Image from page 143 of "The Saturday magazine" (1832)
Title: The Saturday magazine
Year: 1832 (1830s)
Authors: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain). Committee of General Literature and Education
Publisher: London : J. W. Parker
Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University
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eir hideous forms then starting upPlant themselves round my couch in grim array,And stab my bleeding heart with two-edged torture,Sense of past guilt, and dread of future woe.Far be the ghastly crew ! and in their steadLet cheerful Memory from her purest cellsLead forth a goodly train of virtues fair,Cherishd in earliest youth, now paying backWith tenfold usury the pious care,And pouring oer my woujids the heavenly balmOf conscious innocence.—But chiefly Thou,Whom soft-eyed Pity once led down from heavenTo bleed for man, to teach him liow to live,And oh ! still harder lesson ! liow to die.Disdain not Tliou to smooth the restless bedOf sickness and of pain.—Forgive the tearThat feeble Nature drops, calm all her f>?ars,Wake all her hopes, and animate her faith,Till ray rapt soul, anticipating heaven,Bursts from the thaldrom of incumbering clay,And, on the Wing of Ecstacy upborne,Springs into liberty, and light, and life.—Bp. Poilteus. 50—2 140 THE SATURDAY MAGAZINE. [April 13
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THE ELEPHANT. Few animals have attracted more attention frommankind than the Elephant. Formed, as it were,for the service of man in warm climates, it possessesevery attribute that can render it useful. It is strong,active, and persevering ; gentle in disposition, socialin manners, and so docile and sagacious as to betrained to almost any service. Its form is awkward;the head large, the eyes small, the ears broad andpendant, the body thick; the back much arched;and the legs clumsy and shapeless. The skin isgenerally of a deep brown, approaching to black.When first born, the animal is about three feet high ;it continues to grow till it is sixteen or eighteen yearsof age, and is said to live to the age of one hundredyears and upwards. The tusks ai-e not visible in theyoung animals, but at full growth they project, insome instances, seven or eight feet. The generalheight of the Elephant is nine or ten feet, and it hasbeen known to attain to fifteen feet. It feeds onvegetables, the young s
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