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And water'd duly. There the pitcher stands
Hail, therefore, patroness of health and ease
To me an unambitious mind, content
A wish for ease and leisure, and ere long
ARGUMENT OF THE FIFTH BOOK.
A frosty morning. The foddering of cattle. The woodman and his dog. The poultry. Whimsical effects of frost at a waterfall. The Empress of Russia's palace of ice. Amusements of monarchs. War one of them. Wars, whence. And whence monarchy. The evils of it. English and French loyalty contrasted. The Bastile, and a prisoner there. Liberty the chief recommendation of this country. Modern patriotism questionable, and why. The perishable nature of the best human institutions. Spiritual liberty not perishable. The slavish state of man by nature. Deliver him, Deist, if you Grace must do it. The respective merits of patriots and martyrs stated. Their different treatment. Happy freedom of the man whom grace makes free. His relish of the works of God. Address to the Creator.
THE WINTER MORNING WALK.
Seen through the leafless wood. His slanting ray
And tinging all with his own rosy hue,
The glow-worm shews the matin to be near,
Hamlet, i. 5.
The verdure of the plain lies buried deep