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From the Christian Observer private nor commander, nation nor legislature, in PEACE SOCIETIES; AND ELIKU BURRITT, THE his denunciations of war, under all its forms and LEARNED AMERICAN BLACKSMITH.
for every purpose. If he maintains that it is a
game, “ which, were subjects wise, kings would And so Elihu Burritt is coming across the Atlan- not play at," we doubt not he would impartially tic to make a philanthropic tour in England. And add, “Or presidents either, if citizens were wise. who is Elihu Burritt ? To ask the question “ar- In a recent letter, dated Worcester, Massachusetts, gues oneself unknown;" for who ihat receives May 15, he writes : many letters, and is supposed to have any influ- ' “ It makes my heart sad to say that America ence, has not been showered upon with olive- has entered the field of blood, and perhaps is to ribranches and other anti-war papers, in which the val the British in India, and the French in Algeria. name of Elihu Burritt is as conspicuous as the Our Texas iniquity is bringing forth its first froits of Duke of Wellington's statue is like to be upon the sin. From one aggression after another, our gor. triumphal arch. We are hearty peace men, though ernment has got itself into a condition of war with not Peace-Society men ; we abominate and depre- Mexico, and what is to come of it no human forecate war, though we believe that national defence sight can tell. The sober part of our community is lawful ; just as we should with a good con- and country are taken all aback by this unexpected science knock down, tongs-wise or poker-wise, an war; and the whole whig'press denounces it with assassin who should burst in upon our wife and unsparing severity. It should afford us some conchildren; or as the Quaker on the deck of a ves- solation, that where sin abounds grace much more sel boarded by an enemy, though he would not use abounds to set limits to the wrath of man. lead or steel to repel the invaders, yet thought it “ The peace band here will not be cast down or his duty to thrust as many of them as he could discouraged, though the heathen rage and the overboard into the ocean, with “ Friend, thou hast people imagine a vain thing.' Perhaps the cause no business here.” We are far from undervalu- of peace may ultimately receive vast accessions of ing, as many persons do, the benevolent intentions strength from the thousands converted to its prinof good men on either side of the Atlantic, who ciples hy a new illustration of the sin and folly of are laboring to promote the principles of universal war. We shall redouble our energies and strengthpeace and good will. We honor their motives, en our faith to meet the exigency. We shall though they sometimes injure the cause they plead speak out boldly against all war. I hope something by the manner in which they urge it, and by not may occur to stay the progress of hostilities beallowing that defensive warfare, when it cannot be tween the two countries. I shall send you by next avoided without submitting to aggressive ruffian- steamer, I hope, some returns from the addresses. ism, is justifiable ;-that it is a duty imperative Let us follow peace with all men.' I hope an upon men, patriots, and Christians.
Anti-War League will be formed in the course of Elihu Burritt is without question a remarkable, this year, which shall take in as members and offiand highly estimable, man. His zealous exertions cers men of all nations, kindred, and tongnes, and to suppress slavery, to promote temperance, and to hold its anniversary in London. During my stay blunt the appetite of nations for war, have been in England I intend to solicit attention to this idea. honorable to his character as a philanthropist and I send by Harnden's express 500 Olive Leaves' a Christian ; and his labors have produced a con- for the British press.” siderable effect in his own country, and have elicit. We trust that our worthy republican has not ed many friendly memorials from ours. The thought the worse of England in comparing the man“ Peacc-Advocate” asks :-"Who can estimate ifestoes of Polk and Peel; and when he arrives the influence of Elihu Burritt in calming down the amongiis, he will find, even in the dog-days, that the fiery spirits of America to their present tempera- people of England have no belligerent passions to ture? For surely the writer, who, through the gratify in going to war with his country; and that late tempestuous period, has been pouring his ar-all they ask of her is reason and justice. guments for peace into a million of minds every The history of Mr. Burritt deserves to rank week, sprobably two millions, as it is estimated he among the interesting literary annals of success. has done through his Olive Leaves for the Ameri- fully self-taught men. He was born in New Brit-, can press, may well be supposed to have exercised ain, Connecticut, in the year 1811, of honest and an important influence in the amelioration which respectable parents. He enjoyed the privilege of has taken place.”
