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To feel, and courage to redress her wrongs ;
To monarchs dignity, to judges sense,
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.

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ARGUMENT of the Fifth Book.

A frosty morning. The foddering of cattle. The woodman and his dog:--The poultry.-Whimsical effects of frost at a waterfall.The Empress of Rufra's palace of ice.--Amusements of monarchs.- . War, one of them.-Wars, whence.-- And whence monarchy.-The evils of it.English and French boyalty contrasted. The Bastile, and a prisoner there. - Liberty the chief recommendation of this country.- Modern patriotism questionable, and why. The perishable nature of the best human institutions. Spiritual liberty not perishuble.The Navish state of man by nature.Deliver him, Deift, if you can. Grace must do it.-Tihe respe&tive 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.

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TIS morning; and the sun with ruddy orb
Ascending, fires the horizon; while the clouds
That crowd away before the driving wind,
More ardent as the disk emerges more,
Refemble most fome city in a blaze,
Seen through the leaflefs wood. His slanting ray
Slides ineffectual down the snowy. vale,
And tinging all with his own rofy hue;
From ev'ry herb and ev'ry fpiry blade
Stretches a length of fhadow o'er the field. ;
Mine, spindling into longitude immense,
In spite of gravity, and sage remark

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