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His ftrength to suffer, and his will to serve.
ARGUMENT OF THE SIXTH BOOK.
Bells at a distance.-Their effect. - A fine noon in
winter.-A sheltered walk.-Meditation better than books.- Our familiarity with the course of nature makes it appear less wonderful than it is.—The transformation that spring effects in a shrubbery described. A mistake concerning the course of nature corrected.—God maintains it by an unremitted act. The amusements fashionable at this hour of the day reproved. - Animals happy, a delightful sight.- Origin of cruelty to animals.—That it is a great crime proved from scripture. -That proof illustrated by a tale.-A line drawn between the lawful and unlawful destruction of them.-Their good and useful properties insisted on.-Apology for the encomiums bestowed by the author on animals. - Instances of man's extravagant praise of man.The groans of the creation shall have an end.-A view taken of the restoration of all things.-An invocation and an invitation of him, who shall bring it to pass. The retired man vindicated from the charge of uselessness.-Conclusion,