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pecially in speaking; move not the table or desk on which another reads or writes; lean not on any one.
5. Be no flatterer ; neither play with anyone that delights not to be played with.
6. Read no letters, books, or papers in company; but when there is a necessity for doing it, you must ask leave. Come not near the books or writings of any one so as to read them, unless de. sired, nor give your opinion of them unasked ; also, look not on when another is writing a letter.
7. Let your countenance be pleasant, but in serious matters somewhat grave.
8. Show not yourself glad at the misfortunes of another, though he were your enemy.
9. When you meet with one of greater quality than yourself, stop and retire, especially if it be at a door or any strait place, to give way for him to pass.
10. They that are in dignity, or in office, have in all places precedency ; but whilst they are young, they ought to respect those that are their equals in birth, or other qualities, though they have no public charge.
11. It is good manners to prefer them to whom we speak before ourselves, especially if they be above us, with whom in no sort we ought to begin.
12. Let your discourse with men of business be short and comprehensive.
13. In visiting the sick, do not presently play the physician, if you be not knowing therein.
14. In writing or speaking, give to every person his due title, according to his degree and the custom of the place.
15. Strive not with your superiors in argument, but always submit your judgment to others with modesty.
16. Undertake not to teach your equal in the art he himself professes ; it savours of arrogancy.
17. When a man does all he can, though it succeeds not well, blame not him that did it.
18. Being to advise, or reprehend any one, consider whether it ought to be in public or in private, presently or at some other time; in what terms to do it ; and in reproving show no signs of anger, but do it with sweetness and mildness.
19. Take all admonitions thankfully, in what time or place soever given ; but afterwards, not being culpable, take a time or place convenient to let him know it that gave them.
20. Mock not, nor jest at any thing of importance ; break no jests that are sharp-biting ; and if you deliver any thing witty and pleasant, abstain from laughing thereat yourself.
21. Wherein you reprove another, be unblameable yourself; for example is more prevalent than precepts.
22. Use no reproachful language against any one, neither curse, nor revile.
23. Be not hasty to believe flying reports to the disparagement of any.
24. In your apparel, be modest, and endeavour to study comfort, rather than to procure admiration; keep to the fashion of vour equals, such as are civil and orderly with respect to times and places.
25. Play not the peacock, looking every where about you to see if you be well decked, if your shoes fit well, if your stockings sit neatly, and clothes handsomely.
26. Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
27. Let your conversation be without malice or envy, for it is a sign of a tractable and commendable nature; and in all causes of passion, admit reason to govern.
28. Be not immodest in urging your friend to discover a secret.
29. Utter not base and frivolous things amongst grave and learned men; nor very difficult questions or subjects among the ignorant; nor things hard to be believed.
30. Speak not of doleful things in time of mirth, nor at the table ; speak not of melancholy things, as of distressing accidents and wounds; and if others mention them, change, if you can, the discourse. Tell not your dreams, but to your intimate friend.
31. Break not a jest where none takes pleasure in mirth; laugh not aloud, nor at all without occasion. Deride no man's misfortunes, though there seem to be cause.
32. Speak not injurious words, neither in jest nor earnest; scoff at none, although they give occasion.
33. Be not forward, but friendly and courteous; the first to salute, hear, and answer; and be not pensive when it is a time to converse.
34. Detract not from others, neither be excessive in commending.
35. Go not where you know not whether you shall be welcome or not. Give not advice without being asked, and when desired, do it briefly.
36. If two contend together, take not the part of either unconstrained, and be not obstinate in your own opinion ; in things indifferent, be of the major side.
37. Reprehend not the imperfections of others, for that belongs to parents, masters, and superiors.
38. Gaze not on the marks or ble. mishes of others, and ask not how they came. What you may speak in secret to your friend, deliver not before others.
39. Speak not in an unknown tongue in company, but in your own language, and that as those of quality do, and not as the vulgar; sublime matters treat seriously.
