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On our Lord's Temptation,

leeding feet of the holy and be through our Lord's merits shall
Son of God, nor surprized at work out for us a far more exceed-
ach of temptation, which, ing and eternal weight of glory.
lot of humanity, so is it “ Greater is he that is with us,
portion of the Chris- than he that is against us." And
nayed at its weight, to Him therefore, with the Father

shall assuredly be and the Holy Ghost, be our prayers,
Trace of our Lord; our praises, and thanksgivings ad.
· contest, which dressed, now and for evermore.

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of refreshment, is considered super

fluous: but in most parts of the , if now I have country, a cup of tea is generally uy sight, pass not away, presented to him, without any re, from thy servant :

gard to the time of day. It is the water, I pray you, be fetch

therefore a boor's own fault if he -, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree :

lose bis dinner. Those who travel And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and in waggons, and who most fre

comfort ye your hearts; after that ye quently carry their provisions and shall pass on : for therefore are ye cooking utensils with them, are come to your servant. And they said, looked non as not standing in need So do, as thou hast said.

of assistance, though such persons Gen, xix. 2.

freely make use of those houses

where they have any acquaintance And he said, Behold now, my lords, with the family."-Burchell's Traturn in, I pray you, into your servant's

vels in the interior of Southern
honse, and tarry all night, and wash
your feet, and ye shall rise np early, and Agrico.
go your ways.

Job xxxix. 13. 18.
" It has been already mentioned,
that in this country no inos are any

Gavest thou wings and feathers unto the where to be found; consequently,

ostrich?

What time she lifteth up herself op ligli, the necessity of the case, as well as

she scorneth the horse and his rider. common humanity, urges every Christian-like colonist to open his “ The ostrich, the largest bird door to the hungry or benighted known to man, sometimes frequents traveller. And, as this hospitality this vicinity; and, from the house, becomes reciprocal, by their occa. I had this morning the pleasure of sionally passing each other's houses, discovering a pair at a distance, they feel no hesitation either in running across the plain. With the asking such favours, or in granting telescope they could be seen very them. Thus a boor is never at a distinctly; and being the first I had loss for a meal on the road; and as met with in a wild state, I could not the customary time of dinner is but watch, with the greatest graabout noon, lie, without much cere- tification, this interesting sight. mony, upsaddles his horse at any The bushes intercepted the view of door where he may happen to come their long legs; but their black at that hour. If he arrive later, le bodies were plainly to be seen ; and is supposed to have dived at some those beautiful plumes, destined, other place on the road, and the possibly, hereafter to decorate the questiou whether he may be in want head of some elegant beauty, and

Sychar, yet he never commanded tical comment on that humble, and the angels to his service, but sub. prudent and pious admonition of mitted to the weakness of his as- Moses, Thou shalt not tempt the sumed humanity, and patiently Lord thy God.awaited the natural refreshment of And to complete the parallel, rest. Even under that great extre. carry your eyes onward in the hismity, his agony in the garden, when tory of your blessed Lord, to that his sweat,” saith the Evangelist, vast multitude, that after they had was as it were great drops of been fed by his power, and inblood falling down to the ground,structed by his doctrine, continued he kneels only, and prays to his to surround the mountain whereon Father, saying, “If thou be willing, Jesus sat with his disciples; hear remove this cup from me ; neverthe- their confession : " This is of a less, not my will, but thine be done." truth that Prophet that should And when the hour of his death come into the world;" behold them approached, and one prayer to his advancing full of their temporal noFather would have drawn down tions of that prophet as a great more than twelve legions of angels, earthly king and deliverer, and yet used he no miraculous means eager to invest our Lord with the for his rescue, bụt meekly resigned royal name and prerogative. And himself into the hands of his most how did our Lord-He, who had malicious enemies in obedience to before resisted from the tempter his Father's will. “ I am He- the offer of all the kingdoms of the cup that my Father hath given the world, how did he act on this me, shall I not drink it?"

