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CONTENTMENT - DISCONTENT.
For who did ever yet, by honour, wealth.
Or pleasure of the sense, Contentment find !
DAVIES' Immortality of the Soul.
Sir R. BLACKMORE.
In splendid robes profusely drest,
Wear hodden gray, and a' that?
CONVERSATION - LOQUACITY, &c.
And passing rich, with forty pounds a year.
GOLDSMITH's Deserted Village. A country-lad is my degree, And few there are that ken me, 0;
what care I how few they be? I'm welcome to my Nannie, O.
BURNS. We heeded not the cold blast, nor the winter's icy air, For we found our climate in the heart, and it was summer there.
J. R DRAKE. The feeling of sadness and longing,
That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only, As the mist resernbles rain.
H. W. LONGFELLOW.
S. RICHARDS 'Tis said that frail, inconstant man,
Is ne'er content with what he is : Each thinks he can in others scan A happiness more pure than his.
J. T. WATSON
CONVERSATION – LOQUACITY, &c. What cracker is this same, that deafs our ears With this abundance of superfluous breath?
SHAKSPEARE. O, he's as tedious As a tır'd horse, a railing wife ; Worse than a smoky chimney.
CONVERSATION - LOQUACITY, &c
Since brevity's the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishesi will be brief.
SHAKSPEARE. A flourish trumpets !-strike alarums-drums ! Let not the heavens hear these tell-tale women Rail
SHAKSPEARE. Few words shall fit the trespass best, When no excuse can give the fault amending.
SHAKSPEARE. Their copious stories, oftentimes begun, End without audience and are never done.
SHAKSPEARE. As 't is a greater mystery, in the art Of painting, to foreshorten any part, Than draw it out, so 't is, in books, the chief Of all perfections to be plain and brief.
BUTLER. For brevity is very good, When we are, or are not, understood.
BUTLER's Hudibras. But still his tongue ran on, the less Of weight it had, with greater ease; And, with its everlasting clack, Set all men's ears upon the rack.
BUTLER's Hudibras I never, with important air, In conversation overbear; My tongue within my lips I rein, For who talks much must talk in vain.
Gay's Fables. But fools, to talking ever prone, Are sure to make their follies known.
Gay's Fables. CONVERSATION-LOQUACITY, &c.
In arguing, too, the parson own'd his skill,
GOLDSMITH's Deserted Village With words of learned length, and thund'ring sound.
Goldsmith's Deserted Village Too deep for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining
GOLDSMITH's Retaliation, The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head, With his own tongue still edifies his ears, And always list’ning to himself appears.
РОРИ Be silent always,
your sense, And speak, tho' sure, with seeming diffidence.
Pope's Essay on Criticism A dearth of words a woman need not fear; But 't is a task indeed to learn to hear. In that the skill of conversation lies; That shows or makes you both polite and wise.
YOUNG Talking, she knew not why, and car'd not what.
Byron's Beppo. If, in talking from morning till night,
A sign of our wisdom there be,
say “ No,”
The vain coquette each suit disdains,
she fades—each lover flies,
DR. Wolcot's Peter Pindar.
coquette, who can't And won't
say “ Yes ;" and keeps you on and offing On a lee shore, till it begins to How ;
Then sees your heart wreck'd with an inward scoffing :
Byron's Don Juan.
At first she may frown in a pet;
That once could make me die for thee ?-