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Nor does the chisel occupy alone
She has her praise. Now mark a spot or two,
And liberty, and oft times honour too, - To peculators of the public gold:
That thieves at home must hang; but he, that puts
God made the country, and man made the town.
Our more harmonious notes : the thrush departs
ARGUMENT OF THE SECOND BOOK.
Reflections suggested by the conclusion of the former
book.–Peace among the nations recommended, on the ground of their common fellowship in sorrow.Prodigies enumerated.--Sicilian earthquakes.-Man rendered obnoxious to these calamities by sin.—God the agent in them. The philosophy that stops at secondary causes reproved.–Our own late miscarriages accounted for.-Satirical notice taken of our trips to Fontaine-Bleau.—But the pulpit, not satire, the proper engine of reformation. The Reverend Advertiser of engraved sermons.-Petit-maitre parson. The good preacher.- Picture of a theatrical clerical concomb. --Story-tellers and jesters in the pulpit reproved. --Apostrophe to popular applause.- Retailers of ancient philosophy expostulated with.-Sum of the whole matter.-Effects of sacerdotal mismanagement on the laity.--Their folly and extravagance –The mischiefs of profusion.-Profusion itself, with all its consequent evils, ascribed, as to its principal cause, to the want of discipline in the universities.