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Man's Age

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Few men dio of age. Almost all die of disappointment, passion, mental or bodily toil, or accidenta. The passions kill men sometimos, even suddenly. - The common expression clioked wit.h passion has little exaggcration in it, for even though not suddenly fatal, strong passions shorten life. Stvong-bodied men often die young; weak men live loDger Ihan the strong, for the strong use their strength and the weak have none to use. The latteu tako care of themselves, the former do not. As it is with the body, so it is with the mind and temper. The strong are apt to break; or, like the candle, to run, the weak to Inirn out. The inferior animáis, which live températe livea, have generally their prescribed number of years. The horse lives twenty-flve; theox liftecn ortwo. - ty; the dog ten or twelve; the rabbit eight; the guinea pig six or sayen. - These aumbers all beur a similar pro portion to the time the animal takes to grow to its iull si.e. But man, of the animáis, is one that soldom lives this average. 11e ought to Uve a hundred years, aceording to the physical law, for live times twenty are one hundred; but instead of that, he searcely reachss on an average four times his growing period; the cat six times; the rabbit even eight times the standard of measurement. The reason is obvious- man is not only the most irregular and the most intemperate, but the most laborious and hard worked of all the animáis. He is also the most irritable of all animaU; and there is no reasou to believe, though we can not teil what an animal secretly feels, that, more than anyother animal, man eherishes wrath to keep it warm, and consumes himself with the ilru of his owu seci-et ruflection.


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