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Composed by M! CHARLES WESLEY, * inscribed to the Author of the Words.Feb.+.182'.

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LINES SUPPOSED TO BE SPOKEN BY A SKULL. [It is said that Dr. DODDRIDGE had always in study a human skull, into whose mouth he put following lines, which he composed for the purpos and imagined the skull to be speaking them to hin Kettering.

W.B. BROWN

Why choose you in a maze of books to stray
I dictate wisdom in a shorter way;
Nor need I words my purpose to dispense,
For looks like mine are powerful eloquence-
Behold these ruins of a human frame,
And tell me from what sepulchre they came
My rank, my genius, or my form declare;
Say, was I great or mean, deform’d or fair
The public scandal, or the public care ?
Alas, thou knowest not, thy pride must os
That thou thyself shall be as much unkno
Thus shall thy beauties moulder in the di
The sparkling eye, and smiling cheek be
Thy learned brains shall be to worms a
And every curious trace be worn away;
Learned in vain, till thou the secret have
Or to avoid, or triumph o'er, the grave

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THE

YOUTH'S INSTRUCTER

AND

GUARDIAN.

No. 62.) FEBRUARY, 1822. [Vol. VI.

THE CAVE OF FINGAL.

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Sketched by J. B. HOLROYD.
AN ACCOUNT OF THE ISLAND OF STAFFA,

AND THE CAVE OF FINGAL

The island of Staffa is one of the Hebrides, or Western islands of Scotland : it is situated in 57° N. lat. and 15 miles west of the island of Mull. Its form is oblong and irregular ; its coasts are stérp aud craggy, surrounded with superb basaltic causeways, and hollowed into caves, of which the Cave of Fingal is the chief. The išle is accessible only by a small

VOL. VI.

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