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veralh hills and mountains, which lost themselves in .he clouds, and formed, by their fantastic figures', an horizon delightful to the eyek. The neighbouring mountains were covered withi verdant vinebranchesm, which hung in festoons; the grapes, brighter than purple, could not conceal themselves under the leaves, and the vine was depressed with" its fruit. The fig, the olive, the pomegranate, and all other trees overspread the plaino, and made itp one large garden.-FENELON.

hon apercevoir des ;– figures grotesques ;— qui charmer les yeux; couvertes de ;-m pampre verd ;—n la vigne était accabler de ; couvrir la campagne ;-P et en faire.

THE ALPINE HORNY, The Alpine Horn is an instrument constructed with the bark • of the cherry-tree, and which, like a speaking trumpet', is used to conveys sounds to a great distance. When the last rays of the sun gild the summit of the Alps, the shepherdt who dwells' bighest onų those mountains, takes his horn and calls aloud, Praised bey the Lord !" As soon as he is heardę, the neighbouring shepherds leavea their huts, and repeat those words. The sounds lastb many minutes, for everyo echo of the mountains, and grotto of the rocks, repeat the name of God. How solemn the scened! Imagination cannot picture to itselfe any thing more sublime; the profound silence that succeeds, the sight of those stupendous mountains, upon which

9 COR DES ALPES ;-le porte-voix ; sert à porter les ;

pâtre;habiter ; l'endroit le plus élevé de; crier hautement;- Bénir soit ; on l'a entendre ;-a quitter ;b se prolonger pendant; car tous les ;—d Quelle est solemnelle cette scène ;- ne pouvoir se représenter ;- rien de; 8 énormes;

the vault of Heavenh seems to rest, every thing excites the mindk to enthusiasm.

In the meanwhile, the shepherds bend their kneesm, and pray in the open air”, and soon after retire too their huts to enjoy the repose of innocence.-REICHARD. h Cieux ; se reposer ;-k ame;- Cependant;-m le genou ; _ en plein air ; -o se retirer dans ;—p pour y jouir du.

THE CONSOLATIONS AND PLEASURES OF

RELIGION.

The good

“The triumph of Religion, (said Belisarius",) is to comfort men in the hour of adversity, and to mingle the sweets of delights in the cup

which contains the bitternesst of life. Who feels it more than I dov? Overwhelmed withu old age, deprived of sight, without friends abandoned to myself, and seeing before me but* affliction and the grave : were I to loseš the hope which I have placed in2 Heaven, what would remain to me but despair ? mana is with God, he feels assured that God loves him: this consciousnesso gives him strength, and fills him with joy in the midst of his affliction. When my misfortunes began, when I was deserted by alle, when my enemies were plotting my ruin, I have often said to myselfeCourage, Belisarius, you have nothing to reproach yourselfh with*, and God beholds you. My heart, oppressed withi sorrow, was gladdened at the thought; it restored life and strength to my soul. I speak thus to my9 Bélisaire ; de consoler ;-5 du plaisir ;ết les amertumes i -v mieux que moi ;—u Accabler de ;-*et ne voir devant moi que ;—, si je perdre ;- placer dans ;—a L'homme de bien ;6 il être ;—sentiment secret ;—d le remplir de ;e abandonner de tout le monde ;– conjurer ;—g je me suis dire souvent ;

tu n'avoir pas de reproches à te faire;- serrer de ;- se dilater à cette ;

self still?; and, when my daughter is with me, when she yields to afflictionm, and bathes my face with her tears— Can you be afraid, I ask hero, * that He who has created us, will abandon usp? Your heart is pure, sensible, and good; your father resembles you; and can you imagine, that He who is all goodnessy, will desert that virtue whicla he loves. Oh! my daughter, when God, who has created our souls, shall recall them into his presence, wicked mens will not follow them thither, to disturb their state of bliss. My poor daughter listens with attention to* this consoling language, and her tears fall', but they areu tears which flow mingled withx pleasure; and thus, by degrees, I accustom her to consider life as a voyage, which we performy in a bark, where we are little at our ease, but which leads to” a port where all is peace and delight.”— MARMONTEL.

