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5 strength. He fell : the warm blood filling his shoe. With 6 great difficulty he succeeded in rolling himself on to the 7 sled, and started the oxen for home. As soon as he reached
the door, he called eagerly for help. His terrified wife and 8 daughter, with much effort, lifted him into the house; as he
was wholly unable to help himself : saying his foot was 9 nearly severed from the leg. He was laid carefully on the
bed, groaning all the while very bitterly. His wife hastily 10 prepared dressings, and removed the shoe and sock, expect
ing to see a desperate wound, when, lo ! the skin was not
even broken. Before going out in the morning he wrapped 11 his feet in red flannel, to protect them from the cold : the
gash laid this open to his view, and he thought it flesh and 12 blood. His reason not correcting the mistake, all the pain
and loss of power which attends a real wound followed. 13 Man often suffers more from imaginary evils than from
real ones. DEFINITIONS, &c.—Started—went. Define sled, chopping, felled, along. side, unlucky, hit, bit, sidelong, gash, severed, sock, reason, (faculty of roasoning.)
SECT. CLVI.-SATURDAY EVENING.
Spirit of Good ! on this week's verge I stand,
A thousand writhe upon the bed of pain’;
A fresh memorial to thy glorious praise. DEFINITIONS, &c.—Define brink, on eternity, (on the brink, verge of eternity,) circumvent, writhe, wand, circled, reverence, debt, memorial.
SECT. CLVII.METHOD. A LADY said to a clergyman that she could always recol1 lect and recite more of the matter of his sermons, than of
those of any other minister she was in the habit of hearing. 2 She could not account for this, but she thought the fact
worthy of notice. 3 The reverend gentleman remarked that he thought he 4 could explain the cause. “I happen,” he said, “ to make a
particular point of classifying my topics; it is a hobby of mine to do so; and therefore I never compose a sermon without first settling the relation and order of my arguments
and illustrations. Suppose, madam, that your servant was 5 starting for town, and you were obliged hastily to instruct
her about a few domestic purchases, not having time to write down the items; and suppose you said, "Be sure to bring some tea; and also some soap; and coffee too by the bye; and some indigo; and do not forget a few light cakes, and a
little starch, and some sugar; and now I think of it, soda.' 6 You would not be surprised if her memory failed with re
gard to one or two of the articles'; but if your commission ran thus, "Now, Mary, to-morrow we are going to have some friends to tea'; therefore bring a supply of tea and coffee and sugar and light cakes'; and the next day, you know, is washing-day'; so that we shall want soap and starch and soda and indigo' ;' it is most likely, she would retain your order as easily as you retain my sermon.”
ABSURD CHRONOLOGY OF THE HINDOOS.
SECT. CLVIII.-AMERICAN BATTLES. The following are the comparative losses of the battles of the Revolution, arranged according to priority :
1200 Stillwater, September 17, 1777, ...... 600 350 Germantown, October 4, 1777, ....... 600 1200 Saratoga, October 17, 1777, ..... 5752 surrendered. Red Hook, October 22, 1777, ....
32 Monmouth, June 23, 1778, ......
375 King's Mountain, October 1, 1780,
96 Cowpens, January 17, 1781, ....... 800 72 Guilford C. H., March 15, 1781, .....
400 Hobkirk's Hill, April 25, 1781, ....... 400 400 Eutaw Springs, September, 1781, ..... 1000 550 Yorktown, October 19, 1781, ........ 7072 surrendered
Total ...... ............ 24,851 7,897 DEFINITIONS, &c.—Define comparative, losses, revolution, (is any revo lution meant ?) arranged, according to, priority, total.
