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tures, which requires more than mortal efforts to overcome, and the Almighty God has graciously been pleased to impart unto his mortal children, the means of emancipating the soul from this horrid fear.
" Why this astonishment on every face,
The God's allow to many; but to die
Who would not think and act with Leonidas ? none but the base-born, low, and groveling sons f men, who wish to continue in the gloom of norance and superstition ; because, like the owl, they cannot bear the light of day, and like the ravening brood of locusts, that sometimes sweep the clouds of destruction over all the plains of Egypt, seek to extract, devour, and consume the small portion of vital good, that yet is able to hold together the bonds of society, and render life desirable.
"O thou for ages born, yet ever young,
“Whilst o'er thy throne the moon's pale light
“ The haunts of blest or joyless lovers, « The mildest influence to thy bard impart, " To warm, but not consume, his heart."