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NATHAN AND DAVID.

BY THE AUTHOR OF

THE HEIR OF JEROBOAM."

ons.

“FATHER, your songs are not as the songs of the land;—when you join your voice to the sweet strings of the harp, your psalm is not in honour of the shining Mazaroth, nor to Arcturus and his When

you worship, you do not spread abroad your hands to the Moon, walking in brightness, neither do you court the sweet influences of the Pleiades; but your hymn is to the Lord Jehovah, and

you

bid me mingle my voice with the choral Hállel in His praise. Who is the Lord ? my father, — and where did

you learn to call upon His name?” Such was the question that the son of Mahadi first asked of his father concerning the Truth. Mahadi was an Arab poet- a convert to the law of Jehovah—who led a settled though pastoral life on the rich borders of Chaldea. The father had waited till the opening reason of his son led him to inquire

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