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The Frenchman's * darling? are they not all proofs
Hail, therefore, patroness of health, and ease, And contemplation, heart-consoling joys And harmless pleasures, in the throng'd abode Of. multitudes unknown ! hail, rural life! Address himself who will to the pursuit Of honours, or emoluments, or fame;
I lhall not add myself to such a chase,
ARGUMENT OF THE FIFTH BOOK.
A frosty morning.-The foddering of cattle. The
woodman and his dog.–The poultry.-Whimsical effects of frost at a waterfall.—The Empress of Ruffia's palace of ice.
Amusements of monarchs.War, one of them.—Wars, whence.--And whence monarchy.--The evils of it.-English and French loyalty contrasted.-The Bastile, and a prisoner there.--Liberty the chief recommendation of this country.--Modern patriotism questionable, and why.—The perishable nature of the best human inftitutions.-Spiritual liberty not perishable.--The Navish state of man by nature.—Deliver him, Deift, if you can:-Grace must do it.—The respective merits of patriots and martyrs stated.-Their different treatment.-Happy freedom of the man whom grace makes free.--His relish of the works of God. --Address to the Creator.