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Real Merit.

--We rarely do full justice to those with whom we associate, till it is a little too late, and all that remains of the best specimens of humanity is the dust and ashes of their graves. Though eminent men constitute the life of a nation's life, and often become the best benefactors of the age they adorn, leaving the treasure of an honored memory behind them, to awaken in distant bosoms, what Lord Kames calls "the sympathetic emotion of virtue, " yet by a strange perversion of our moral sentiments, we are too much disposed to overlook merits which, in our hearts, we are obliged to acknowledge, and, at a safe distance, shall be prepared to venerate and admire.--Eclectic Review.

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