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13. Pay no attention to the snarlings of envy, Envy ? indulge no revengeful paffions but do your duty faithfully, and tho more than one Mordecai indulge obow not, nor
do you reverence,” you will have no reason to say with Haman,“ Yet all this a- reveneful. vaileth me nothing."
Address of a Master to his Scholars,
Usefulness of Learning.
you have an inclination Ambitious.
learning, bitious to be as forward as any in your class, devoted ? all my endeavours to instruct you, will be vain and useless. The youth, whose mind diversions ? is devoted to plays and diversions, and who ftudies his leffons merely from .a fear of cor- Audies. rection, will learn but little, and the little he learns, will soon be forgotten.
2. I hope, however, that I shall never be compelling driven to the painful necellity, of compelling you, by correction, to attend to your studies. laudable ? It will be much more agreeable to me, much more to my credit, as a faithful inttractor, and much more to your honor, as scholars, ambition; to have you attend to your studies, from a love of learning, and a laudable' ambition to exsel. excel each other, in those branches of literature to which
from time to time, be directed.
3. At present you are unacquainted with contempt? the world, and do not foresee the advantages you will hereafter derive from a thorough arithmetic. knowledre of the English language, a petent skil in rithmetic, and from being handsome. able to write a plain and handsome hand. To point out the advantages to be derived derived?
Objea ? from the above branches of learning, is the
object of the following observations. feels.
4. You are all pofféfied of some kind of ambition. In your amusements, one feels a pride that he is the swiftest runner, another,.
that he is the most expert wrestler, and wrefiler. another, that he can fling a stone the fartheit,
or best hit the mark. excelling 5. And why are you pleased with excelling
in these little amusements? Because, it is noticed. natural to youth, as well as men, to be pleal
ed with superiority, because, there is a deoftan.. light in being noticed, and often spoken
of with praise. trifling. 6. But, to be a swift runner, or an expert
wrestler, are objects of small importance: if,
therefore, excelling in these trifling amuse-gratifies ?
ments, affords you pleasure, or gratifies your
pride, how much more grateful and pleasing: fail. must it be, to excel your mates, in writings.
reading, and arithmetic, which are objects of importance, and will never fail of affording pleasure, and of adding to your profperity
usefulness, and respectability in the world. arrive? 7. The number of your days at most is
but small, and the tiine will thortly arrive,
when you must act, and provide for yourlivelihood. selves. None of you know where you may
hereafter live, or what business you may fole immenje?
low for a livelihood, but, wherever you lives, or whatever bufiness you pursue, learning
will be of immenfe advantage. embarraf 8. Such is the disposition of mankind, fo ments?
ready are many of them to take the advan..
tage of the raw and inexperienced, that the liable ? youth, who is left without learning, to act
and provide for himtelf, will meet with many impofitions ? difficulties, feel many embarrafiments and be liable to a thousand impofitions, to which
thofe, who are poffefsed of a good common sulje&ed ? school education, will not be subjected..
9. In every Town, County, and State in offices. America, are offices of honor and profit, which fonie of you, as you arrive to the age profit. of manhood, will be called upon to fill. Most of these offices require men, who are able to arrive ? read well, to write a fair hand, and who understand the use of tigures. Those of you, fair. who pay attention to your books, who not only learn to read, but to understand what figures. . you read, who learn the rules of Arithmetis, and understand how to apply them in prac.
aritbmetic.. tice, will be the ones moit likely to be pro- prometed? moted..
10. At present, I am happy to fee you ina laudable?: spired with a laudable ambition to excel each other in learning. Will you not bave the fame ambition, hereafter, as it respects your excel.. rank and situation in the world? 1hould, let me infoun you, that a diligent im- pomotion ? : provement of your present opportunity for learning, is the only way, in which you can diligent.. expect promotion in society..
11. The youth, who is inattentive to his le fons. . books, and regards not the lessons and admonitions of his instructor, is feldom, after- admonitions? wards, respected. He is considered, as a dull, stupid blockhead, and unqalified for the unqualified. exercise of any profitable, or useful employ, ment.
12. Would you, therefore, wish, when ar. efleem. rived; to manhood, to be considered as worthy. members of society, would you with approbation? to be promoted to offices of honor, or profit, would you wish for the esteem of mankind, ambitious. and the fmiles and approbation of your God, learn to love your books, and be ambitious diversions ?to excel your mates, not so plays and diverfions, as in, learning.
ch in your
13. You have all of you, my young friends, heard of the name of Franklin, you have heard your fathers speak of him, as a great, and a useful man. Remember that he was once as young as you are, and' bis advantages for learning no better than yours.
14. When at your age, Franklin was no wiser, or richer, than you, and nothing but his love of learning, which induced him to embrace every opportunity in his power to increase his knowledge, and a diligent and perfevering attention to business, ever acquired him that eminence, which he has fa jualy attained.
15. Would be as eminent and useful as Franklin, be as anxious to improve your time and talents to the best advantage. Be ve me, my young friends, it is not only for your interest, to attend, with dili. gence to your iludies, but it is a sacred duty, which you owe to yourselves, your parents, your Country, and your God.
16. To yourselves, as it will increase your happiness, to your parents, as it will be the molt grateful return you can make them for the pains and expense they beflow on your education, do your Country, as it will enable you to reward her for the protection she affords you, and to your God, as it will render you more capable of fulfilling the grand objects of your creation.
grateful ? '
The Camelon. *
O Aphand, cone ired, talking ipak,
А tour ? Returning from his finith'd tour, Grown
* This animal is fail to live on air, it is alto luid fréquently to change its colour, very often three or four times, in half an hour.
Grown ten times perter than before :
travelled. I've seen--and sure I ought to know.”. So begs you'd pay a due
fubmillion, acquiefce? And acquiesce in his decision. 2. Two travellers of such a cast,
travellers, As o'er Arabia's wilds they pail'd, And on their way, in friendly chat,
wilds? Now talk'd of this, and then of that ; Diicours'd a while, 'mongst other matter, Canulon. Of the Camelon's form and nature.
3. "A stranger animal,” cries one, 6 Sure never liv'd beneath the sun :
triple? A lizard's body, lean and long, A fith's head, a serpent's tongue,
disjoined Its tooth with triple claw disjoin'd; And what a length of tail bebind!
tail. How slow its pace! and then its hueWho ever saw so fine a blue !"
hue ? 4.
“ Hold there," the other quick replies, « Tis green: I saw it with these eyes, funny. As late with open mouth it lay, And waim'd it in the funny ray,
Aretched Stretch'd at its ease the beast I view'd, And saw it eat the air for food.”
66 I've seen it, fir, as well as you, And must again affiim it blue. At leisure I the beast survey'd,
extended ? Extended in the cooling shade."
6. “ 'Tis green, 'tis green, fir, I assure ye" green. “Green!” cries the other in a fury“Why, sir, d’ye think I've lost my eyes!” "" "Twere no great lofs,” the friend replies;
replies. 6 For if they always use you thus, You'll find them of but little use." 7. So high at last the contest rose,
contes? From words they almost came to blows; When, luckily, came by a third;