for this, | 7 en raged with the | master of the ceremonies. | | !

1 I remember | 1 to have | once ! seen a | slave, 1 7 in a fortification | 7 in | Flanders, 1 7 who ap | peared | no way I touched | 7 with bis i situ | ation. | | | 1 He was | maimed, | 7 de formed | 7 and | chained: || 10 | bliged to | toil | 1 from the ap | pearance of | day / 1 till night-fall, | | 7 and con | demned to this | 1 for | life; || yet with | all | these circumstances | 7 of ap | parent | wretchedness, | 7 he | sung, || would have | danced, 1 7 but that he wanted a . leg, l 1 and ap | peared the | merriest, | | happiest / man 1 of all the / garrison. || |

1 What a | practical | 7 phi losopher | 7 was here, || 1 al happy consti | tution | 7 sup / plied

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