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up out of ashes, and life out of the dust. A little while shalt thou lie in the ground, as the seed lies in the bosom of the earth: but thou shalt be raised again : and thou shalt never die any more.

Who is he that comes, to burst open the prison doors of the tomb: to bid the dead awake ; and to gather his redeemed from the four winds of heaven ?. He descends on a fiery cloud ; the sound of a trumpet goes before him; thousands of angels are on his right hand. It is Jesus, the Son of God; the Saviour of men ; the friend of the good. He comes in the glory of his Father; he has received power from on high.

Mourn not, therefore, child of immortality! for the spoiler, the cruel spoiler, that laid waste the works of God, is subdued. Jesus has conquered death :-child of immortality! mourn no longer.


The Horse. Of all quadrupeds, the horse appears to be the most beautiful. His fine size, the glossy smoothness of his skin, the graceful ease of his motions, and the exact symmetry of his shape, entitle him to this distinction.

To have an idea of this noble animal in his native simplicity, we are not to look for him in the pastures, or the stables, to which he has been consigned by man; but in those


wild and extensive plains, where he was originally produced, - where he ranges without control, and riots in all the varieties of luxurious nature. In this state of happy independence, he disdains the assistance of man, which tends only to his servitude. In those boundless tracts, whether of Africa or New Spain, where he runs at liberty, he seems no way incommoded with the inconveniences to which he is subject in Europe. The conti. nual verdure of the fields supplies his wants ; and the climate, that never knows a winter, suits his cons'itution, which naturally seems adapted to heat.

In those countries, the horses are often seen feeding in droves of five or six hundred. As they do not carry on war against any other race of animals, they are satisfied to remain entirely upon the defensive. They have always one among their number that stands as senti. nel, to give notice of any approaching dan. ger ; and this office they take by turns. If a man approaches them while they are feeding by day, their sentinel walks

up boldly towards him, as if to examine his strength, or to intimidate him from proceeding; but as the man approaches within pistol-shot, the sentinel then thinks it high time to alarm his fellows. This he does by a loud kind of snorting ; npon which they all take the signal, and fly off with the speed of the wind; their faithful sentinel bringing up

the rear.

But of all countries in the world, where the horse runs wild, Arabia produces the most beautiful breed, the most generous, swift and persevering. They are found, though not in great numbers, in the deserts of that country ; and the natives use every stratagem to take them.

The usual manner in which the Arabians try the swiftness of these animals, is by hunt. ing the Ostrich. The horse is the only ani. mal whose speed is comparable to that of this creature, which is found in the sandy plains, that abound in those countries. The instant the ostrich perceives itself aimed at, it makes to the mountains, while the horseman pursues with all the swiftness possible, and endeavours to cut off its retreat. The chase then conti. nues along the plain, while the ostrich makes use of boih legs and wings to assist its motion, A horse of the first speed is able to outrun it : so that the poor animal is then obliged to have recourse to art to elude the hunter, by fre. quently turning. At length, finding all escape hopeless, it hides its head wherever it can, and lamely suffers itself to be taken. If the horse, in a trial of this kind, shews great speed, and is not readily tired, his character is fixed, and he is held in high estima. tion.

The horses of the Arabians form the princi, pal riches of many of their tribes, who use

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them both in the chase, and in their expedi. tions for plunder. They never carry heavy burdens, and are seldom employed on long journeys. They are so tractable and familiar, that they will run from the fields to the call of their masters. The Arab, his wife, and chil. dren, often lie in the same tent with the inare and foal ; which, instead of injuring them, suffer the children to rest on their bodies and necks, and seem afraid even to move lest they should hurt them. They never beat or correct their horses, but treat them with kind. ness,

and even affection. The following anecdote of the compassion and attachment shown by a poor Arabian to one of these animals, will be interesting to every reader. --The whole property of this Arab consisted of 'a very fine beautiful mare. This animal, the French consul at Said offered to purchase, with an inten. tion to send her to the king, Louis the Fourteenth. The Arab, pressed by want, hesitated a long time, but at length consented, on condition of receiving a very considerable sum of money, which he named. The consul wro!e to France for permission to close the bargain ; and having obtained it, sent the information to the Arab. The man, so poor as to possess only a few rags to cover his body, arrived with his magnificent courser, He dismounted, but appeared to be greatly agitated by contending emotions. Looking first at the gold,

and then at his mare, he heaved a deep sigla, and exlajmed: " To whom is it I am going to surrender thee? To Europeans ? who will tie thee close; who will beat thee; who will render thee miserable! Return with me, my beauty, my jewel, and rejoice the hearts of my children!" As he pronounced the last words, he sprung upon her back; and, in a few momen's, was out of sight,


The Ass. Why have we so much contempt for this animal, who is so good, so parient, so steady, and su useful? We below education on the horse, take care of him, instruct him, and exticise bim; while the ass is abandoned to the Cale of the lowest seivant, or exposed to the tricks of children į so that, instead of improviny, he must lose, by his education; and if there were not in him a fund of good qualities, he would certainly greatly degenerate by the manner in which he is treated.

He is naturally as humble, patient, and quiet, as the horse is proud, ardent, and impetuous : he suffers chastisement and blows with constancy and courage; he is moderate both as to the quantity and quality of his food; he is contented with the hardest and most disagreeable herbs, which the horse and other animals will leave with disdain; but he is very delicate with respect


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