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“It was God's hand that shaped the world,
And laid it in the sunbeams; and that God
With His great presence fills the universe.
Could we, then, dwell like night among the stars,
Or plunge with whale in the unsounding sea,
He still would be around us with His care."

ALEXANDER SMITI.

LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY J. MASON, 14, CITY-ROAD;

SOLD AT 66, PATERNOSTER-ROW.
266.

ISIMAEL.

“ A mother's love Is an undying feeling. Earth may chill

And sever other sympathies, and prove How weak all human bonds are; it

may

kill Friendships, and crush hearts with them ;—but the thrill

Of the maternal heart must ever move In blest communion with her child, and fill Even heaven itself with prayers and hymns of love.”'

PATTERSON.

1.-THE WILDERNESS OF BEERSHEBA.

At the southern extremity of Palestine there is an extensive wilderness, called, from the town of that name, “the wilderness of Beersheba,” and presenting to the eye a perfect contrast to the beauty and fertility of the country north of it. A modern traveller, after having crossed it, says, “ We now felt that the desert was at an end. Descending gradually, we came upon an open undulating country;

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