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London ingulphs them all! The shark is there,
Were character'd on ev'ry ftatefman's door,
These are the charms that fully and eclipfe
Oh thou, refort and mart of all the earth, Chequer'd with all complexions of mankind, And spotted with all crimes; in whom I fee Much that I love, and more that I admire, And all that I abhor; thou freckled fair, That pleafeft and yet fhock'ft me, I can laugh And I can weep, can hope, and can deípond, Feel wrath and pity, when I think on thee! Ten righteous would have fav'd a city once, And thou haft many righteous.-Well for theeThat falt preferves thee; more corrupted elfe, 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 poft comes in.-The news-paper is read.―The world contemplated at a distance. Addrefs 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 boufes.-The multitude of them cenfured.—The farmer's daughter: what she was what he is.-The Simplicity of country manners almoft loft.-Causes of the change.-Defertion of the country by the rich.Neglect of magistrates.The militia principally in fault. The new recruit and his transformation.— Reflection on bodies corporate.-The love of rural objects natural to all, and never to be totally extinguifhed,
HARK! 'tis the twanging horn o'er yonder bridge,
He comes, the herald of a noify world,
True to his charge, the close-pack'd load behind,
Is to conduct it to the deftin'd inn;