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Before his time into a quiet grave,
Farewell to the Valley.-Reflections.-A large and populous Vale described.—The Pastor's Dwelling, and some account of him.-Church and Monuments.—The Solitary musing, and where.-Roused.--In the Churchyard the Solitary communicates the thoughts which had rccently passed through his mind.Lofty tone of the Wanderer's discourse of yesterday adverted to.-Rite of Baptism, and the professions accompanying it, contrasted with the real state of human life.-Apology for the Rite.-Inconsistency of the best men.-Acknowledgment that practice falls far below the injunctions of duty as existing in the mind.-General complaint of a falling off in the value of life after the time of youth.-Outward appearances of content and happiness in degree illusive.-Pastor approaches.-Appeal made to him.-His answer.—Wanderer in sympathy with him. --Suggestion that the least ambitious enquirers may be most free from error.--The Pastor is desired to give some portraits of the living or dead from his own observation of life among these Mountains--and for what purpose.—Pastor cousents.-Mountain cottage.—Excellent qualities of its Inhabitants.-Solitary expresses his pleasure; but denies the praise of virtue to worth of this kind.-Feelings of the Priest before he enters upon his account of persons interred in the Churchyard.-Graves of unbaptised Infants.-Funeral and sepulchral observances, whence. -Ecclesiastical Establishments, whence derived.-Profession of belief in the doctrine of Immortality.
“FAREWELL, deep Valley, with thy one rude House,
Upon the side