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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 courfe of nature makes it appear lefs wonderful than it is.-The transformation that fpring effects in a fhrubbery described.— A mistake concerning the course of nature corrected.-God maintains it by an unremitted act. The amusements fashionable at this hour of the day reproved.-Animals happy, a delightful fight. — Origin of cruelty to animals. That it is a great crime proved from fcripture. -That proof illuftrated by a tale.-A line drawn between the lawful and unlawful deftruction of them. -Their good and useful properties infifted on.-Apology for the encomiums bestowed by the author on animals.-Inftances of man's extravagant praise of man.— The groans of the creation fhall have an end.-A view taken of the restoration of all things.— An Invocation and an Invitation of him who fhall bring it to pass.The retired man vindicated from the charge of ufeleffness.
THERE is in fouls a fympathy with founds,
Where mem'ry flept. Wherever I have heard