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The'deceit practised upon Jacob" by Laban in imposing Leah upon him in the place of Rachel, suggests" some exquisite reflection's
**** And it came to pass in the morning, behold it was Leah! and he said unto Laban, What is this that thou hast done unto me? Did I not serve thee for Rachel 1 Wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
Listen, I pray you, to the stories of the disappointed in marriage, eolleet all their complaints, hear their mutual reproaches ; upon what fatal hinge do the greatest part of them turn?:56. They were mistakeni in the person." Some disguise either of body or mind is seen through in the first domestic Heuffle z some fair ornament, perhaps the very one which won the heart-the ornament of a moek! and quiet spirit 1-falis off. It is not the Rachel for whom I have served, why hast thou then beguiled" me Be open, be honest; give yourself for what yon/are; conceal nothing, varnish nothing , and, if these fair weapons will not do, better not conquer at all than conquer for a day; // When the night iş
behold ! "If the leart beguites itself in its choice, and imagination will give
mo 'tis Rachelor Leah! Be the object what it will, as it must be on the earthly side, at least, of perfection, it will fall short of the work of fancy, whose existence is in the cloudst 1 In such cases of deception, lett voi mantiexclaim, jas Jacob, does in his, What is it thou host done unto meh for, tis his øvni doingjiand he basi nothing to say his fauld on but the heat and poetie indiscretion of his oma passions.'lı torud - In his serinonl on Paul before Feligraftor telating the apostle's triumphant refutation of the Jews who accused him, : Sterne breaks out into this fine exclamation your broj 91I
There was, however, drill one adversary in the Court, though silent, yet not satisfied. Spare thy eloquendel Tertullus ! roll up the charge! A more tibtable orator than thyself id risen upluutis TA VARICE,' and that too in the most fatal place for the prisoner it could have taken possessioti of H'tis, in the heart of the man who-judges him!? 26 Fodt9017 ruobaile "He is trending on the confines which separate cloquence from bombast, but keeps within the boundary. His character of Shiniejui which he considers to 'Wave been that of a time-serveris in mote questionable taste, Though? 'st111'levincing' att'unusual poiver ähd félicity oflexfitėssibu: BT1090109 od 9, 111 116111
'In every profession poursee Shithel Following the fortunate thtouglatliek/mire'i and claquul Haste, Shrimeid haste ! or thou wilt be undone for eversi Shimei girdeth op his loinsyand speedeth after him. Behold.ther hand which'i governs everything I takes the wheels from off his 'shariotzisol that he wihq-driveth driweth Wn heavily. Shimei doubles his speed, but 'tis the contrary way; he flies like the wind over a sandy desert, and the place thereof shall know it no more. VOL. xciv, NO. CLXXXVIII.
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Stay, Shimei !: ’tis your patron, your friend, your benefactor ; 'tis the man who has raised you from the dunghill, Tis all one to Shimei. Shimei is the barometer of every man's fortune, marks the rise and fall of it, with all the variations from scorching họt, to freezing,
cold his countenance that the smile will admit of. Is a cloud upon thy affairs ? See it hangs over Shimei's brow. Hast thou been spoken for to the king or the captain of the host without success? Look not into the court calendar, the vacancy is filled up in Shimei's face." "'Art thou in debt? though not to Shimei, the worst officer of the law shall not be more insolent. " What then, Shimei, is 'the guilt of poverty so black, is it of so general a concern, that thou and all thy family must rise up as one man to reproach it? When it lost every thing, did it lose the right to pity too? Trust me, ye; have much to answer for ; it is this treatment which it has ever met with from spirits like yours which has gradually taught the world to look upon it as the greatest of evils, and shun it as the worst disgrace.?
There are not many pages so striking as those we have quoted, but there is much of the same description, which Pleases at the outset and finally cloys.
