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Bells at a distance-Their effect- A fine noon in winterA 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-A mistake 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 aken 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.
THE WINTER WALK AT NOON.
THERE is in souls a sympathy with sounds ;
all the cells Where Memory slept. Wherever I have heard A kindred melody, the scene recurs, And with it all its pleasures and its pains. Such comprehensive views the spirit takes, That in a few short moments I retrace (As in a map
his course) The windings of my way through many years. Short as in retrospect the journey seems, It seem'd not always short; the rugged path, And prospect oft so dreary and forlorn,
Moved many a sigh at its disheartening length.