attending the district school for some months every We fear that the "cooling down" has not yet ex- year, till he was sixteen years old ; and by his tended in some quarters much below fever point ; diligence and attention to his studies he became and the addition of the word Mexico, to those of well versed in the elementary branches of an Eng. Texas and Oregon, upon the American popular lish education, and by cultivating a taste for readwar-banner, has not evinced that the mind of his ing, he acquired much valuable information. When countrymen is wholly pacific. But this is not his he arrived at the age of sixteen his father died, and fault. We doubt whether all his classical learning he was apprenticed to the trade of a blacksmith , and will dissuade his ardent compatriots from their when the term of his indenture had expired, and cherished notion that Texas, in its political etymol- he had attained his legal majority, he had gained ogy, assuredly means something which behoved to the reputation of being a young man of good moral be woven with the Union, for which purpose they and religious character, and a skilful workınan in might quote Terence and Virgil Telam texere,'' his vocation, and one who cherished an ardent at“ Texamus robore naves ;''-or that the Oregon tachment for books. The Bible was the first book claim is not good Greek for coveting, and stretch- which he thoroughly studied ; and at a very early ing out their hands and reaching after, whatever age, he was familiar with almost every passage in they may think it politically or commercially ex- the Old and New Testaments. He next availed pedient to possess. Our Athenian blacksmith, himself of the opportunity of reading afforded by however, spares them not; he is impartial in his the “ Social Library" in the town in which he censures; he excepts neither gentle nor simple, lived ; and afterwards was dependent on the kiol.
ness of his friends. Before he reached the age of before the public as a rather ostentatious debut on twenty-one he was conversant with the English my part to the world ; and I find myself involved classics, both in prose and poetry, and passed de- in a species of notoriety, not at all in consonance lightfully many of his leisure hours in poring over with my feelings. Those who have been acquainte the pages of Milton, Young, Thomson, Cowper, ed with my character from my youth up will give Addison, &c. In the winter of the year in which me credit for my sincerity when I say, that it never he attained his majority, he commenced, under the entered my heart to blazon forth any acquisition of direction of a brother-in-law, who was an accom- my own. I had, until the unfortunate denouement plished scholar, the study of mathematics. About which I have mentioned, pursued the even tenor of the same time he entered on the study of the Latin my way unnoticed, even among my brethren and language, for the purpose of reading Virgil in the kindred. None of them ever thought that I had original. He soon after turned his attention to any particular genius, as it is called ; I never French, which he mastered with wonderful facili- thought so myself. All that I have accomplished, ty. He then acquired the Spanish, and alterwards or expect or hope to accomplish, has been and will the Greek and German languages. During two be by that plodding, patient, persevering process winters he devoted nearly all his time to study, of accretion which builds the ant-heap-particle but he was occupied a large portion of his time by particle-thought by thought-fact by fact. during spring and summer in working at his trade And if I ever was actuated by ambition, its highas a blacksmith, and in this exemplary way ac- est and farthest aspiration reached no farther than qairing the means of subsistence.
the hope to set before the young men of my counWhen about twenty-three years old, he accepted try an example in employing those fragments of an invitation " to teach a grammar-school," but time called odd moments.' And, sir, I should es. this employment did not suit his convenience or teem it an honor of costlier water than the tiara his inclination. He was then engaged for a year encircling a monarch's brow, if my future activity or two as an agent for a manufacturing company, and attainments should encourage American workwhen he returned to his anvil, and has since been ing men to be proud and jealous of the credentials industriously engaged in the occupation of a black-which God has given them to every eminence and smith, to which he was apprenticed in his youth ; immunity in the empire of mind. These are the but he devotes all his leisure hours to literary pur- views and sentiments with which I have sat suits. After having mastered the Hebrew, Greek, down night by night, for years, with blistered and Latin languages, and all the languages of hands and brightening hopes, to studies which I modern Europe, he turned his attention to Oriental hoped might be serviceable to that class of the literatore, and in order to avail himself of the facil community to which I am proud to belong. This ities afforded by the valuable library of the Ameri- is my ambition. This is the goal of my aspiracan