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THE HAIR OF MEN'S HEADS.
Our common enemies in America call frizzle, or curly
hair, on the head of an African, wool.
The Dictionary of Dr. Walker calls the fleece of a
sheep, wool. Cloth, called woollen, is made of wool.
Daniel's vision of God's kingdom : " The ancient of
days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the
hair of his head like the pure wool." Dan. vii. 9.
A description of Christ: "His head is as the most fine
gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven." Solo¬
mon's Song, v. 11.
Frizzle, friz'zl. v. a. to curl in short curls.
THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR.
Mount Calpe, or Gibraltar, or in other words, the
Rock of Gibraltar, taken by the Spaniards from the
Moors, was celebrated among the ancients as one of the
Pillars of Hercules; and, as he was the fabled god of
strength, Gibraltar may with propriety be termed his
pillar. The English took*t from the Spanish. It is now
called the Key ofthe Mediterranean Sea; and is proba¬
bly one ofthe strongest fortresses in the world. Gibral¬
tar is a celebrated promontory, more than 1400 feet high,
at the southern extremity of Spain, belonging to Great
THE MOORISH CASTLE.
This castle was taken from the Moors by the Spanish.
It is now called Gibraltar Castle, or by the name of the
Spanish Castle. This castle is not very large, but it
bears the marks of great age, and has not, in fact, been
opened for several hundred years, even from the time it
was first taken from the Moors. There are various and
marvellous reasons told for keeping it closed. One rea¬
son was that the sentinels stationed at this castle for
eight or ten days in succession, when the relief guard
came in the morning, were found dead on the ramparts ;
and after twenty or thirty men had been thus singularly
cut off from the Spanish ranks, it was resolved to search
the castle. They marched with a file of soldiers to the