Gray mentions among the characteristics of the sermons of Mr. Yorick, that he seems! • often 'tottering on the verge of laughter, and ready to throw his periwig in the face of the audience. It is chiefly at the opening of his discourses that he manifests this disposition. He takes for his text the verse from Ecclesiastes, It is better to go to the house of mourning than to the house of feasting ;' and his first words are, " That I deny. 1 But let us hear the wise man's reasoning upon its+for that is the end of all men, and the liviny will lay nit to his heart. Sorrow is better than laughter--for a crack-brained order of Carthusian monks, I grant; but not for men of the world. After proceeding for a page or two in the same strain, it appears that he is speaking in the name of the sensualist, and that it is only an artifice to startle the wondering reader. Such arts are as much below the dignity of genius as the solemnity of the pulpit. His tricks to astonishi
, and the exaggerations of his rhetoric, -attracted 'additional notice by their strangeness when they were new, but they have been almost fatal to his permanent reputation ; and no writer in the language tof equal excellence has suffered so much from the want of a continuous faith in the power of sense, simplicity, and nature,
217914 914 Mitob 21. The lives of men of genius have been constantly a deplorable struggle with circumstances.' It was otherwise with Sterne. He started in manhood with a happy home, a competent incomé, a profession which more than any other placed him above the strife and anxieties of the world. He had married the lady of his choice; no misfortune bad ever visited him, he was olub
blessed with a sanguine disposition and extraordinary talents. With every opportunity to use his gifts he had likewise the rare felicity of leisure to enjoy them. Yet with these multiplied advantages there is no more melancholy history, and it can only be read with mingled feelings of pity and indignation. For years the most popular author of his day, and ranking still among the geniuses of his country, he has curiously, verified the singular prediction which Eugenius, in: Tristram Shandy, made, to Yorickor, to translate fiction into fact, which Hall Stevenson made to Sterne 'The fortunes of thy house shall totter ; thy eharacter, which led the way to them, shall bleed on every side of it; uthy faith questioned, thy works belied, thy wit forgotten, thy learning trampled on? -istuin uile n., Ally did is town! ! ! ! !
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ART' IT.“The Life and Epistles of St. Paul."" By the Rey
. W. J. Conybeare and the Rev. 3. S. Howson! 2 Vols. 4to. London, 1850.
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; THE rappearance of a work. * like that which stands at the it head of our pages, besides its own intrinsic merits, is useful, as reminding us of the present condition of the branch of knowledge to which it is a contribution, and of which it is a landmark. Its chief characteristic undoubtedly consists in this, that it is a result--to some it may perhaps appear even an exaggerated result Isof that union of history and geography which has been so happy a change in the study of both those noble sciences, and not least in their relation to the greatest of all histories to the most instructive of all geographies--that of the Bible. We do not underrate the other aspects in which the joint labours of Mr. Howson and Mr. Cony beare may be viewed, or the substantial gain to our theological literature from any work condueted with the fairness, the courtesy, the learning, and the high moral and religious tone which pervades, these volumes. But the authors would probably themselves-admit that it is in the geographical branch of their undertaking that the most solid addition has been made to our existing means of realising and understanding the Apostolical age, and will not complain if we take this opportunity of considering the previous history, the leading principles, and the prosbablel results, sof the progress of Saered Geography, as thus brought before us in what is at least in this country_its latest development. » 9000 posts from a botte ! groin its widest sense, the term of Biblical Geography would invon US$11. Tutott ..
