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Nothing, you see, is too difficult for well directed industry, and nothing valuable is to be effected without it. The necessities of life constrain us to industry, and the emoluments of it invite us to exertion. To it is to be ascribed the invention, and perfection of all these arts, whcreby human life is civilised, and the world cultivated with numberless accommodations and beauties. All the comely, the stately the pleasant, and useful works, which we view with delight, or enjoy with comfort, industry did contrive them industry did frame them. Industry reared these commodious houses, it laid those convenient roads, and bridges, it plantcd those fine gardens with various flowers and fruit, it clothed those pleasant fields with corn and grass; it built those ships whereby we plough the seas, reeping the commodities of foreign regions. It hath subjected all creatures to our command and service, enabling us to subdue the fiercest, to catch the wildest, and to render the gentler sort more tractable and useful to us. It enables us, from the wool of the sheep, the hair of the goat, and the labours of the silk-worm, to weave our clothcs to keep us warm, to make us fine and gay. It helpeth us, from the bowels of the earth, to fetch divers tools and utensils.

Industry collected mankind into cities, and disposed them into orderly societies, and divised wholesome laws, under shelter of which we enjoy safcty and peace, wealth and plenty, mutual protection, sweet conversation, and profitable commerce. Industry, by meditation, did invent all those sciences, whereby our minds are enlarged, enriched, and enobled, our manncrs are refined, our curiosity is satisfied, our life is benefited.

Doth our country flourish in wealth, in grandeur, in learning, in general prosperity? it must be imputed to industry; to the industry of its governors settling good laws, and mantaining social order, and to the industry of its people following profitable occupations. It is not by the force and success of our arms, but by persevering industry and skill, that our country has arisen to such a pitch of grcatness. The industrious man, therefore, has the satisfaction of vanquishing impediments, conquering difficulties, planning great