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A Tale of all Time.
REV. H. C. ADAMS,
LATE FELLOW OF MAGDALEN COLLEGE, OXFORD,
SIVAN THE SLEEPER.
Turn o'er the world's great annals, you will find
What we should wisely seek, or cautious fly-
Of legal justice mark each nice extreme.
It is in times so ancient, as to anticipate by many centuries the birth of human history-whose thick darkness is broken only by a few scattered rays from the lamp of inspiration, or the wild lights of tradition and legend, that our story opens. The mountain ranges which stretch to the north and east of the country now known as Carmania or Kerman, were clothed with forests, which had sprung into existence when the waters of the great Deluge had subsided from the face of the earth; nor had they yet attained