Puslapio vaizdai


We are certainly obliged to the fun for heat, if not for fire; that luminary therefore appears with propriety in this compofition: but as we are capable of producing fire from earthly materials, and of maintaining it, fuch is the employment and indication of this figure.


Not confined to man, is enjoyed by all animals, especially by fuch (as monkeys) that have hands; the fnail alfo feems very fenfible, and gives manifest tokens of it by the motions of its horns: among plants, the fenfitive is the most remarkable in this refpect, for, when touched, it shuts and contracts its leaves; this the figure holds in her hands, and is fhewing its properties; fome leaves being open, others closed.


Refpects objects both near and distant: the young man looking at himself in a mirror exhibits the first; the boy looking through the telescope expreffes the fecond: the foaring eagle is the keenest of fight among birds, and therefore probably of all creatures; and the brilliant rainbow is among the most beautiful objects offered to delight this fenfe.


As related to mufic, is expreffed by the figure playing on the guitar, to whofe harmony the boys feem attentively liftening. This



fenfe as bestowed on animals, is hinted by the fawns and the hare; and as repeated in echoes, is hinted by the furrounding scenery of rocks, &c.


Is most powerful at early dawn; then the fragrance of vegetation is most fenfible, and then the dog, who poffeffes this sense in perfection, most readily tracks his game; flowers and perfumes regale this fenfe, which is imported by the flowers in the hand, the censer below, the pot of unguent, and the crown of sweet smelling plants.


Arifes from the vegetable or animal kingdom: to the first refer the basket of fruits, and the vines on the diftant hill; to the latter the falcon and domeftic cattle; the horfe's bit lying on the ground hints at moderation, in no fenfe more neceffary than in this.




Page 12, line 7, for league after league defcending; without, read steep after steep, defcending without.-Line 10, for huzza, read shout.

Page 21, line 12, for oils we know are fo, read certain chymical oils we know are fo-the affertion as it ftands is falfe; perhaps the idea is yet more familiarly exem plified in milk or cream finking in a dish of tea.

Page 54, line 8, in fome copies, for orbits, read orbit.

Page 96, line 17, read, Whole fober wishes never learn to stray.

Page 107, line 13, for fig. 6 may be confidered, read fig. C. may be confidered. Same page, line 19, for fig. 1, being void, read fig. I, being void.

Page 137, and elsewhere, for verticity, read verticality.

Page 161, line 3 from the bottom; for on this circumftance depends, read partly depends.

Page 164, line 21, for what they appear, read where they appear-for allowances, read allowance.

Page 173, for pea-bloffom, damp of mines, read pea-bloffom-damp, of mines.

Page 214, line 16, for than water, read than that of water.

Page 218, line 14, by a fcale, add of feelings.

Page 242, line 3 from bottom, for predominant, read moft predominant-and for leaft water, read least of water.

Page 274, line 14, for blown from its furface, read from the surface of its box.

Page 278, line 15, for boast of, read boast.

Page 303, line 5 from bottom, for effects, read principles.

Page 315, line 21, for from the fun, read originally from the fan.


Page 59, line 8, for contrast, read contravent.

Page 6c, line lait but one, dele or inclination.

Page 61, line 10, for creatures feem, read creatures are.
Page 63, line 3, for feparated, read feparating.

Page 76, line 3, for ten times an hundred, read ten times ten hundred.

Page 80, line 11, for where the tree was, read in circumstances fimilar to those of

the tree.

Page 85, line 15, for wind around a sturdy tree, read wind around a stately tree. Page 91, line 16, for mufcles, read muffels.

Page 94, line 20, for having its parts appropriate to their different, read having parts appropriate to different

Page 103, line 1, for approached toward, read advanced in.

Page 124, line 4, for a part of it, read part of its contents.

Page 192, line 9, for called nictitans, read called membrana niclitans

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