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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 feafort, various forms described. Rain. Wind. Snow. The driving of the fnoris: A Man perishing among them; whence reflections on the wants and miseries of human life. The wolves descending from the Alps and Apennines. A winterevening defcribed: as spent by philofopbers; by the coun. try people; in the city. Froft. A view of Winter within the polar Circle. A thaw. The whole concluding with moral reflections on a future fiate.
EE, WINTER comes, to rule the varied year,
Sullen, and fad, with all his rifing train;
To thee, the patron of this first essay,
Skim'd the gay Spring; on eagle-pinions borne, 20
Now when the chearless empire of the lky