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And mark them down for wisdom. With swift wing
Oh, Nature! all-sufficient! over all!.
Of animals; and higher still, the mind,
The subject proposed. Address to the Earl of Wilmington.
First approach of Winter. According to the natural course of the season, various storms described. Rain. Wind. Snow. The driving of the snows: a man perishing among them : whence reflections on the wants and miseries of human life. The wolves descending from the Alps and Apennines. A winter evening described; as spent by philosophers ; by the country people; in the city. Frost. A view of Winter within the polar circle. A thaw. The whole concluding with moral reflections on a future state.
SEE, WINTER comes, to rule the varied year,