American patriot. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1814-1817, October 15, 1814, Image 1

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To be ever active in Jaudable pursuits, is
the istinguising characteristic ofa man of
There is a heroic innocence as well as an
heroic courage.
There is a mean in all things.
gue itself hath its stated limits ; which not
being observed, it ceases to be virtue.
Itis wiser to prevent a quarrel before-
hand, than to revenge it afterwards.
It 1s better to reprove, than to be angry
Even vir-
No revenge is more heroic, than thag
which torments envy by doing good.
The discretion of a man delerreth his an-
ger, and it is his glory to pass over a trans.
Without a friend the world is but a wil-
men, than a handsome address, and
more engages the affections of
Compiaisance renders a superior amiable
an equal agreeable, and an inferior accepta-
There cannot be a greater treachery than
frst to raise a confidence, and then deceive
~ By others faults wise men correct their
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No man hath a thorough taste of prosper
ity, to whom adversity never
It is as greata point of wisdom to
ignorance, as to discover knowledge.
Pitch upon that course of life which
the most excellent ¢ and habit will render
it most delightful.
Custom is the plague of wise men and
and the idol of fools.
As, to be perfectly just, is an attribute of
¢he Divine nature ; tobe so to the utmost
of our abilities, is the glory of man.
Anger may glance into the breast of a
wise man, but rests only in the bosom of
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By taking ugpvenge, a man is but even
with his enemy ; but in passing it over
15 superior.
"To err ishuman; to forgive, is divine.
A more glorious victory cannot be gained
over another man, than this, that when the
i: jury ben on his part,the Kindness sho’d
Yegin-on ours.
‘who perhap
To mourn without measure, is folly ; not
to mourn at all, insensibility.
Somme would be thought te do great things,
who are but tools and instruments ; like the
tool who fancied he played on the organ,
when he only blew the bellows.
Though a man may become learned by
another’s learning, he can never be wise
but by his own wisdom. :
It is ungenerous to give a man occasion
to blush at his own ignorance in one thing,
ps may excel us in mang.
An EE. pas.
sions, thinks worse than he speaks ; and ‘an
angry man that will chide, speaks worse
than he thinks: 9
It isto affectation the world owes 18
whole race of coxcombs Nature in her
whole drama never drew such a part ; she
has sometimes made a fool, but a coxcomb
is always of his own making. ;
It is the infirmity of little minds to be
taken with every appearance, apd dazzled
with every thing that sparkles ; but great
minds have but little admiration, because
few things appear new to them.
It happens to men of learning, as to cars
of corn: they shoot up, and raise their
heads'high, whe they are empty: but
when full and swelled with grain, they bes
gin to flag and droop.
He thatis truly polite, knows how to
contradict with respect, and to please with-
out adulation ! and is equally remete from
an insipid complaisance, an 1a low familiar-
ity. 1 :
The failings of good men are commonly
more published in the world than their
good deeds; and one fault of a deserving
man shall meet with more reproaches, than
all his virtues praise : such is the force of
ill-will and ii-nature.
It is harder (0 avoid censure, than to gain
applause ; for this may be done by one
great or wise action in an age; but to €8-
cape Censure, a man must pass his whole
life without saying or doing ouc ill or foolish
When Darius offered Alexander ten
thousand talents to divide Asia equally with
hit, he answered, rhe earth cannot bea,
two suns, not Asia two Kings. Parimenio,
a friend of Alexander's, hearing the great
offers Darius had made said, were I Alex-
ander I wouldaccept them. So would I
replied Alexander, were [ Parmenio.
A rich man beginning to fail, is held up
by his friends ; but a poor man being down,
is thrust away by his friends : when a rich
man is failen, he hath many helpers; he
speaketh things not to be spoken, and yet
men justify him : the poor man slipt, and
they rebuked him ; he spoke wisely, &could
have no place. When a rich man speak-
eth, every man holdeth his tongue, and,
look, what he saith they extol it to the
clouds ; but if a poor man speaks, they say,
What fellow is this ¢
Blame not, before thou
the truth ; understand first, and then re-
hast examined
Admonish thy friend ; it may be he hath
not done it 3 and if be hath, that he do it no
more ; Admonish thy friend ; it may be
that he
he hath not said it; ov if he hath,
speak it not again. Adwmonish a friend ;
for many times it is a slander ; and believe
not every tale. There is one that slippeth
in his speech, but not from his heart; and
who is he that hath not offended with his
tongue. i
Be not confident in a plain way.
Let reason go before every enterprize, &
council before every action
The latter partofa wise man’s life is ta-
ken up in curing the follies, prejudices, and
false opinions he had contracted in the
Censure is a tax a man pays to the public
for being eminent.
Party is the madness of many, for the
gain of a few.
"There is nothing wanting, to make all ra-
tional and disenterested people in the world
of one religion, but that they sho’d talk to-
gether every day.
