Affectation is certain deformity; by forming themselves on fantastic models, the young begin with being ridiculous, and often end in being vicious
Of joys departed, not to return, how painful the remembrance.
That discipline which corrects the eagerness of worldly passions, which fortifies the heart with virtuous principles, which enlightens the mind with useful knowledge, and furnishes to it matter of enjoyment from within itself, is of more consequence to real felicity than all the provisions which we can make of the goods of fortune.
The Grave, dread thing! Men shiver when thou 'rt named: Nature, appall'd, Shakes off her wonted firmness.
Our time is fixed, and all our days are number'd; How long, how short, we know not:this we know, Duty requires we calmly wait the summons, Nor dare to stir till Heaven shall give permission.
But if there be an hereafter, And that there is, conscience, uninfluenc'd And suffer'd to speak out, tells every man, Then must it be an awful thing to die; More horrid yet to die by one's own hand.
Of joys departed, Not to return, how painful the remembrance!
Friendship! mysterious cement of the soul! Sweetener of life! and solder of society!
The Schoolboy, with his satchel in his hand, Whistling aloud to bear his courage up.