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THE

HIVE:

OR A

COLLECTION OF THOUGHTS

ON

CIVIL, MORAL, SENTIMENTAL AND RELIGIOS
SUBJECTS:

Selected from the Writings of near one hua-
dred of the best Authors of different
Nations; but chiefly from the
English Writers.

INTENDED AS A

REPOSITORY

OF

SENTENTIOUS, INGENIOUS, AND AERTINENT
SAYINGS,

IN VERSE AND PROSE..

To which Youth may have recourse upon any
particular Topic: and by which they may
be taught to think justly, write correctly
and elegantly, and speak with propriety.

HARTFORD:

Printed for and Sold by OLIVER D. COOKE,

1803.

LINCOLN & GLEASON, PRINTERS.

SLIC MORAN

160087

ASTOR. LENOX AND

TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1899.

INTRODUCTION.

AT a time when the thirst for knowledge is so universal, that it is sought after by all ranks of people; through its most intricate windings, and mazy labyrinths, it is not to be wondered at, that books of science and polite literature are published in such abundance, and that they meet with that reception and encouragement, from a liberal-minded public, which their noble design requires, and which their intrinsic merit demands.

The design of this publication, is not merely to amuse; but rather, in an engaging, diversified, and pleasing manner to attract the attention-imperceptibly gain the affections-and draw the soul to a love of virtue, (by delineating her in her most attractive and aliuring dress) from whence arises the spring of all great, noble, and getreror's actions-To inculcate a sincere detestation of every species of vice, by an exposition of the malevolent af fections of the mind, as well in their softer, as in their more glaring, or aggravated colors.

The above, though not the least, is not the chief intention of this selection. The art of thinking justly, speaking pertinently, and writing with correctness, ease, elegance, and precision upon any subject, has ever been

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