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There shall we see the fierce white bear?,
The sleepy seals2 aground,
Sail with a dreary sound.
That the hairy mammoth 4 hide,
The mighty creature died.
Through the still heaven's deep blue,
Of the dread sea-horse 5. to view.
Where wolves and black bears prowl;
To rouse the northern fowl.
| The Polar bear is all white, ex- deposited in the museum of St. Pecept the tip of the nose and the claws, tersburgh. The tusks were nine feet which are jet black. It is found long, and the head, without the tusks, chiefly on the shores of Spitzbergen, weighed 400 pounds. Greenland, and Hudson's Bay: In 5 The Narwhal or Sea Unicorn, or summer, it lodges in dens, which are the Morse or Walrus, is, in all likeformed in the vast masses of ice; and lihood, the animal here referred to. in winter, it buries itself beneath the They are both found in the Polar snow, or some fixed piece of ice, where seas. The narwhal is armed with a it remains in a torpid state until the formidable horn, which projects direturn of the sun calls it forth. rectly forward from the upper jaw, in
2 Seals exist in vast numbers in a straight line with the body. It is the seas around Spitzbergen, and on generally from twenty to thirty feet the coasts of Newfoundland and La- in length, and is sometimes found to brador. They are hunted for their have two of these horns. It is taken oil and skins.
by means of harpoons; and its flesh 3 The whale fishery of Davis's is eaten by the Greenlanders. Straits, Baffin's Bay, &c., is the most The walrus, an animal of the seal important in the world.
kind, is found in immense herds, and The Mammoth was an immense often measures eighteen or twenty quadruped of the elephant kind. Its feet in length. When attacked it is bones are found fossil ; and large dangerous, not only from its great herds of them are supposed to have strength, but from the formidable existed, from the number of bones tusks with which it is furnished. which have been discovered in Europe, These tusks are inclined downwards Asia, and America. In the north of with a gentle curve, and are someRussia a whole carcase was found times two feet in length. They propreserved in the ice, in 1799; and a duce the finest and most valuable few years later, the skeleton was ivory.
And there in wastes of the silent sky,
With silent earth below,
The lonely eagle go.
By inland streams to see,
Sits there all silently.
Its cold and ice-bound main;
Well do I love those various harmonies
of the ills of human life;
Uttereth her sweet and mellow plaint at times,
i Kalmia, a genus of beautiful N. consists of fish, reptiles, water-rats, American plants, with evergreen shrews, &c. It is in general, a solileaves and white or pink flowers. It tary bird, and frequents the banks of obtained its name from Kalm, a tra- lakes, rivers, and marshes. The veller in N. America.
common herons are gregarious during 2 Dogwood, a genus of plants, found the breeding season. When falconry in the temperate regions of Europe, was one of the principal sports in Asia, and America.
England, a penalty of twenty shillings 3 The heron has a long, sharp- was inflicted on those who destroyed pointed bill, a long neck, and a capa- the eggs of the heron. cious stomach, The food of the heron
Most awful is thy deep and heavy boom,
J. MʻLellan (an American poet).
In-dig/-nant, angry dignus. har-mo-ny, agreement harmonia. coun'-sel, advice
consilium. prog'-e-ny, offspring gigno. re-sent-ment, anger; a
ce-lest'-ial, heavenly ccelum. deep sense of injury sentio. chord, the string of a muab-horred', detested; bit
chorda, terly hated
horreo. com-mand', rule over mando. tram'-ple, to tread under
trampa. Boadicea was the Queen of the Iceni, a tribe of Britons inhabiting Norfolk and Suffolk. At this time, Suetonius, a general of great energy and skill, commanded the Roman forces in Britain. During his absence in the Isle of Anglesey, the Roman procurator, Catus, ordered Boadicea to be scourged; her daughters, also, were ignominiously treated. The Iceni flew to arms; and having been joined by the Trinobantes, they attacked and destroyed Colchester, and defeated a Roman legion which was coming to the relief of the colony. They afterwards marched to London and St. Alban’s, and put to death all they found, without distinction of age or sex. No fewer than 70,000 Romans and their confederates are said to have fallen in the course of a few days. Suetonius, having received reinforcements, chose an advan
tageous position, and waited the battle. The Britons, who were commanded by Boadicea and her two daughters, were totally defeated (A. D. 61). The loss of the Britons has been estimated at 80,000 men. Boadicea killed herself by taking poison.
When the British warrior queen,
Bleeding from the Roman rods,
Counsel of her country's gods,
Sat the Druid, hoary chief';
Full of rage, and full of grief.
Weep upon thy matchless wrongs,
All the terrors of our tongues.
In the blood that she has spilt;
Deep in ruin as in guilt.
Tramples on a thousand states;
Hark! the Gaul is at her gates !2
Heedless of a soldier's name;
Harmony the path to fame.
From the forest of our land 3,
Shall a wider world command.
Thy posterity shall sway;
None invincible as they.", | “ The Druids were the priests of sigoths, under Alaric their king. the ancient Britons and Gauis." “Goth,” would read here better than
2 Rome was taken and given up to “ Gaul.” plunder, in the year 410, by the Vi- 3 The ships of England.