SECT. CLIX.—ABSURD CHRONOLOGY OF THE HINDOOS. 1 The following is a view of their Chronology. There are 2 four yugs or ages : the first was the age of innocence or
truth, and embraces 1,728,000 years: the second 1,296,000, the third 864,000, and the last 432,000 : these are the 3 golden, silver, brazen, and iron ages. We live in the last 4 or Kali-yug : age of. misery. A great age, Maba-yug, is
6 equal to these four: 4,320,000 years of mortals. A solar
year is equivalent to a day and night of the gods. 360 6 such days and nights, or 360 solar years, constitute a “year
of the gods.” 12,000 years of the gods form an “age of 7 the gods,” or “divine age,” or “great age,” which is equal 8 to 4,320,000 of men. Seventy-one Maha-yugs constitute a
period called Manwantara; during which one Menu with 9 his posterity of sons and grandsons ruled the earth. Theru 10 are 14 Menus and 14 Manwantaras. These 14 Man
wantaras are equal to 1000 Maha-yugs or one Kalpa, or 11 4,320,000,000 solar years. This is the day of Brahma.
DEFINITIONS, &c.-Define chronology, embraces, (comprises, comprohonds,) solar, equivalent, constitute, (form, make,) period, posterity, grandsons, Brahma.
SECT. CLX.--REVOLUTIONARY OFFICERS. 1 THE Cincinnati Advertiser gives the following record of the closing scenes of life, and resting-places of some of that gallant band of officers who figured in our Revolutionary struggle. 2 General Mercer is usually said to have been killed at the battle of Princeton, but really died of an epileptic fit, in
that neighborhood, a week after that affair. The popular 3 notion is derived from the fact that he received a blow on
the head from the butt end of a musket, in the hands of a 4 British soldier, in full retreat with his comrades. He was
buried in Christ Church, Philadelphia. Ő Putnam was disabled from active service in the very mid
dle of the strife, 1779, by a paralytic stroke; but he sur6 vived till 1790 : being 72 years of age at his death. He
was buried at Brooklyn, Conn. 7 Wayne died at Erie, Pa.; when : he was buried. At 8 a later date de body was transport d to Chester county,
Pa. Although nearly a quarter of a century had elapsed, 9 the lineaments of the deceased hero were distinctly visible; and the features were recognised by persons present: of course, the corpse crumbled to dust on exposure to the at
mosphere. 10 Schuyler, who deserves all the credit of the capture of
Burgoyne, of which he was deprived by General Gates, ag:
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suming the command, just as all the arrangements for the
battle had been made at Saratoga, died at New York, 1804. 11 Steuben, the Chevalier Bayard of our Revolution, after
vainly endeavoring to obtain the fulfilment by Congress of their engagements to him, returned to Utica, New York ; the legislature of which state voted him a township (six
miles square) of land in that neighborhood. Here in an 12 humble log house he died, and was buried adjacent, in
1797. 13 St. Clair's last resting-place is at Greensburg, Westmore
land county, Pa.: a neat marble pyramid being erected over
his remains by his Masonic brethren. 14 Milfin, the idol of Pennsylvania, died in Lancaster, Pa.,
and was buried there. 15 Maxwell, who commenced the battle of Brandywine, by
opposing Knyphausen's troops, in their attempts to cross
Chadd's Fort, died at Flemington, N. J.
Alexander, Lord Sterling, at Albany :
Charles Lee, lies at the foot of General Mercer's tomb in Christ Church, in Philadelphia. DEFINITIONS, &c.—Define revolutionary officers, Cincinnati, restingplaces, gallant, figured, epileptic fit, popular, (vulgar, common,) notion, (what is the difference between notion, opinion, conviction, truth, fact ?) derived, (inferrod,) butt end, musket, retreat, disabled, active service, paralytic, survived, trans orted, quarter of a century, elapsed, lineaments, deceased, distinct! , rccognised, exposure, atmosphere, credit, (honor ?) capture, Chevali r Bayard, (a celebrated knight, a Frenchman who lived several hundi d years ago ; what is a knight?) fulfilment, Congress, engagements (pledges, promisos,) town hip, log house, ad. jacent, (in a place adja ent, near,) marble, pyramid, remains, (of what?) idol, opposing
SECT. CLXI.-A COMPLIMENT TO THE SEX. DURING the progress of a protracted meeting, held in Johnstown, Ohio, by the Rev. Mr. C , of the Methodist