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rising to the sight, and cătching life and beauty from
sceną still enlarges, and the hori’zon seems
súblimity of such a scene, are bewildered jew) Cego
The islands of Lipari, Pana'ri, Alicu'di, Strom'boli, and Volca'no, with their smoking summits, appear under your feet.
13. You look down on the whole of Sicily, as on a map, and can trace every river, through all its wind-lunang
ings, from its source to its mouth. The view is absofrozitavellutely boundress on every side, nor is there any one
object within the circle of vision to interrupt it; so
e impechanical organs that the coasts of Africa, and even of Greece, are not discovered, as they are certainly above the horizon. The circumference of the visible horizon, on the top of Etna, can not be less than two thousand miles.
14. The highest point of the mountain is 10,874 feet above the level of the sea. About eleven hundred feet from the summit there is an irregular plane, esti thane mated to be nine miles in circumference, and from this plane rises the steep, terminating cone, at the top of which is the great crater or opening, continually throwing out sulphureous vapors, and which is so hot that it is very dangerous to go down into it.
PATRICK BRYDONE. (1743 - 1818.)
XXXV. - WHERE IS HE?
WEND, v. i. and t., to go.
a hollow between hills.
RA'DI-ANCE, n., sparkling luster. FA'VOR-ITE, a., regarded with favor.
Do not say ware, wisper, &c., for where, whis'per, &c. Heed the aspirate.
Man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?--JOB xiv. 10.
“And where is he?” Not by the side
Of her whose wants he loved to tend;
Where, sweetly lost, he oft would wend.
Those scenes admired no more shall see ;
And she as fair, but where is he?
No, no! the radiance is not dim,
That used to gild his favorite hill ;
Are dear to life and nature still.
Neglected must his garden be;
And seem to whisper, Where is he?
His was the
the crowded hall;
Desire could frame ; but where are they?
Protected by the circling sea,
Seemed proudly strong; and where is he?
The church-yard bears an added stone;
The fire-side shows a vacant chair;
And Death displays his banner there!
The life has gone; the breath has fled;
And what has been, no more shall be ; The well-known form, the welcome tread, 0! where are they? and where is he?
HENRY NEELE. (1798 — 1828.)
XXXVI. – THE RETORT.
CRAFT, n., manual art.
CON-CEIVE', v. t., to form in the mind.
ONE day, a rich man, flushed with pride and wine,
Sitting with guests at table, all quite merry, Conceived it would be vastly fine
To crack a joke upon his secretary. “ Young man,” said he, “by what art, craft, or trade,
Did your good father earn his livelihood ?”
“ And in his line was always reckoned good.”
Instead of teaching you like him to do!
A saddler, too, of you?”
Said (craving pardon, if too free he made),
Your father's trade."
My father's trade? Why, blockhead, art thou mad? My father, sir, was never brought so low:
He was a gentleman, I'd have you know !” “ Indeed! excuse the liberty I take ;
But, if your story's true,
A gentleman of you?"
XXXVII. — MARCO BOZZARIS,
SEN'TRY, n., a soldier on guard. SA'BER or SA'BRE, n., a short sword. MosʼLEM, n., a Mohammedan.
NURT'URE, v. t., to feed ; to bring up. CoM'RADE, n., a companion.
Mount'Ain (mountsin), n., a high hill. Marco Bozzaris fell, in a night attack on the Turkish camp, at Laspi, August 20, 1822, and expired in the moment of victory. Pronounce the a in Boz-za'ris like a in far.
At midnight, in his guarded tent,
The Turk was dreaming of the hour
Should tremble at his power.
Bozzaris ranged his Su'liote band,
Heroes in heart and hand.
On old Platæa's day;
As quick, as far as they !
An hour passed on — the Turk awoke;
That bright dream was his last;
And death-shots falling thick and fast
Bozzaris cheer his band :
God - and your native land !"
They fought, like brave men, long and well;
They piled that ground with Moslem slain ;
Bleeding at every vein :
And the red field was won ;
Like flowers at set of sun.
Bozzaris! with the storied brave,
Greece nurtured in her glory's time,
Even in her own proud clime.
We tell thy doom without a sigh;
XXXVIII. - ON RECONCILIATION WITH AMERICA.
RE-PEAL', v. t., to make void. RE-MOV'AL, n., act of removing.
COM-PLI-CAPTION, n., an entanglement.
transfer to another ; to estrange. affairs. Ex-TOR'TION, n., unlawful exaction. DES'POT-ISM, n., absolute power.
In acts, sub'jects, &c., sound the t. Do not say civl for civil.
1. AMERICA can not be reconciled — she ought not to be reconciled - till the troops of Britain are withdrawn. How can she trust you, with the bayonet at her breast? How can she suppose that you mean less than bondage or death? It is not repealing this or that act of Parliament, — it is not repealing a piece of parchment, — that can restore America to our bosom.