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ARGUMENT of the Sixth Book.
Bells at a distance. Their effe&t.- 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 effeEts in a shrubbery described.- A mistake concerning the course of nature correzted.-God maintains it by an unremitted aet, -The amusements fashionable at this hour of the day reproved.
Animals kappy, a delightful sight. - 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 destruction of them. -Their good and useful properties insisted on.- Apology for the encomiums bestowed by the author on animals.- Instances of man's extravagant praise of man.The groans of the creation Mall have an end.- A view taken of the restoration of all things. — An Invocation and an Invitation of him who shall bring it to pass. The retired man vindicated
from the charge of uselessness. Conclusion,
THERE is in fouls a sympathy with sounds,
Where mem'ry slept. Wherever I have heard