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1824. Excerpt: ... CHARACTER ESSENTIAL TO swsGQBSfi m sum CHAPTER
I. ON DESIRE AFTER DISTINCTIO.V. JL HAT MANNERS MAKE THE MAN, IS
all old ailagt; very trne, and very important. A man's real rank
and valne in life is hest estimated hy his hehaviour: and liis
hehaviour will aliiays he according to his disposition. It is trne
men are apt to estimate rank and importance hy other standards; hut
not the wise and ohservant. Neither do the simple and ignorant
ahi.le hy su.-h valuation; only tiil more ohservation ia rectified
their principles of jndging, or Siren theni hetter insight into the
indirii'ua ; and then their opinion also will revert to the Same
standard, and their hest feelings, esteem, attachment, kindness, or
support, will proceed according as tliey discern what sort 01 a
heing mauners have made the man. By the young therefore, who are
looking forward to life, and whose manners are now forming, this
valne of character should he continually kept in view. Whoever
wishes to he held in high estimation, may, if he will: hut he must
endeavour to deserve, or he will never attain it. Character, like
meaner commodities, has its price; not like them indeed, can it he
purchased hy silver or gold (however the ill jndging may deem;) hut
hy sterling virtne, real goodness. By talents much may be done; hut
with the application of those talents ii our worth much more
closely counected. The numher ofour talents, their variety, power
and valne, do not depend on us; God has given to every man as it
pleased him: hut our use of those talents is directly our own
province. Here we are _ accountahle as stewards, to him who has
said, V "occupy till I come." Great is the responsihility: our
present comfort, and future station, depend on our wisdom,
faithfulness, and energy herein. The young are...
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