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Still to the diligent and active good,
Their very labour makes the certain cause
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Puts on a milder countenance, and skirts
The undulated clouds that cross his way
With glory visible. His axle cools,
And his broad disk, tho' fervent, not inti
Foretells the near approach of matron nig
Ye fair, retreat! Your drooping flower
Wholesome refreshment. Down the hed
We haften home, and only Dlack our spee
To gaze a moment at the custom'd

gap,
That all so unexpectedly presents
The clear cerulean prospect down the val
Dispers'd along the bottom flocks and he
Hayricks and cottages, beside a stream
That filverly meanders here and there;
And higher up, corn-fields, and pasture
And waving woods, and tufts, and lone
Thick interspers'd as Nature beft was pl

Happy the man who truly loves his h And never wanders farther from his doa Than we have gone to-day; who feels h Still drawing homeward, and delights 1 Once more to rest his foot on his own t

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BOOK

VIII.

PATHETIC PIECES.

c H A P. I.

But fce, the fetting for
Pais on a milde countenance, and fkirts
Teardr'ated clouds that cross his way
Wib glory rifble. His axle cools,
Aukis broad disk, tho' ferrent, not intense,
Fretel's the near approach of matron night

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Ye fair, retreat! Your drooping flowers need
Whoidume refrefument Down the hedge-row pach
We haften hone, and only back our speed
To gaze a moinent at the custom'd gap,
That all so unexpectedly presents
Te ckar cerulean prospect down the rale.

THE STORY OF LE FEVRE,

D:X'd alcag the bottom frocks and herds, Harrids and cottages, beside a ftream Tat al verlu meanders here and there; And higher up, corn-fields, and pastures

, hops And waving woods, and tufts, and lonely oaks, 7lik interper'd as Nature best was pleas'd.

IT
T was some time in the summer of that year in which

Dendermond was taken by the allies,-- which was about seven years before my father came into the country,-and about as many after the time, that my uncle Toby and Trim had privately decamped from my father's house in town, in order to lay some of the finest fieges to some of the finest fora; tified cities in Europe~-when my uncle Toby was one evening getting his supper, with Trim fitting behind him at a small fideboard; -The landlord of a little inn in the village came into the parlour with an empty phial in his hand to beg a glafs or two of sack; 'Tis for a poor gentleman,

I think, of the army, said the landlord, who has been taken ill at my

house four days ago, and has never held up his head fince, or had a desire to tare any thing, till just now, that he has a fancy for a glass of sack and a thin toast,

Happy the man who truly loves bis home, And never wanders farther from his door Than we have gone to-day; who feels his heart Still drawing homeward, and delights like us Once more to reft his foot on his own threshold,

-- I think, fays he, taking his hand from it woul.l comfort me.

---If I could neither beg, borrow, or bu madded the landlord, I would almoft leal gentleman, he is to ill.com -l'hope in a mend, continued he---we are all of us concern

Thou art a good-natured foul, I will a cried my uncle Toby; and thou shalt drink tleman's health in a glass of fack thy felfple of botiles with my service, and tell hin welcome to them, and to a dozen more if t good.

THOUGH I am persuaded, said my uncl. landlord shut the door, he is a very compas Trim,-yet I cannot lielp entertaining a ! his guest too; there must be something mo in him, that in fo short a time should win fo affections of his hoft;And of his whol the corporal, for they are all concerned for him, said my uncle Toby,-do Trim,--and his name,

I HAVE quite forgot it, truly, fai coming back into the parlour with the corpo ask his fon again:Has he a son with hin uncle Toby.--A boy, replied the landlord, or twelve years of age;--but the poor cre almost as little as his father; he does nothin lament for him night and day :--He has the bed-side these two days.

