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The subject proposed. Address to the earl of WILMING
TON. First approach of Winter. According to the natural course of the season, various forms described. Rain. Wind. Snow. The driving of the fnows : A Man perishing among them; whence reflections on the wants and miseries of human life. The wolves descending from the Alps and Apennines. A winter-evening described : as spent by philosophers; by the country people; in the city. Frost. A view of Winter within the polar Circle. A thaw. The whole concluding with moral reflections on a future state.
une 11779 Published as the Act directab./Murray N32 Fleet Street, London'.
W I N T E R.
EE, WINTER comes, to rule the varied year,
Sullen and sad, with all his rising train; Vapours, and Clouds, and Storms. Be these my theme, These! that exalt the soul to solemn thought, And heavenly inusing. Welcome, kindred glooms!.5 Cogenial horrors, hail! with frequent foot, Pleas'd have I, in my cheerful morn of life, When nurs’d by careless solitude I liv’d, And sung of Nature with unceasing joy, Pleas'd have I wander'd thro' your rough domaine; 10 Trod the pure virgin-snows, myself as pure ; Heard the winds roar, and the big torrent burst'; Or seen the deep fermenting tempest brew'd, In the grim evening sky. Thus pass’d the time, Till thro' the lucid chambers of the south
IS Look'd out the joyous SPRING, look'd out, and smild,