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The subject proposed. — Addressed to Mr. Onslow.-A prospect
of the fields ready for harvest.-Reflections in praise of industry raised by that view.-Reaping.–A tale relative to it.-A harvest-storm.—Shooting and hunting, their barbarity. -A ludicrous account of fox-hunting.– A view of an orchard. -Wall-fruit.—A vineyard.—A description of fogs, frequent in the latter part of Autumn: whence a digression, inquiring into the rise of fountains and rivers.--Birds of season considered, that now shift their habitation. The prodigious number of them that cover the northern and western isles of Scotland.-Hence a view of the country.--A prospect of the discoloured, fading woods. After a gentle dusky day, moonlight.-Autumnal meteors.—Morning: to which succeeds a calm, pure, sunsbiny day, such as usually shuts up the season. The barvest being gathered in, the country dissolved in joy.—The whole concludes with a panegyric on a philosophical country life.
Inscribed to Mr. Onslow.
CROWN'D with the sickle and the wheaten sheaf,
Onslow! the Muse, ambitious of thy name,