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God rendes it lasting, on its foundation, and perpetuo A6 ate, in the memory of men the: epocha of its com< pletion.”

esitlu pritvi 59. brod sam Y lOne would believe that the French nation had borrowed the idea of the language they with to adopt, with vefpect to their prince, from this inscription. But, unfortunately, we do not fjud, in modern times, the piety of the ancient people. idret riitorilonis, etidy

Instead of paintings, which are prohibited by the Koran, the principal apartinents of the Moorish princes were adorned with inscriptions allufive to the circum

tances and situation of the place. The following inscrip; tion formed one of the ornaments of an open court, Jurrounded with galleries, that led to different apartments of the palace. H err n . fint ? : " Let God be extolled; he has given to the nation, a “ governor who has brought it to the higheit de56.gree of glory and renown. Oh! from how many, us and from what heresies has he delivered the , pcople! * He has affectionately conducted them to their inhe“ ritances; but they who have shut their eyes against his

light have been reduced to lavery, and made useful " to the welfare of his kingdom. With his sword and « invincible courage has he reduced nations to obedi

chce, and conquered provinces. Thou, Nazar, haît

atchieved heroic deeds, before unheard of. Thou " didit enter and conquer twenty renowned cities; thou os didit return crowned with victory and immense rich* es, with which thou hast rewarded thy brethern and • people. If they know how to direct their prayers, " when the soul becomes elevated, they will älk of "" tie great, the sublime, and the only God, length of * days for thee, and for thy state's duration and prof.

pority. O Nazar, although born in the midst of great. de contís, thou shireft by thive own lustre,like the fars of cheaven ! Thou art our fortress, our support, vd our arm of vengeance : Thou guideft us like a îambeau,

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vo Fear thee in their course the great ftar of heaven We lights thee with respect and the highest 'tree which 6.6 can bend, gains by thy fide:” 20We fhall conclude thefe extracts for the prefent, with the following fhort, elegant, and pious inscription, which was placed over the door of the same court, which appears to have been paved with marble of the purest white, and which was, no doubt, when in its pristine lustre, of beautiful workmanskip. It runs thus : 29956 If thou admireft my beauty without thinking of

! God, who is the author of all things, I warn thee El that is a folly ; because thou mightest make thy at. amiration turn to thy profit, and God may bring thee

to 'death. O ye who look upon this marble per"fect workmanship and beauty, watch over its defence';

and that it may be lasting, protect it with your "+"whole power *;" : .' *** Should these extracts prove agreeable to our readers, we shall, in some future numbers of this work, com: municate farther particulars concerning this people, whose character and history is in general very little understood in Europe.

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which you may insert or fupprefs according as you think them acceptable to the public or not.isld yuristsb jon - mThe following fpeculation was fuggested by an eveox which,, though diftant in time, affects me till with a sensation, rather to be felt than described. ile biura

As I was walking with a young lady from the New Town ito: Leith, I saw a monster who conducted a care heavily ladena of which, the horse, pressed with his Burden, had fallen. The unfeeling wretch, with imptas cable fury, lashed the prostrate creature, or alternately ftruck him with the handle of his whip, till our foals were agonized with the prospect. " Oh heaven cried the lady, whose frame shuddered in every nerve with horror and compassion, “why do you torment the poor creature in fuch a manner?" The fellow, who, to insensibility of heart, added depravity of-mind, gavê her such an answer as would be too brutal to repeat. He continued his diabolical operation on the poor animal, who at laft, after much struggle, and many a vain effort, raised his heavy burden, and recovered his feet.

To me, unless I had seen it, it would hardly have been conceivable that one living being should be thus capable of tormenting another. I could not have imagined that education and habit could have fuch dreadful effects upon a rational being. Predatory animals, indeed, with unsatiable voracity, devour the vidims which they pursue ; but they are stimulated by the rage of hunger, and probably unconscious of the pain they give ; even boys do not torment flies, reptiles, insects, and birds, from a wanton propensity of giving anguish; they are only amused by the strange contortions and uncommon attitudes into which the creature is thrown by what it suffers ; yet this cruel custom loudly demands severe animadversions, from parents, and tutors, but for a man, endued with a rational soul, thus to harden his heart against the sharp compunctions of nature, is in my view a degree of wickedness that is scarce conceiTable; ,.' .

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Adam not even convinced that those philofophers are not deserving blame, who, for the fake of experiment, put poor animals to exceflive and agonizing pain; ima portant indeed hould the objects, aimed at be, which should authorise such cruelties; and are the objects of pesearch, for which such experiments are marle, always of great importance? Or, can the facts.I wanted be als certained in no other way? It is surely on these condit tions alone they should be tolerated. We are told by an ancient oriental fage, that the merciful man will be merciful to his beast ; but the tender mercies of the wieked are cruelty,!'. I am no Pythagorean ; yet my foul abhors the gratuitous and wanton cruelty daily praised upon animals, Par ts ... orando avari

If necessity should extort from us the otherwise unna. tural measure of hurting or even of killing them, let it be done with a gentle hand, and a compassionate heart.

The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed, to-day, i t
Had he thy reason would he skip and play?
Pleal'd to the last, he crops the flow'ry food, i.

And licks the hand just rais'd to shed his blood. ',.417
to visit Popes Elay on Man, Epift. I, 1. 77–89.
- 5 Humanity is one of the most pleasing and important
feelings of our nature. It enters into all our conduct;
it is the mother and guardian of the virtues, which
without it would degenerate into selfish habits or mer-
cenary collusions.
82Next therefore to piety towards heaven, let us "cul.
etivate these precious sentiments, let us beware of be-
coming spectators in scenes of cruelty, left, by repeated
and horrid fpectacles of this kind, we lose the sympa-
thetic fenfe which vibrates at the pain of another.
When the natural horror of recent blood, even shed by
animals, is lefsened or extinguished in us, we foon
transfer the fama callous difpofition to sufferers in our
own species, and when any advantage of their persons,
fortunes, or reputations, may be taken with impunity,

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User 10 ani od D ie verso Os Imprisonment. P roi91 Of all the evils to which mankind are subjected in their peregrinations in this world, perhaps those which re. sult from imprisonment are the most deplorable. Bo dily pain, when it becomes excessive, must soon be ter minated by death. Sickness, while it weakens the ha. man frame, deadens the senses, and mitigates that diftress to the sufferer, which afflicts those who behold it. In the same manner, almost every other evil brings with it a natural remedy, which tends, to alleviate disa tress. The very sympathy that nature irresistibly exa torts from every person who beholds another indistress, affords a healing balm that tends to administer comfort to the afflicted. But from the solitary prisoner, every kind of thing that could administer. comfort is withdrawn, Confined in a dungeon, out of the fight of every pera son, he becomes dead to fociety, while still alive to the anguish of life. He is forgot by the person who contined him ; and, in consequence of that forgetfulness, iş, suffered to spend whole years, perhaps, in agonizing diftress, which the person who fhut him up could not have tolerated, could he but see it for one hour. It is with justice then that all nations have exalted their

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