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The subject proposed. Invocation. Address to Mr. Doding.
ton, An introductory reflection on the motion of the heavenly bodies; whence the succession of the seasons. As the face of Nature in this season is almost uniform, the progress of the poem is a description of a summer's day. The dawn. Sunrising. Hymn to the sun. Forenoon. Summer insects described. Hay-making. Sheep-sheering. Noonday. A woodland retreat. Group of herds and flocks. A solemn grove: how it affects a contemplative mind. A cataract, and rude scene. View of Summer in the torrid zone. Storm of thunder and lightning. A tale. The storm over, a serene afternoon. Batbing. Hour of walking. Transition to the prospect of a rich well cultivated country ; which introduces a panegyric on Great Britain. Sunset. Evening. Night. Summer meteors. A comet. The whole concluding with the praise of philosophy.
FROM brightening fields of ether fair disclosed,
Hence, let me haiste into the mid wood'shade, mit Where scarce a sunbeam wanders through the gloom, And on the dark green grass, beside the brink * }, Of haunted stream, that by the roots of oak ! ! Rolls o'er the rocky channel, lie at large, And sing the glories of the circling year. ~ pur!!
Come, Inspiration! from thy hermit seat, 5.7 By mortal seldom found : may Fancy dare,'* in From thy fix'd serious eye, and raptured glance - A Shot on surrounding Heaven, to steal one look" I " Creative of the Poet, every power mest trept -997 A Exalting to an ecstasy of soul. judi, BolB ! · And thou, my youthful Muse's early friend, * !!** In whom the human graces all unite:! ! ! Pure light of mind and tenderness of heart;' vir Genius and wisdom; the gay social sense, vje? By decency chastised; goodness and wit,' !! ' In seldom meeting harmony combined ; s'inado Unblemish'd honour, and an active zeal. 2007's too!!? For Britain's glory, Liberty, and Man: Hj Ionut taf O Dodington! attend my rural song, tr*?*975) B á ' Stoop to my theme, inspirit every line, 1995 birw od 1 And teach me to deserve thy just applauset piiss IA
With what an awful world-revolving power sa 301 Were first the' unwieldy planets launch'd along Luik The' illimitable void! thus to remain, 4 d Leso Amid the flux of many thousand yearg, Vis *}* That oft has swept the toiling race of men, voit vaA And all their labour'd monuments, away, w soft pilt
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Firm, unremitting matchless, in their course 90ll
When now no more the alternate Twins are fired,
The wild deer trip, and often turning gaze · At early passenger. - Music awakes :
The native voice of undissembled joy; "
Falsely luxurious! will not Man awake;
And, springing from the bed of sloth, enjoy wel
But yonder comes the powerful King of Day,
'Tis by thy secret, strong, attractive force,