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myself from the sand which was heaped around and over 22 me.
In this, after a time, I succeeded; and in restoring to animation the poor child: choked and blinded, 23 yet, (wonderful indeed,) not dead. I then looked around
for Hadad and the woman, but they were no where to be 24 seen.
I shouted aloud, but there was no answer. The 25 sand had now fallen; the wind had died away; and no
sound met my ear, but the distant rumbling of the retreating storm.
And now it came to pass in the days, when the judges 1 ruled, that there was a famine in the land ; and a certain man of Bethlehem-Judah went to sojourn in the country of
Moab: he, and his wife and her two sons. And the name 2 of the man was Elimelech; and the name of his wife,
Naomi; and the name of his two sons, Mahlon and Chi3 lion: Ephrathites of Bethlehem-Judah. And they came
into the country of Moab, and continued there. 4 And Elimelech, Naomi's husband died; and she was
left, and her two sons. And they took them wives of the 5 women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah, and the
name of the other was Ruth; and they dwelled there about
ten years. And Mahlon and Chilion died also: both of 6 them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.
Then she arose, with her daughters-in-law, that she 7 might return from the country of Moab; for she had heard
in the country of Moab, how that the Lord had visited his
people in giving them bread. Wherefore she went forth 8 out of the place where she was, and her two daughters-in
law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the
land of Judah. And Naomi said unto her two daughters9 in-law, Go: return each to her mother's house : the Lord
deal kindly with you as ye have dealt with the dead and 10 with me. The Lord grant you that ye may find rest, each of 11 you, in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them;
and they lifted up their voice and wept. And they said 12 unto her, Surely, we will return with thee unto thy peo13 ple? And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters, why 14 will ye go with me? Are there yet any more sons in my
womb, that they may be your husbands? Turn again, my 15 daughters; go your way; for I am too old to have an
husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should have 16 an husband to-night, and should also bear sons, would yo
tarry for them till they were grown? would ye stay for
them from having husbands? "Nay, my daughters; for it 17 grieveth me much, for your sake, that the hand of the Lord 18 is gone out against me. And they lifted up their voice
and wept again ; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law; but
Ruth clave unto her. And she said, Behold : thy sister-in19 law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods : re
turn thou after thy sister-in-law. And Ruth said, Entreat 20 me not to leave thee, or return from following after thee,
for whither thou goest, I will go ; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people; and thy God,
my God. Where thou diest, will I die; and there will 1 21 be buried : the Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught
but death part thee and me. 22
When she saw that she was steadfastly minded to go 23 with her, then she left speaking unto her. So they two
went, until they came to Bethlehem-Judah.
A POLITICAL JUPITER USURPING THE POWERS OF
THE WHOLE PANTHEON.
Sir, according to the system of the mythology of the Greeks and Romans, the different portions of the universe, 1 and the various departments of human affairs, were assign
ed to different divinities : each acting in his appropriate sphere, and upon his separate responsibility to the decrees of fate; which constituted the fundamental law of the system.
Jupiter reigned in Olympus; Neptune, over the Ocean; 2 Pluto, in the regions below; Apollo presided over the arts;
Mars, over the affairs of war; and Minerva, over those of council.
But, sir, the Jupiter of this new system of political idolatry, not satisfied with holding the exclusive dominion of Olympus, darts from his empyrean height, like a baleful comet dashing wildly through the heavenly spheres, in
vades the provinces, and usurps the powers of all the 3 other gods; snatches from Apollo, his arrows; from Nep
tune, his trident; from Mars, his lance; from Minerva, her impenetrable ægis; from Pluto, his consuming fires; from the Furies, their scourge; and from the Fates, their shears; and thus, holding in his hands the issues of life and death, and, brandishing the armor of the whole pantheon, he proudly challenges, (what none dare refuse,)
the passive obedience and trembling homage of all the minor divinities:
Shakes his ambrosial curls, and gives the nod:
WE SHOULD GLORY IN A CRUCIFIED REDEEMER.
Jesus! and shall it ever be,
Ashamed of thee, whom angels praise !
Whose glories shine through endless days!
He sheds the beams of light divine
O'er this benighted soul of mine.
"T is midnight with my soul, till He,
Bright morning star, bid darkness flee. 6 Ashamed of Jesus ! that dear friend,
On whom my hopes of heaven depend! 7 No! when I blush, be this my shame,
That I no more revere his name. 8 Ashamed of Jesus! Yes I may,
When I've no guilt to wash away:
No tear to wipe : no good to crave :
'Till then, (nor is my boasting vain,)
That Christ is not ashamed of me!
