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choice, without any compulsion of his will. 475 Mother of human race

And Adam said, “ This is now bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman because she was taken out of man.” Adam has now a partner of his own kind, with whom he can freely converse upon the beauties of nature, and the bounty of Providence. He can communicate to her some of the knowledge with which he is endued. He can explain to her many things which appear to her most wonderful. He can describe the properties of plants and animals, also point out the uses which may be made of them. Above all, Adam can elevate the mind of his Eve to the Father of Nature, and speak of his wonderful power, goodness, and condescension. He can worship with her morning and evening, at the throne of grace, and offer up the sacrifices of thanksgiving to the love of God, from hearts,

as yet, unconscious of evil. 499

as Jupiter The son of Saturn and Cybele, who after having banished his father, divided the empire of the world with his brothers, keeping the govern

ment of the heavens and earth for himself. 500 On Juno smiles,

The wife of Jupiter, and queen of heaven. . 549 Betwixt these rocky pillars Gabriel sat,

One of the arch-angels and a guardian of the

church ; chief of the guardian angels of Paradise. 555 Thither came Uriel,

Uriel, the angel of the sun.

569 But in the mount that lies from Eden north,

The mount Niphates. 592 Beneath the Azores;

Islands in Africa, they are nine in number, discovered in the middle of the fifteenth century, by Joshua Vander Berg, a merchant of Flanders, who in a voyage to Lisbon, was by stress of weather driven to these Islands, which he found destítute of inhabitants, and called them the Flemish Islands. On his arrival at Lisbon he boasted of the discovery, on which the Portuguese set sail and took possession of them. They were called in general the Azores, from the great number of hawks and falcons found among them. These Işlands enjoy a elear sky, with a salubrious air, they are exposed to earthquakes, from which they have frequently suffered ; and also by inundations of surrounding waves. They are fertile in torn, wine, and a variety of fruits ; they also abound in cattle, fowls, &e. It is said that no poisonous or noxious animal breeds on the Azores,

and if carried there, will expire in a few hours. 592

whether the prime orb, The Sun is situated near the centre of the orbits of all the planets, and revolves on its axis in twenty-five days, fourteen hours, and four minutes. This revolution is determined from the motion of the spots on its surface, which first make their appearance on the eastern extremity, and then by degrees come forward towards the middle, and so pass on till they reach the western edge, and then disappear. When they have been absent

r nearly the same period of time which they

602

were visible, they appear again as at first, finishing their entire circuit in twenty-seven days, twelve hours, and twenty minutes.

all but the wakeful nightingale ;
Poor melancholy bird, that all night long

Tell's to the moon thy tale of tender woe,
From what sad cause can such sweet sorrow

flow,
And whence this mournful melody of song ?

Thy poet's musing fancy would translate
What mean the sounds that swell thy little

breast,
When still at dewy eve thou leav'st thy nest,
Thus to the list’ning night to sing thy fate.

Pale sorrow's victims wert thou once among,

Though now releas'd in woodland wilds to

rove ?

605

Say, hast thou felt from friends some cruel

?
Or died’st thou martyr of disastrous love?
Ah, songstress sad! that such my lot might be,
To sigh and sing at liberty, like thee!

C. SMITH.
Hesperus that led
Venus, the brightest of all the planets, is a
constant attendant on the sun, from whom she
never removes about forty-eight degrees, and
consequently is never seen at midnighty nor in
opposition to that luminary, being visible only for
three or four hours in the morning or evening,
according as she is before or after the sun ; when
she rises before him in the morning, she is called
Phosphorus, or Lucifer, or the morning star;
when she sets after him in the evening, she is
denominated Hesperus or Vesperus, or the even-
ing star.

Friend to mankind, she glitters from afar,
Now the bright evening, now the morning star.

BAKER. 625 And at our present labour,

And the Lord God took the man, and put him

into the garden of God. Gen. ii. 15. 642

pleasant the sun, Methinks I discern a thousand admirable properties in the sun. 'Tis the best material of the Creator There is more of God in its lustre, energy, and usefulness, than in any other visible being. To worship it as a deity was the least inexcusable of all the heathen idolatries. One scarce can wonder that fallen reason should mis

take so fair a copy for the adorable original. 671 Their stellar virtue

Their starry virtue. 682 Celestial voices to the midnight air

What a pleasing care is awakened by such a reflection! How venerably it renders my retired walks ! I am struck with reverence, as under the roof of some sacred edifice, or in the presencechamber of some mighty monarch. Oh! may I never bring any pride of imagination nor indulge the least dissolute affection where such refined and exalted intelligencies exercise their watch! 'Tis possible that I am surrounded with such a cloud of witnesses ; but it is certain that God, the infinite eternal God, is now and ever with me: The great Jehovah, before whom all the angelic armies bow their heads and veil their faces, surrounds me, supports me, pervades me. In him I live, move, and have my being. HERVEY'S

Contemplation. 707 Pan or Sylvanus

Rural gods of the woods, and shepherds. 708 Nor Faunus haunted,

Certain deities of the country, represented as having the legs, feet, and ears of goats, and the rest of the body human. They were called satyres

by the Greeks. 7:14 More lovely than Pandora,

Jupiter to punish the impiety and artifice of Promotheus, requested Vulcan to make him a woman of clay as a wife ; when the artist had formed her, and she received life, all the gods vied in making her presents. Venus gave her beauty, the Graces the power of captivating; Apollo taught her to sing, Mercury instructed her in eloquence, and Minerva gave her the most rich and splendid ornaments; she was called Pandora, which intimates that she was possessed of every necessary gift. Jupiter gave her a beautiful box, which she was to present to the man that married her; Mercury conducted her to Promotheus, who was conscious of the intended deceit and refused her; his brother, Epimetheus, was not possessed of such prudence and sagacity but married Pandora, and on opening the box presented, there issued from it a multitude of

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