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The Cocoa Nut,.....

. Mayo 78
The Vampire,

Waterton 79
The Wadding Tree, .

Lettres Edifiantes 87
The Boa Constrictor,

. Aikman 91
Foreign Currants,

. Mayo 104
The Hippopotamus,

. Aikman 105
The Habitation of Moles,

Smellie 120
The Hyena,

Cuvier 121
The Papyrus, .

Cabinet Library 130
The Rein Deer, ...Library of Entertaining Knowledge 139
The Habitation of Bees, .

Smellie 163
The Habits of the Rook,

Waterton 189

Cuvier 207
Various Uses of Trees and Plants,. Popular Philos. 212
Various Uses of Trees and Plants (continued),.

......Ibid. 214
Birds, :

Cuvier 229
Fishes, .

Cyclopedia 259

... Cuvier 270

. Cyclopedia 280

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We shall not gather in old age that which was not sown in youth. If you “sow corruption,” says the Apostle, "you shall reap corruption." You say every day yourselves, that we always die as we have lived; that characters are unchangeable; that we carry into advanced life, all the faults and passions of our early days, and that there is no greater happiness than to form in our youth those laudable inclinations which accustom us, from childhood, “to the yoke of the Lord.”


If we regarded only our repose in this life, and had no other interest than to prepare for ourselves quiet and happy days, what previous enjoyment it would be, to stifle in their birth, and turn at last to virtue, so many violent passions which afterwards rend the heart, and cause all the bitterness and misfortune of life! What felicity, to have encouraged none but innocent and amiable propensities, to be spared the wretched recollection of so many criminal pleasures, which corrupt the heart and sully the imagination, leaving a thousand shameful and importunate images, which accompany us almost into virtue, survive our crimes, and are frequently the cause of new ones! What happiness to have passed our first years in tranquil and harmless pleasures, to have accustomed ourselves to contentment, and not contracted the mournful necessity of engaging in violent and criminal pleasures, making the peace and sweetness of innocence and virtue insupportable, by the long indulgence of ardent and tumultuous passions! When youth is passed in virtue and in dread of vice, it draws down mercy on the remainder of our lives; the Lord himself watches over our paths; we become the beloved objects of his special care and paternal goodness.


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