My uncle Toby laid down his knife and his plate from before hin, as the landlord

1:, tor ter are all concercei for him.--Sepatu

Cimico che parlour with the corporal, “but Ian a lisain--Has he a son with hin then; laid's" 1. vc 70t.-Aboy, replied thc landlord, of alou elas 01 !Wnioseans of age;-but the poor creature bas taka

tiste :cm buore him, as the landlori gare him these

CHAP. I.

PATHETIC PIECES.

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PITHETIC PIECES. Boor WHI

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!...cher beg, burrow, or buy fach a dig 13:30,-sould almost fteal it for the past hos 1.

-1 kope in God he wild DK.,:..ee are all of us concerned for him.

avansturei fou!, I will anfwer for the C. Tiar; and thou shalt drink the per 1. in 2 g'al of fack thycle--and take a los

Twith or ferice, and tell him he is bei #: 2000., and to a dezen mose if they will delis

7: I am verloaded, faid my uncle Tob, es de 1 vite dvor, he is a very coppaflionate fello 1.1.-,--? :I cannot help entertaining a high opinie E: 3. 6; there mut k fomething more than conte ico, Et in foliori a time should win fo ruch erandi ci his hof: ---And of his schole family

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count; and Trim, without being ordered, took away with-
out saying one word, and in a few minutes after brought him
his pipe and tobacco.
-Stay in the room a little, said

my

uncle Toby. Trim!faid my uncle Toby, after he lighted his pipe, and smoaked about a dlozen whiffs.- Trim came in front of his master and made his bow ;-my uncle Toby smoaked on, and said no more.-Corporal! said my uncle Toby-the corporal made his bow. My uncle Toby proceeded no farther, bur finished his pipe.

Trim! faid my uncle Toby, I have a project in my head, as it is a bad night, of wrapping myself up warm in my roquelaure, and paying a visit to this poor gentleman.

Your honour's roquelaure, replied the corporal, has not once been had on, since the night before your honour received your wound, when we mounted guard in the trenches before the gate of St. Nicholas ;--and besides it is so cold and rainy a night, that what with the roquelaure, and what with the weather, 'twill be enough to give your honour your death, and bring on your honour's torment in your groin. I fear fo, replied my uncle Toby :- but I am not at rei? in my mind, Trim, since the account the landlord has given me.

I wish I had not known so much of this affair,--added my uncle Toby,-or that I had known inore of it : -How shall we manage it?-Leave it, an't please your honour, to me, quoth the corporal;

--I'll take fny hat and stick, and go to the house and reconnoitre, and act accordingly; and I will bring your honour a full account in an hour. -Thou shalt go, Trim, said my

uncle Toby, and here's a shilling for thee to drink with his fervant.--I shall get it all out of him, said the corporal, Thutting the door.

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kuncle Tcb;-do Trim --and al il teksa

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Hare quite forgot it, truir, laid the late

He has not itirred to

a's it as it'e 25 his father; he does nothing but mour 2",

extus in night and day :thxo fue these two days.

Mir wrde Toby laid down his knike and fork; änd etery

My uncle Toby filled his second 1 been, that he now and then wandered considering whether it was not full as tain of the tennaile a straight line, as a crs be said to have thought of nothing el and his boy the whole tiine he smoaked

It was not till my uncle Toby had k of his third pipe, that corporal Trim re and gave him the following account.

I DESPAIRED at first, said the corpo bring back your honour any kind of ir the poor fick lieutenant-Is he in the uncle Toby-He is; said the corpo regiment ? said my uncle Toby-I'll plied the corporal, every thing straight it. Then, Trim, I'll fill another pipe, and not interrupt thee till thou haft thy ease, Trim, in the window feat, again. The corporal made his old b {poke as plain as a bow could speak i good :'--And having done that, he ordered,--and begun the story to my u in pretty near the same words.

I DESPAIRED at first, faid the corp bring back any intelligence to your h tenant and his son ; for when I asked from whom I made myself fure of which was proper to be asked,- Tha Trim, said my uncle Toby-I was your honour, that he had no servant had come to the inn with hired horses himself unable to proceed, sto join

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