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Account of the Author's Treatment of his Hares
To a young Friend
Self-recollection and reproof,Address to domestic happiness--Some account of myself—The vanity of many of their pursuits who are reputed wise-Justification of my censures --Divine illumination necessary to the most expert philosopher- The question, What is truth ? answered by other ques. tions-Domestic happiness addressed again-Few lovers of the country-My tame hare-Occupations of a retired gentleman in his garden - Pruning — Framing - GreenhouseSowing of flower seeds—The country preferable to the town even in the winter-Reasons why it is deserted at that season -Ruinous effects of gaming, and of expensive improvement ---Book concludes with an apostrophe to the metropolis.
THE TASK. BOOK III.
As one who, long in thickets and in brakes
Since pulpits fail, and sounding boards reflect Most part an empty ineffectual sound,