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Delights from a rising Offspring.
And nothing strikes your eye but sights of bliss,
These are the matchless joys of virtuous love;
The subject proposed. Invocation. Address to Mr. Dodington.
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.Sun-rising --Hymn to the Sun.-Forenoon.-Summer insects described.--Hay-making. --Sheep-shearing.--Noon-day. -A woodland retreat.--Group of herds and flocks.-A 80lemn 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.-Bathing:-Hour of walking.-Tran: sition to the prospect of a rich well-cultivated country; which introduces a panegyric on Great Britain.-Sun-set. Evening. - Night.-Summer meteors. A comet. The whole concluding with the praise of philosophy.