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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.
TO THE FLYING FISH.
WHEN I have seen thy snowy wing
How like thy wing's impatient zeal
But when I see that wing so bright,
Oh, virtue! when thy clime I seek,
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
Flash'd back on the last glance I gave to thy wall.
I look'd for thy temple, I look'd for my home,
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
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
But the gods of the pagan shall never profane
PREFIXES, AFFIXES, AND ROOTS OF
SAXON AND ENGLISH PREFIXES.
A signifies on, or in; as, afoot, abed, &c.
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 ;
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
A,ab,abs,signify from, away ;
as, arise, abjure, abstract, &c.
(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.)
as, ambient, ambition.
(This prefix varies in composition, as well as ad. As a general rule, nearly all the prefixes are subject to some variation in composition.)
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
(Super has sometimes the French form, sur, in composition with English words, as surmount, surpass, &c.
Trans signifies beyond, across ; as, transact, transport.
А signifies negation or privation;as,apathetic, anonymous.
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