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MOFFATT AND PAIGE,
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A PLEASURE TRIP IN QUEEN ELIZABETH'S BARGE. Part I.
A PLEASURE TRIP IN QUEEN ELIZABETH'S BARGE. Part II.
Stepping Stones on the River Duddon
THE CONTENTS OF GULLIVER'S POCKETS
CHRISTIAN IN THE HANDS OF GIANT DESPAIR
THE PHILOSOPHER MICHAEL FARADAY
THE AUTHOR OF "PARADISE LOST."
THE AUTHOR OF 66 PARADISE LOST."
WHEN I was at 1 Grand Cairo, I picked up several oriental 3manuscripts, which I still have with me. Among others I met with one entitled The Visions of Mirza, which I have read over with great pleasure. I intend to give it to the public, and shall begin with the first vision, which I have translated word for word as follows:
On the fifth day of the moon, which, according to the custom of my forefathers, I always keep holy, after having washed myself, and offered up my morning devotions, I ascended the high hills of 'Bagdad, in order to pass the rest of the day in meditation and prayer. As I was here airing myself on the top of the mountains, I fell into a profound contemplation on the vanity of human life; and passing from one thought to another, "Surely," said I, 66 man is but a shadow, and life a dream." Whilst I was thus musing, I cast my eyes towards the summit of a rock that was not far from me, where I discovered one in the habit of a shepherd, with a little musical instrument in VI.-Moffatt's Ex. Reader.