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Amusement, dance, or song, he sternly scorns;
For happiness and true philosophy
Are of the social still, and smiling kind. 1345
This is the life which those who fret in guilt,
And guilty cities, never knew; the life,
Led by primeval ages, uncorrupt,
When angels dwelt, and God himself, with Man!
Oh Nature! all-sussicient! overall! 1350
Inrich me with the knowledge of thy works!
The varied scene of quick-compounded thought,
In sluggish streams about my heart, forbid
The subjecl proposed. Address to the ear/of WilmingTon. Fi'st approach of Winter. According to the natural course of the seasn, variousstormi described. Rain. Winl. Snow. The driving of the snows:
, A man perijhing ampng them; wbente refections. on the wants and miseries of human life. The wolves descending from the Alps and Apennines. A winter-evening described: as spent by philosophers; by the ctuntry people; in the city. Frost. A view of Winter within the polar Circle. A thaw. The whole concluding with moral resteSions on a future state*