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71 Where Tigris

The Tigris rises in the mountains of Armenia, and, passing by many cities and towns, falls into the Persian Gulf; it joins the Euphrates near

Irak Arabi. 77 From Eden over Pontus,

Pontus Euxinus, a celebrated sea, situate at the west of Colchis, between Asia and Europe,

now called the Black Sea. 78

and the pool, Mootis,

A large lake or part of the sea, between Europe and Asia, to which it communicates by the Cimmerian Bosporus ; now called the Sea of Asoph. It extends about three hundred and ninety miles from south west to north east, and is

about six hundred miles in circumference. 78 The river Ob;

Ob, or Oby, a river of the Russian empire, in Asia, which rises in the desart of Ischimska, passes by Kolivan, and, running N., joins the Irtysh,

near Tobolski; it falls into the Frozen Ocean. 80 West from Orontes

A river in Syria, rising in Colosyria, and falling, after a troublesome course, into the Mediterranean, about eighteen miles below

Antioch. 81 At Darien

An isthmus, or narrow country, which joins N. and S. America ; having the Atlantic on the N E., and the Pacific on the SW.: it extends about three hundred and sixty miles in length, and from forty-eight to one hundred and thirty-five in

breath. It is generally considered as a province of Terra Firma, though it seems a part of North America; and is of great importance to the Spaniards, as the wealth of Peru is brought annually to Panama and Porto Bello, and thence exported to Europe. Here are many high mountains, and the low grounds are frequently overflowed with the heavy rains. The natives build their houses with hurdles, plaistered over with earth, and have plantations along the banks of the rivers. The girls pick and spin cotton, and the women weave it: the men fabricate very neat baskets with canes, reeds or palmetto leaves, dyed

of several colours. 82 Ganges

The river Ganges is not only the principal river of Hindoostan, but one of the noblest in the world. It issues from Kentaisse, one of the vast mountains of Thibet; and, after a course of seven hundred and fifty miles, through mountainous regions little known, 'enters Hindoostan at the defile of Hupele, which the Hindoos hold in religious veneration, believing that its waters have a virtue which will purify them from every moral transgression. It flows through delightful plains, with a smooth navigable stream, from one to three miles wide, during the remainder of its course, which is about one thousand three hundred and fifty miles to the Bay of Bengal, into which it falls by two large, and a multitude of smaller, channels, that form and intersect a large triangular island, the base of which, at the sea, is nearly two hundred miles in extent. The whole navigable course of this river, from its entrance into the plains of Hindoostan to the sea, and which, with its windings, extends above thirteen hundred miles, is now possessed by the British,

their allies and tributaries. 82 And Indus

A great river of Hindoostan, called by the natives Sinde, or Sindeh. It enters the western ocean by several mouths, N. W. of the Gulph of Cutch. It is a fine deep and navigable river, for vessels of any burden; the different branches are also most of them navigable to a great extent ; its mouth, however, is so choaked up with sand,

that no ship can enter it. 86.

and found
The serpent subtlest beast of all the field

Now the serpent was more subtle than any

beast of the field. Gen. ii. 1. 155 Subjected to his service Angel wings,

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Heb. i. 14. With delight do they minister to those whom he hath appointed heirs of salvation, nor do they neglect the youngest or meanest. Let us thankfully acknowledge the great Redeemer's goodness and care, in every kind office we receive from them. And as our obligations to him are infinitely superior to theirs, let us emulatetheir fidelity, vigour and zeal, in the steadiness of our obedience ; till we join them in services like their own, in that world where they dwell, and to which, if we approve ourselves his faithful ser

vants, he will ere long give them a charge safely
to convey us.

Turn to the world that may be thine,
Where love and peace for ever join !
Look up!-behold that mystic sign-

Make it thine own!
Then shall the storms that rend thy breast,
Be hush'd to everlasting rest,
And thou received a welcome guest

Beneath his throne ! Mrs. ROLLS. 364 Seek not temptation then, which to avoid

Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation. Matt. xxiv. 41. How happy is it for us that the blessed Jesus knows our frame, and has learnt, by what he himself suffered in our frail nature, to make the most compassionate allowance for its various infirmities ! Let us learn to imitate this his gentle and gracious conduct, even in an hour of such distress. Let us bear with, and pity each other, not aggravating every neglect of our friends into a crime, but rather speaking of their faults in the mildest terms, and making the

most candid excuses for what we cannot defend. 386

and like a wood-nymph light, Oread or Dryad,

Oreads, nymphs of the mountains, they attended · Diana in hunting. Dryads, nymphs that presided over the woods.

Ye deities ! who fields and plains protect,
Who rule the seasons, and the year direct,
Ye Fauns, propitious to the rural swains,
Ye nymphs that haunt the mountains and the

plains,

Join in my work, and to my numbers bring
Your needful succour, for your gifts I sing.

VIRGIL. 387

or of Delia's train Diana is so called from Delos, the chief island of the Cyclades, in the Archipelago, where she was born ; she is the daughter of Jupiter and Latona. The Oreads and Dryads were her attendants, she is fabled as the moon, and Delia's train represents the other planets, that is, the nymphs feigned to attend Diana. She is likewise

the goddess of hunting. 393 To Pales

The goddess of sheepfolds and of pastures among the Romans, she was worshipped with great solemnity at Rome, and her festivals are called Palila, celebrated the day that Romulus began to lay the foundation of the city of Rome.

Thy fields, propitious Pales, I rehearse;
And sing thy pastures in no vulgar verse,
Amphrysian shepherd! the Lycæn woods,
Arcadia's flow'ry plains, and pleasing floods.
All other themes, that careless minds invite,
Are worn with use, unworthy me to write.

VIRGIL, G. 3rd. - 394

Pomona when she fled Pomona, a nymph at Rome, who was supposed to preside over gardens, and to be the goddess of all sorts of fruit trees. She had a temple at Rome, and a regular priest called Flamen Pomonalis, who offered sacrifices to her divinity for the preservation of fruit.

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