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turns all metals, and even stones, into gold, and suffers no want to break into its dwellings; it is the north-west passage, that brings the merchant's ships as soon to him as he can desire: in a word, it conquers all enemies, and makes fortune itself

pay contribution. Clarendon.

INEFFICIENCY.—Modern education too often covers the fingers with rings, and at the same time cuts the sinews at the wrists.-Sterling.

INFANTS, THE DEATH OF.—The glorified spirit of the infant, is as a star to guide the mother to its own blissful clime.-Sigourney.

INFLUENCE.—Virtue will catch as well as vice by contact; and the public stock of honest manly principle will daily accumulate.Burke.

INFLUENCE.—We live with other men, and to other men; neither with, nor to ourselves. We may sometimes be at home, left to ourselves; but we have no commerce, or conversation with the world that does not tell on them, as they are all the while influencing us.

INGRATITUDE.—He that calls a man ungrateful, sums up all the evil that a man can be guilty of.Swift.

INGRATITUDE.—As there are no laws extant against ingratitude, so it is utterly impossible to contrive any, that in all circumstances shall reach it. If it were actionable, there would not be courts enough in the whole world to try the causes in.

There can be no setting a day for the requiting of benefits, as for the payment of money; nor any estimate upon the benefits themselves; but the whole matter rests in the conscience of both parties : and then there are so many degrees of it, that the same rule will never serve all.. Seneca.

INJURIES. --The injuries of life, if rightly improved, will be to us as the strokes of the statuary on his marble, forming us to a more beautiful shape, and making us fitter to adorn the heavenly temple.—Mather.

INJURIES.—Christianity commands us to pass by injuries ; policy, to let them pass by us.--Franklin.

INJURIES, HOW TO TREAT SMALL.-Rather wink at small injuries, than be too forward to avenge them. He that to destroy a single bee should throw down the hive, instead of one enemy, would make a thousand.

INJURY.—It is more easy to forgive the weak who have injured us, than the powerful whom we have injured. That conduct will be continued by our fears, which commenced in our resentment. - Colton.

INJURY.—An injury unanswered in time grows weary of itself; and dies away in a voluntary remorse. In bad dispositions capable of no restraint but fear-it has a different effect—the silent digestion of one wrong provokes a second.-Sterne.

INJUSTICE.—Of all injustice, that is the greatest, which goes under the name of law; and of all sorts of tyranny, the forcing of the letter of the law against the equity, is the most insupportable.-Sir R. L'Estrange.

INNOVATION.—A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.Burke.

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INNUENDOS.--How frequently is the honesty and integrity of a man disposed of, by a smile or a shrug ;-how many good and generous actions have been sunk into oblivion, by a distrustful look, or stamped with the imputation of proceed

ing from bad motives, by a mysterious and seasonable whisper.-Sterne.

INQUISITIVENESS.—Inquisitiveness or curiosity is a kernel of the forbidden fruit, which still sticketh in the throat of a natural

man,

and sometimes to the danger of his choking:Fuller.

INQUISITIVENESS.—Inquisitive people are the funnels of conversation; they do not take in anything for their own use, but merely to pass it to another.-Stecle.

INQUISITIVENESS.-In ancient days the most celebrated precept was, “ know thyself;" in modern times it has been supplanted by the more fashionable maxim," Know thy neighbor, and everything about him."- Johnson.

INSTRUCTION.—He that refuseth instruction, despiseth his own soul -Solomon.

INTEGRITY.— In all things preserve integrity; and the consciousness of thine own uprightness will alleviate the toil of business, soften the hardness of ill-success and disappointments, and give thee an humble confidence before God, when the ingratitude of man, or the iniquity of the times, may rob thee of other reward.Paley.

INTEMPERANCE.—Those men who destroy a heathful constitution of body by intemperance, and an irregular life, do as manifestly kill themselves, as those who hang, or poison, or drown themselves. —Sherlock.

INTENTIONS, GOOD.—Hell, or rather the way to it, is paved with good intentions.

INTENTIONS, GOOD.—God takes men's hearty desires and will, instead of the deed, where they have not power to fulfil it; but he never took the bare deed instead of the will. Baxter.

INTERRUPTION IN CONVERSATION.—There cannot be a greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.—Locke.

INTOXICATION.—Wise men mingle innocent mirth with their cares, as a help either to forget or overcome them; but to resort to intoxication for the ease of one's mind is to cure melancholy with madness.-Charron.

INVENTION.—It is indisputably evident that a great part of every man's life must be employed in collecting materials for the exercise of genius. Invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory: nothing can be made of nothing: he who has laid up no materials, can produce no combinations.—Sir J. Reynolds.

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JARS, DOMESTIC.—Jars concealed, are half reconciled; while 'tis a double task to stop the breach at home, and men's mouths abroad. To this end, a good husband never publicly reproves his wife. An open reproof puts her to do penance before all that are present; after which, many study rather revenge

than reformation.-Fuller.

JEALOUSY.–Of all the passions, jealousy is that which exacts the hardest service, and pays

the bitterest

wages.

Its service is, to watch the success of our enemy; its wages, to be sure of it. — Colton.

JESTING.-A good jest in time of misfortune, is food and drink. It is strength to the arm, digestion to the stomach, and courage to the heart.

A prosperous man can afford to be melancholy: but if the miserable are so, they are worse than dead-it is sure to kill them.- Ware.

JESTING.-Jesting, when not used upon improper matter, in an unfit manner, with excessive measure, at undue season, or to evil purpose, may be allowed. When jesting is so handsomely and innocently used, as not to defile or discompose the mind of the speaker, not to wrong or harm the hearer, not to derogate from any worthy subject of discourse, not to infringe decency, to disturb peace, to violate any of the grand duties incumbent on us (viz. piety, charity, justice, and sobriety), it cannot be condemned.--Barrow.

Jesus CHRIST.-Jesus Christ is a God to whom we can approach without pride, and before whom we may abase ourselves without despair.-Pascal.

Joy.—True joy is a serene and sober motion : and they are miserably out, that take laughing for rejoicing: the seat of it is within, and there is no cheerfulness like the resolutions of a brave mind, that has fortune under its feet.— Seneca.

Joy.—He that to the best of his power has secured tho final stake, has a perennial fountain of joy within him. Ho is satisfied from himself. They, his reverse, borrow all from without. Joy wholly from without, is false, precarious, and short. From without it may be gathered; but, like gathered flowers, though fair, and sweet for a season, it must soon wither, and become offensive. Joy from within, is like smelling the rose on the tree; it is more sweet and fair; it is lasting; and, I must add, immortal.— Young.

Joy, CHRISTIAN.— The highest joy to the Christian almost always comes through suffering. No flower can bloom in Paradise which is not transplanted from Gethsemane. No one can taste of the fruit of the tree of life, that has not

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