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3. You add to the enjoyment of others.

4. Your mind will be strengthened by exercise.

Were you wishing to cultivate a morbid, sickly taste which will now and then breathe out some poetical image or thought, like the spirit of some most refined essence, toodelicate to be handled or used in this matter-of-fact world, and too ethereal to be enjoyed, except by those of like palate, you should shut yourself up in your room for a few years, till your nerves only continue to act, and the world floats before you as a dream. But if you wish for a mind that can fearlessly dive into what is deep, soar to what is high, grasp and hold what is strong, and move and act among minds, conscious of its strength, firm, resolved, manly in its aims and purposes, be sure to be regular in taking daily exercise.

We consist of two parts,-of two very different parts: the one inert, passive; utterly incapable of directing itself;: barely ministerial to the other; moved, animated by it. When our body has its full health and strength, the mind is so far assisted thereby, that it can bear a closer and longer application: our apprehension is readier; our imagination is livelier; we can better enlarge our compass of thought; we can examine our perceptions more strictly, and compare them more exactly, by which means we are enabled to form a truer judgment of things; to remove more effectually the mistakes into which we have been led by a wrong education, by passion, inattention, custom, example; to have a clearer view of what is best for us; of

what is most for our interest; and thence determine ourselves more readily to its pursuit, and persist therein with greater resolution and steadiness.

The first physicians by debauch were made:
Excess began, and sloth sustains the trade.
By chase our long-lived fathers carned their food;
Toil strung the nerves, and purified the blood;
But we, their sons, a pampered race of men,
Are dwindled down to three score and ten.
Better to hunt in field for health unbought,
Than feed the doctor for a nauseous draught.
The wise for ease on exercise depend:
God never made his work for man to mend.

General directions for Exercise, according to Walker.

The best time for exercises is when the air is cool, -as even in summer it is, early in the morning, or after the sun has declined, and they should never immediately follow a meal.

The best place for these elementary exercises, is ra smooth grass plat, or a firm sandy sea-beach. Chasms, stones, and stakes, are always dangerous.


At the commencement of such exercise, the coat, and all unnecessary clothes should be laid aside; and all hạrd or sharp things should be taken from the pockets of the remaining dress. A very light covering on the head, as a straw hat, is best; the shirt collar should be open; the breast should be either exposed, or thinly covered; all bandages

should bo loosely fixed, and the boots and shoes should have no iron about them.

As sudden transitions are always bad, exercise should begin gently, and should terminate in the same manner.

As the left hand and arm are commonly weaker than the right, thoy should be exercised till they become as strong. The being cooled too quickly is injurious. Therefore, drinking, when very hot, or lying down on the cold ground, should be carefully avoided. No exertion should be carried to excess, as that only exhausts the body. Therefore, whenever the gymnast feels tired, or falls behind his usual mark, he should resume his clothesand walk home.

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Of all exorcisos, walking is the most simple and easy. The weight of the body rests on one foot, while the other is advanced; it is then thrown upon the advanced foot, while the other is brought forward, and so on in succession. In this mode of progression, the slowness and equal distribution of motion is such, that many muscles are employed, in a greater or less degree. Each acts in unison with the rest; and the whole romains compact and united. Hence, the time of its movoment may y be quicker or slower, without deranging the union of the parts, or the equilibrium of the whole. It is owing to these circumstances that walking displays so much the character of the walker,—that it is light and gay in women and children; steady and grave

in men, and elderly persons; irregular in the nervous and irritable; measured in the affected and formal; brisk in the sanguine; heavy in the phlegmatic; and proud or humble, bold or timid, etc., in strict correspondence with individual character.

The utility of walking exceeds that of all other modes of progression. While the able pedestrian is independent of stage coaches and hired horses, he alone fully enjoys tho scenes through which he passes, and is free to dispose of his time as he pleases.

To counterbalance these advantages, greater fatigue is, doubtless, attendant on walking; but this fatigue is, really, the result of previous inactivity; for daily exercise gradually increased, by rendering walking moro easy and agreeable, and inducing its more frequent practice, diminishes fatigue to such a degree, that very great distances. may be accomplished with pleasure instead of painful exertion.

In relation to health, walking accelerates respiration and circulation, increases the temperature and cutaneous cxhalation, and excites appetite, and sends healthful nutrition. Hence, as an anonymous writer observes, the true pedestrian, after a walk of twenty miles, comes in to breakfast with freshness on his countenance, healthy blood coursing in every vein, and vigour in every limb, while the indolent and inactive man, having painfully crept over a mile or two, returns to a dinner which his stomach cannot digest.

A firm, yet easy and graceful walk, however, is by no

For farther information on that subject,

means common.

see Walker's Manly Exercises.


Dancing, this attractive play, with all its lively, rapid, and waving motion, serves to give energy and agility to the members. It was practised amongst all nations, which is not astonishing, for man has a natural inclination to impart the affections and sentiments which he feels, not only by the means of an articulate language, but also by motions of the body. Dancing is the expression of nature; a dumb poetry, as Simonides calls it. Of all exercises, the dance is that which is the most congeneal to the fair sex.

Honour, peace, safety, always hover round her:
Feed her with plenty: let her eyes never see

A sight of sorrow, nor her heart know mourning.
Crown'd be her days with joy.

La Danse est un amusement propre a la jeunesse et donc on ne doit pas la priver c'est de plus un exercise qui joint aux avantages communs celui de donner de la grace au corps et d'initier le jeune homme aux manieres usitees dans la societe ou il doit un jour entrer.-Le Dr. Simon.


Skating is a very healthy exercise, which is practised to a great extent on the continent of Europe, especially in the Netherlands.

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