treat from so unequal an encounter ; and Emergency? even the peacock, which before never could live in friendship with him, on this emergency took the part of oppressed innocence, and was, if not a true bottomed friend, at least a: favourable judge on the stork's fide.

8. Upon this, a strict look out was kept traitorous? against such traitorous incursions of the enemy,

and a stop put to more bloodshed ;. till. at last about the beginning of a third spring, incurfionis ? near twenty storks suddenly alighted in the court with the utmost fury, and before the stork's faithful life guards could form them. selves or any of the people come to his affift- purebafe. ance, they had deprived him of life, though by exerting his usual gallantry., they paid dear for the purchase.

9. The malevolence of these strangers against this malevolence innocent creature could proceed from no other motive than the shot

fired by Count Vi&or from the Col. lege, and which they doubtless fufpected was infligation ? done by the inftigation of the tame stork.




HERE is not, (fays a sensible writ- Connection,

er" a fon or daughter of Adam, who has not some concern in the knowledge of Geography.” It is necessary to your understanding the connection which this globe has with the other planetary fystem, and with planetary? all the worderful works of God.

It is indispensible to your comprehending history, or having proper ideas of the events and transactions it relates, as well as to divest our mind of little,narrow prejudices, diveft? by giving you a view of the customs, manners, ceremonies, and institutions of all the different nations over the world.

Chronokay? 3. A celebrated writer has called geogra

phy and chronology, the two eyes of hiltory. The first informs you where events happened;

and the latter at what particular pericd. I shao: ? it were not for these helps, your reading

would be a confused chaos, without order,

light, or perfpicuity. compendious ? 4. Morse is one of the best authors in geog.

raphy, and for chronology, the tables of Dr. Priestly (a name which I would only mention

where science and not religion is concerned) flagrant ? are fo compendious and comprehensive, as to

afford you on a fingle glance, confiderable

information. There is no species of knowlw ward. edge, that is so easily attained, as that of

geography ; nor any of which the want is

more flagrant and awkward. Latitude ? 5.I lately blushed for a young lady, who was

asked, in company the latitude and situation

of a particular place, which happened to be happened, mentioned in the public papers of the day.

6. She was drcised in the highest tafte. The carnations ? roses and carnations vied in her countenance.

She piques herself on her smartness and vivied? vacity ; but in this instance could make no

reply. Her embarrassment betrayed her ignor. piques ? ance, and politeness relieved it by a change of


7. How much higher would her character

have food in the estimation of all sensiblemen, Nairs. if she had come down stairs, dressed in an ele

egant plainnels; and instead of standing fe long before her glass, had devoted fome little Share of her time to this species of improve. ment.

8. Not that I have any objection to a blusa crimfon. on a wonian's cheek. I think the crimson

tint (Anamental ; but I would have yours to be the blush of delicacy and referue, not of iga norance, Shynes, or ill-breeding,


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The Elephant.


'HE elephant is the largest and most Elephant.

magnificent animal wat at present treads the earth. Its height is no less than magn ficent ? from seven to fifteen feet. Whatever care we take to imagine a large aniraal before- height. hand, yet the firit fight of this huge creature never fails to Itrike us with altonithment. fails.

2 The eleplant is a native of Africa and Afia, being found neither in Europe nor America. In Africa he still retains his natural liberty. They are found in great num- Senegal. bers beyond the river Senegal, and to down to the Cape of good-hope, as well as in the heart of the country.

In this extensive region they appear to be more numerous than region. in any other part of the world. They cannot live far from water and they always disturb it before they drink.

3. In proportion to the fize of the elephant, his eyes are very small; but they are lively, brilliant ? brilliant, and capable of a pathetic expression of fentiment. He turns them flowly, and with mildness, towards his matter. When he pathetic ? fpeaks, the animal regards him with an eye of friend hip and attention. He seems to reflect with deliberation, and never deter- precipilation ? mines until he has examined, without pallion or precipitation, the orders which he is defired to obey

4. His ears are very large, and much longer even in proportion to his body, than those of the ais. They lie flat on the head, and pendulous ? are commonly pendulous; but he can raise and move them with such facility, that he uses them as a fan to cool himself, and to defend his eyes from dust and insects. His ear is remarkably fine; for he delights in the found


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