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phi | losophy; | 7 and though seemingly | destitute of wisdom, | 7 he was really | wise. || | No 1 reading 1 1 or study 1 7 had con / tributed 1 to disen chant | 7 the fairy | land | 1 around him. | | | Every thing furnished him | 7 with an oppor | tunity | 1 of | mirth, || 1 and though some thought him, 17 from his | insensi | bility, / 1 al fool, 1 1 he was such an | idiot | 7 as pbi | losophers | 1 should | wish to | imitate: || 7 for all phi losophy | 7 is only forcing the trade of happiness, / 1 when | Nature | seems to del ny the | means. || |

They, | 7 who | like our | slaves, | 1 can | place themselves | 7 on | that | side of the world ( 7 in | which | every thing | 1 appears in a , pleasing | light, | 7 will find / something I 7 in every oe currence | 7 to ex | cite their good | humor. ||17 The inost ca | lamitous e | vents, || either to them

selves | 1 or others, 1 1 can | bring i no new 17 af | fiction; || 7 the whole I world | 1 is to them, 1 1 a theatre, | 7 on which I comedies only 1 7 | acted. | | | All the bustle of | heroism, | 1 or the | rants of ambition || serve | only to | heighten 1? the ab , surdity | 1 of the scene | 7 and I make the | humor 7 more | poignant. || | 1 They | seel, | 7 in | short, | 7 as little anguish | 7 at their own distress, | 1 or the complaints of others, 1 7 as the undertaker, 1 7 though | dressed in | black, | feels | sorrow | 1 at a | funeral. | ||

7 of all the men ? I | ever | read of, | 7 the famous Cardinal de Retz | 7 possessed this happiness of | temper | 1 in the highest de gree.

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| | | As he was a man of | gallantry, | 7 and des / pised | 7 all that I wore the pedantic appearance 1 7 of phi | losophy, | 7 wher | ever | pleasure ? was to be sold | he was generally | foremost | 7 to | raise the auction. ||| Being a / uni versal | 1 ad | mirer of the fair | sex, || 1 when he I found | one | lady | cruel, | 7 he i generally | fell in love | 1 with an other, 1 7 from | whom he expected | 7 a more | favorable | 7 reception. || | 1 If | she, | too, / 1 re jected his ad | dresses, 117 he / never I thought of re | tiring into | deserts, | 1 or | pining in | hopeless distress; || he per suaded himself, | 7 that instead of loving the | lady, | 7 he had only i fancied | 7 that he had loved her; || 1 and I so I all was / well again. || |

7 When | fortune | wore her angriest | look, || 7 and he at last | fell into the power | 1 of his most | deadly enemy, || Cardinal | Maza / rine, ||(being con fined a close | prisoner, / 7 in the castle of Valenciennes), | 7 he | never at | tempted 1 to sup port his dis | tress | 7 by | wisdom | 7 or phi | losophy; || 7 for he pre | tended to | neither. ||| 1 He I only | laughed | 1 at him I self | 7 and his persecutor; || 7 and I seemed | infinitely / pleased | 1 at his | new situ | ation. || | 7 In this / mansion of dis ( tress, || though se | cluded from his / friends, I 1 7 though de nied | all the amusements, | 7 and even the con / veniences of | life, 1 he still re | tained his good | humor; || laughed at all the little / spite of his enemies: || 7 and I carried the jest | so | far as to be re | venged, , 1 by I writing the life | 7 of his gaoler. |||

All that the wisdom of the | proud | 1 can teach, 1.7 is to be stubborn, 1 or sullen, | 7 under mis fortunes. ||| 7 The | Cardinal's ex | ample | 7 will in struct us to be merry, | 7 in circumstances of the highest af | fliction. ||| 1 It | matters not | 7 whether our good | humor | 7 be construed, / 1 by | others, | 7 into | insensi | bility; | 1 or even idiotism: || 1 it is | happiness | 7 to our | selves; || 7 and / none but a / fool, | 7 would / measure his satis | faction | 7 by | what the world | thinks of

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7 The | happiest | silly | fellow | 1 1 | ever | knew, | 7 was of the number of those / good natured creatures | 7 that are | said to do | no | harm / 1 to 1 any but them | selves. || | 7 When | ever he | fell into | any misery, || 1 he usually called it ||

Seeing | life.' || | 1 If his / head | 7 was | broke by a chairman, | 7 or his pocket | picked by a | sharper, | 7 he comforted himself | 1 by | imitating | 7 the Hibernian | dialect | 1 of the one, | or the more | fashionable | cant | 1 of the other. U ! Nothing | came a | miss to him. |||

7 His | inat | tention to , money matters / 7 had incensed his father | 1 to such a degree,

7 that | all inter | cession of friends, | 7 in his , favor, | 7 was | fruitless. 11 |

1 The old gentleman 7 was on his death bed. || 7 The whole family, | 7 and | Dick | 7 al mong the number, || gathered a | round him. |||

7.1 | leave my second | son | Andrew,'7 said the expiring | miser, | 7 'my | whole es | tate; || 1 and desire him | 7 to be | frugal.'|||

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Andrew, | 7 in a | sorrowful | tone | 7 (as is I usual 7 | those occasions), || prayed ( Heaven to pro | long his | life and health / 1 to enjoy himself ! || |

7. I recommend | Simon, | 7 my | third | son, | 7 to the care of his / elder | brother; || 1 and | leave him, 1 1 be | side, | four | thousand | pounds.'|||

* Ah! father,' | 1 cried | Simon | 1 (in great af | fliction, 1 to be sure), | 1 may | Heaven ! give you | life and health | 7 to en 1 joy it your self!'|||

7 At last turning to poor | Dick, || 'as for you, | you have always , 1 been a sad | dog; || you'll | never come to | good: || you'll never be | rich; || 11 | leave you | 1 a | shilling, I 1 to buy a | halter.'|||

“Ah! | father,'| 1 cries | Dick, | 7 without any e motion, 17"may Heaven / give you | life and I health | 7 to enjoy it yourself!' |||

EXERCISE V.

THE EXILE OF ERIN.

.. CAMPBELL.

7 There I came to the beach | 1 a poor / exile of

Erin, 7 The dew on his thin robe | 7 was heavy and

chill; ||

7 For his country he sighed, | 7 when at | twilight

re | pairing, 1 To | wander a lone | 1 by the wind-beaten 1

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1 But the day-star | 7 attracted his eye's sad del

votion; || 1 For it | rose 7 on his own native | isle of the

ocean, | 7 Where once | 7 in the | fervor of youth's / warm

e motion 7 He / sung the bold | anthem | 1 of Erin gol

bragh. || | Sad is my | fate! | 7 (said the heart | broken stran

ger) | 1 The I wild-deer and I wolf | 7 to a / covert can

flee, 7 But I have no | refuge | 1 from | famine and I

danger, 7 A | home, and a | country | 7 remain not to

me. || | Never a gain | 1 in the green | sunny | bowers | 1 Where my | forefathers liv'd 7 shall I spend the

sweet | hours | 7 Or | cover my | harp | 7 with the wild woven |

flowers 1 And | strike to the numbers | 7 of | Erin go |

bragh. || | Erin! | 7 my | country! | 7 though | sad and for /

saken, 1 1 In | drearns I 1 I re visit thy | sea-beaten | shore: 7 But a slas! | ? in a | far foreign / land I a | waken, I 7 And I sigh for the friends | 7 that can meet me

no more. || |

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