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ARGUMENT of the Sixth Book.
Bells at a distance - Their effect.-A fine noon in
winter.—A feltered 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 hrubbery described.--A mistake concerning the course of nature corrected.-God maintains it by an unremit. ted aft.-The amusements fashionable at this hour of the dry reproved.-Animais happy, a delightful Jaght.- 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 defruction of them. Their good and useful properties infifted on.-Apologies for the encomiums bestowed by the author on animals.-- Instances of man's extravagant praise of man.-The groans of the creation hall have an end. A view taken of the restoration of all things.-An invocation and an invitation of him who mall bring it to pass.—The retired man vindicated from the charge of uselessness. Concluson.
THERE is in souls a fympathy with sounds,
And with it all its pleasures and its pains.
That converse which we now in vain regret.
The night was winter in his roughest mood,
The season smiles, resigning all its rage, . 2. And has the warmth of May. The vault is blue :
Without a cloud, and white without a speck