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· The prince awoke with the Sun, and was surprized to find his mind calm, and his body much invigorated. He returned thanks to Alla and the Holy Prophet, and ate the remainder of the roots and cakes, drank of the water of the brook, and set out on his journey, which be was glad to see lay through a much better road than that of the preceding day. As he was wholly undisturbed, he now began to reflect on bis adventures in search of The Temple of False Pleasure, and it shot into his mind, that there was a great similarity between his late journey and his former progress through life. His extravagance now appeared to him in its true light, and he firmly resolved, that if ever he should live to return to bis palace, he would discard all his vices. As he prayed to heaven to strengthen him in this wisc resolution, he felt a new glow of vigour suffused over him, and hc finished this day's journey, with less fatigue than any of the preceding ones. · His resting place which was inscribed. “The CAVE OF REFLECTION," was nearly like the Jast, and so were his refreshments, except that they were nothing near so bitter. He slept soundly, and pursued his journey in the morning with the utmost content. During the day, he confirmed himself in his late resolutions, and his astonishment at his former folly increased every moment. To add to his satisfaction, the road improved at every step, and he beheld simple Nature in all her wild regalarity. · As the prince met with no other traveller during his journey, it will be unnecessary to say any thing more of his progress than that, at the end of the third day, he rested at “ THE Cave of REASON;" on the fourth day, at 66 The Grotto OF TRANQUILLITY;" on the sixth day, at « The Cottage of CHEERFULNESS;' and on the sixth day, at “The House or Joy;" and on the evening of the seventh, he beheld “ THE TEMPLE OF PLEASURE,” which was, indeed, vastly different from that which he had seen before ; but it was the more please ing to him on that account. It was a moderately sized building, whose plain style of architecture corresponded exactly with that of its portal. Not the least noise was to be heard, till he had entered a spacious hall, when he thought he heard the sounds of human voices proceeding from another apartment at the farther end of it. He approached the door which was not quite closed, and heard a man pronouncing a very eloquent discourse, on the Reasons for believing the Existence and Immortality of the Soul. Many other speakers followed on the same side of the question, deducing from this moral certainty, the interest of mortals to avoid vice and pursue virtue. The prince was so fully convinced by the plainness of their arguments, of the justice of them, that he wondered he could possibly have wandered so long in the dark. He thought that what he had already heard was sufficient recompence for his journey, and he now doubted not, that he was arrived at " THE TEMPLE of TRUE PLEASURE.”

The prince was so wrapped in contemplation, that he did not observe a man, who had advanced across the hall towards the door at which he was listening, till the person spoke to him, and asked him why he did not enter the room, which was free to all new comers. The man then pushed open the door, and the prince beheld the company whom he before admired, without having seen

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them. Their countenances were mild and be. nign, and not in the least tinctured with austerity. On beholding the prince, the whole company rose and saluted him. The man who had interrupted the prince's meditation at the door, then announced that supper was ready, and the company left the apartment to enter the room where it was provided, taking no notice of the prince after having once saluted him. The attendant, seeing that the prince remained be. hind, informed him that it was the rule of the Temple, to leave every one to act as he pleased, provided his doing so did not infringe upon any other person; that no overstrained civility was permitted, and that he was either at liberty to sup with the company, or if he was fatigued and preferred retiring to his repose, he was ready to shew him to the apartment which was to be allotted to his use, as long as he remained in the Temple. He added, that there was another rule which it was necessary that every stranger should be acquainted with at his first entrance, and that was, that he was permitted to tarry six days, during which he might depart without the least notice whenever lo

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pleased; but that if he continued on the seventb, he would be obliged to pass his life there, The prince civilly thanked the attendant for this information, and told him that he had been so much delighted with what he had heard of the company's discourse at the door, that be had a greater desire to join them, than to retire to rest. The attendant then conducted him to another apartment, where he beheld a plenteous and good, though not luxurious, repast. The only two articles which might have been denominated luxurious were according to the eastern fashion, the baunch of a sucking foal at one end, and the leg of a young camel at the other end of the table. The rest of the entertainment consisted of joints of the most nutritious viands, but plainly cooked. The company seated themselves without any kind of distinction, and the prince exactly followed their example. All ate with a good appetite; but there was not a single instance of any thing bor: dering on gluttony. The wines were of the best quality, (for it seemed that they did not think themselves affected by the prohibitory law of the prophet) and every one drank as

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