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ARGUMENT OF THE SIXTH BOOK.
Bells at a distance.—Their effetl.—A fine noon in "winter.—A jheltered 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 florubbery described. —A mistake concerning the course of nature corrected.—Ced maintains it by an unremitted act. — The amusements fashionable at this hour of the day reproved.—Animals happy y a delightful fight.— 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 unlawful 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 pess.—The retired man vindicated from the charge of vselejfness.—Conclusion.
There is in fouls a sympathy with sounds;
Where mem'ry slept. Wherever I have heard