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ARGUMENT OF THE FIFTH BOOK SHT
A frosty morning.-The foddering of cattle.-The woodman and his
dog.-The pcultry-Whimsical effects of frost at a waterfall.-The Empress of Russia's palace of ice.- Amusements of monarchs.
ents of monarchos War, one of them.--Wars, whence. And whence monarchy. The evils of it.-English and French loyalty contrasted. The Bastille, and a prisoner there. -Liberty the chief recommendation of country --Modern patriotism questionable, and why.--The perish-, able nature of the best human institutions.--Spiritaal liberty not perishable.--The slavish state of man by Datare. - Deliver him, Deist, if you can.--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.
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Iis morning; and the sun, with ruddy orb
As they design’d to mock mę, at my side
X. 1952 Take step for step; and, as I near approach
?DA The cottage, walk along the plaster'd wall, Prepost'rous sight! the legs without the man. The verdure of the plain lies buried deep Beneath the dazzling deluge; and the bents, And coarser grass, upspearing o'er the rest,
T Of late unsightly and unseen, now shine Conspicuous, and in bright apparel clad,
I covek And, fledg'd with icy feathers, nod superb.
SIL The cattle mourn in corners, where the fence
08 T Screens them, and seem half petrified to sleep
PadT In unrecumbent sadness. There they wait
este Their wonted fodder; not like hung’ring man, Fretful if unsupplied; but silent, meek, And patient of the slow-pac'd swain's delay,
10 He from the stack carves out th’ accustom’d load, Deep-plunging, and again deep-plunging, ofte, si His broad keen knife into the splid mass : Smooth as a wall the upright remnant stands, With such. undeviating and even force He severs it away: no heedless care, Lest storms should overset the leaning pile Deciduous, or it's own unbalanc'd weight,
*T Forth goes the woodman, leaving unconcern'de The cheerful haunts of man; to wield the And drive the wedge, in yonder forest dreapisans From morn to eve his solitary task, dua banta 70
Shaggy, and leañ, and shrewd, with pointed ears,
with many a frisk Wide-scamp'ring, snatches up the drifted snow With 'ivry teeth, or ploughs it with his snout ; Then shakes his powder'd coat, and barks for joy. Heedless of all his pranks, the sturdy churl Moves right toward the mark; nor stops for aught, But now and then with pressure of his thumb T adjust
use the fragrant charge of a short tube,
escape th' impending famine, often scard