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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 de scribed.--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.
THE TA S K.
THE WINTER WALK AT NOON.
There is in souls a sympathy with sounds,
all the cells Where Mem’ry slept. Wherever I have heard A kindred melody, the scene recurs,
And with it all it's pleasures and it's pains.
And utter now and then an awful voice,