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Ancient trade and luxury--The king's gardens-Persian

pomp-Xerxes' table--Dr. Russell's Aleppo-Occa-
sion of Ahasuerus' feast- The feast itself-Its splen-
dor and length Women in the East- The king's
call for the queen-The queen's disobedience-King's
anger--The royal divorce-Scriptural rule--Law of
domestic happiness, is love-Stoop to conquer”
Guard against all axcesses-Herod's rash oath--Hu-.
man vanity--Wis our gardens should be........

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ROYAL

HONORING.

Haman early this morning at Court-Mordecai's neglect

turns out well—Haman's disappointment--Horses in
royal processions crowned-Foreshadowings-Ha-
man's wife-Pride and envy make us wretched-We

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