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19. This assemblage is called the caravan,. affemblage ? in which the numbers are sometimes known to amount to above ten thausand, and the Tumber 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 pafiura 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 fome. times twelve hundred; the dromedary from fix to seven. In these trading journies, they journies. travel but slowly, their stages are generally regulated, and they feldom go above thirty, regulated? or at moft, above five and thirty miles a-day.

21. Every evening, when they arrive at a verdurs? stage, which is usually some spot of verdure, where water and shrubs are in pienty, 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 coarseft weeds prefer. to the softest pasture: the thistle, the nettle, the cafia, and other prickly vegetables, are thifle. their favourite food; but their drivers takecare 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 ? same tract, they are faid to know their way precisely, and to pursue their paffage when baiting. their guides are utterly altray; when they come within a few miles of their bating-place, fagaciously?in the evening, they sagaciously scent it at a distance, and, increasing their speed, are often vivacity feen to trot, with vivacity, to their Itage. The

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this manner the creature proceeds contentedly: 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

Of the urine, fal-ammoniac is made; victuals. 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 a

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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Abroad. Came flying all abroad.' 15. For this reason, probably,the origin and mysterious ? course of the windsówhence they came and whillier they go,' were deemed mysterious. Hence, instead of investigating the cause, their pious minds, overwhelmed with ane, funk into undiscerning amazement!Under such impreffions, 'I cease to wonder that he who wrote that an- undifcerning. cient drama,the book of Job,puts amongst ite ·most difficule of his questions that which demands an explanation of the balancing of the clouds.'

16. But shall not we, who are happily free from the terrors of the Mofaic,as well as Pagan systems, and who enjoy the encouraging scheme. intellectualscheme of Christianity, which, never forgetting Deity, postpones every thing corporeal to the primary mental cauf-I say, thall corporeal? not we unite our efforts to fill up that dreary blank left in science by the ancients ?

Science 17. And as man, who is the servant and interpreter of nature, can act and underkand no patient. further than he has, either in operation or in contemplation, obferved of the method and order of nature, let us commence a pacient ob- ordinary ? fervation of the ordinary &extraordinary phenomena that occur in this scene of wonders, the atmosphere; and then collect those frag- scene. ments of knowledge, widely scattered through the world, on the same subject.

18. “Although much of ihenperations go- inquifitive ? ing forward in the atmosphere may havefone links that have hitherto escaped the most inquisitive eye, and others, though feen, may detach:d? not be fully understood, still we cught not to be discouraged. These detached links will one day be united, and form a part of the great chain. chain of natural causes, adding ftiil stronger proofs of that unity of design which pervades pe: dades? the great Temple of Nature.

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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