SEC. XCVIII. THE CONSEQUENCES OF ENGLISH FRIENDSHIP,
GENEROSITY, AND KINDNESS IN INDIA. Had a stranger at this time gone into the province of Oude, ignorant of what had happened since the death of Sujah Dowla ; (that man, who, with a savage heart, had still great lines of character; and who, with all his ferocity it war, had still, with a cultivating hand, preserved to
his country the riches which it derived from benignant skies and a prolific soil ;) if this stranger, ignorant of all that had happened in the short interval, and observing the wide and general devastation, and all the horrors of the scene, of plains unclothed and brown, of vegetables burnt up and extinguished, of villages depopulated and in ruins,
of temples unroofed and perishing, of reservoirs broken 1 down and dry; he would naturally inquire, what war has
thus laid waste the fertile fields of this once beautiful and opulent country? What civil dissensions have happened, thus to tear asunder and separate the happy societies that once possessed those villages? what dissipated succession, what religious rage, has, with unholy violence, demolished those temples, and disturbed fervent but unobtruding piety in the exercise of its duties? what merciless enemy has thus spread the horrors of fire and sword? what severe visitation of Providence has dried up the fountain, and taken from the face of the earth every vestige of verdure? or rather, what monsters have stalked over the country, tainting and poisoning, with pestiferous breath,
what the voracious appetite could not devour ? 2 To such questions, what must be the answer? No wars
have ravaged these lands and depopulated these villages; no civil discords have been felt; no disputed succession;
no religious rage; no merciless enemy; no affliction of 3 Providence, which, while it scourged for the moment, cut
off the sources of resuscitation ; no voracious and poisoning monsters ; no; all this has been accomplished by the friendship, generosity, and kindness of the English nation: they have embraced us with their protecting arms, and 4 lo! these are the fruits of their alliance. What! Then
shall we be told, that under such circumstances, the exasperated feelings of a whole people, thus goaded and spurred on to clamor and resistance, were excited by the poor and feeble influence of the Begums ! when we hear the description of the paroxysm, fever and delirium, into which
despair had thrown the natives; when on the banks of the 5 polluted Ganges, panting for death, they tore more widely
open the lips of their gaping wounds, to accelerate their dissolution, and, while their blood was issuing, presented their ghastly eyes to heaven, breathing their last and fervent prayer, that the dry earth might not be suffered to drink their blood, but that it might rise up to the throne of God, and rouse the eternal Providence to avenge the
wrongs of their country! Will it be said that this was 6 brought about by the incantations of these Begums in their
Zenana ? or that they could inspire this enthusiasm and this despair into the breasts of a people who felt no grieve
ance, and had suffered no torture ? 7 What motive, then, could have such influence in their 8 bosoms? What motive! That which nature, the common
parent, plants in the bosom of man; and which, though it may be less active in the Indian than in the Englishman, is still congenial with and makes part of his being: that feeling, which tells him, that man was never made to be the property of man, but that when through pride and insolence of power, one human creature dares to tyrannize over
another, it is a power usurped; and resistance is a duty: 9 that feeling, which tells him that all power is delegated for
the good, not for the injury of the people ; and that when it is converted from the original purpose, the compact is broken ; and the right is to be resumed: that principle, which tells him, that resistance to power usurped is not merely a duty which he owes to himself and to his neighbor, but a duty which he owes to his God, in asserting and maintaining the rank which he gave him in the creation ; to that common God, who, where he gives the form of man, whatever may be the complexion, gives also the feelings and the rights of man: that principle, which neither the rudeness of ignorance can stifle, nor the enervation of refinement extinguish: that principle, which makes it base for a man to suffer when he ought to act; which tending to preserve to the species the original designations of Providence, spurns at the arrogant distinctions of man, and vindicates the independence of his race. Sheridan.
This piece contains fine specimens of several species of sentences: of the semi-interrogative in sentence first ; of the double compact declarative in sentence third ; of the compound compact definite interrogative exclamatory, first form, in sentence fifth ; and of fragmentary imperfect loose declarative in sen
“ It was that which, &c."
Diogenes, being asked, the biting of what beast was the most dangerous, answered thus: If
you mean wild beasts, it is the slanderer's : if tame ones, the flatterer's.”
Antimachus, the poet, reading his verses, was deserted by all his hearers, except Plato; to whom he said, I shall proceed nevertheless : Plato is himself an audience.
When Lord Carlisle, Mr. Eden, and Gov. Johnstone, I came to this country in the year 1778, as com:nissioners
to accommodate the differences between Great Britain and