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They are thy witnesses, who speak thy pow'r
His high endeavour, and his glad success,
ARGUMENT OF THE SIXTH BOOK.
Bells at a distance.-Their effect.-A fine noon in
winter.– A sheltered walk.-Meditation better than books.-Our familiarity with the course of nature makes it appear less wonderful than it is.The transformation that spring effects in a shrubbery described.- Amistake concerning the course of nature corrected.—God maintains it by an unremitted act.-The amusements fashionable at this hour of the day reproved.— Animals happy, a delightful sight.- Origin of cruelty to animals. —That it is a great crime proved from Scripture. - That proof illustrated by a tale.— A line drawn between the lawful and unlawful destruction of them. Their good and useful properties insisted on.- Apology for the encomiums bestowed by the author on animals. - Instances of man's extravagant praise of man.—The groans of the creation shall have an end.- A view taken of the restoration of all things. -- An invocation and an invitation of Him who shall bring it to pass.-The retired man vindicated from the charge of uselessness.-Conclusion.