40. Think before you speak, pronounce not imperfectly, nor bring out your words too hastily, but orderly and distinctly.
41. When another speaks, be attentive yourself, and disturb not the audience. If any hesitate in his words, help him not, nor prompt him without being desired ; interrupt him not, nor answer him, till his speech be ended.
42. Treat with men at fit times about business; and whisper not in the company of others.
43. Make no comparisons, and if any of the company be commended for any brave act of virtue, commend not another for the same.
44. Be not apt to relate news, if you know not the truth thereof. In discoursing of things you have heard, name not your author always. A secret dis cover not.
45. Be not curious to know the af.
fairs of others, neither approach to those that speak in private.
46.Undertake not what you cannot perform, but be careful to keep your promise.
47. When you deliver a matter, do it without passion, and with discretion, however mean the person be, you do it to.
48. When your superiors talk to any body, hearken not, neither speak, nor laugh.
49. In disputes, be not so desirous to overcome as not to give liberty to each one to deliver his opinion, and submit to the judgment of the major part, especially if they are judges of the dispute.
50. Be not tedious in discourse ; make not many digressions, nor repeat often the same manner of discaurse.
51. Speak not evil of the absent, for it is unjust.
52. Make no show of taking great delight in your food ; feed not with greediness ; cut your bread with a knife; lean not on the table ; neither find fault with what you eat.
53. Be not angry at table, whatever happens; and if you have reason to be so, show it not; put on a cheerful countenance, especially if there be strangers, for good humour makes one dish of meat a feast. .
54. Set not yourself at the upper end of the table ; but if it be your due, or that the master of the house will have it so, contend not, lest you should trouble the company.
55. When you speak of God, or his attributes, let it be seriously in reverence. Honour and obey your parents, although they be poor.
56. Let your recreations be manful, not sinful.
57. Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
LINES WRITTEN BY BISHOP
HORNE, While Staying at an Inn. The world is like an inn, for there Men call, and storm, and drink, and swear, While undisturb'd the Christian waits, And reads, and writes, and meditates. Tho' in the dark I ofttimes stray, The Lord shall light me on the way;
And to the city of the sun,
me glad ?
Bible behind him as soon as he had
read his text. When Ralph has read his text,
You'll see it if you mind him, He shuts his Bible up,
And lays it down behind him.
He'll do as well without it;
On a Minister, who was vain of not
studying his sermons.
That they must needs believe it,
All fresh as they receive it.
Domestic and Foreign Intelligence.
LONDON AND MIDDLESEX. DINNERS.—Mr. Walker, the police. spot where it was planted, formerly magistrate, publishes a small periodical, stood Paul's Cross, near to which was called “The Original," which frequently a stone pulpit, from whence prelates contains amusing anecdotes and judicious and divines, both Papal and Protestant, suggestions. In a recent number he used to fulminate their anathemas, and throws out the following hint:-“I think alternately preach the gospel to the it would be a great improvement to in multitude. Wesley is said to have often troduce, as a mode of enjoying easy adverted to this circumstance, as a jus. society, small parties, to plain savoury tifiable precedent for open air or field dinners, without state or ceremony. preaching. They need not supersede more expensive repasts, but might be adopted as a variety and a relief. At present such a The Dog.-A gentleman, now rething is scarcely heard of as asking half siding in London, while travelling on a dozen people to dinner, unless it be an the outside of one of the north mails, affair of trouble and expense. If people was a witness of the interesting fact I can dine alone in a plain manner, they am about to relate. It was a dark could do so in society much more night, and as the mail was travelling at agreeably."
the usual rate, a dog barked incessantly
before the leaders, and continued to do CURIOUS FACT.-Not one of the
so for some time, jumping up to the Dictionaries for correct articulation of
heads of the horses. The coachman, the English tongue has been written by
fearful of some accident, pulled up, and a native, properly so called, but by an
the guard got down for the purpose of Irishman, a Scotchman, and a Welsh
driving the animal away. The dog, man-Sheridan, Walker, and Jones.
however, ran a little way before the guard, and then returned to him, making
use of such peculiar gestures, that he St. Paul's CHURCHYARD.-Persons was induced to take out one of the who have passed through the yard of lamps and then follow the dog. After St. Paul's must have observed, near the doing so for about a hundred yards, he north-east corner, a venerable elm tree, found a farmer lying drunk across the of considerable altitude, which is said to road, and his horse grazing by the side have been planted about the time of the of it. But for this extraordinary saga, Revolution of 1688. It now lies pros- city, and affection of the dog for his trate. An unimportant affair, but an master, the coach would most probably historical recollection associated with it have been driven over the body of the renders it worthy of record. On the sleeping man. -Jesse's Gleanings.