Antiquarian Society at Worcester, he removed tions. But, not only the prize, but the whole to that place, where he has ever since resided, and course lies before me, perhaps beyond my reach. been regarded as a useful and exemplary citizen. I count myself not yet to have attained' to any. He has become a proficient in the most difficult thing worthy of public notice or private mention; languages of Asia, and in many of those languages what I may do is for Providence to determine. in Europe which are now nearly disused and obso "As you expressed a desire in your letter for lete-among them are Gaelic, Welsh, Celtic, Sax- some account of my past and present pursuits, I on, Gothic, Icelandic, Russian, Sclavonic, Arme- shall hope to gratify you on this point, and also nian, Chaldaic, Syriac, Arabic, Ethiopic, Sanscrit, rectify a misapprehension which you with many and Tamul. It was stated, in a public meeting, others may have entertained of my acquirements. in 1838, by Governor Everett, that Mr. Burritt by With regard to my attention to the languages, a that time, by his unaided industry alone, had made study of which I am not so fond as of mathematics, himself acquainted with fifty languages. Mr. Bur- I have tried, by a kind of practical and philosophiritt shows no disposition to relax from his labors. cal process, to contract such a familiar acquaintHe usually devotes eight hours to labor, eight ance with the head of a family of languages, as to hours to study, and eight hours to physical indul- introduce me to the other members of the same gence and repose; and, by pursuing this course, he family. Thus, studying the Hebrew very critienjoys the advantages-vainly coveted by many cally, I became readily acquainted with its cognate literary men-connected with " a sound mind in a languages, among the principal of which are the healthy body." Nor does he confine his labors Syriac, Chaldaic, Arabic, Samaritan, Ethiopic, to the mere acquisition of literary wealth-he also &c. The languages of Europe occupied my atdiffuses it with a liberal hand. He has written tention immediately after I had finished my clasmany valuable articles for periodical publications ; sics; and I studied' French, Spanish, Italian, and he has delivered many lectures which have been German, under native teachers. Afterwards, 1 replete with interest and valuable information ; l pursued the Portuguese, Flemish, Danish, Swedand has been repeatedly listened to by large and | ish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Welsh, Gaelic, Celtic. highly respectable audiences, in New York, Phil. I then ventured on further east into the Russian adelphia, and other places, with edification and de- empire ; and the Sclavonic opened to me about a lighi. He has not yet reached the meridian of dozen of the languages spoken in that vast domain, life, and it is to be hoped that many years of use between which the affinity is as marked as that fulness are still before him.
between the Spanish and Portuguese. Besides The following extract from a letter written by those, I have attended to many different European nim in 1839, to Dr. Nelson, a gentleman who had dialects still in vogue. I am now trying to push Laken some interest in his history, displays the on eastward as fast as my means will permit, simple, unassuming, earnest character of the man, hoping to discover still farther analogies among the in a very interesting point of view.
oriental languages, which will assist my pro“ An accidental allusion to my history and gress." pursuits, which I made unthinkingly, in a letter to Mr. Burritt speaks in glowing words of the a friend, was, to my unspeakable surprise, brought blessings in store for the world from the united
agency of the " Anglo-Saxon race" in the domin- study the physiology of turnips, hay-ricks, cabbages, ions of Queen Victoria and in the United States of hops, &c., and of all kinds of catile, sheep, and America. Then, adverting to the unhappy symp- swine. We propose to avoid the lions of the countoms of disunion which have appeared between the try, and confine our walks to the low lands of comtwo great families of this race, he says:
mon life; and to have our conversation and com“ À war between England and America, for any munion chiefly with the laboring classes. Perhaps cause, would be a war with God, his Gospel, the we might get together a knot of them some moonspirit and precepts of his religion ; with all living shiny night and talk to them a little on temperance, and future generations of men on the whole earth. peace, and universal brotherhood. During such a The discharge of the first paixhan gun in such a pedestrian tour, we think we might see and hear contest would not only sink a ship, but it would some things which a person could not do while sink the whole heathen world to the deepest depths whizzing through the country on the railroad at the of that moral night in which they groped a century rate of thirty miles an hour." ago! A war between England and America !-it Our learned mechanic will have some difficulty would be the greatest curse that has visited this in adhering to his project. He may not wish to world since the fall of man!"
