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No. I.

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Now, while the fervid ray shoots o'er the skies,
How grateful feels the margin of the flood !
How grateful now to trace the devious course
Of some wild pastoral stream, that changes oft
Its varied lapse ; and ever as it winds,
Enchantment follows, and new beauties rise.
O Nature ! lovely Nature ! thou canst give.
Delight thyself a thousand ways, and lend
To every object charms! With thee, even books
A higher relish gain. - The poet's lay
Grows sweeter in the shade of wavy woods,
Or lulling lapse of crystal stream beside ;
Dim umbrage lends to philosophic lore
Severer thought; and Meditation leads
Her pupil Wisdom to the green resort
Of solemn silence, her inspiring school.

BIDLAKE.

There is no part of a SUMMER’s day in the country more delightful, perhaps, to the con.

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NOONTIDE LEISURE.

VOL. I.

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