Youth's Magazine,  3rd ser. 2 (1829), 61–64.

Juvenile Characters. The Diligent Youth

R C, pseud.  [Richard Cope]


Regular Feature, Homily


Endeavour, Scientific Practitioners, Putrefaction

    Observes that '[t]he arts and sciences have arrived at their present state' by means of 'gradual and diligent labour' (62). Quotes from Hugh Blair's Sermons the observation that '[i]dleness, like water, first putrifies by stagnation, and then sends up noxious vapours to injure the inhabitants of the earth' (64).

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