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The subject proposed. Invocation. Address to Mr. Doding.

ton, An introductory reflection on the motion of the heavenly bodies; whence the succession of the seasons. As the face of Nature in this season is almost uniform, the progress of the poem is a description of a summer's day. The dawn. Sunrising. Hymn to the sun. Forenoon. Summer insects described. Hay-making. Sheep-sheering. Noonday. A woodland retreat. Group of herds and flocks. A solemn grove: how it affects a contemplative mind. A cataract, and rude scene. View of Summer in the torrid zone. Storm of thunder and lightning. A tale. The storm over, a serene afternoon. Batbing. Hour of walking. Transition to the prospect of a rich well cultivated country ; which introduces a panegyric on Great Britain. Sunset. Evening. Night. Summer meteors. A comet. The whole concluding with the praise of philosophy.

FROM brightening fields of ether fair disclosed,
Child of the Sun, refulgent SUMMER, comes,
In pride of youth, and felt through Nature's depth:
He comes attended by the sultry Hours
And ever fanning breezes on his way;
While, from his ardent look, the turning Spring
Averts her blushful face; and earth and skies,
All smiling, to his hot dominion leaves.

Hence, let me haiste into the mid wood'shade, mit Where scarce a sunbeam wanders through the gloom, And on the dark green grass, beside the brink * }, Of haunted stream, that by the roots of oak ! ! Rolls o'er the rocky channel, lie at large, And sing the glories of the circling year. ~ pur!!

Come, Inspiration! from thy hermit seat, 5.7 By mortal seldom found : may Fancy dare,'* in From thy fix'd serious eye, and raptured glance - A Shot on surrounding Heaven, to steal one look" I " Creative of the Poet, every power mest trept -997 A Exalting to an ecstasy of soul. judi, BolB ! · And thou, my youthful Muse's early friend, * !!** In whom the human graces all unite:! ! ! Pure light of mind and tenderness of heart;' vir Genius and wisdom; the gay social sense, vje? By decency chastised; goodness and wit,' !! ' In seldom meeting harmony combined ; s'inado Unblemish'd honour, and an active zeal. 2007's too!!? For Britain's glory, Liberty, and Man: Hj Ionut taf O Dodington! attend my rural song, tr*?*975) B á ' Stoop to my theme, inspirit every line, 1995 birw od 1 And teach me to deserve thy just applauset piiss IA

With what an awful world-revolving power sa 301 Were first the' unwieldy planets launch'd along Luik The' illimitable void! thus to remain, 4 d Leso Amid the flux of many thousand yearg, Vis *}* That oft has swept the toiling race of men, voit vaA And all their labour'd monuments, away, w soft pilt

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Firm, unremitting matchless, in their course 90ll
To the kind temper'd change of night and day,190 /
And of the seasons ever stealing roundso od pro bat
Minutely faithful: guch the All-perfect Hand to 10
That poised, impels, and rules the steady whole.llo

When now no more the alternate Twins are fired,
And Cancer reddens with the solar blaze, 'l im
Short is the doubtful empire of the night ;-11,'o).I vil
And soon, observant of approaching day, *** P ort
The meek-eyed Mom appears, mother of dews, the
At first faint gleaming in the dappled east :'1'
Till far o'er ether spreads the widening glow; :1"
And, from before the lustre of her face,
White break the clouds away. With quicken'd step,
Brown Night retires : young Day pours in apace,
And opens all the lawny prospect wide.
The dripping rock, the mountain's misty top
Swell on the sight, and brighten with the dawn.
Blue, through the dusk, the smoking currents shine ;
And from the bladed field the fearful hare
Limps, awkward : while along the forest glade

The wild deer trip, and often turning gaze · At early passenger. - Music awakes :

The native voice of undissembled joy; "
And thick around the woodland hymns arise. :o
Roused by the cock, the soon clad shepherd leaves
His mossy cottage, where with peace he dwells i en
And from the crowded fold, in order, drives le 18!1!
His ilock, to taste the verdure of the morn. It is be

Falsely luxurious! will not Man awake;

And, springing from the bed of sloth, enjoy wel
The cool, the fragrant, and the silent hour,s':;
To meditation due and sacred song?.." "
For is there aught in sleep can charm the wise ? :".
To lie in dead oblivion, losing halfstin !
The fleeting moments of too short a life ; ; ."
Total extinction of the enlighten'd soul!, 1961. l.
Or else to feverish vanity alive, 2 restau1*:"}
Wilder'd, and tossing through distemper'd dreams?N
Who would in such a gloomy state remain * ;O X
Longer than Nature craves; when every Muse! ul.
And every blooming pleasure wait without, imlor!
To bless the wildly devious morning walk ? 4 3

But yonder comes the powerful King of Day,
Rejoicing in the east. The lessening cloud,
The kindling azure, and the mountain's brow .
Illumed with fluid gold, his near approach's reit
Betoken glad. Lo! now, apparent all, jis
Aslant the dew bright earth, and colour'd air," wo Il
He looks in boundless majesty abroad; " 7:2116'» [i
And sheds the shining day, that burnish'd plays
On rocks, and hills, and towers, and wandering streams,
High gleaming from afar. Prime cheerer, Light! 1.
Of all material beings first, and best! 17.110. ryski
Eflux divine! Nature's resplendent robe ! Tumoti
Without whose vesting beauty all were wrapp'd 2011
In unessential gloom; and thou, O Sun! Ongi
Soul of surrounding worlds! in whom best seen bat
Shines out thy Maker ! may I sing of thee? *****

'Tis by thy secret, strong, attractive force,

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