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surpassed every other writer, and the name of the Inimitable La Fontaine has been given him by common consenta. His fables are perfectly natural, without the least affectation, and replete withb wit. He was a man of extreme simplicity of manners; full of candour and probity; but in society always absentd and thoughtful, so much soe, that he often spoke to his friends without knowing them. a d'un commun accord ;„ pleines de ;—. C'était;—d il avait toujours l'esprit absent;-. e à tel point

ON TRADE.

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TRADE enriches the people in England, and contributes to their freedom: this freedom on the otherf hand extends commerce; whence arises the grandeur of the State. Trade raised by de

' grees the naval power which givesi England the superiority on the seas. Posterity will be surprised to heark that an island, which is far from being fertile, should have become so powerful by its commerce as to be able to sendm, in 1723, three fleets, at the same time”, to three different parts of the globe; one before Gibraltar, another to PortoBello, and the third into the Baltic.

At a time whenp Louis the Fourteenth! made all Italy tremble, and when his armies were upon the point of taking Turin, Prince Eugene was obliged tor march from the middle of Germanys to succourt Savoy. Having no money, he addressed himself to some English merchantsu, who an hour and a half* afterwards lent him five millions of francs, f d'un autre ;—8 d'où provient;—h augmenta ;-i qui donne à ;* d'apprendre ;– soit devenue ;-m qu'elle ait pu expédier ;n à la fois ; – dans trois ;—p Dans un temps où ;-9 Quatorze r obligé de ;—. Allemagne ;-t pour secourir ;- négocians x dans une heure et demie;

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whereby he was enabled toy deliver Turin, and to beat the French; after which he wrote the following letter to these persons:-“ Gentlemen, I have received your money, and flatter myselfa that I have laid it outb to your satisfaction.” Such a thing raises a just pride in an English merchant, and he may compare himself to a Roman citizen, when that title was of all othersd the most honourable.VOLTAIRE.

Y au moyen desquels il fut en état de ;—2 après quoi ;— et je me flatte ;b l'ai employé ;-c a droit d'enorgueillir ;—d de tous les titres.

LA HARPE.

This wase an author of varied talents, an* orator, critic, poet, and dramatic writer. His dramatic pieces have considerables merit; his poems gainedh several prizes from differenti Academies; his eulogies of Fenelon, Racine, and Charles the Fifth, have been much admired; but his principal work is a complete course of Literature, in 16 volumes, La Harpe has been accused of professing the pernicious philosophy of some men of letters of his time, but previously tom his death he declared his firm and sincere belief in the truthsh of the Christian religion, and solemnly retracted whatevero might have appeared in his writings against its precepts.

C'était ;-f pièces de théâtre ;-8 beaucoup de ;h poésies remportèrent ;-i dans diverses ;Quint;–1 on a accusé ;m avant sa ; aux vérités ;—o se rétracta solemnellement de tout ce qui.

OUR PRESENT HAPPINESS IS FOUNDED PARTLYP
ON OUR IGNORANCE OF FUTURE EVENTS, AND
PARTLY ON OUR HOPE OF HAPPINESS! TO COME.

HEAVEN conceals from all creatures the book
of destiny, except the necessary page, their present
state. It hides fromt brutes what man is acquainted
with"; from men* what spirits know: were it other-
wisey, who could support existence ? To-day the
lamb is condemned to death ; if he could reasona,
would he skipa and play in the meadowsb; Con-
tented till the last moment, he browzesc, and licks
the hand that's raisedd to deprive him of life. O!
ignorance of futurity, charitably given use, that
eachf
may

fill the circle allotted to him bys the Almighty, who sees with equal eye", being the God of all

, a hero perish, or a sparrowi drop", atoms or whole systems fall tom ruin, a bubble burst, or a world vanish.

Man! be humbled then in thy hopes, and fear to soar) too high. Expecto that great master— Death, and adore the Lord. He doth not suffer thee top know thy future happiness, but he gives thee hope for thy present blessing?. An eternal hope blooms in the heart of man; he is never happy; he is always to be sor; the soul, uneasys and confinedt within itself, reposesu while contemplating* a life to comey.