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suivre pas pour ;- couler ;~u mais ce être ;-* mêler de ;-3 qu nous faire ;-2 mais qui conduire dans.

EULOGY OF MARCUS AURELIUS. Thomas wishing to dramatiseb the Eulogy of Marcus Aurelius, supposes that at the moment when the funeral honours were about to be paid to this excellent Emperor, the stoic philosopher, Apollonius, who had been the tutord and friend of Marcus Aurelius, pronounced his Eulogy, near his biere, in presence of the Roman people, and of Commodus', the unworthy son of the virtuous mo

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AURELE ;– vouloir donner une forme dramatique à -c où l'on aller rendre les honneurs funèbres ;—d instituteur ; e près de son cercueil ;- Commode ;

narch. Havings recapitulated all his virtues, he terminates his discourse as followsh:

8 Après avoir ;-h ainsi qu'il suivre

Peroration of the Eulogy of Marcus Aurelius.

“ We have lost him in the midsti of his labours. His last moments werek those of a sage and a great man ; his illness did not disturb his peace of mind'. Accustomed, during fifty years, to reflect upon nature, he had learned" her laws, and could submit to them°. I recollect, he said to me, one day,-* Apollonius, every thing changes aroundp me: the world to-day is no longer what it was yesterday ; and to-morrow it will not be the same.

Among all these changesy, can I alone remain immoveable? The current will also carry me away? : all arounds warns me, that one day I shall cease to be. The ground I walk ont, has been trodden by thousands" who have disappeared. The annals of empires, the ruins of cities, the urns, the statues, what are they, butu the images* of what is no more? The suny thou seest, shines but upon tombs ! ... Thusa did this prince and philosophera prepare and strengthen his soul for deathb; and, when the last momento approached, he was therefore not surprised. I feltd, as* it* were", transported beyond myselfe by these truly Roman discourses ; there is something awfulf and sublime in the death of a

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par des milliers d'hommes ;—u qu'est ce que tout cela que ; - des images ;y Ce soleil ; C'est ainsi que ;—a ce prince philosophe ;0'à la mort ;—c terme ;—d Je me sentir ; --e audessus de moi-même;– d’imposant ;

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great man. As he gradually leaves the worlds, it seems as though he felt himselfh inspired by that divine nature he is about to beholdi I touched his dyingk hands with awe', and the bed where he expected death appeared to mem a sanctuary. In the meanwhile the whole armyo was alarmedp; the soldiers groaneda under their tents, and nature itself seemed to mourn". The sky was darkeneds ; storms bent the topst of the forests which surrounded the camp, and these melancholy' objects increased our distress“. He desired to be left alonex for a fewy moments, either to retrace: his life, in the* presence of the Almighty, ora to meditate once more before he diedb. At length he ordered us to be calledo: all the friends of this great man, all the principal officers of the army placed themselvesd around his couche, He was pale, his eyes had lost their brightness, and his lips could hardly move'; yet a tender solicitudes was pictured upon his coutenance. Ath that moment, he seemed to revivei for thy sakek (said Apollonius, addressing himself to Commodus.) With* his dying hand, he presented theem to all the old men who had served under him; he recommended to them thy youth, · Be his father",' said he to them; “O! be as a father to himo! Then he gave thee some advice, such as Marcus Aurelius, dying, owed to his sonP; and soon after, Rome and the universe lost him for ever.

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8 A mesure qu'il se détacher de la terre ;=h il se sentir ;i qu'il aller contempler ;-5 défaillantes ;- respect ;-m sombler être ;_n Cependant;—toute l'armée ;-p consternée ;

-9 gémir ;-r dans la douleur ;-8 s'obscurcir ;—t la cime ;v lugubres ;—« désolation ;* Il vouloir être seul ;-y pendant quelques ;-soit pour repasser ;~a soit ;~ avant de mourir ; c il nous faire appeller ;---d se ranger ;_e lit ;- se mouvoir ;8 inquiétude ;-h Dans ; – se ranimer ;-* pour toi; en s'adresser;_n te présenter ;_n Servir lui de père ;— servir lui de père ;—p devoir les donner à son fils.

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