see “lions ;” but he will be a lion himself, and There has been an extensive exchange of what men, women, and children will crowd to see him. are called “Friendly International Addresses,'' | There are sixteen hundred eager visitors at Exeter (more than thirty,) signed by a great number of to begin with; not to mention the other twentypersons on each side of the Atlantic, expressive of nine “addresses ;' and if he be as extraordinary a their earnest desire to preserve pacific relations and linguist as is stated, the learned and the fashionahearty affection between the two countries. One ble of England will not fail to do him honor; and of these addresses was from more than sixteen hun- he will not be allowed to conceal himself entirely dred women at Exeter to their sisters in Philadel- behind cottage doors. But apart from his literary phia. Elihu Burritt says, in reference to them, in claims, and the paucity of very deeply learned men a recent letter to a friend :
who visit us from America, (not that we mean that “I rejoice with exceeding joy, at the tokens for his country is arida as a lconum nutrir,) his celebgood which have greeted our eyes. I am confi- rity as a philanthropist will cause his acquaintance dent that our two countries, immediately on the to be extensively sought for; and, in seriousness, adjustment of this unhappy question of Oregon, the intercourse between England and the United will enter upon a new era of social and commercial States, of persons of his station of life, and of such intercourse ; which will be facilitated by the inter-friendly and peace-loving dispositions, may be a esting correspondence that has been opened through useful counterpoise to the influence-if they have the Friendly International Addresses. What a any-of our Trollopes and Dickenses, who prefer moral power the friends of peace throughout the idle jesting and mischief to truth and love. Our world might wield by intercommunications of this learned Theban says in a letter last month to one kind! I shall esteem it the most pleasant occur- of his cis-Atlantic friends : “ Heaven bless old Engrence of my life to have been interested in this land forever! Her maternal leaning towards her blessed movement. I feel as near to every one of American daughter bespeaks the parent." Well you as if you were my brethren according to the and kindly said, Elihu.-If any of our rural readflesh. My thoughts steal out after you by the ers should hear of a western stranger, with a wayside and by the fireside. I read over and over brawny arm, wielding a hickory staff, visiting the your kind letters, and wonder that there should be cottages in their parish, and talking words of peace questions of warlike controversy in the world, when to the admiring rustics, let them accost him in such lively susceptibilities to friendship are com- Greek, or one of the Shemitic tongues, if they can mon to human hearts everywhere ;-when it is so master it, and bid him a friendly welcome. easy to make a friend even across a wintry ocean. I hope to see you face to face in the course of the The ORIENTALISM OF NAPOLEON.-It has been coming summer, as I am preparing to visit Old often said, that he was oriental in all his habits. England about the middle of June. I have thought His plan of supremacy bore all the stamp of orithat I might do a little for the cause of peace in entalism, the solitary pomp, the inflexible will, your country, in the way of writing for the the unshared power, and the inexorable revenge. press.”
The throne of the empire was as isolated as the Mr. Burritt describes in his own characteristic seraglio. It was surrounded by all the strength of style his projected tour in England.
terror and craft, more formidable than battlements " About the first June, we propose, under cer- and bastions. Its interior was as mysterious as its tain conditions, to take steamer or packet for Eng- exterior was magnificent; no man was suffered 10 land. On our arrival, we propose to take a private approach it but as soldier or slave; its will was hickory staff and travel on, like Bunyan's pilgrim, heard only by the roaring of cannon; the overthrough the country, at the rate of about ten miles throw of a minister, the proclamation of a war, a day.
or the announcement of a dynasty crushed and a • With a pocket for my wheat, and a pocket for
kingdom overrun, were the only notices to Europe my rye,
of the doings within that central place of power. And a jug of water by my side to drink when I am
But, with all the genius of Napoleon, he overlooked dry.
the true principles of supremacy. All power must
be pyramidal to be secure. The base must not Passing thus leisurely on foot through the agricul- only be broad, but the gradations of the pile must tural districts, we anticipate the opportunity of be regular to the summit. With Napoleon the looking through the hedges and into barn yards; pyramid was inverted-it touched the earth but in sometimes into the kitchens of the common people, one point; and the very magnitude of the mass once in a while into a blacksmith's shop to smite at resting upon his single fortune exposed it to overthe anvil. In fact, we intend to pull at every latch- throw at the first change of circumstances.-Blackstring that we find outside the door or gate, and I wood's Magazine.
LITTELL'S LIVING AGE.-No. 122.-12 SEPTEMBER, 1846.
