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4. Cruelty to brutes censured,
5. A paraphrase on the latter part of the 6th
6. The death of a good man a strong incentive
8. Adam's advice to Eve, to avoid temptation, 250
SECT. 1. The hermit,
11. Indignant sentiments on national prejudices
5. Liberty and slavery contrasted,
6. Charity. A paraphrase on the 13th chapter
of the First Epistle to the Corinthians,
8. The pleasures of etirement,
9. The pleasure and benefit of an improved and
5. Verses supposed to be written by Alexander
Selkirk, during his solitary abode in the
7. A man perishing in the snow; from whence
reflections are raised on the miseries of life, 276
17. On an infant,
18. The cuckoo,
19. Day A pastoral in three parts,
21. Hymn composed during sickness,
2. The shepherd and the philosopher,
3. The road to happiness open to all men,
4. The goodness of Providence,
5. The Creator's works attest his greatness,
7. The pursuit of happiness often ill directed, 289
11. Human frailty,
14. The creation required to praise its Author, 300
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