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They may confirm his habits, rivet fast:
All are not such. I had a brother once-
* Bene't Coll. Capıbridge.
If such escape contagion, and emerge
See then the quiver broken and decayed,
Have we not tracked the felon home, and found His birth-place and his dam? The country mourns, Mourns because every plague, that can infest Society, and that saps and worms the base Of th' edifice, that Policy has raised, Swarms in all quarters : meets the eye, the ear, And suffocates the breath at every turn. . Profusion breeds them; and the cause itself Of that calamitous mischief has been found : Found too where most offensive, in the skirts Of the robed pedagogue! Else let th' arraigned Stand up unconscious, and refute the charge. So when the Jewish leader stretched his arm, . . And waved his rod divine, a race obscene, Spawned in the muddy beds of Nile, came forth,
Polluting Egypt: gardens, fields, and plains,
ARGUMENT OF THE THIRD BOOK.
Self-recollection and reproof.--Address to domestic hap
piness. Some account of myself.-The vanity of many of their pursuits who are reputed wise.-- Justification of my censures.-Divine illamination necessary to the most expert philosopher. The question, What is truth ? answered by other questions.-Domestic happiness addressed again.-Few lovers of the country. My tame hare.-Occupations of a retired gentleman in his garden. -Pruning.–Framing.--Green-house. Sowing of flower-seeds. The country preferable to the town even in winter.-Reasons why it is deserted at that season.-Ruinous effects of gaming, and of expensive improvement.--Book concludes with an apostrophe to the metropolis.