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A voice is heard, that mortal ears hear not,
ARGUMENT OF THE SIXTH BOOK,
Bells at a distance.-Their effect.-A fine noon in winter.- A sheltered
walk.-Meditation better than books.-Our familiarity with the course of nature makes it appear less wonderful than it is. The transformation that spring effects in a shrubbery described.-A mistake concerning the course of nature corrected.-God maintains it by an inremitted act.-The amusements fashionable at this hour of the day reproved.--Animals happy, a delightful sight.--Origin of cruelty to animals. That it is a great crime proved from Scripture. That proof illustrated by a tale. A line drawn between the lawful and uulawful destruction of them. Their good and useful properties insisted 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 invitation of Him, who shall bring it to pass.--The retired man vindicated from the charge of uselessness.-Conclusion.
There is in souls a sympathy with sounds,
(As in a map the voyager bis course) 3 arit!
51 When most severe, and must'ring all it's force, I Was but the graver countenance of love; l. sti;' Whose favour, like the clouds of spring, might low'r, And utter now and then an awful voice, But bad a blessing in it's darkest frown, : 14 Threat’ning at once and nourishing the plant. «115 We lov’d, but not envugh, the gentle hand, That rear'd us. At a thoughtless age, allur'd. By ev'ry gilded folly, we renounc'd His shelt'ring side, and wilfully forewent to afford W That converse, which we now in vain regret", 3115 How gladly would the man recall to life. 4112 DUA The boy's neglected sire! a mother too, w sdT That softer friend, perhaps more gladly still, spodW