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els, to secure themselves from the insults of Infef?
the robbers that infelt the countries in which
they live.

19. This assemblage is called the caravan, assemblage ? in which the numbers are sometimes known to amount to above ten thausand, and the number of camels is often greater than those caravan? of the men; each of these animals is loaded according to his strength, and he is fo fenfible of it himself, that when his burden is too paffure great, he remains still upon his belly, the porture in which he is loaded, refusing to rise, till his burden be lessened or taken away.

20. In general, the large camels are capa. weight. ble of carrying a thousand weight, and some. times twelve hundred; the dromedary from fix to seven. In these trading journies, they journies. travel but flowly, their stages are generally regulated, and they feldom go above thirty, regulated? or at molt, above five and thirty miles a day.

21. Every evening, when they arrive at a verduro? stage, which is usually some spot of verdure, where water and shrubs are in plenty, they are permitted to feed at liberty; they are then feed. feen to eat as much in an hour as will supply them for twenty-four.

22. They seem to prefer the coarselt weeds prefer. to the softest pasture: the thifle, the nettle, the calia, and other prickly vegetables, are thifle. their favourite food; but their drivers take care to supply them with a kind of paste com- permanent position, which serves as a more permanent. nourishment.

23. As these animals have often gone the precisely? fame tract, they are said to know their way precisely, and to pursue their passage when baiting, their guides are utterly astray; when they come within a few miles of their bating-place, Jagaciously? in the evening, they fagaciously scent it at a distance, and, increasing their speed, are often vivacity. feen to trot, with vivacity, to their stage. The


24. The patience of this animal is mostertraordinary; and it is probable, that its sufferings are great, for when it is loaded, it sends forth molt lamentable cries, but never offers to

refiit the tyrant thatofpreiles it. At the tightknees. eit fign, it bends its knees and lies upon its

belly, fuffering itself to be loaded in this pofi

tion; by this practice the burden is more cafi. pradice. Jy laid upon it, than if lifted up while stand.


25. At another sign it rises with its load,

and the driver getting upon its back, between panniers ? the two panniers, which like hanıpers, are pla

ced upon each side, he encourages the camel to proceed with his voice and with a long. In.

this manner the creature proceedscontentedly bampers ? forward, with a flow uneasy walk of about

four miles an hour, and when it comes to its stage, lies down to be unloaded, as before.

26. Almost every part of this animal, is sonverted?. converted to fome uleful purpose by the keep

ers. Of the urine, fal-ammoniac is made; vielwals.

and of the dung, litter for the horses, and fire

for the purpose of dressing their victuals.. som prize? 27. Thus, this, animal alone seems to com

prize within itself, a variety of qualities, any

one of which serves to render other quadrupeds quadrupeds ? absolutely necessary for the welfare of man;

like the elephant, it is manageable and tame;

like the horse, it gives the rider security; it, manageable. carries greater burdens than the ox, or the

mula and its milk is furnished in as great ac

bundance as that of the cow; the flesh of young delicate ? ones is supposed to be as delicate as veal; their

hair is more beautiful, and more in request veal, than wool; while,even of its very excrements,

no part it useless.


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AIL! Holy Volumewhose bleft page

instrues our youth, supports our age,
Beams thio the shades of death's dark night,
And brings etei nity to light!
Despis’d, neglected, tho thou art,
Where vice ufurps the poifon'd heart;
Tho Deilts, dazzled with the ray
Of realon’s glimmering twilight day,
Wilder'd in speculative maze,
In error lolt which clouds thy blaze,
Nor truth, nor beauty, in thee lee-
Still thou art very dear to me.

2. Say thou who deem'st this book a lie,
If thou can give one reason why?
If one fair reason can be shown,
Which reason would not blush to own?
Hat thou its various proofs fui vey'd,
And all its evidences weigh'd ?
Go, dive the depths of ancient times,
The records search of various climes,
Whate'er may prove it false, or true,
External and internal, view
With candor's bright impartial eye,
And think it, if thou



ancient ?


a lie.




3. Thy reason, learning, wit, may look
Disdainfiil on this humble book;
But has thine eye, with keener view
Than Newton's look'd cieation thro?
Or trac'd like Locke's, the laws that hind
The subtle movements of the mind ?
Is Milion's boundless learning thine,
Heir of antiquity's rich mine?
His sretch of thought, his fancy vast,
Creation's utmost bounds that pass’d ?
Have brighter beams from glory's fun





Been shower'd on thee than Washington ?
Yet these were Christians, and rever'd
Those pages, thou perhaps hast jeer'd!



4. Blest book! may I with revérence due
Thy lucid leaves, forever view :
Each truth with aw'd attention scan
Which points the way of life to man.


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Inculcate? F your mind is in a proper frame, every

thing in you, and about you will in. culcate the necessity, and prompt you to the

continual exercise of devotion. You will find adequate ? yourself encompassed with innumerable fears,

weakneffes, wants, forrows, diseases, wishes, hopes, under which, all human creatures will be unable to affift, or give you any adequate

relief. environed ? 2. But, wherever you cast your eyes, you will,

at the same time, be environed with the im. posible. mensity of a Being, who is possessed of all pof

sible perfections, and who holdest the issues of life and death, of happiness and misery, solely

in his own hands. grandeur. 3. The power, majesty grandeur, and wif

dom of this Being,are discernible in every part

of your frame, in every function of your body, discernible ? & operation of your mind; nay,in the curious

and exquisite formation of every animal and

insect. size.

4. They are seen, on a ftill sublimer fcale, in the fize, the distances, grandeur, and wonder

ful revolution of the heavenly bodies; in the canopy?

beautiful variegated canopy of heaven, in all

the delicious landscapes of nature in the pleafdelicious ? ing succession of day and night, spring and magnificent ocean, waves and comets, fulfill. ing his word, appearing and receding at his Receding. command, flowers, bloffrms, fruits, foffliis, minerals, petrifadi ns,piecipices,hiils,cavifns, petrifactions? valleys, all tell you, that their Former is im. mensely magnificent.

automn, summer and winter. volcanos? 5. In short, winds and storms, thunder and lightning, earthquakes and volcaros, the grand


valleys, 6. This God is able tn gratify your wishes, and support you under all your sufferings. enough. He has wisdom enough to protect and guide you. The question then is, is he willing ?On this bearken. head, hearken to all nature, forit fpeaks aloud.

7. Look through the numberless orders and gradations of animals and insects, nay, of the gradations? meanest reptiles, and you will be aitonished with the attention, that has been lavished on provision. them, in the contrivance of their fiane, the allotment of their fituation, and the provifion made for their continual support.

inanimate? 8. They are happy. Shift your eye to allinanima'e creation, and you will find it a scene of harmony, of order, arrd beauty, and feem- piauresque ? ingly conftru&ted for our gratification. Lovely, picturesque views delight our imagination ; regale? Thrubs, and plants and flowers, legale us with aromatic {mells. 9.

"6 In ev'ry part H'e trace the brigłt impresions of his band, trace. In earth, on air, the meadow's furple fires, The moon's milt radiance, or the virgin form, imprelli.ns. Booming with rofy finiles, we pre pourtray' That uncreated beauty, which delights

pourtrayed? The mind fupreme"

10. Indeed, if you reason, for a moment, difuse? why could the Alaniglity create at all, bić to diffuse and variegate erjoyment? Inexhauftible fource of happiness, fion all eternity, he variegate? needed not, and, in fact, could not receive addition to his own.

11. In himself supremely blessed. Fountain seraphs. of eternal majelty and {plendor, adored by



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