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Of that calamitous mischief has been found :
Found too where most offensive, in the skirts
Of the rob’d pedagogue. Else, let the arraign'd
Stand up unconscious, and refute the charge.
So when the Jewish Leader stretch'd his arm,
And wav'd his rod divine, a race obscene,
Spawn'd in the muddy beds of Nile, came forth,
Polluting Ægypt. Gardens, fields and plains;
Were coverd with the pest. The streets were

fillid;
The croaking nuisance lurk’d in ev'ry nook,
Nor palaces nor even chambers 'scap'd,
And the land ftank, so num'rous was the fry.

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ARGUMENT of the THIRD BOOK.

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 necelsary to the most expert philosopher.The question, What is Truth? anfwered by other quejšia ons.Domestic happiness addressed again.-Few lovers of the country.-My tame hare.-Occupations of a retired gentleman in his garden.- Pruning. Framing. -Greenhouse.-Sewing of flowerseeds.The country preferable to the town even in the winter.-Reasons why it is deserted at that seafonRuinous effects of gaming and of expenJove improvement-Book concludes with an apostrophe to the metropolis.

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A s one who, long in thickets and in brakes
Entangled, winds now this way and now that
His devious course uncertain, seeking home;
Or having long in miry ways been foil'd
And fore disconfited, from slough to flough
Plunging, and half despairing of escape,
If chance at length he find a green-fward smooth
And faithful to the foot, his spirits rise,
He chirrups brisk his ear-erecting steed,
And winds his way with pleasure and with ease ;
So I, designing other themes, and callid
Tadorn the Sofa with eulogium due,
To tell its slumbers and to paint its dreams,

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