From the Britannia and three of us, well armed, sallied forth in the diLife in the Wilderness: or. Wanderings in South rection of the outcry, to reconnoitre. We marked Africa. By Henry H. METHUEN. Bentley
' a crow hovering, and by its guidance soon discov
ered one of the best oxen lying dead. We apNOTHING can be more original and animated proached with caution, and a quick-sighted Hottenthan this narrative of travel in the wilds of South tot pointed to the large print of a lion's foot in the Africa. It opens to us a new region and a new sand just by us. The lion had attacked the ox in state of existence. It is one of those works issued the rear, and fastened his tremendous claws in the now and then which every one will be eager to read, poor wretch's side, one having pierced through to and which every one will be delighted with. the intestines; he had then bitten him in the flank,
The author, with three companions, left Gra- and, to show the prodigious power of the monster's ham's Town in April, 1844, to explore the wilds jaws, the thigh joint was dislocated, the hide that lay to the north of the British possessions at broken, and one of the largest sinews snapped in the Cape. The party consisted of the four gentle- two, and protruding from the wound: having thus men, and ten or twelve Hottentot attendants. crippled his victim, he had, apparently, seized bim They had three wagons well stored with all neces- by the throat and throttled him. sary baggage and provisions, about fifty oxen, thir- “We could discern that the cattle had all been ty horses, and some dogs.
sleeping together when first surprised, and the lion, It inspires one with a strange kind of emotion to following on the trail of some Griqua horsemen, hear of this little party boldly venturing into the whom he had met on the preceding evening, had wilderness, exploring an unknown region, trusting come across the oxen, and sprung on the nearest. themselves in the heart of savage and unreclaimed We traced his spoor all along the road to the scene deserts, abounding with all descriptions of ferocious of slaughter, and on the retreat after it. He had life, for the mere love of adventure and novelty. not eaten a morsel, which was some satisfaction to For a supply of food they trusted chiefly to their our feelings. The first scuffle had evidently been gans and the swiftness of their horses, for water to violent, for the ground was much indented by it. the streams and fountains that crossed their track, T'his having been the outside ox, and the wind and for forage to the grass and herbage that were blowing from the rest, they had not smelt their generally met with in abundance. Their travel dreaded foe, and had only run a little way off, else lasted for eight months, yet during the whole of they would not have stopped for many miles. Exthat time they seem to have suffered nothing from ecrations and cries for revenge were universal ; so, scarcity. They were generally well supplied with forming a large party, we started in pursuit of the one kind of game or another.
lion, attended by some good dogs. With the greatBy the Orange and the Maraqua rivers they met est difficulty we followed his track over sand and with the best sport and with the most magnificent stones, by the assistance of Hottentot eyes ; but scenery. In the waters they met with crocodiles even these would in one or two cases have failed, and hippopotami; on the banks, in thick jungles, if a sagacious dog, perceiving our object, had not with elephants, lions, rhinoceroses, leopards, and run on the scent, stopping constantly to see if we panthers, and in the more open country with herds advanced, as if conscious of the fierce creature we of buffalos, deer, and giraffes. Their sporting ex- were pursuing. cursions were attended with all the excitement of “The search became at intervals very exciting, danger, but none of the party were seriously in- when the spoor led into a glen of long dead grass jured, though they often lost their cattle from the or rushes ; but, whether purposely or not, the lion ferocious attacks of wild beasts. From April to always left us to windward, so that his nose would December they lived in the freedom of savage life, inform him of our approach; and after a fatiguing, and returned at last to the Cape in the enjoyment unsuccessful chase, the sun growing very hot and of excellent health, and highly delighted with their our stomachs craving for breakfast, we resought travel in the wilderness.
the wagons. Our extracts from this entertaining volume must “The habits of the king of beasts are not of that necessarily be scattered. The author kept a jour- noble order which naturalists formerly ascribed to nal, and has here reproduced it almost verbatim. him. In the daytime he will almost invariably fly All his details have the rough force of the life he from man, unless attacked, when his courage is led, and are marked by the high spirit in which he that of mingled rage and despair. I have seen the wrote. On the 30th of June, while encamped near | lion, suddenly roused from his lair, run off as timthe Vaal river, he made his
idly as a buck. It is said that even at night they
do not like to seize a man from a party, especially FIRST ACQUAINTANCE WITH A LION.
if the persons exercise their voices; and that the " Before daybreak I was roused from my slumber carcass of an antelope, or other game, may be prein the tent by Bain saying, Something has got served antouched by hanging some stirrups on a hold of an ox,' and, listening, heard the poor crea- branch near, so that the irons may clash together tore bellow and moan piteously, but in a kind of when blown by the wind : a white handkerchief on stifled tone. The horses had all been fastened to the end of a ramrod is another receipt for effecting the wagon wheels, but the oxen, having had a hard the same object. The lion is a stealthy, cunning day's work, had been allowed to lie loose during brute never attacking unless he has the advantage, the night. In the course of half an hour the grey and, relying on his vast strength, feels sure of the light was, we judged, sufficient for our purpose, victory. The natives tell incredible stories of his
CXXII. LIVING AGE. VOL. X.
sagacity, which would almost make him a reason
From the Churchman. ing animal. There are well-authenticated cases
Mr. Editor,- It is not out of place, nor out of on record of lions carrying away men at night from the fireside, but these are quite the exception.
