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ous Order, by the subtle Infuences of Attraction :
I would only, like the Herald before that illuArious Hebrew *, proclaim at every Turn, Bow the Knee, and adore the Almighty Maker ; magnify his eternal Name, and make his Praise, like all his Works, to be glorious.
A Delightful Evening Walk; the unmolested
Enjoyment of such Pleasures owing to our late Victory over the Rebels, 1,&c. to 6,- The setting Sun,6-Twilight; its Usefulness; serious Confideration, 8-The dewy Coolnefs ; its beneficial Influence on Nature Returns of Solitude equally useful ta Man, 10—Angels our Spe&tators ; GOD ever présent, comfortable Improvement of this Truth, 13– The Day ended; the Swiftness, the Shortness of Time; the Work to be done while it lasts ; to squander it away, the most destructive Extravagance, 16-Theprofound Silence, 23-Universal Cefsation of Business, 25-The Variations of Nature, pleafing and advantagious, 28-Darknefs ; the ob liging Manner of its taking place; wild Beasts of the Defert, and Savages in human Shape, make ufe. of this opportunity, 31-Darkness renders the leaft Spark visible, and at the same time fratches from our Sight all the lovely Diftinations of Things, 35– Sleep ; its cbearing Nature; the Gift of Heaven; the fine Preparatives for its Approach; the Kinda nefs of Providence in guarding our Slumbers, 39–
Dreams ; their unaccountable Oddness ; many
A very fingular, and very happy Circumftante, et
The Owl; its glognay Difpofition ; the Unholy inca-
real Presages of this great Change i Prepara-
receive their All from their Saviour,86-Moon always varying ; the Things of this World liable to "perpetual Viciffitudes ; our own Righteoufness unequal and imperfect, our Redeemer's complete and always the fame, 88-Moon-under an Eclipse ; gazed at by Multitudes ; the Faults of eminent Perfons seldom escape Observation, 94—Moon reflected by the Ocean ; the Virtues of Perfons, in diffinguished Stations, influential on others, 96— Moon a&tuates the Sea ; the everlasting Joys of Heaven attraet and refine the Affections, 97–Prayer a reasonable Service, Praise a delightful Duty ; with devout Recollections proper for the Night.
N I G H T.
CHE Business of the Day dispatch
ed, and the sultry Heats abated, T invited me to the Recreation of a
Walk: A Walk, in one of the
fineft Roceles of the Country; and in one of the most pleasant Evenings, which the Summer-Season produced.
The Limes and Elms, uniting their Branches over my Head, formed a verdant Canopy, and cast a moft refreshing Shade. Under my Feet lay a Carpet of Nature's Velvet; Grafs intermingled with Moss, and embroidered with Flowers. Jessamines, in Conjunction with Woodbines, twined around the Trees, displaying their artless Beauties to the Eye, and difVOL. II,