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THE ATTRACTIONS OF HOME.
HOME! How inspiring is the word? What pleasurable emotions it kindles in the soul! Who has not felt its soothing influence? Who has not acknowledged its talismanic power? It is the sacred spot on which the eye of the traveller loves to linger in imagination, whilst exploring regions far remote. Amidst his wanderings in a land of strangers, nothing can long divert his thoughts from his beloved home. It is the polar star to which his hopes are pointed. His country, his kindred, and his own fireside, lie as a cordial at his heart. The hardy soldier, whose courage never failed him in the field of battle, has been often known to weep at the recollection of home, even while his ears have been stunned by the din of arms. And