occasion ? " When Jesus,” saith And as to the character of our the Evangelist,“ perceived that they Lord's ministry, was it not cau- would come and make him a king, ţious and prudential, save, where he departed unto a mountain himnecessity required boldness and self alone;" thus in this and every publicity? Did our Lord open his other instance patiently enduring mission so repugnant to the preju- and constantly repelling whatever dices, and opposed to the vices of templations the malice of the devil, the Jews at Jerusalem, the very or the hatred of the Jewish rulers, heart and seat of their power?- or the forward zeal of his followers, The distant Galilee, the humble or the necessities of that nature cities of Cana, Nazareth, and Ca- which for our sakes He had aspernaum, and the coasts of the sea sumed, might offer; and for these of Tiberias were the scenes of his two gracious reasons, that as the earliest preaching. Did he aim at Captain of our salvation he might a notoriety in his miracles, which be made perfect through sufferings, would have prematurely excited, and as his disciples, we might or immoderately kindled the anger be led to expect temptation ours and envy of the rulers ? When selves, and been couraged to bear up the two blind men were restored under its assaults, and imitate his to their sight, “ Jesus," saiib the most perfect example, and more Evangelist,“ struilly charged them confidently apply in the time of our saying, See that no man know it."' need for his all-sufficient and everDid he court danger ? When the ready assistance. Jews sought to kill him, he with Trials we must expect in this our drew himself. When they profess- earthly pilgrimage, for the dised to believe in Him, he would ciple is not above his master, nor pot commit himself unto them. the servant above his Lord.May Throughout he never needlessly ex- we then by bis grace be prepared cited the envy, or hatred, or per- to meet them ! neither disheartsecution of the Jewish rulers, but ened at the ruggedness of a way left in his whole ministry a prac. which has been sanctified for us by

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the bleeding feet of the holy and be through our Lord's merits shall loved Son of God, nor surprized at work out for us a far more exceedthe approach of temptation, which, ing and eternal weight of glory. as it is the lot of humanity, so is it “ Greater is he that is with us, the peculiar portion of the Chris. 'than he that is against us.” And tian : nor dismayed at its weight, to Him therefore, with the Father under which we shall assuredly be and the Holy Ghost, be our prayers, , supported by the grace of our Lord; our praises, and thanksgivings ad. nor dispirited at a contest, which dressed, now and for evermore.

Africa.

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATIONS.

of refreshment, is considered superGen, xviii. 3—5.

fluous: but in most parts of the And said, My Lord, if now I have country, a cup of tea is generally

found favour in thy sight, pass not away, presented to him, without any reI pray thee, from thy servant :

gard to the time of day. Let a little water, I pray you, be fetch

It is ed, and wash your feet, and rest your

therefore a boor's own fault if he selves under the tree :

lose bis dinner. Those who travel And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and in waggons, and who most fre

comfort ye your hearts; after that ye quently carry their provisions and shall pass on : for therefore are ye cooking utensils with them, are come to your servant. And they said, looked upon as not standing in need So do, as thou hast said.

of assistance, though such persons Gen, xix. 2.

freely make use of those houses

where they have any acquaintance And he said, Behold now, my lords, with the family." -Burchell's Traturu in, I pray you, into your servant's nele in the interi

vels in the interior of Southern honse, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go your ways.

Job xxxix. 13. 18. " It has been already mentioned, that in this country no inos are any Gavest thou wings and feathers unto the where to be found; consequently, the necessity of the case, as well as

What time she lifteth up herself ou ligli,

she scorneth the horse and his rider. common humanity, urges every Christian-like colonist to open his “The ostrich, the largest bird door to the hungryor benighted known to man, sometimes frequents traveller. And, as this hospitality this vicinity; and, from the house, becomes reciprocal, by their occa. I had this morning the pleasure of sionally passing each other's houses, discovering a pair at a distance, they feel no hesitation either in running across the plain. With the asking such favours, or in granting telescope they could be seen very them. Thus a boor is never at a distinctly; and being the first I had loss for a meal on the road; and as met with in a wild state, I could not the customary time of dioner is but watch, with the greatest graabout noon, he, without much cere- tification, this interesting sight. mony, unsaddles his horse at any The bushes intercepted the view of door where he may happen to come their long legs; but their black at that hour. If he arrive later, he bodies were plainly to be seen ; and is supposed to have dined at some those beautiful plumes, destined, other place on the road, and the possibly, hereafter to decorate the question whether he may be in want head of some elegant beauty, and

ostrich ?

wave in the drawing-room, were with my telescope, one of the hunnow Auttering in the wind, and ters, who was on horseback, followrudely hurrying over the desert. ing an eland which was coming toTheir long necks, and compara- wards us. It is a practice, whentively small beads, reared high ever it can be done, to drive their above the shrubs, like two tall game as near home as possible, stakes, remained the last in view ; before it is shot, that they may not but their basty long strides soon 'have to carry it far; but this cannot carried them out of sight.

easily be done till, by a long chase, “ As these birds inhabit only the animal begins to flag. This was large open plains, and their heads, the case at present, and the Hottenelevated above every obstruction, tot drove it on before him with as enable them, at a great distance, to much ease as he might have driven discover man, from whom they a cow. It had been severely escape with the swiftness of a horse, wounded, and this, doubtlessly, it is not an easy affair to approach occasioned the facility with which them unperceived, or to hunt them it was managed. The animal was down'; for, as it is well known, they brought within twenty yards of the are utterly incapable of raising their waggons, where it stood still, unbodies into the air. It is fortunate able, from fatigue, to move a step for the race, that this difficulty of further. Before the hunter fired approach affords some little protec. again, he was persuaded to wait till tion against their restless enemy, I had made two sketches, one in man." The Same.

