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PRINTED POR LONGMAN. HURST. REES. ORME & BROWN,

PATERNOSTER ROW,

104 Qoll

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ja the Batate of PRF. . W. GURNEY

1 July, 1902

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Printed by A. and R. Spottiswoode,

Printers Street, London.

WILLIAM COWPER.

Continued.

THE TASK.

Book III.

THE GARDEN.

Argument. Self-recollection and reproof. Address to domestic happiness. Some account of myself. The vanity of many of their pursuits, who are reputed wise. Justification of my censures. Divine illumination necessary to the most expert philosopher. The question, What is truth? answered by other questions. Domestic happiness addressed again. Few lovers of the country. My tame hare. Occupations of a retired gentleman in his garden. Pruning. Framing. Green-house. Sowing of flower-seeds. The country preferable to the town even in the winter. Reasons why it is deserted at that season. Ruinous effects of gaming, and of expensive improvement. Book concludes with an apostrophe to the metropolis.

As one, who long in thickets and in brakes
Entangled winds now this way and now that

YOL. .

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