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you will know what salvation is, and experience joy unspeakable, and full of glory.

Sardinia has a prominent feature in history. Its antiquity is great, being first colonized by the Phoenicians. The Greeks, also, soon after visited it, and established colonies also; these penetrating people raised it into considerable importance, and by them it was named Icanusa.

The Carthaginians succeeded the Phonicians, and Greeks, in whose possession it continued many years. It was made of consequence enough to afford a principal pretence for one of the Punic wars; the last of which reduced Carthage, the once overgrown and unweildy Carthage, to a Roman province.

At length the Saracens, whose kingdom was founded by Mahomet, and who were made scourges to a great part of the civilized world, reduced this island to their subjection. From them it passed over to the dominion of the Genoese, and others;

and from them to the house of Spain. After several other revolutions, it was conferred on the Duke of Savoy, in lieu of the island of Sicily, in whose family it still remains.

The Roman Catholic is the predominant religion. May civil and religious liberty soon visit this dejected island; that their hearts may be revived, their countenances brightened; industry, with all its happiness, follow, and make their country smile again.

Having, in some degree, failed in the object of our voyage, we revisited Minorca ; and having completed our provisions and stores, soon proceeded to visit the fertile and interesting coasts and islands of Italy.

CHAP. VII.

Pass the Gulf of Lyons-Description of the beautiful Coast of Provence and ItalyPerfumes wafted from the Shore-Views of St. Honore and Margaret-AntibesVilla Franca-The Var-Monaco-Oneglia-Productions-Further Views and Descriptions-Description of Savona-Sketch of its History-Alps-Enter the Gulf of Genoa-Rise and Decline-InhabitantsManufactures-Commerce.

WE passed the Gulf of Lyons with a fine breeze, and shortly made the high land of Toulon, and the Hieres islands. At the conclusion of a charming day, we entered on the coasts adjoining it, and amidst the fragrance of a land breeze which enabled us to keep close in, we passed gently towards its shores. From our recent adieu to the Gulf of Lyons, the change was so grateful, that more senses than one

were engaged on the various beauties presented. The eye dwelt with delight on the extensive gardens and pleasant villages between Hieres and the Var. The smell was as if in a garden of perfumes; and the ear was highly gratified with gentle undulations of the air and sea, all

"To the heart inspiring
"Vernal delight and joy.”

MILTON.

The next day, with a beautiful morning and fine breeze, we sailed pleasantly along by the islands of St. Honore and Margaret, which are situated in a fine inlet or bay, and present a pleasing appearance. Margareta is almost covered with trees and verdure, interspersed with several handsome buildings. The more barren and lofty parts of St. Honore, heighten the contrast and form with the adjacent coast, a very interesting prospect.

Farther to the east, and nearer Italy, is Antibes, situated as in a garden; a sea-port

town of considerable extent with a castle and mole for shipping. The harbour is shallow, except near the mole. It is an ancient place, and has now a considerable trade.

About twelve miles from Antibes, and in the same beautiful bay, is the noted town of Villa Franca. It is built on a beautiful declivity, and the effect is much heightened by the ranges of mountains which lie at its back, and near it.

Near Villa Franca is the Var, a river celebrated in history, which separates Italy from France.

Near the Var, in a continuation of the same garden of a country, is the neat and pleasant town of Nice, which has for many years been governed by a senate; but is now, together with all this country, under the controul of France.

A few miles higher is the town of Monaco, easily known by a remarkable eminence near it, which resembles a plain on

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