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17anettes, &c.

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17anettes, &c. As soon as Hadrian's passion was either grati- fied or disappointed, he resolved to de.-erve the thanks ox posterity, by placing the most exalted merit on the Soman throne. His discerning eye easily discovered a senator about fifty years of age. blameless in all the offices of life and a yo,¡th about seventeen, whose riper years opened a fair prospect of every virtue the elder of these was declared the son and successor of Hadrian, on condition, however, that he himself should immediately adopt the younger. The two Antoziines governed the Roman world forty-two yeSi-s. with the same invariable spirit of wisdom and-virtue. Although Plus had two sons, he pre- ferred the welfare of Rome to the interest of his family, gave his daughter Paustina in marriage to the young Marcus, obtained from the Senate the tribuuitiau a,id proconsular powers, and with a noble disdain, or rather ignorance of jealousy, as-ociated him to all the labours of government. Marcus, on the other hand, revered the character of his benefactor, ioved him as a parent, obeyed him as his Sovereign, and, after he was no more, reflated his own administration by the example aid maxims of his predecessor. Their united reigns are possibly the only period of history in which the happiness of a great i oople was the sole object of government.-Gibbon. Mr. Hi!r ld-" As people advance in life they come to disbelieve the old sayings whl,:h have passed into proverbs. Mrs. Hiland-" Is that so Mr. Hiland— It is. For example, you never hear an old person quoting, The good die young.' O'Hara—" She was a good wife to me, poor woman. Many's the word of good advice she gave me." O'Gara—" Thrue for ye, an' many's the time I've heaid uer advisin' yo when I lived in the house beyant, a mile up the road, Ochone I do not see, ;he said, with great severity, how it would be possible to add to the unsight- licessof bloomers." And the little wheelwoman contented herself with innocently remarking— Perhaps you are prejudiced. Did you ever wear them The Briton-" Pooh: There's many a girl m England who is the daughter of a hundred earls." The Yankee—" Poch I That's nothing. There's many a giri in America who'll be the wife of a hundred parts,it they keep on mixing up divorces a:.d foreign marriages much longer."

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