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CHAPTER I.

Select Sentences and Paragraphs.

1. Short and easy sentences,

2. Verses in which the lines are of different length;

3. Verses containing exclamations, interrogations, parenthe-

4. Verses in various forms,

5. Verses in which sound corresponds with signification,

6. Connubial Affection,

CHAPTER II.

Narralive Pieces.
1. The bears and the bees,
2. The nightingale and the glow worm,
3. The trials of virtue,
4. The youth and the philosopher,
5. Discourse between Adam and Eve retiring to rest,
6. Religion and death,

CHAPTER HII.

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Didactic Pieces.
1. The vanity of wealth,
2. Nothing formed in vain,
3. On pride,

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4. Cruelty to brutes censured,

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5. A paraphrase on the latter part of the 6th chapt. of Matthew,

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6. The death of a good man a 'strong incentive to virtue,

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7. Reflections on the future state, from a review of winter,

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8. Adam's adyice to Eve, to aroid temptation,

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9. On procrastination,
10. That philosophy which stops at secondary causes, reproved, 201

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11. Indignant sentiments on national prejudice, slavery, &c. -

CHAPTER IV.
Descripture Pieces.

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1. The morning in summer,

2. Rural-sounds

, as well as rural sights, delightful,

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3. The Rose,

4. Care of birds for their young,

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5. Liberty and slavery contrasted,

16. Charity. A paraphrase on the 13th chap, to the Corinthians, 206

7. Picture of a good man,

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8. The pleasures of retirement,

9. The pleasures and benefit of an improved imagination,

CHAPTER V.

Pathelic Pieces

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1. The Hermit,

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2. The Beggar's Petition,

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3. Unhappy close of life,

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4. Elegy to Fity,

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5. Verses by Alex Selkirk, in the island of Juan Fernandez,

6. Gratitude,

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7. A man perishing in the snow, with reflections, etc. oto.

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8. A morning hymn,

CHAPTER VI.

Promiscuous Pieces.

1. Ode to Content,

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2. Y'he Shepherd and the Philosopher,

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3. The road to happiness open to all men,

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4. The goodness of Providence,

5. T'he Creator's works attest his greatness,

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6. Address to the deity,

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7. The pursuit of happiness often ill directed,

8. The fire-side,

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9. Providence vindicated in the present state of man,

10. Selfishness reproved,

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11. Human frailty,

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12. Ode to peace,

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13. Ode to adversity,

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14. The Creation required to praise its author,

15. The universal prayer,

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16. Conscience,

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17. On an infant,

18. The cuckoo,

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19. Day. A pastoral in three parts,

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20. The order of nature,

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21. Hymn composed during sickness,

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22. Hymn on a review of the seasons,

23. On solitude,

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24. The landing of the Pilgrim Fathers,

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