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(If pow'r she be that works but to confound)
To mix her wild vagaries with thy laws.
Yet thus we doat, refusing while we can
Instruction, and inventing to ourselves
Gods such as guilt makes welcome, Gods that sleep,
Or disregard our follies, or that fit
Amus'd spe&ators of this bustling stage.
Thee we reje&, unable to abide
Thy purity, 'till pure as thou art pure,
Made such by thee, we love thee for that cause
For which we shunn'd and hated thee before.
Then we are free. Then liberty like day
Breaks on the soul, and by a flash from heav'n
Fires all the faculties with glorious joy.
A voice is heard that mortal ears hear not
'Till thou hast touch'd them ; 'tis the voice of song,
A loud Hosanna sent from all thy works,
Which he that hears it with a fhout repeats,
And adds his rapture to the gen'ral praise.
In that blest moment, nature throwing wide
Her veil opaque, discloses with a smile
The author of her beauties, who, retir'd
Behind his own creation, works unseen
By the impure, and hears his pow'r deny'd.
Thou art the source and centre of all minds,

Their only point of rest, eternal Word !
From thec departing, they are loft and rove
At random, without honor, hope, or peacc.
From thee is all that sooths the life of man,
His high endeavour, and his glad success,
His strength to suffer and his will to ferve.
But oh thou bounteous giver of all good,
Thou art of all thy gifts thyself the crown !
Give what thou can'lt, without thee we are poor ;
And with thee rich, take what thou wilt away.

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ARGUMENT of the Sixth BOOK.

Bells at a distance. Their effe&.- A fine noon in winter.

- A Meltered walk.-Meditation better than books.Our familiarity with the course of nature makes it appear less wonderful than it is.-The transformation chat spring effects in a shrubbery described.--A mistake concerning the course of nature corre&ted. God maintains it by an unremitted act. The amusements fashionable a this hour of the day reproved. - Animals happy, a delightful hght.- Origin of cruelty to animals. That it is a great crime proved from scripturé. - That proof illuftrated by a tale. - A line drawn be tween the lawful and unlawful destruction of them. -Their good and useful properties infifted on.- Apology for the encomiums bestowed by the author on animals.- Instances of man's extravagant praise of man. - The groans of the creation shall have an end. A view taken of the restoration of all things. - An Invocation and an Invilation of him who shall bring it to ass.-The retired man vindicated from the charge of uselessness.- Conclufion.

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WHERE is in souls a sympathy with sounds,

And as the mind is pitch'd the ear is pleas'd, With melting airs or martial, brisk or grave. Some chord in unison with what we hear Is touch'd within us, and the heart replies. How soft the music of those village bells Falling at intervals upon the ear In cadence sweet! now dying all away, Now pealing loud again and louder still, Clear and sonorous, as the gale comes on. With easy force it opens all the cells Where mem'ry slept. Wherever I have heard

A kindred

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