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compared to nothing but a ship at fea, deprived of fails, rodder, compass, and exposed to the billows and hurricanes of the boisterous deep.
9. With it, we have a most substantial foundation laid, on which we can erect a superb building, for public and private utility: with it, we can conduct the
ship of Itate, and regale ourselves under the tree of liberty; and unshackle ourselves from ignorance, which is the origin of feuds and animosities in free states.
Do not the arts, and sciences, in every kingdom, participate to a great degree the fate of its language? rise and flourish, or link into disrepute, as the latter is cultivated or neglected ? How dear then ought the honor of the English language to be to every American !
And as grammar is the solid foundation on which all other science rets, and as all human inquiry is divided into science and language; and further, as under the latter, fall the ideas and subjects of the didactic style, oratory, poetry, painting, and sculpture, judge ye, if it ought to be left to young gentlemen to form their style by chance, or to begin the study of their mother tongue, at a time of life which calls them forth to action.
12. Your who are entrusted with the education of our youth, and you, who superintend our schools, have a glori. ous and joyful prospect before you, a poble opportunity in. deed of doing much good to mankind; of conftituting real merit, and securing the warmest returns of gratitude, by perfecting the flower of our youth, in speaking ard writing that language, in which alone they must act the part of their fathers, serve their country, and become the mouths of the people.
13. You will not fail, my beloved countrymen, to afford your children this distinguishing, this necessáry, this all important education, by which you will, in a short time, nurse up a race of freemen, to the honor and never fading glory of our country:
14. America will then increase in wealth, in commerce, agriculture and manufactures; will as far surpass all other nations on the globe, in virtue, learning and abilities; and will as much distinguish herself for humanity, nobleness of senumcpt, attachment to government, and love of liberty,
thoufands of years, has been truly verifinias been put fot
as the towering cedar among the trees of the wood, or the ixn in the presence of the Itars.
1; All nations will look up unto her, call her blessed, and say, “In her, which
; wliether a no tion can be governed, and yet be fiee."
THE HOTTENTOT AND THE LION,
An elderly Hottentot in the service of a Christianis
upper part of Sunday river on the Cambdebo lide, perceived a lion following him at a great diftance for two hours together. Thence he naturally concluded; that the lion only waited for the approach of darkness, in order to make him a prey ;' and in the mean time, could not expect any other than to serve for this fierce animal's fupper; inasmuch as he had no other weapon of defence than a stick, and knew that he could not get home before it was dark.
2. But as he was well acquainted with the nature of the liort, and the manner of its seizing upon its prey; and at the fame time had leisure to ruminate on the ways and means in which it was most likely that his existence would Be terminated, he ar length hit on a method of faring his life.
3. For this purpose, instead of making the best of his way home, he looked out for a precipice ; and, setting himfélf down on the edge of it, found to his great joy, that the lion likewise made a balt, and kept at the same distance as before.
4. As soon as it grew dark, the Hottentot sliding a little forwards, let himself down below the upper edge of the precipice upon some projecting part or cleft of the rock, where he could just keep himself from falling. But in order to cheat the lion still more, he fet his hat and cloak on the stick, making with it a gentle motion just over his head, a little way from the edge of the precipice.
5. This crafty expedient had the desired success. He did not stay long in that situation, before the lion came
creeping softly towards him like a cat, and, mistaking the skin-coat for the Hottentot himfelf, took his leap with such exactness and precifion, as to fall headlong down the precipice, and was dathed in pieces.
SCENE BETWEEN GUSTAVUS VAŠA AND:
ELL me, Gustavas, tell me why is this,
Guft. Justice, fanctitude,
On reason build misrule, or justly bind
Crift. Licentious traitor ! thou canst talk it largely:
Guft. Mistaken man !le
teal the pillars of allegiance from it ; T'hen lef a single arm but dare the sway, Headlong it turns, and drives upon destruction.
Crist. Profane, and alien to the love of Heaven!
Guft. Yes, I know,
of voice of lambs
. No more of this.
Gust. Imperial spoiler!
Crist. Yes, on terms.
Guft. Ha! with thee !