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And show this queen of cities, that so fair,
God made the country, and man made the town.
At eve The moom beam, sliding softly in between
The sleeping leaves, is all the light they wish,
ARGUMENT OF THE SECOND BOOK. Reflections suggested by the conclusion of the former
book-Peace among the nations recommended on the ground of their common fellowship in sorrowProdigies enumerated-Sicilian earthquakes-Man rendered obnoxious to these calamities by sin God the agent in them-The philosophy that stops at secondary causes reproved-Our own late miscarriages accounted for-Satirical notice taken of our trips to Fontainbleau-But the pulpit, not satire, the proper engine of reformation—The Reverend Advertiser of engraved sermons-Petit-maitre parson-The good preacher-Picture of a theatrical clerical coxcomb-Story-tellers and jesters in the pulpit reproved-Apostrophe to popular applauseRetailers of ancient philosophy expostulated withSum of the whole matter Effects of sacerdotal mis. management on the laity-Their folly and extrav. agance-The mischiefs of profusion-Profusion itself with all its consequent evils, ascribed, as to its principal cause, to the want of discipline in the universities.