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To seel, and courage to redress her wrongs;
To monarchs dignity; to judges fense;
To artists ingenuity and skill .,
To me an unambitious mind, content
In the low vale of life, that early felt
A wish for ease and leisure, and ere long
Found here that leisure and that ease I wish'd. THE
it. . * i.
ARGUMENT OF THE FIFTH BOOK,
A frosty morning.—'thefoddering of cattle.—The woodman and bis dog.—The poultry.—Whimsical effetJs 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 Bastille, anda prisonerthere.—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 can.—Grace must do it.—The refpecJive 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.
'Tis morning; and the fun, with ruddy orb
In spite of gravity, and sage remark