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Mrs. Neville, Amelia, Harriot, and
Mrs. Neville.--I have the pleasure to inform you, Sir, that the lady who lately accompanied my son to your Exhibition, was highly gratified by her visit.
Exhibitor.-I assure you, Madam, that her remarks on the subjects of the scenery, together with her advice to the young gentleman, were very interesting; I hope she will again favour me with her attendance. Mrs N.-She intends shortly to repeat her visit. We are come this morning, in consequence of Mrs. Farquar having spoken very highly of the scenes, which have lately passed under her review.
Amelia.—And we shall feel obliged, Sir, by your commencing this morning with your remarks relative to Solomon and the temple, for they quite captivated Miss Farquar.
Ex-Concerning Solomon, I only notice that he was anointed king according to the directions of his father, after whose decease, to preserve his throne from all impurity, he commanded Adonijah to be put to death
-Abiather he thrust out of the priesthood, and thus fulfilled the word of the Lord against Eli and his family, and also, that he might take away the innocent blood, which Joab shed, from himself and his father's house, Solomon commanded Joab to be slain. Shimei having broken the terms on which his life had been spared, Solo-, mon reminded him of his wickedness to David, and denounced judgment upon him : Jehoida put him to death, and the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon.
Mrs. N.-These circumstances are very striking ; no doubt the offenders, who had escaped so long, imagined themselyes secure.
Ex.—That is generally the case
with the wicked; nevertheless, their judgment lingereth not, and their condemnation is certain.
Amelia.—I am very glad, Sir, that you have no representations of those awful scenes-have you any of Solomon's dream?
Harriot.-0 I should like that, I remember the representation of Jacob's was very pleasing.
Ex.--Do you not recollect also, that in Jacob's vision, Scripture affords subjects for delineation? But in reference to Solomon's dream, the divine communication which then took place does not allow of such representation, but should teach us to admire, with reverential awe, the
condescension of Deity, and with delight, the happy choice which this young king was induced to make. Having detained you thus long from the Camera, the scene, perhaps, will afford a sequel to this subject.
Amelia.-Indeed, Sir, it does.
Harriot.- Sister, how soon you know it! I really do not yet discover what it represents. Here is a large room-many persons attending on a superior, whom I suppose is intended for Solomon, and that this represents his audience chamber.
Amelia. -But, Harriot, do not you observe the two females standing a little before the king?
Harriot-Yes, I do, and now I guess what this means.