GIN DRINKERS.-It is calculated that there are in the metropolis upwards of 100,000 confirmed dram-drinkers, who drink on an average two glasses of spirits per day. This, at three halfpence per glass, makes 1,2501. daily spent in drams, amounting annually to the enor mous sum of 456,2501.
HEDGEHOG.-It is said the hedgehog is proof against poison. M. Pallas states, that it will eat a hundred cantharides without receiving any injury. More recently, a German physician, who wished to dissect one, gave it prussic acid, but it took no effect ; he then tried arsenic, opium, and corrosiye sublimate, with the same results.
CHRISTIAN INSTRUCTION SOCIETY.A course of lectures to mechanics and others is now in a course of delivery in Fetter-lane Chapel, on Thursday evenings, at half-past seven o'clock, by ministers in connexion with the above society, as under :
Oct. 1.-The right of private judgment in matters of religion.-Rev. J. Burnet, Camberwell.
8.—The sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures.-Rev. J. Watson, Union Chapel, Islington.
15.-The natural condition of man.Rev. T. Morell, Coward College.
22.-The death of Christ the only sacrifice.-Rev. C. Gilbert, Islington.
29.-The Christian method of acceptance with God.-Rev. A. Fletcher, A. M., Finsbury.
Nov. 5.-Christ the only Intercessor of his church.-Rev. J. Dyer, Secretary to the Baptist Missionary Society.
12.—The characteristics of true religion.-Rev. J. Macdonald, A.M., Scots Church, Islington.
19.-The nature and duty of peni. tential confession.-Rev. A. Tidman, Barbican.
26.—The essential properties of Chris. tian worship.-Rev. J. Young, A. M., Albion Chapel.
Dec. 3.- The number and design of Christian sacraments.-Rev. C. Stovel, Prescot-street.
10.--The characteristics of the true church of Christ.- Rev. E. Steane, Camberwell.
17.-The state and prospects of the
departed.- Rev. J. Blackburn, Pen. tonville.
24.–The commission of Christ to his Apostles.-Rev. G. Clayton, Walworth.
Also in Albion Chapel, Moorgate, on Tuesday evenings, at half-past seven o'clock.
Oct. 6.- The ministry of John the Baptist.-Rev. C. Stovel, Prescot-street.
13.—The history of Herod, the King of Galilee.-Rev. J. Blackburn, Pentonville.
20.-Nicodemus, the Jewish Ruler, learning of Christ.-Rev. H. F. Burder, D. D., Hackney.
27.—The Roman Centurion asking our Lord to heal his servant.-Rev. J. Young, A. M., Albion Chapel.
Nov. 3.—The conversion of Zaccheus, the Roman tax-gatherer.-Rev. H. Townley, White-row.
10.--The failure of the rich young Jew.-Rev. A. Tidman, Barbican.
17.--The temper and conduct of the sons of Zebedee.-Rev. J. Clayton, A. M., Poultry Chapel.
24.—The conduct of the Greek in. quirers after truth.-Rev. C. Gilbert, Islington.
Dec. 1.—The family at Bethany whom Jesus loved.-Rev. T. Thomas, Hen. rietta-street.
8. The character and prediction of Caiaphas, the Jewish High Priest.Rev. R. Ainslie, New-court, Carey-street.
15.-The history of Judas, the traitor. -Rev. J. Macdonald, A. M., Scots Church, Islington.
22.-The conduct of Pilate, the Roman Governor.-Rev. J. Burnet, Camberwell.
