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Mortality of the Town of Northampton, Dec.
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ARGUMENT OF THE FIRST BOOK.
Historical dedu&tion of seats, from the ftool to the Sofa.--A
School.boy's ramble.-A walk in the country.-The scene described.--Rural sounds as well as fights delightful. Another walk.--Mistake concerning tbe charms of solitude corrected. - Colonnades commended. Alcove, and the view from it.—The wile!ernes. The grove.-Tbe thresher - The necessity and benefits of exercise. --The works of nature superior to, and in some instances inimitable by, art.—The wearisomeness of what is commonly called a life of pleasure.-Change of scene sometimes expedient.—A common described, and the chara&ter of crazy Kate introduced.-Giplies.—The blelings of civilized life. That flate moji favourable to virtue.-Tbe South Sea islanders compassionated, but chiejly Omai. - His present state of mind supposedo---Civilized life friendly to virtue, but not great cities. -Great cities, and London in particular, allowea their due praise, but censured.— Fete champetre. - The book concludes with a reflection on the fatal effets of disipation and effeminacy upon our public measures.
SING the Sofa. I, who lately sang
Time was, when clothing sumptuous or for use,