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ject, as he was so deeply interested, from having all his estate in Boston.
4. After he left the chair, he addressed the chairman of the committee of the whole in the following • words: “It is true, sir, nearly all the property I have
in the world is in houses, and other real estate, in the town of Boston; but if the expulsion of the British army from it, and the liberties of our country, require their being burnt to ashes, issue the order for that pur. pose immediately."
5. What inspiring lessons of duty do examples like these inculcatel War, fellow-citizens, is a great evil; but not the greatest of evils. Submission to injustice is worse. Loss of honor is worse. A peace purchased by mean and in glorious sacrifices is worse. That sordid or that self-indulgent spirit, which would lead a man to prize the satisfactions of avarice or of worldly ease above country, above manliness, above freedom, is worse,
far worse. 6. I am no apologist of war. I hate and deplore it. It should be the last resort of nations. It should be shunned on every principle, Christian and humane. It brings tremendous evils in its train. It foments some of the vilest passions of our nature, even as it often develops the most heroic virtues. If the money lav. ished in keeping up great naval and military establishments were spent in employing labor, and educating the people, how much good might be effected, how much evil might be prevented!
7. But an ignoble peace may be even more demoralizing than a sanguinary war. It may corrupt all the springs of a people's energy and magnanimity. It may make them servile, sensual, selfish. It may be such an in'cubus on a nation's character, that every true patriot must feel crushed and degraded under its weight, till he could almost exclaim, with disgraced
Cassio, “O! I have lost my reputation. I have lost
SUNRISE ON MOUNT ETNA.
CA-TA’NI-A, n., a town on the east | IM-PLIC'IT (im-plis'it), a., wrapped up
in ; trusting to another.
Plastic, a., giving form.
the melted matter which at all points from another line ; a
DE-SCRY', v. t., to see at a distance.
Pronounce Alicudi, dl-e-coo'de. The ph in atmosphere has the sound of f. Do not
ous, progeny of his own; for
produces a new mountain, and perhaps by the number of these, better than by any other method, the number of eruptions, and the age of
Etna itself, might be ascertained. The whole mountain saj veratoys divided into three distinct regions, called the fertile,
il the woody, and the barren region. These three are as different, both in climate and productions, as the three zones of the earth, and, perhaps, with equal pro- furom priety, might have been styled the Torrid, the Temperate, and the Frigid Zoneon all picke
anoderate 2. The first region surrounds the mountain, and constitutes the most fertile country in the world. to molt
It extends to the distance of fourteen or fifteen miles,
It is composed 1 ilha
the whole ground being covered with the richest aromatic plants. Many parts of this region are surely the most delightful spots upon earth. to Join
3. This mountain unites every beauty and every snor horror, and the most opposite and dissimilar objects in nature. Here you observe a gulf, that formerly
threw out torrents of fire, now covered with the most luxu- uch riant vegetation, and from an object of terror become one of delight. Here you găther the most delicious peet fruit, rising from what was but lately a barren rock. Here the ground is covered with flowers; and we wander over these beauties, and contemplate this wil- dusert! derness of sweets, without considering that, under our feet, but a fire and
few yards separate us from lakes of liquid folia
brimstone. disen large
5. This night we passed through little more than
6. Our guide now began to display this great knowl-karnie
edge of the mountain, and we followed him with imPerfectplicit confidence where, perhaps
, human foot had never trod before ; sometimes through gloomy forests, which by day were delightful
, but now, from the universal total darkness, the rustling of the trees, the heavy, dull bel..coming
lowing of the mountain, the vast expanse of ocean hreached stretched at an immense distance below us, inspired a kind of awful horror. Tria2
false step, we might be thrown, héaalöngy
we overcame all these difficulties, and in two hours
a all sicles
snow and ice, which alarmed us exceedingly, and almost staggered our fughtered resolution. In the center of this we descried the high
summit of the mountain, rearing its tremendous head,
glorious and so magnificent a scene; neither is there, -on the surface of this globe, any one point that unites nits so many awful and sublime objects.
10. The immense elevation from the surface of the
earth, drawn as it were to a single point, without any we neiglıboring mountain for the senses and imagination Sdea
to rest upon, and recover from their astonishment, in
11. The whole atmosphere by degrees kindled up,