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Steel fire of heaven, or the feel of man, and which

no animal will attempt to open or to over

turn. verdure ? 24. These retreats are not only safe but

neat and commodious. The floors are spread

over with verdure: the branches of the box,and balcony?

of the fir serve them for carpets, upon which
they permit not the smallest dirtiness. The
window which faces the water answers for a
balcony to receive the fresh air, and for the
purpose of bathing.

25. During the greater part of the day,
the beavers fit on end, with their head and
the anterior parts of their body elevated, and

their posterior parts funk in the water. The anterior ? aperture of this window is fufficiently raised

to prevent its being fopped up with the ice,
which, in the beaver climates, is often two or

three feet thick. Hope ?

26. When this accident happens, they flope the fole of the window, cut obliquely the stakes which support it, and thus open a com

munication with the unfrozen water. They obliquelas. often swim a long way under the ice.

27. The continual habit of keeping their

tail and posterior parts of their body in the posterior?

water, appears to have changed the nature
of their flesh; for that of their anterior parts,

as far as the reins, has the taste and confist. odour ? ence of the flesh of land-animals ;, but that of

the tail and posterior parts has the odour and
all the other qualities of fish.

28. The tail, which is a foot long, an inch tbick. thick, and five or fix inches broad, is a genu

ine portion of a fish attached to the body of

a quadruped: It is wholly covered with quadruped ? scales, and below the scales with a skin per

fectly similar to that of large fishes. In Sep-
tember, the beavers collect their provisions
of bark and of wood.

29. Till the end of winter, they remain Domestic ? in their cabins, enjoy the fruits of their labours, and taste the sweets of domestic happiness. This is their time of repose, and selection? their season of love. Knowing and loving one another, each couple unite, not by chance, but by taste and a real selection.

30. The females bring forth in the end of winter, and generally produce two or three at a time. About this period they are retiro? left by the males, who retire to the country to enjoy the pleasures and the fruits of the spring. They return occasionally however, to their cabins but dwell there no more.

31. The mothers continue in the cabins, occupies ? and are occupied in nuríug; proteđing, and Tearing their young, which in a few weeks are in a situation to follow their dams. The nurfing. beavers assemble not again till autumn, unless their banks or cabins be injured by inundations; for, when accidents of this kind hap- dams?

pen, they suddenly collect their forces, and · repair the breaches that have been made.

32. This account of the society and opera- marvellous ? tions of beavers, however marvelous it may appear, has been established and confirmed by so many credible eye-witneffes, that it is credible? impossible to doubt of its reality.

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The Creation of the World.*

Expedition ? 1. ME

On this great expedition appear'd,
Girt with omnipotence, with radience crown'd radience ?


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Srp:nce ? Of Majesty divine, fapinence and love inmore? Innen'e, and all his father in him fhone. cherub? 2. About his chariot numberless were pour'd ferah?

Cherub and seraph, potentates and thrones, potenta es And virtues; wingediprits and chariots wing'd armoury? From the armoury of God: where stand of old

Myriads, between two brazen mountains lodg'd

Against a tolemn day, harness'd at hand. equipage ? 3. Celestial equipage! and now came forth

Spontaneous, for within them fpirit liv!, Jpontaneous? Attendant on their Lord: herr'n open’dwide

Her ever during gates, harmonioris found !
On golden hinges mooving, to let forth
The King of glory, in his pow'ıful Word

And Spirit, coming to create new worlds. immeasura. 4. On heav'nly ground they stood, and from ble ?

the thore

They view'd the vast immeasurable abyfs, abyfs? Outrageous as a fea, dark, wasteful, wild ;

Up from the bottom tuin'd by furious winds, outrageous ? t'.nd fuiging waves; as mountains to assault

Heav'ns height, and with the centre mix the

pole. omnific?

5. Silence, ye troubled waves, and thou deep,

peace !

Said then the omnific Word, your discord chaos ?

end : Nor stay'd; but on the wings of cherubim

Uplifted, in paternal glory rode procefron? Far into Chaos, and the world unborn ;

For chaos heard his voice ; him all his train
Follow'd in bright procefsion to behold

Creation, and the wonders of his night. fervid? 6. Then stay'd the fervid wheels, and in his


He took the golden compases, prepar'd sircumfcribe? In God's eternal fore, to circumscribe

This univerle, and all cieated things.

One fooi he center'd and the other turn'd profundity?' Round through the vast profundity obscure,


Andfaid, Thus far extend, thus farthy bounds, Circumference?
This be thy just circumference, O world !

7. Thus God che heav'o created, thus the earth, void ?
Matter unform’d and void, Darkness profound
Çover'd th' abyss : but on the watery calm
His brcoding wings the Sp'rit of God out- infused?

And vital virtue infus'd, and vital warmth
Through the fluid mass ; but downward purg'd fluid?
The black, tartareous, cold, infernal dregs,
Adverse to life: then founded, then conglob'd
Like things to like; the rest to several place adverse?
Dilparted; and between, spun out the air ;
And earth, self balanc'd, on her centre hung.

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Rules for moderating our Anger.
UR natures are so perverse and cor. Perverse ?

rupt, that it is very hard for us to give a loose to any angry passion against men, without running into fone sentiments malice ? of malice or revenge, and thereby finding againit God. Our anger is very apt to kindle about trifles or upon mere fufpicion, without fufpicion. just cause; cr fometimes vises too high n here the cause may be juft; or it continues too lorg, and turns into hárred; and in either of these three eases it becomes fivful.

2. It is therefore with the utmost caution apostle ? that this paffio. should ever be suffered 10 arile; and unless we quickly suppress it again, we shall be in great danger of bringing guilt upon our souls. The blessed apostle therefore permifion? connects the permiflion, the caution, and the restraint together," Be angry, and fin rot: let' “ not the sun go down upon your wrath."

3. Suffer not your thoughts to dwell on the thoughts injuries you have received, or on the provoking words that have been spoken against you, Not only learn the art of neglecting injuries at the time you receive them, but let them grow

Magnify? lefs and less every moment, till they die out

of your mind. Suffer not your musing imag

ination; when you are alone, to swell and provocations? magnify the provocations that have been giv

en you, nor to blow up the fire of this uneasy pafion.

4. Avoid much conversation with men of endeavour? wrath, and endeavour to keep clear of all dif

putes with weak minds, with obstinate fpirits, obfiinate? and especially with persons of an angry and

peevish temper, as far as you can. If the flint peevil?

and steel strike against each other in a way of difpute, the sparks of fire will be ready to fly out, and the angry fame will be kindled.

5. “ Love your neighbours as yourself.' neighbours. You are not immediately kindled into wrath

against yourself, nor express it with such viokindled. lence, though you have often done yourself

more injury by your own fins than all other persons ever could do you.

6. You do not bear malice against yourself, bear. nor hate yourself, though you have, perhaps,

fome evil qualities belonging to you, and you finned. have often finned against your own soul : you

forbear yourself long, and you forgive yourself forbear?

eafily: Learn then to forbear and forgive your neighbours.

7. Keep the sacred examples of Jesus ever patient. before your eyes : how meek under the vilest

affronts ! how patient under the rudest injuries barbarous ? and most barbarous treatment! how forgiv

ing even to his bloody murderers! how did redeem ? he return the highest good for the greatest

evil! and paid down his blood and life to redeem his enemies from hell, and 10 purchase,

eternal joy and glory for them! reviled ? 8. « Let such a mind be in you as was in

“ Christ the Son of God, who being reviled threatened. “ reviled not again; and when he suffered, he

“threatened not : leaving us an example that

we thould follow his steps..".

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