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pears; and his troops smite their horses, break their chariots, slay the men; and thus the Lord delivered Israel out of the hands of the Syrians : to this, Sir, I think the scene alludes.
Ex.-Yes, Miss; it was intended to represent the destruction of the Syrian army, and, at the same time, to bring to the recollection of observers, that dependance upon the divine promise should be ever accompanied with obedience to the divine direction; then, and only then, is victory certain. But now to return to the immediate history of Elijah, in the conclusion of which it appears, that he had recovered his intrepedity, when he went, agreeably to the command of God, and as his messenger, to reprove the king and to denounce the divine vengeance against him for his aggravated guilt in the murder of Naboth; intimidated by no fear of danger, he obtruded himself as a most unwelcome visitant on the royal offender at the very moment of his triumph, when he was taking possession of Naboth's vineyard: there he pronounced his doom, and predicted the terrible destruction which awaited both his impious queen and the whole of his posterity. On another occasion, the prophet discovered the same boldness and fidelity in executing the divine commission, even at the hazard
of his life. When Ahaziah had dispatched his servants to consult an heathen oracle, Elijah met them with a striking reproof for their contempt of the God of Israel ; and foretold the approaching death of their master. This offensive declaration excited the rage of the king, who, therefore, repeatedly sent soldiers to apprehend him ; many of them perished in the attempt, but Elijah was preserved; and, acting under the divine direction, finally went, as was required, and stood before the king; against whom he again declared the Lord's determination. · Mrs. N.-The courage of Elijah was certainly fully proved; but was
not there a degree of cruelty in causing fire to destroy those men who had no personal enmity against the prophet, and were only executing the king's command ?
Ex.-We cannot suppose that he acted under the influence of cowardice, pride, or revenge. God had determined to make his power known to these idolaters, and therefore instructed the prophet to pronounce, and as it were to execute, the awful sentence of condemnation. The life of this eminent saint was in many respects singular, and so was his end. The time, and probably the mode of his intended translation were revealed to him.' He continued to visit the
schools of the prophets, and Elisha, his attendant and successor, accompanied him in his circuit, When they came together to the river Jordan, Elijah with his mantle smote the waters, which instantly divided and permitted them to pass through on dry ground; and while they were going on Elijah was separated from his companion and taken into heaven.
Amelia.—1 recollect that we were not favoured with a view of Enoch's translation, but I hope, Sir, you will indulge us with a scenical representation of the ascension of Elijah.
Harriot.—Do, Sir, oblige us.
Ex.- I have just recited the attendant circumstances; do you ima