profile and another in front. DurProv. xxvi. 13.

ing the whole time I was drawing, The slothful man saith, There is a lion the animal made 00 attempt to

in the way; a lion is in the streets. move, and it was really astonishing

“Two Hottentots, with their wag- that it continued so long in the gons, were hastening on a head of same attitude, silent and motionless. us, that they might be the first to So far all this was exceedingly inget to the water ; but we had not teresting and gratifying to my curimissed them long after the first osity; but not so the conclusion. dawn of twilight, before one of This poor creature, to whom I was them came back in a great hurry for indebted for so favourable an opporhelp to drive out of their road a tunity of obtaining, without hurry, huge lion, which they perceived a careful and correct drawing of the lying before then just in their road. species, appeared so mild and They had endeavoured to rouse him harmless, and had such gentleness, up, yet were themselves too much and so much speaking solicitude in alarmed to fire, lest, through the du. its beautiful clear black eye, that I bious light, they might unfortu- could not witness its fall; but turnnately miss their aim, and he should ed away before they fired the fatal return the compliment by springing shot which brought it to the upon them. Although the beast ground." - The Same. would not oblige them by getting

Ezekiel i. 14. out of their way, he favoured them

And the living creatures ran and rewith a roar, which had the effect of

· turned as the appearance of a flash of inaking them halt till we came up;

lightning when the noise of so many waggons approaching, caused him to move

." The lightning, in its appearoff without molesting us.”—The ance, differs from that of England: Same.

the luminous trace formed by it was Isaiah xii. 14.

not straight, or broken into angles, And it shall be as the chased roe. but moved in a quivering madner, " In the afternoon, I observed, describing a tremulous line, Dot

unlike that by which rivers are re to get scent of its pauseous food. presented in maps. The flash was, These birds must possess the sense in general, not instantaneous; but of smelling in a degree of perfection had a duration that was very per far beyond that of which we have ceptible : sometimes it continued any idea."-The Same. so long as two secopds; and to the

Jer. iv. 7. eye it seemed as if liquid fire were

The lion is come up from his thicket. rapidly flowing along the luminous line, as along a channel. This phe “ Having quickly armed ourselves, nomenon was more evident when and left Philip in charge of my the clouds from which it was pro. waggons, we briskly pushed our duced were more distant; and it way between the thickets, winding may then be observed to take a dia through the willow grove, and crossrection more horizontal than other. ing many a deep ravine, Every wise.”The Same,

where the enormous foot of the hip

popotamus bad imprinted the earth Isaiah xxxiv, 15.

with holes. Gert, who had never There shall the vultures also be gathered,

seen a Zee-koe (sea-cow), as the colo. every one with her mate.

nists call this animal enjoyed the « On the body of a dead ox, I trip as much as myself, both equally observed several large vultures, anxious to gratify our curiosity. feeding in harmony with a number He had been less a traveller than of crows. This being the first time the rest of my men; and, therefore, I had seen this species, I attentively like myself, had the greater novelty watched its manners for a long to expect. As we hurried on, our while with a telescope. It was of conversation was on nothing but the an imposing size; and its solemn, sea-cow; and his animation, excited slow, and measured movements, by the subject to a higher pitch added to its black plumage, pos- than usual, exceedingly pleased and sessed something of a funereal cast, amused me. Thus beguiling the well suited to its cadaverous em time, my attention was diverted from ployment. An excellent picture of the flowers that decked our path, or The manners of a vulture iş drawn the birds that enlivened the branches by Virgil, in the third book of the above our heads. Æneid, in his story of the harpies; “ Suddenly he stopped : and, too long to be quoted here, but crying out with some emotion, which the sight of these birds, and “Look here, Sir!'-I turned my their habits, brought immediately eyes downwards, and saw the recent to my recollection, and served great foot-marks of a lion which had been ly to increase the interest with which to drink at the river, apparently not I viewed them. There was a hea. more than an hour before. This viness in their gait and looks, which gave a check to our dialogue on the made one feel half-inclined to con- hippopotamus, and in a lower and sider them rather as beasts of prey, graver tone of voice, he talked now than as feathered inhabitants of the only of lions, and the danger of beair. When not thus called forth to ing alone in a place so covered with action, this bird retires to some in. wood, That, which a minute be. accessible crag, sitting almost mo- fore, had been praised as a delighttionless ip melancholy silence for ful shady path, now was viewed as days together, unless the smell of the lurking place of lions and of some distant carrion, or too long an every formidable beast of prey." abstinence, draw it from retirement, The Same. or force it to ascend into the upper

Psalm xxii. 13. regions of air; where, qut of sight, They gaped upon me with their mouths, it remains for hours, endeavouring as a ravening and a roaring lion.

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