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P EN PARTIE;_9 D'UN BONHEUR ; cache à ;- celle de leur ;
- cache aux ;_" connaît;—aux hommes ;-5 autrement;—.
2 s'il avait de la raison ;—a bondirait-il ;~ab plaines ;—c broute
le paturage ;—d qui s'élève ;e qui nous est charitablement
donnée ;- afin que chacun ;- que lui a marqué ;- qui voit
d'un oeil égal; - passereau ; – tomber ; des atômes ;-
m tomber en ;n crains de t'élever ;-0 Attends ;-P ne te permet
point de ;-4 pour être ton bonheur présent ;-* il doit toujours
l'être ;- inquiète ;-t renfermée ;-u se repose ;- en contem-
plant;-) à venir.

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See that poor Indian, whose simple minda sees his god in the clouds, or hears him in the tempest: proud Sciencea has not taughtb him to soar toc the orb of the Sun, or the Milky Wayd, yete simple Nature has given himf the hope of another heaven, beyonds those mountains covered withh clouds, or of some island much more happy than his own, in the midst of the liquid plain, where the poor slave will once again findi his native land: no demons shall torment him there; there will he find no Christians thirsting for goldk. To exist satisfies his natural desire; he asks not for* angels' wings', or the fire of the seraphim ; but fancies when he shall be admitted to those happy regionsm, that his faithful dog will bear him" company.Pope's Essay on Man. z ame;a une Science orgueilleuse ;—bn’apprit pas ;—c à s'élever aussi haut que ;—Voie Lactée ;- e cependant ; - lui donna ; -8 au de là de;—h couvertes de ;-i retrouve encore une fois; - il n'y trouvera point de Chrétiens altérés de la soif de l'or;

les ailes des anges ;-m sous ce ciel serein ;-n lui tiendra.

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MARMONTEL.

Secretary to the French Academy, well known by the variety of his literary productions, and admired for the vigour and delicacy of his genius. He wrote the Literary Observer, the Charms of Study, the Elements of Literature, a French Translation of Lucan'sp Pharsaliæq, and several tragedies, &c.; but his fame rests" principally upon his Moral Tales, and Belisariuss. Never has wisdom appeared more amiable than in these charming productions. He died in the year 1799. Three years before his death, being nominatedt to the Legislature, he wentu • Secrétairde;—p Lucain ;-4 Pharsale ; s'appuie ; sur son Bélisaire ;-t ayant été élu ;-u il se rendit ;

to the Electoral Assembly, and, thanking his fellow-citizens for this mark of respect, he said to them, You behold, my friends, a body enfeebled by age, but the heart of an honest man never

grows oldy.

* compatriotes de ;- ne vieillit jamais.

HYMN TO THE SUN.

Soul of the Universe! Thou who from the heightsz of Heaven, dost not cease to pour forth ina the bosom of nature, in one great stream of light, the principles of warmth, and of fertility; O sun, receive the vows of thy children, and of a happy people who adore thee!

O King! whose lofty throne blazes with immortal splendor, with what awful majesty dost thou reign in the vast empire of the skyo! when thou appearest in thy splendord, and shakeste the sparkling diadem that adorns thy head, thou art the pride of heaven and the delightf of the earth! Whither are they fleds, those fires which bespangledh the veil of night? Could they abidei the majesty of thy presence? Did it not please thee to retirej and give them liberty to shew themselves, they would remain buried for ever in the abyss of thy effulgencek and be no-where found.—MARMONTEL. z haut;--a de verser au ; – tu domines ;—c des airs ;—d gloire ; Le et que tu agites ;

-amour ;-6 Que sont ils devenus ;parsemaient; Ont ils pu soutenir ;-; Si tu ne te retirais ;k lumière ; et ne se trouveraient nulle part.

MOLIERE.

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