season to remind ourselves of the ends and object
of the daily service. By some, one view may be They are gregarious, as many as twenty having
taken-by others a different one may be apprebeen seen in a troop.
ciated. To all, every view of it will be of use, “ Balked of our revenge, we started for the next water, but first of all we carefully cut up, and
and therefore as one I send you the following, in stowed away, all the flesh of the dead ox, leaving
the measure of an old English hymn. only the entrails, which vultures and crows would
A REASON FOR THE DAILY SERVICE. speedily devour, and dragging the hide behind the last wagon, that the assassin might follow and be
Man has few days to live, entrapped. We came to a pool, called Papkuil's
And life shall be, fontein, surrounded by low clumps of bush and
Not here on earth ; but in long grass, well fitted to be the head-quarters of
Eternity. felis leo. Two guns loaded with slugs were secured to stakes near the water, their muzzles pro
Here we may love and praise ; truding through some bushes, cut and placed so as
And ever dwell to conceal them : a string was then attached to the
With God; or follow sin: triggers, and fastened to a large piece of meat, in
Seek heaven or hell. such a manner that any creature laying hold of it
But there no choice may he! would discharge the guns in his face. Care was taken that there should be no path but in front of
For with that day, the battery, and twilight had begun to fade when
Which ends our life, will pass all our preparations were completed. Much trou
For aye away ble was experienced in tying up the oxen and
Our trial; and old and young horses ; one young ox broke away, and was of ne
-From sea and landcessity abandoned to his fate. Good fires were
Before the “great White Throne" made, a slight hedge of thorn boughs was formed
Shall trembling stand. round our camp at the least secure point, and, supper over, we all retired to bed.
When "every knee shall bow" " At about 2, A. M., Hendrick, ever wakeful,
And “ tongue confess” shouted out, . There stands the lion! shoot!' and,
- They who revile their God, before we could jump from our beds, the discharge,
And they who bless. of a gun was heard. The horses and cattle had been very uneasy for some time previously, snort
Since then before my Judge ing and struggling to get free : one horse actually
This flesh shall kneel; broke his halter, and ran away, and was brought
When flames shall wasting pour, back by Frolic. It is miraculous how both escaped
-My works reveal.from the lion, which then must have been prowl
I'll now anticipate jing round us. On emerging we saw the oxen, like
That fearful day; :50 many pointers, with their noses in one direction
And at my Saviour's feet snuffing the air; and found that an old white ox, which had not been fastened up on account of its
In dust will pray; age and docility, but merely driven amongst the
Confess my countless sins, Test, had strayed about thirty yards from our camp,
My loss deplore; to nibble some grass, and had been assailed by the
And daily bow the knee, enemy. Piet said that he saw the brute on the ox
Till time is o'er. and fired, whereupon he relinquished his prey and 'fled, and the poor terrified ox hurried back to the
That so when mountains shake wagon and his comrades; where he began stretch
And pass away, ing out first one leg, then another, as if engaged
Thou may'st my soul preserve in a surgical examination of his limbs. The air
In that dread day. all the while was piercingly cold, and a basin of water in the tent had a coat of ice on it an inch
I cannot see Thee now! thick. The fires were anew supplied with fuel,
My mortal sight and a watch set; the profoundest silence, broken
Is far too weak to bear only by the deep breathing of the oxen, reigned
Thy awful light. again ; and, being thoroughly chilled, we nestled
But faith shall view Thee here; once more under our warm blankets. On inspect
And—as aloneing the trap in the morning we found, to our griev
Will try to think of Thee ous disappointment, that a bad cap had prevented the principal gun from exploding; and that the
As on Thy throne. small one had gone off, but missed its aim-the
Grant me, O Lord, a place meat bore the mark of a claw, but was none of it
-At Thy blest feet, eaten. The ox which had deserted was found un
Among that “two or three" injured, but the white one showed several severe
Who with Thee meet. scratches on his neck, which swelled extremely. We resolved to wait another day, and prepare for
For soon the day will come the lion.”
When I shall be The lion, however, escaped them ; but in the
Rapt with Thy vision in night they shot a large hyæna.