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Exults to see its thistly curse repeal'd. The various seasons woven into one, And that one season an eternal spring, The garden fears no blight, and needs no fence, For there is none to covet, all are full. The lion, and the libbard, and the bear, Graze with the fearless flocks; all bask at noon Together, or all gambol in the shade of the same grove, and drink one common stream. Antipathies are none. No foe to man Lurks in the serpent now: the mother sees, And smiles to see, her infant's playful hand Stretch'd forth to dally with the crested worm, To stroke bis a zure neck, or to receive The lambent bomage of his arrowy tongue. All creatures worship man, and all mankind One Lord, one Father. Error has no place: That creeping pestilence is driv'n away; The breath of heav'n has chas'd it. In the beart No passion touches a discordant string, But all is harmony and love. Disease Is not, the pure and uncontam’nate blood Holds its due course, nor fears the frost of age.

One song employs all nations; and all cry,
“ Worthy the lamb, for he was slain for us!"

COWPER's Task, b. vi. 1. 759_792. .

Thus heav'n-ward all things tend. For all were


Perfect, and all must be at length restor’d.
So God has greatly purpos’d; who would else
In his dishonour'd works himself endure
Dishonour, and be wrong'a without redress.
Haste, tben, and wheel away a shatter'd world,
Ye slow-revolving seasons! We would see
(A sight to which our eyes are strangers yet)
A world that does not dread and hate his laws,
And suffer for its crime; would learn how fair
The creature is that God pronounces good,
How pleasant in itself what pleases him.

DITTO, 1. 818–829.

Come, then, and, added to thy many crowns,
Receive yet one, the crown of all the earth,
Thou who alone art worthy! It was thine
By ancient covenant, ere nature's birth;
And thou hast made it thine by purchase since,

And overpaid its value with thy blood.
Thy saints proclaim thee king; and in their hearts
Thy title is engraven with a pen
Dipt in the fountain of eternal love.
Thy saints proclaim thee king; and thy delay
Gives courage to their foes, who, could they see
The dawn of thy last advent, long desir'd,
Would creep into the bowels of the hills,
And fee for safety to the falling rocks.

Ditto, l. 855-868.

Come, then, and, added to thy many crowns,
Receive yet one, as radiant as the rest,
Due to thy last and most effectual work,
Thy word fulfill'd, the conquest of a world !

Ditto, 1. 902_905.





And God said, Let' them' have dominion over

the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

IN two former discourses, I have considered the principal of those passages in the Old and New Testament, which relate to the case of the animal creation, the design of God in placing them under the dominion of man, and some of the precepts respecting them. I

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