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clude all the countries from the primekal cradle of the human race in Central Asia to the graves of the Apostolic mantyrs beside the Anpian Way and beneath the shade of the Vaticana (But for any practical as well as compendious treatmentilofathel i subject, ia! large portion of these regions must be struck off our list. Meso. potamia, and eyen Egypt, though closely, associated with the påtriarchal history, trAsia Minor, Greece, and Italy, though halt lowed by the footsteps of Apostlesyn Fet, Laveisbeen so much more, conspicuously, the scenes of other histories than that come tained in the Sacred Volume, that, although the study of their physical features is indispensable to a complete knowledge of the Biblical narrative, and has, as such, been profitably pursued in the work now before us, yet the writers on these lountries are of a separate class, and the results to be looked for are of a different kändel Layard and Rawlinson, Champollion and Lepsius, Leake; ans! Chandler, though valuable, auxiliariesitg Biblical topography and history, myst, in any isliscussion of the subject as a whole, ibe: viewed as incidental rather than as necessary; contributions to the inain course of our investigations.to vioteid ost ni 210979 fmchoq
It is to the gengraphy of Aralia and, of Palestinerrwita : the countries, we have justi named 481 its eastern, southern, andri western outskirts, that we now wish to call the attention of our readers'; and not the less because the course of events in the Turkish Empire is probably bringing us to the gxe of a great change in our relations to these regions geographịcal, as well as, oral, scientific as well as political. jou may be that the i curtain wbieh, for the last fifty years hasicbeen partially held up from the Holy Land,, is about to be drawn) found it again more closely than ever; or it may be that it will be entirely rent: asunder, meyer more to be, selosed. An either case it is well for uso to know what we and our fathers have done,cor, qught tobhayev done, in the most instructive, and wonderful, regions of thels earth. It may be interesting, ijn; either case, for some of the hundredser for so they may now be neckoned who have tramli versed the wilds of Arabia and Syria, to see in a compendious form the fesults of, the vast i literature wbich has grown up round that-marvellous journey, to be reminded å for only, by u names and dates, of those days of glorious recollection--witho Egypt and its monuments receding in the distance, and the Deserta with its manifold wonders, upfokling before themorand the witch derness, melting into the hills of Palestine and the glory oku Palestine 1 fading away' into the common days of Asia Minor and Constantinoplerorket, still with gleams in the scenes of apoštolicahıl laþours and of ancient councils, 11 looodl vocomoll udt varet VUOD 4. From that impatial palace whénoe svéccamedilt to €791qułu
Ontbisrjournby itself;rsosdramatio in its lunity and progress, sb romantic and inexhaustible in its details, we do not enter. Its gemeralt results inay be apptoadhed with less enthusiasm perhapis, but also with less diffidence and difficulty:o) es llyn as Time -02•. teil wo itu butie ud teisini eno19419&vilt to noi*1oq yu6
Evet in its merely outward and natural aspeet, the geograpliyi of Syria and Arabia contains elements of interest not to be sur passed. «The Isthmus of Suez, tlre bay bf issus, as the connecting! links of vast continentsil the range of Sinai, as one of the most! reinarkable of geological formationswand, above all, that myst torious cleft to whieht there is no parallel on the face of the earth, the deep fissure along which the Jordan-flows thitough disi three lakes, with the battlefield of geographical speculation mi! the valley of thes Araballo álp these would make us starti gladlys to lany researelles-in "those i parts, -evenilthough they had been ašibarren of humain initerestidis the interior of Africalana Augus tralia lo Bus to trhás usingular neomornbit of Helicoüntrul ben have to add the Mer that it has been the scene in the most imiv portant events in the history of hankind; and not onlyuso, bati that theivery friet of this locat connexidn kasıpredneed a reflux bf interest another stage of history, which itftérmingles itself with the scenes of the older severity, thíus oprođuting a tissue of total associations unique wot only in magnitude
of interest lanel lengtip of time; but also in t extraordinary variety- iandi komplexity. Greece and dady have had, and always will Harb, la geographical intetest of achigliorter. . Büilalley haverneferiptovoked a Chues sddles and; tioveter bitter may? hávet been the disputes of 'untsu karies about the Aeropolis df Adhensi ofrehe Forum of Romeju tlieg hater niover, asiat Berhlehemianu Jerusalem, Vecbie matterými of vetigious controversy ugrounds for interpretirigrala proplécess op produting new onesob enslig fopsimnissions of diplomatists, for) tlre wat of evilised nations, for the fall of mightyempites.i.ob
shi proportioin korte interestrof Shéred Geograpliy lids beërf. the amount of thatérials whick etudidate lit. v Nemüse, with aged reperenceştgive the first place to the Scrfpttites themselves! From Genesis to the Apocalypse there are devent wherf het intenuifigo nay, even when deprecating, anly stress on the listwlllassociatsuitor ofil tive events recortlaluizostant Yodal'allusions, esrieh as are the nátoral resulbof a faitliul, and ag is after the case in tlid Biblical natrative, tol #contemporary history! i There hs, besides, tie toeus ment in the Hebrew Seriptures to which, we immagine, no paralleph exists tými the topographifta fuerus’or aty other andient nution. I Insohle Boðklof Joskuad wel krave latvny without oflence be termed the Domesday Book of the liveshtiest VpCanaan: effens! chapters of that book ave devoted to asitescriptionsof the country,