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Nothing harsh or severe need be uttered, but a certain dry, quiet humour must be retained throughout.

488.-1. Notice the dress of a Fop-cut of his coat his hat- :- cravat — watch-guard, &c.

2. His glass --- attitudes in walking -objects of his admiration,

3. His affected pronunciation -- topics of conversation and sentiments.

4. The manner of spending his mornings--eveningsand particularly Sundays.

5. The necessary state of his own feelings- how regarded by others.

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LESSON 183.-Original. 489. Give a humorous description of THE BOASTER.

490.-1. Notice the chief causes of Boasting - the exces. sive love of self— fondness for exaggeration-disregard for strict veracity - want of moral courage and fortitude - disinclination to or incapacity for real exertion and hardship.

2. Draw a character exemplifying the preceding constituents.

3. Show the unpleasant position in which a character of this kind is frequently placed, and follow this to the conclusion.

LESSON 184.-Original. 491. Give a humorous description of THE STAGE COACHMAN of olden times.

492.-1. Notice his appearance and dress.

2. Mounted on the box - his manner of assuming the reins--the start.

3. The drive--Coachman's remarks on the road - inci. dents exhibiting character.

4. Change of horses - Coachman's proceedings. 5. Journey's end

Coachman's attention to passengers.

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LESSON 185.—Original. 493. Give a humorous description of THE JOVIAL FARMER.

494.-1. Notice his personal appearance and gait. 2. His morning's occupations— treatment of his labourers.. 3. His dinner- viands — sleep. 4. His general evening employments. 5. Harvest-home - the feast. 6. Christmas parties.

LESSON 186.- Original. 495. Give a humorous description of THE GIPSIES.

496.-1. Notice their appearance-dress-mode of living. 2. Detail their pretended lineage. 3. Their propensity for fortune-telling. 4. Frequent depredators. 5. Amusing story respecting them.

LESSON 187.Original. 497. Give a humorous description of THE POLITICAL VILLAGE COBBLER.

498.-1. Notice his personal appearance—his stall or shop. 2. His wife - children - furniture. 3. His political propensities - the gossipers at his stall. 4. His evening employments - Sunday employments. 5. His private character --state of feeling. 6. Remarks.

LESSON 188.-Original.


499. Give a humorous description of TAE INDECISIVE MAN.

500.-1. Notice two chief causes of Indecision, the love of ease, and the want of good early training.

2. The indecisive man after much wavering determines to pursue some fixed object-- progresses for a time—suddenly his views are altered – ludicrous description of this state of feeling.

3. He determines to make an excursion--at last sets outchanges his original purpose—the day ends in disappointment.

4. Resolves in future to be more decided- & sudden change -effects of this.

5. Life progresses - resolutions broken- necessary results.

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501. The proper object of Satire is not only to depict the heinousness of vice or the inevitable consequences resulting from the pursuit of some great error, but to expose the false pretensions of counterfeit virtue. In this sense, the voice of an honest able satirist is greatly beneficial to the world, by giving an alarm against the designs of an in. sidious enemy, and by exhibiting a train of evils attendant on a vicious course of conduct.

502. Mode of Exercise. 1. Give an Analysis of the vices or errors depicted and their consequences. 2. Reproduce the Example from recollection. 3. Institute a Comparison between the two.


1. The whole tribe of gamesters may be ranked under two divisions ; Every man who makes carding, dicing, and betting his daily practice, is either a dupe or a sharper. The dupe is generally a person of great fortune and weak intellect, who plays, not that he has any delight in cards and dice, but because it is the fashion. There are indeed some few instances of men of sense, as well as family and fortune, who have been dupes and bubbles. Such an unaccountable itch for play has seized them, that they have sacrificed every thing to it. There is not a more melancholy object than a gentleman of sense thus infatuated. He makes himself and family a prey to a gang of villains more infamous than highwaymen; and perhaps, when his ruin is completed, he is glad to join with the very scoundrels that destroyed him, and live upon the spoil of others, whom he can draw into the same follies that proved so fatal to himself.

2. Let us now survey the ruined man turned a sharper. In order to carry on the common business of his profession, he must be a man of quick and lively parts, attended with a stoical calmness of temper, and a constant presence of mind. He must smile at the loss of thousands; and must not be discomposed though ruin stares him in the face. As he is to live among the great, he must not want politeness and affability; he must be submissive, but not servile ; he must be master of an ingenuous liberal air, and have a seeming openness of behaviour.

3. These must be the chief accomplishments of our hero; but now let us take a view of his heart. There we shall find avarice the main spring that moves the whole machine. Every gamester is eaten up with avarice; and when this passion is in full force, it is more strongly predominant than any other. This avarice can be gratified only by hypocrisy; so that all the specious virtues already mentioned must, in a gamester, be directed towards the destruction of his fellow creatures. His quick and lively parts serve only to instruct and assist him in the most dexterous method of packing the cards and cogging the dice; his fortitude, which enables him to lose thousands without emotion, must often be practised against the stings and reproaches of his conscience, and his liberal deportment and affected openness is a specious veil to recommend and conceal the blackest villany.

4. Having seen his heart, let us glance at his miseries. The avaricious gamester is compelled to disguise his intentions, Even should his hypocrisy remain undetected, in what a state must that man be, whose fortune depends upon the insincerity of his heart, the disingenuity of his behaviour, and the false bias of his dice! What sensations must be suppress, when he is obliged to smile, although he is provoked ; when he must look serene in the height of despair ; and when he must act the stoic, without the consolation of one virtuous sentiment, or one moral principle !

5. Our hero is now leaving the stage, and his catastrophe is tragical. The next news we hear of him is his death, perpetrated by his own hand, and with his own pistol. An inquest is bribed, he is buried at midnight-and forgotten before sunrise.

LESSON 190.- Original. 504. Give an original Satirical Description of THE MISER.

505.--1. The Miser defined - one who amasses money by every possible means for the fancied pleasure which it affords.

2. Distinction between covetousness and frugality - the former a vice, the latter a virtue.

3. Trace the origin of Covetousness—sometimes the effeet

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