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London ingulphs them all. The shark is there,
Oh thou, resort and mart of all the earth, Chequer'd with all complexions of mankind, And spotted with all crimes ; in whom I see Much that I love, and more that I admire, And all that I abhor ; thou freckled fair, That pleases and yet shocks me, I can laugh And I can weep, can hope, and can despond, Feel wrath and pity, when I think on thee ! Ten righteous would have fav'd a city once, And thou hast many righteous.-Well for thee, That falt preserves thee; more corrupted else, And therefore more obnoxious at this hour, Than Sodom in her day had pow'r to be, For whom God heard his Abr’am plead in vain,
ARGUMENT of the FOURTH BOOK,
The post comes in.—The news-paper is read.-The world
contemplated at a distance.--Address to Winter.-The rural amusements of a winter eyening compared witha the fashionable ones.--Address to evening. A brown study.-Fell of snow in the evening.-The waggoner. --A poor family-piece. The rural thief. — Public boufes.—The multitude of them censured.--The farmer's daughter, what she was — What she is.—The fimplicity of country manners almost loft.Causes of the change. - Defertion of the country by the rich. Negleet of magistrates. --- The militia principally in fault. - The new recruit and his transformation. Refletion on bodies corporate. The love of rural objects natural to all, and never to be totally extin. guished.
HARK ! 'tis thị twanging horn! o'er yonder bridge, That with its wearifome but needful length Bestrides the wintry flood, in which the moon Sees her unwrinkled face reflected bright; He comes, the herald of a noisy world, With spatter'd boots, strapp'd waist, and frozen locks, News from all nations lumb'ring at his back. True to his charge, the close-pack'd load behind, Yet careless what he brings, his one concern Is to conduct it to the destin'd inn,