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OR,

A
WORDS OF THE WISES

BEING A

COLLECTION OF THE MOST POINTED SENTENCES,

REMARKS, AND APOPHTHEGMS,

OF THE GREATEST

GENIUSES OF ANCIENT AND MODERN TIMES,

POETS, ORATORS, STATESMEN, PHILOSOPHERS, AND WARRIORS.

To which are added,

THOUGHTS

FROM THE DIARY OF A YOUNG MAN.

“ They are," mucrones verborum,“ pointed speeches." The
words of the wise are as goads, saith Solomon. Cicero prettily
calleth them“ SALINAS« salt pits,” that you may extract salt
out of, and sprinkle it where you will. They serve to be inter-
laced in continued speech: they serve to be recited upon occasion
of themselves: they serve, if you take out the kernel of them,
and make them your own,-BACON.

BY A. STEINMETZ,

ALUMNUS OF USHAW COLLEGE, DURHAM.

$38.

LONDON:
SHAW AND SONS, 137 & 138, FETTER LANE.

MY DEAR BROTHER, DEPRIVED, by a cruel destiny, of that sweet intercourse of affection, which, springing from the purest source of nature, was increased by a similarity of pursuits, from our earliest days; a similarity of education–I cast my longing eyes over the great Ocean, and feel a joy, in thinking your name, which I may not utter. I contemplate the energies of that intellect which is chained, Prometheus-like, to an island rock, and doomed to “ eat up the heart” that would realize the highest hopes of ambition, had fate not otherwise decreed your destiny. As a tribute therefore of reverence to that genius which I respect-of love to the heart which I cherish, accept, my dear brother, the little honor of this dedication. I offer to you the first fruits of my industry, because the first offering of the heart should be that of affection.

In moments of mental lassitude it will suggest a train of cheering reflection, and fructify that fleeting TIME, whose flow is ushered in with boisterous mirth, but whose ebbing bears away sighs, and tears, and lamentations.

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