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That lean hard-handed Poverty inflicts The hope of better things, the chance to win, The wish to shine, the thirft to be amus'd, That at the found of winter's hoary wing Unpeople all our counties of such herds Of Autt'ring, loit’ring, cringing, begging, loofe And wanton vagrants, as make London, vaft And boundless as it is, a crowded coop.

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THE TASK.

BOOK IV.

ARGUMENT OF THE FOURTH BOOK.

The post comes in.The news-paper is read. The world

contemplated at a disance. --Address 10 Winter.-The rural amusements of a winter evening compared with the fashionable ones.-- Address to evening.--A brown Audy. -Fall of snow in the evening.-The waggoner.

-A poor family-piece. The rural thief.- Public houses. The multitude of them cenfured.The farmer's daughter: what she was-what she is.The fimplicity of country manners almost loft.-Causes of the change.--Desertion of the country by the rich.Neglect of magiftrates. The militia principally in fault.The new recruit and his transformation. Refleation on bodies corporate. -The love of rural objects natural to all, and never to be totally extinguished.

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