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Page The sanctimonious prude

Cowper. 186 Portrait of a pious man

Young. 187 A paraphrase on the latter part of the sixth chapter of St. Matthew

Thomson, 189 A paraphrase on Matthew vii. 12. Miss Williams. 190 Charity: a paraphrase on 1 Cor. chap. xiii, Prior. 192 The twenty-fifth chapter of Job paraphrased Pitt. 194 The song of Moses, in the fifteenth chapter of Exodus paraphrased

Pitt. 195 One hundred and thirty-ninth psalm paraphrased. Pitt. 199 A summer's evening's meditation Mrs. Barbauld. 203 Piety; or, the vision

Parnell. 206 The hero's school of morality

Watts. 210 A dialogue between the world, a pilgrim, and virtue.

Sir J. Beaumont. 212 Defects of conversation

Cowper. 215 Spiritual freedom

Cowper. 232 To-morrow

Cotton, 235 On conscience

Young. 237 Thoughts on time

Young. 238 Danger of procrastination

Young. 242 Moral reflections on comparing the seasons of day and night

Young. 244 Instructive comparisons of human life Young. 246 Lessons taught by the death of friends Young. 249 Know thyself

Arbuthnot. 252 The vanity of human wishes: in imitation of the tenth satire of Juvenal

Johnson. 256 The trials of virtue

Merrick. 267 Counsels of reason and religion

Cotton. 270 The hermit

Parnell. 276

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ELEGANT EXTRACTS,

FROM THE

MOST EMINENT POETS.

BOOK II.

DEVOTIONAL AND MORAL. PART II.

HYMN ON THE SEASONS.

These, as they change, Almighty Father, these,
Are but the varied God. The rolling year
Is full of Thee. Forth in the pleasing Spring
Thy beauty walks, Thy tenderness and love.
Wide flush the fields; the softening air is balm ;
Echo the mountains round; the forest smiles ;
And

every sense and every heart is joy.
Then comes Thy glory in the Summer-months,
With light and heat refulgent. Then thy Sun
Shoots full perfection through the swelling year:
And oft thy voice in dreadful thunder speaks:
And oft at dawn, deep noon, or falling eve,
By brooks and groves, in hollow-whispering gales.
Thy bounty shines-in Autumn unconfin'd,

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VOL. I.

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