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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
25. During the greater part of the day,
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,
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
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
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-
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.
The Creation of the World.*
Expedition ? 1. ME
On this great expedition appear'd,
*This piece was selected with a view to be inserted at the end of the kook, in order to afford a lesson for parsing a little more difficule than profe. There net kaving boer room in that place, occasions its appearing in this.
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 !
And Spirit, coming to create new worlds. immeasura. 4. On heav'nly ground they stood, and from ble ?
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
5. Silence, ye troubled waves, and thou deep,
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
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?
7. Thus God che heav'o created, thus the earth, void ?
Rules for moderating our Anger.
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..".