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OMNIANA.

less than private tutors and schoolmasters, should remember, that the readiest way to make either mind or body grow awry, is by lacing it too tight.


103. War.

It would have proved a striking part of a Vision presented to Adam, the day after the death of Abel, to have brought before his eyes half a million of men crowded together in the space of a square mile. When the first father had exhausted his wonder on the multitude of his offspring, he would then naturally inquire of his angelic instructor, for what purposes so vast a multitude had assembled? what is the common end? — alas! to murder each other, all Cains and yet no Abels!


104. Bishop Kenn.

Of Bishop Kenn Mrs. Berkeley has preserved some interesting anecdotes. They come on good authority, for Shot-