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seraphs, furrounded by myriads of angels and archangels, what dignity could he derive from the existence, or services of man, who is but a worm, or the production of ten thousand worlds? It was infinite wisdom, therefore, that sketched out the plan of universal nature, and all-communicative goodness, that bade so many worlds exist,and bade them be happy.

12. The supreme and gracious former wished to communicate some scattered rays of his glory, and of his blessedness, to this extended world of matter and of life ; and he has therefore, replenished every leaf, every drop of water, and every pollibility of space, with shoals of inhabitants.

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13. Scarce buds a leaf, or springs the lowest weed,
But li tle fircks upon its bojom feed :
No fruit our pa'ate courts, or tofte, our /mell,
But on its fragrant bofom, nations dwell.




14. Is it not, then, a certain conclusion, that he created you, as well as all inferior animals, for happineis ? On this you may depend, as much as you can on the certainty of your existence, and that he is always, more willing to be your protector, than you are ready to request it.

15. If you draw nigh to the Almighty, he will draw nigh to you ; if you feek his favour and friendship, all things shall work together, for your good. Tribulation, anguifh, naked ness, or famine, or peril, or the sword, will all be used as so many instruments in his hand, of procuring your eternal happiness and glory.

16. Remember the gift of his only fon,to be a sacrifice for your tins, and it is more than 1 thou and Icfions of mercy beyond a parallel, and that far exceeds all human comprehension. On so delightful a subject, it is difficult to top



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one's pen,or restrain the fallies of imagination.

17. This idea of the Supreme Being, caits Delicious ? a delicious fragrance over all the enjoyments of life, it gives an inexprelible poignancy to poignancy? friendihip, and to the aifection, with wnich, I thall ever feel myself, inviolably yours.

A Sermon.


" At ten, a child; at twenty wild ;

" At thirty brong ; (if ever) " At forty wife; at fifty rich;

At fixty, goods or never.


ERE is the picture of man, and my Picture.

firit address shall be to those of the first class. Now is your time, by a careful attension to reading and instruction, to lay the firsi. foundation for a happy life; time runs fast and will soon carry you out of the world, or make you old in it.

2. Mark how soon an hour passes on the hour. clock, or the fun dial, and there see the swiftness of time; recollect how many months, and weeks, and days, you have already spent of weeks. your portion, and every minute advances your agesand fhortens your life. Let this be the tirst leffon that is written on your heart,“The tear minute. of the Lord is the beginning of wisitom;" and the pleatures of virtue are eternal.

3. To the second clars, who are wild with perilous ? passion, and ignorant of danger, for want of experience-Now is the most perilous peri- pulse. od of human days; your pulfe beats laigh with health, and bids you forget every thing but brilliant ? the brilliant scenes of time,altho millions have fallen victims in the path in which you tread: scenes. Thofe millions are forgotten. Experience was designed io be the instructor of man; and victims?


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The Camel and the Dromedary.

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HESEnames do not make two distinct Camel.

kinds, but are only given to a variety of the fame animal, which has, however, sub- dromedary. fisted time in memorial. The principal, and perhaps the only fensible difference, by which immemorial? those two races are distinguished, consists in this, that the camel has two bunches apon his principal. back, whereas the dromedary has but one; the latter also, is neither so large nor so strong as the camel.

2. These two races, however, produce with patient. each other, and the mixed breed formed be. tween them, is considered the beit the moit indefatiga. patient, and the most indefatigable cf all the ble ? kind. Of the two varieties, the dromedary is, by far, the most numerous: the camel be

Turkey. ing scarcely found, except in Turkey, and the countries of the Levant, while the other is Indies. found spread over all the deserts of Arabia, the southern parts of Africa, Persia, Tartary, and a great part of the eastern Indies.

3. Neither, however, can subsist, or propa- travel. gate, in the variable climates towards the north ; they seem formed for those countries where shrubs are plenty and water Ycarce; impeded ? where they can travel along the fandy defert, without being impeded by rivers, and find food at expected distances ; such a coun- adapted ? try is Arabia, and this of all others, seems the most adapted to the support and production of this animal.

4. The camel is the most temperate of all temperate ? animals, and it can continue to tiavel several days without drinking. In those vait deserts, wiere the earth is every where cryand fandy, whiere there are neither birds nor beasts, nei vegetables ? ther infests nor vegetables, where nothing is

Pasure. to be seen but hills of sand and heaps of bones;

there the camel travelsy, posting forward, fuiflenance? without requiring either drink or pasture,

and is often found fix or seven days without

any sustenance whatsoever. travelling 5. Its feet are formed for travelling upon

sand, and utterly unfit for moiit or marshy: animal ? places; the inhabitants, therefore, find a most

useful allistant in this animal, where no other Conveyance? could subfilt, and by its means, cross those

deferts with safety, which would be unpalla

ble by any other method of conveyance. Propagate ? 6. An animal, thus fermed for a fandy and

desert region, cannot be propagated in one', of a different nature.

Many vain efforts transported ? have been tried to propagate the camel in

Spain; they have been transported into A.

merica, but have multiplied in neither. changeable- 7. It is true, indeed, that they may be fels. brought into thefe countries, and may, per

haps, be found to produce there, but the care of keeping them is fo great, and the accidents.

to which they are exposed, from the change. drgonerate ? ableness of the climate, are fo many, that

they cannot answer the care of keeping. In a few years also, they are seen to degenerate ;

their strength and their patience forsake patience. them; and, instead of making the riches, they

become the burden of their keepers.

8. But it is very different in Arabia, and

tliofe countries where the camel is turned to traffic. useful purposes.

It iş there considered as a sacred animal, without whose help, the natives could neither subsift, traffic, nor travel ;

its milk makes a part of their nourishment ; clothe.

they feed upon its fleth, particularly when young ; they cloilie themselves with its hair, which it is seen to moult regularly once a

year, and if they fcar an invading exemy, moult ? their cap els serve them in flight, and in a

single day, they are known to travel above a hundred miles.


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