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Ex.-I shall readily assist you,
but look into the Camera and favour me with your opinion.
Mr. M.-Come, wife, let us tryWhat a picture ! it seems as large as our eleven acres. Oxen ploughingasses feeding-robbers attacking the men--one of them takes to his heels and runs away !-What is all this about?
Ex.-Notice, the progress of the scene, Sir, and we will attend to the explanation afterwards.
Mrs. M.-0 dear, it lightens ! and some of the sheep fall as if they were struck with it!
Mr. M.-Look at the shepherds, see how they run away! The picture is
Mrs. M.-Here is another, however, larger than the former, but I do not understand it.
Mr. M.-Perhaps we may presently: here is a good homestead; a fine country. Bands of troops rush on the cattle-how they stretch out their long legs and flee with vast rapidity! I never before saw such; what do you call them?
Mrs. M.–Are they camels! Then I think I shall find out your picture presently!
Mr. M.-Observe, Mary, how the trees bend almost to the ground, as if by the violence of the wind; the house totters-down it falls !
Mrs. M.-Look at the man crawl. ing out of the ruins ! How frightened he looks! Well, Sir, I did not think that I should have known any of your pictures, but this, however, is plain enough!
Mr. M.-So I see it is now, but how did you find it out?
Mrs. M. The camels told me about it, and brought Job's afflictions to my recollection : but, Sir, I cannot think how you make all the things move about as they do, that is quite surprising!
Ex.-And if taken in connexion with the history, I hope instructive too.
Mrs. M.-Certainly. O that book
of Job does contain so much experience, and so much instruction, that I love it from my heart. I used to read it with great interest when I lost two of my dear children with the measles and hooping cough. O it was a trying time-one of them died-in about a fortnight another fell—then
dear Jacob, O what he did suffer! I never shall forget it; I thought all were going, while I was in that furnace Job was very precious to me, and so he has been ever since. Have you any more pictures about him, Sir?
Ex.—Yes, Madam, there is another now in the Camera.
Mrs. M.-Then I will look at it husband, you find this out.
· Mr. M.-I'll try to do so. O here they sit, Job and his three visitors; what a figure you have made of poor Job! all over boils, sitting upon ashes and surrounded by his proud, taunting and miserable comforters.
Ex.-Let a man pass from affluence to penury, though he be fainting under afflictive dispensations, yet he will generally meet with unkind reproaches; even those who have pretended to think themselves honoured by his former friendship, will not unfrequently charge him either with want of prudence or actual extrava
Mrs. M.--Exactly so, Sir, we know it by experience; it is true, Sir, we