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S P R I N G.

THE ARGUMENT.

The subje7 proposed. Injeribed to the Countess of Hartford. The Season is described as it offects ebe zari. ous parts of Nature, afcending from ibe lozeer 19 the bigber ; wirb digreffioms arising from the subject, Irs influence on inanimate Matter, en Vegetables, on brute. Animals, and last on Man; concluding with a diffusfive from the zuild and irrigular paffion of Lwve, opo posed so that of a pure and bappy kind.

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HOME, gentle Spring, ethereal Mildness, come;

And from the borom of yon dropping cloud,
While music wakes around, veil'd in a fhower
Of thadowing roses, on our plains descend.

O Hartford, fitted or to shine in courts
With unaffected grace, or walk the plain
With innocence and medication join'd
In soft asemblage, liften to my fong,
Whích thy own season paints ; when Nature all
Is blooming and benevolent, like thee.

And see where surly Winter pafles off,
Far to the north, and calls his ruffian blasts :
His blasts obry, and quiç the howling hill,
The Tharter'd forest, and the ravagéd vale ;
Wnile lofter gales succeed, at whote kind coach,
D:Rolving foows in livid torrents loft,
The mountains lift their green heads to the sky.

As ver the trembling year is unconfirmed,
And Winter oft at eye resumes the breeze,
Chil's the pale morn, and bids his driving Neets 20
Deform the day delightless : fo that scaroe
The bittern knows his time, with bill ingulphe
To Shake the founding marih, or from the thore
The plovers when to featter o'er the heach,

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