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London ingulphs them all. The shark is there,
That fucks him. There the sycophant, and he
Oh thou, resort and mart of all the earth, Chequer'd with all complexions of mankind, And spotted with all crimes; in whom I see Much that I love, and more that I admire, And all that I abhor; thou freckled fair, That pleases and yet shocks me, I can laugh And I can weep, can hope, and can defpond, Feel wrath and pity, when I think on thee ! Ten righteous would have fav'd a city once, And thou hast many righteous.-Well for thee That falt preserves thee; more corrupted else, And therefore more obnoxious at this hour, Than Sodom in her day had pow'r to be, For whom God heard his Abr’am plead in vain,
ARGUMENT of the Fourth Book,
The post comes in.-The news-paper is read. The world
contemplated at a distance.--Address to Winter.--The rural amusements of a winter evening compared with the fashionable ones.-Address to evening.- A brown study.—Fall of snow in the evening.-The waggoner. - A poor family-piece. --- The rural thief. — Public houses.—The multitude of them censured.—The farmer's daughter, what she was — What she is. — The fimplicity of country manners almost loft.-Causes of the change. ---- Defertion of the country by the rich. Negleet of magistrates. — The militia principally in fault. --The new recruit and his transformation. Refle&tion on bodies corporate. The love of rural objects natural to all, and never to be totally extin.
HARK ! 'tis the twanging horn! o'er yonder bridge,