Men are greatful, in the degree that they
Economy is no disgrace ; it is better liv-
ing on a little, than outliving a great deal.
Next to the satislaction I receive in the
prosperity of an honest man, I am best
pleased with the confusion of a rascal.
What is often termed shyness, is nothing
more than refined sense, and an indiff rence
te common observation.
The higher character a person supports,
the more he should regard his minutest ac-
Men arc sometimes accused of pride,
merely because their accusers would be
proud themselves if they were in their pla-
Modesty makes large amends for the
pain it gives the person who lgtors under
ity by the prejudice it affords every worthy
person in their favour.
"The difference there is betwixt honour
aud honesty seems to ba chiefly in the mo-
The honest man does that from duty,
which the man of honour does for the sake
of character
He thatliesabed alla summer’s morn.
ing, loses the chief pleasure of the day : he
that gives up his youth to indolence, under-
goes a loss of the same kind.
Shining characters are not always the
most agreeable ones ; the mild radiance of
an emerald is by no means less pieasing
than the glare of the ruby.
To be at once a rake, and to glory in the
character, discovers at the same time a bad
disposition and a bad taste.
Fine sense, and exalted sense, are not
half so valuable as common sense. There
are forty men of wit for one man of sense ;
and he that will carry nothing about him but
gold, will be every day at a loss for want of
ready change.
Wherever I find a great deal of grati-
tude in a poor man, I take it lor granted
there would be as much generosity if he
were a rich man.
It often happens that those are the best
people, whose chacacters have been most
injured by} slanderers ; as we usually find
that to be the sweetest fruit which the birdg
have been pecking at.
If to do were as easy as to know what
were good to do, chapels had been church-
es, and poor men’s cottages princes pala-
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Men's evil manners live in brass: their
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virtucs we write in water.
I'he web of our life is of a minggled yarn,
good & ill together ; our virtues woud be
proud, i our faults whipped them rio: |, and
our crimes would despair, if they were not
cherished by our virtues.
The sense of death is most in apprehens
sion ; and the poor beetle that we tread up-
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In corporal sufferance feels a pang as STC,
As when a giant dies. v
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London, July 16.
Mr. Saddler’s Balloon. Public curiosity
was strongly exciked yesterday to view the
ascent of Mr. Sadler and his son {rom Bur-
lington court yard. As early as nine o’-
clock some applications were made for ad-
mittance. At half past nine the process
as we have no new informsation to lay be-
fore our readers, it woud be a waste of
time to describe.
commenced for filling the balloon.
The balloon contains about three thou
sand yards of the finest wove double siik
and is 74 feet mn heigth from the bottom of
the car to the top of the balloon ; it is var-
nished and mest beautifully painted to re.
present a superb temple sr.pported on thie
sides by 18 Corrinthian pillars, between
sach of which were tne tollowing full length
statues «+ Mercy, Liberality, aibe rnia, Bei-
tanuia, Justice, Fortune, Hebe, Liberty,
Victory, Ceres, Amphitrite, Hope, (}iana,
Terra, Prudence, Wisdom. From the top
of each pillar to the other there 1s a cim-
son curtain, festooned, and along tha cor.
nice a range of hieroglyphics, the ton part
paiated to represent a large pompion, and
the lower parts a range of clouds; the ap
pearance had a very grand effect; the
whole was covered over with a net mide
by Mr. Saddler himself. The Car is su-
perb in the ex'reme; on each end was
painted the Imperial, German and Russian
tagles, the crown of Great Britain on one
side, and the Prince’s Plume on the other
side, the whole in silveron a pink ground,
a gold bo¥der ail around, which gave amost
dazzling appearance. =}
The arrangements were completed at
half past 3 o’clock, instead of one as ane
nounced, and Mr. Saddler took his seat in
the Car, with his son Mr. Wyndham Sad-
dier, who had entered’it a short time Le-
fore. At 35 minutes past three it rosc in
the finest style. Eronacts wok off thew
hats, waved them and bowed to the sec
tators, who grected them with loud huz-
After waving their hats for some minu'es
they displayed tneigdags whichavere v.Si-
ble till the Baiioon ise fdisappeared the ac-
cent was one of the novlest we have ever
witnessed. Though the day was not ver
favorable, it remained in sight abot eleven
m.. u's, when it became enveloped in fw
cioud, and it was scen no more. ai
_ The Messrs. Sadiers arived at Burlington
House last night about eleven o’clock after
asafc journey, having travelled about 47
miles. They went as far as Gravesend.and
were in sight of Margate, but meeting with
contrary currents of air they retaruca, and
descended in a grass field in the parish of
Great Waricy, in Essex abou 18 mies
from London, at 35 minutes past 4 o” lack,
without exnegiencing the shghtest incidess,