29.-The testimony of the Roman Centurion concerning our Lord.—Rev. J. E. Giles, Salters' Hall.
CORNWALL. At Perranporth, Mr. Michell has recently removed the sand from a church in the parish, which appears to have been overwhelmed by it, according to tradition, faintly supported by records, 500 or 600 years ago. This church is probably one of the most ancient ever laid open, and wants nothing to render it complete as when first erected except its roof and doors. The length of the church within its walls is twenty-five feet; without, thirty; the breadth within, twelve feet and a half, and the height of the walls the same. At the eastern end is a neat altar of stone, covered with lime, four feet long by two and a half wide, and three feet high. Eight inches above the centre of the altar is a recess in the wall, in which probably stood a crucifix, and on the north side of the altar is a small doorway, through which the priest entered. The chancel was exactly six feet, leaving nineteen feet for the congregation, who were accommo.
were accommodated with stone seats, twelve inches wide and fourteen inches high, attached to the west, north, and south walls of the nave. In the centre of the nave, in the south wall, is a neat Saxon arched doorway, highly ornamented, seven feet four inches high, by two feet four inches wide. The key-stone of the arch pro. jects eight inches, on which is rudely sculptured a tiger's head. The floor was composed of sand and lime, under which bodies were unquestionably buried, the skeletons of two having been discovered. It is very remarkable that no vestige of a window has been found, unless a small aperture of inconsiderable dimensions, in the south wall of the chancel, and which is ten feet above the surface of the floor, should be con. sidered one; it must therefore be presumed, that the services must have been performed by the light of tapers. Around this interesting building lie thousands of human bones exposed to desecration, the winds having removed the sand in which they were deposited.
than a year, thirty-six children have been admitted, from six to eighteen years of age, and from sixteen different counties of England. They are lodged, boarded, and clothed, and carefully in. structed in reading, knitting, sewing, and household-work, with the view of qualifying them for domestic servitude. The Divine blessing has evidently descended on this interesting establishment.
The expenses of the Refuge are defrayed by the subscriptions of a few friends, and the profits on the sale of two or three useful publications ; but the means are still inadequate.
The British and Foreign Bible So. ciety has given fifty copies of the Holy Scriptures to this very interesting establishment.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE. In the beautiful valley of Shepscombe, a few miles from Stroud, a benevolent lady has opened a Refuge for Gipsy Orphans. Great numbers of this wandering and singular tribe have for many years frequented the sequestered vales and woods of this “English Switzerland," as it has been termed; and this valued lady has had ample opportunity of witnessing the deplorable state, both bodily and spiritual, to which they were reduced by ignorance and sin. This misery was, as may be readily believed, most conspicuous amongst the numerous orphans, left totally destitute by the early death of their wretched parents ; and it was for this class, more especially, that the Christian sympathy of this lady was awakened. She has engaged a pious and judicious governess; and, although the “ Refuge" has been open little more
KENT. The charitable institutions of London and its neighbourhood have long excited the admiration of foreigners, and with it a respect for the English national character. Of the various establishments of this nature which attract the attention of strangers, no one is perhaps more worthy of remark than an institution for the relief of sick and distressed sailors, than the one we now refer to. We do not here speak of Greenwich Hospital, which is adapted for the residence of decayed mariners, who have spent their lives in the king's service, but of the hospital ship Dreadnought, once of 104 guns, and now lying off Greenwich. This floating wall of old England, after years of service in the navy, has been converted into an hospital, under circumstances that do honour to all the parties concerned. It appears, that, in the winter of 1818, a number of gentlemen subscribed to a fund for the temporary relief of distressed seamen, who at that time were found in the streets of London. These gentlemen, finding the funds increase, appointed a committee, and at a public meeting it was determined that a permanent Floating Hospital should be established on the river Thames. In consequence of this arrangement, the Grampus, a fifty gun ship, was fitted up and appropriated to the use of sick and diseased seamen only. In 1830, in consequence of numerous poor fellows not finding room on board, and many cases of sickness and misery being thereby unassisted, a representation was made