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to show, that all the other Christian sects united, amount to a hundred and twenty millions. Nor do we see any sign which indicates that the term of her long dominion is approaching. She saw the commencement of all the governments and of all the ecclesiastical establishments that now exist in the world, and feels no assurance that she is not destined to see the end of them all. She was respected before the Saxon had set foot in Britain, before the Frank had passed the Rhine, when Grecian eloqnence still flourished at Antioch, when idols were still worshipped in the temple of Mecca; and she may still exist in undiminished vigour, when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand upon a broken arch of London Bridge, to sketch the ruins of St. Paul's.

EDINBURGH REVIEW.

LESSON XXII.

TO THE FLYING FISH.

WHEN I have seen thy snowy wing
O'er the blue wave at evening spring,
And give those scales' of silver white
So gaily to the eye of light,
As if thy frame were formed to rise,
And live amid the glorious skies :
Oh! it has made me proudly feel

How like thy wing's impatient zeal
Is the pure soul, that scorns to rest
Upon the world's ignoble breast,
But takes the plume that God has given,
And rises into light and heaven!

But when I see that wing so bright,
Grow languid with a moment's flight,
Attempt the paths of air in vain,
And sink into the wave again;
Alas! the flattering pride is o'er;
Like thee, awhile, the soul may soar,
But erring man must blush to think
Like thee, again, the soul may sink !

Oh, virtue! when thy clime I seek,
Let not my spirit's flight be weak:
Let me not, like this feeble thing,
With brine still dropping from its wing,
Just sparkle in the solar glow,
And plunge again to depths below;
But when I leave the grosser throng
With whom my soul hath dwelt so long,
Let me, in that aspiring day,
Cast every lingering stain away,
And, panting for thy purer air,
Fly up at once, and fix me there!

Moore. DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM BY TITUS.

From the last hill that looks on thy once holy

dome, I beheld thee, O Sion! when rendered to Rome: 'Twas thy last sun went down, and the flames of

thy fall

Flash'd back on the last glance I gave to thy wall.

I look'd for thy temple, I look'd for my home,
And forgot for a moment my bondage to come;
I beheld but the death-fire that fed on thy fane,
And the fast fetter'd hands that made vengeance

in vain.

On many an eve, the high spot whence I gazed, Had reflected the last beam of day as it blazed, While I stood on the height, and beheld the de

cline Of the rays from the mountain that shone on thy

shrine.

And now on that mountain I stood on that day, But I marked not the twilight beam melting away ; Oh! would that the lightning had glared in its stead, And the thunderbolt burst on the conqueror's

head!

But the gods of the pagan shall never profane
The shrine where Jehovah disdained not to reign;
And scatter'd and scorn'd as thy people may be,
Our worship, O Father! is only for thee.

Byrox.

PREFIXES, AFFIXES, AND ROOTS OF

WORDS.

SAXON AND ENGLISH PREFIXES.

A signifies on, or in; as, afoot, abed, &c.
Be

about, before besprinkle, bespeak, &c. En,

in, on, making enroll, encounter, enable, &c. (En is often changed into em; as, embark, empower, &c.) Fore before ;

as, foretell,

forewarn, &c. Mis, un negation

misinform, undo, &c. Out, over

outstrip, overload, &c. Up

motion upwards upstart, upset, &c. With

from, or against withdraw, withstand, &c. Counter contrary

counteract, counterbalance. For not

forbid, forget.

excess

LATIN PREFIXES.

A,ab,abs,signify from, away ;
Ad

to

as, arise, abjure, abstract, &c.

adore.

(Ad, in composition with words commencing with a consonant, frequently changes the d into the commencing letter of the word with which it is joined, viz., ascend, accuse, affix, aggravate, ally, annul, apply, arraign, assist, attain.)

about ;
both

Am,or amb
Ambo
Ante
Circum
Cis
Con

before
around
on this side
together

as, ambient, ambition.

ambidextrous.
antecedent, anticipate.
circumspect, circuit.
cisalpine.
convene, contain.

(This prefix varies in composition, as well as ad. As a general rule, nearly all the prefixes are subject to some variation in composition.)

..

Ob

Contra signifies against ;

as, contradict. De

down, of, from depress, deject. Dis, di asunder

distract, disarm, diffuse. E, ex out of

egress, eject, exclude. Extra beyond

extravagant, extraordinary. In(before an adjec.) not

inactive, infirm. In(before a verb) in, into

inject, infuse. Inter between

interrupt, intercede. Intro within

introduce. Juxta nigh

juxtaposition. in the way of

obstacle, obstruct, oppose. Per

through, thoroughly permit, perforate, pellucid. Post after

postpone. Præ before

prefix, predict. Præter beyond

preternatural, preterite. Pro for, forward

pronoun, proceed. Re back, again

retract, regain, renovate. Retro backward

retrograde, retrospect. Se aside

seduce, secede. Sine without

sinecure, simplicity. Sub under

submit, suffuse, succeed. Subter beneath

subterfuge. Super

superstructure.

over, above

(Super has sometimes the French form, sur, in composition with English words, as surmount, surpass, &c.

Trans signifies beyond, across ; as, transact, transport.
Ultra
beyond

ultramontane.

GREEK PREFIXES.

..

А signifies negation or privation;as,apathetic, anonymous.
Amphi
both

amphibious. Ana

through,

up anatomy. Anti against

Antichrist, antarctic. Apo from, away

apostate, apostle. Auto self

autograph, automaton. Cata down

catapult, catarrh. Dia through

diaphanous,diatribe,diameter Epi upon

epitaph, epigram. Hyper

hypercritical, hyperbole. Hypo under

hypothesis, hypocrite. Meta

instead of, beyond.. metaphor, metamorphose. Para beside, from

parallel, parasol. Peri about

perimeter, periphery. Syn together

syntax, sympathy. Philo friendly to

philanthropy, philosophy,

over, above

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