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against the conduct of Joseph's brethren.
Mrs. N.-I fear, my dear, that you have something of the same spirit in you ; do you not remember when your brother William was quite an infant, that you were displeased at his being so frequently in my arms, and envied him the caresses which he received.
Harriot. I have forgotten that ; you know, Mamma, I was then very young
Mrs. N.-True, my love, you were, but there is yet occasion for you to guard against an envious disposition; I think you were not best pleased when your Papa rewarded Charlotte
with a new Atlas on account of her proficiency in geography.
Harriot. I am sensible, Mamma, I did not behave well on that occasion; but, indeed, I was very sorry for it afterwards, and my papa has permitted me since that time to accompany him and Amelia into the observatory, and shewed to me Jupiter and Lyra; one of them he said was a star, the other a planet; I have not forgotten it, I was so pleased! Indeed, Mamma, I will never again give way to envy:
D. The young lady promises very fairly, Madam.
Mrs. N.-Yes, Sir, she does so, and on the whole I have no great reason to complain; Harriot often obtains rewards; it is on account of the progress that she has lately made in the knowledge of English history, that she has the pleasure of visiting you this morning
D.--I shall consider myself greatly honoured if the young ladies' attendance on my exhibition, promotes either their general knowledge of the Scriptures, or affords them clearer views of the events which the Camera represents. I have no doubt they will recollect, that notwithstanding Joseph's remarkable dreams, further sufferings awaited him, and that on his arrival in Egypt the Midianites sold him to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard. With this key I think they will have no difficulty in entering the apartment offered to their attention, and naming the persons who are represented therein.
Harriot. -- Indeed, Sir, I have no idea to what this scene alludes, cannot you favour me with a further hint?
Ex.-It would be a reflection on the artist who designed the picture, were I to render you any assistance at present. Will you oblige me, Miss, by describing the scene that will probably bring the subject to your recollection.
Harriot.-I think it represents the inside view of a large unfurnished room, with strong bars, and a very large lock upon the door. The hands of the men are bound, and their countenances extremely gloomy. Amelia.--I think, sister, if
had accepted the gentleman's key you might certainly have opened the lock, large as it is. Surely you can tell who is now entering the apartment?
Harriot.-Perhaps it is Joseph visiting Pharaoh's butler and baker in prison; is it so?
Amelia. — Certainly. How kindly Joseph accosts them! The tallest I imagine is telling him his dream. How his countenance brightens as Joseph replies! without doubt that is the butler.
Harriot.—You are right, for now the other, the baker, addresses him,