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9. Thus by means of the camel, an Ara. Pursuit. bian finds safety in his deserts; all the armies upon earth might be lost in the pursuit of a refuge? flying squadron of this country, mounted upon their camels, and taking refuge in foli. interposes ? tudes, where nothing interpoies to stop their fight, or to force them to await the invader.

10. Nothing can be more dreary than the drcary? aspect of the e sandy plains, that seem entirely forsaken of life and vegetation : wherever the eye turns, nothing is presented but a sterile effect? and duity soil, iometimes torn up by the. winds, and moving in great waves along, which, when viewed from an eminence, re- ftride ? sembles lets the earth than the ocean.

11. Here and there a few shrubs appear: that only teach us to wish for the grove, that grove?! reminds us of the thade in these lultry climates, without affording its refreshment ;: the return of morning, which, in other places, sultry? carries an idea of cheerfulnels,here lei ves only to enlighten the endless and dreary: waite, forlorn? and to present the traveller with an unfinish. ed prospect of his forlorn. lituation ; yet, in. this chalin of narure by the help of the camel, chafm? the Arabian finds safety and subsistence.

12. Thus these deserts, which present the stranger with nothing but objects of danger sterility? and iterility, afford the inhabitant protection, faod and liberty, The Arabian lives inde. pendent and tranquil in the midit of his fol- tranquil? itades; and instead of considering the vast iolitudes spread around him as a reltraint upon: his happiness, he is, by experience, taught to ramparts ? regard them as the ramparts of his freedoin.

13. The camel is eally instructed in the methods of taking up and supporting his burn den ; their legs, a few days after they are pro- weighs. duced, are bent under their belly ; they are in this manner loaded, and taught to rise ; their burden is every day thus increased, by

Adequate? insensible degrees, till the animal is capable of

supporting a weight adequate to its force. paticnt. 14. The same care is taken in making them

patient of hunger and thirit : while other ani. thirfi. mals receive their food at stated times, the

camel is restrained for days together, and these Juftaining?

intervals of famine are increased in proportion as the animal seems capable of sustaining

them. ftomach. 15. By this method of education, they

live five or fix days without food or water; and their stomach is for med most admirably by nature, to fit them for long abstinence :

besides the four flomachs, which all animals abflinence? have, that chew the cud, ( and the camel is

of the number ) it has a . fth stomach, which serves as a reservoir, to hold a greater quantity of water than the animal has an immedia

ate occasion for. reservoir ?

16. It is of a sufficient capacity to contain

a large quantity of wa er, where the fluid recapacity. mains without corrupting, or without being

adulterated by the other aliments : when the refource? camel finds itielf prefied with thirl, it has

here an easy resource for quenching it ; it adulterated? throws up a quantity of this water by a fim

ple contraction of the muscles, into the other aliments ? stomachs, and this ferves to macerate its dry

and simple fod. macerate ?

17. In this manner, as it drinks but fel. dom, it takes in a large quantity at a time

; travellers. and travellers, when straitened for water,

have been often known to kill their camels for that which they expected to find within

them. Araitened? 18. In Turkey, Perfia, Arabia, Barbary

and Egypt, their whole commerce is carried carriage. on by means of camels, and no carriage is

more fpeedy, and none less expensive in these

countries. Merchants and travellers unite Speedy. themselves into a body, furnilhed with cam

els,

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, alfemblage ? in which the numbers are sometimes known to amount to above ten thaufand, and the u1umber 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 fenfis ble of it himself, that when his burden is too pafture 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 seldom go above thirty, regulated ? or at molts 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 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 ? fame tract, they are said to know their way precisely, and to pursue their paffage when baiting. their guides are utterly astray; when they come within a few miles of their bating-place, sagaciously? in the evening, they fagaciously 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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Maxims? the wisdom of the young is manifested by

their attention to the maxims of the wise. concur? 4. A thousand circumstances concur to lead:

you wrong; and it is hard to stand when all

the paffions move, but it may be done." Hab. tead. itual confideration before you, aét; and a con

ftant thought of death and eternity, are the

best preservatives from error, and the best babitual. means to attain happiness in this life: Without

thef?, your lile wil be fully, and your end dee.

struction: With these you may expect glory felicily? and felicity in both worlds.

s. The third class are in that period of life:

which may be called man's meridian, or meridian? strength of body, tho perhaps not of mind;

and we are hereby taught an early attention to taugbt.

health, and all the means for acquiring and

preler ving that vigor of constitution fo eífenclential ?

tial to our welfare and usefulness. For want of this attention, thousands and tens of thout...

ands are miserable and useiets beings. exert ?

9. The fourth class are in that period in

which the mind can exert its full vigor ; but preceding? unless a man has improved the preceding pe.

riods, le is not likely ever to acquire the appelappellation lation of a wise man. Wisdom is a treasure two

precious to be acquired by chance, or the idle precious ?

glance of a thought we mutt"dig for it as for Lilver and search for it as for hidden treasure."

7. The fifth class are looking out for riches, competent?

and if they find them not in this meridian, the evening of life gradually closes an unsuccess. Lul search. As money is a defence," and a.

competent portion of the world, is neceifary to Araight personal independence, & independence etien.

cial to dignity and happiness, it is good to be
laboured forand laughtafter; but in the straight
line only of truth and justice, lett the curse of
Heaven cleave to what is ill-goiten, and there-
fore bring poverty and a curse with it.
$. The fixth class now," good or never,

Threcen

Three-score years and ten, are called :he age Optics ? of man and they who live three-score years unchristianized, are not likely, with their dim optics and the faint rays of life's letting fun, to discern the “ narrow way which leadeth difcern. unto life eternal.” If, as dives tells us, man is naturally more inclined to evil than to good, what moral chance, what human probability, that he will choose “the ways of choose. wisdom,” when confirmed in error by the strong cords of fixty years habit.

9. And therefore, the moralist, may preach moralit? in the church yard to dead Cæsars, with nearly the same prospect of succeis, as to the fix- Cæfars, ty year old sinners. And this may apply to every dark character. Was it ever known that peevisb? a itingy wretch, when-old became liberal ? or the peevith and paflionate ever acquired the serenity? habit of sweet serenity; or the rude churl,politeness; or the disagreeable became amiable? churl?

10. It is not in nature to form such changes, at such a period. He only, who first made mould. man of the dut, can new mould him at fixty. Therefore, in the spring of life, plant every cultivate ? viriué, cultivate every principle which adorns and sweetens-life, theu shall precious fruits precious. cluster in glorions profufion round thy happy days, whilst heavenly hope gilds thy calm profufion? evening, with beams of bliss.

Neighbor Winrow's advice to Haymakers upon

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HEN we sweat most, we thirst Swent.

most, and drink most abundantly thirsi, You will all pronounce that liquor belt, liquor. which makes you most strong and healthy. 2. Then do not driok Flip

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