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PHILOSOPHY OF THE SEASONS;

ILLUSTRATING THE PERFECTIONS OF GOD

IN THE PHENOMENA OF THE YEAR.

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BY THE REV. HENRY DUNCAN, D.D.,

RUTHWELL, SCOTLAND.

WITH IMPORTANT ADDITIONS AND SOME MODIFICATIONS TO ADAPT IT TO

AMERICAN READERS.

BY REV. F. W. P. GREENWOOD, D.D.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. IV.-AUTUMN.

NEW YORK:

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,

82 CLIFF STREET.

1847.

THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LEROX
TILDEN »CUNDATION

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1839, wy

MARSH, CAPEN, LYON, AND WEBB, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

AUTUMN.

“LET US NOW FEAR THE LORD OUR GOD, THAT GIVETH RAIN, BOTH THE FORMER AND THE LATTER, IN HIS SEASON: HE RESERVETH UNTO US THE APPOINTED WEEKS OF THE HARVEST."-Jeremiah.

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"O'ER ALL HIS BOUNDLESS REALMS BENEATH THE SKY,
FROM PARCHED ANGOLA TO THE CHEERLESS POLES,
THE PARTIAL SUN NOW WIELDS AN EQUAL SWAY,
AND SHARES AN EQUAL EMPIRE WITH THE NIGHT.
Lo! O’ER THE BURNING LINE, SUBLIME HE BENDS
HIS RADIANT COURSE TO SOUTHERN CLIMES REMOTE,
AND LEAVES US SHIVERING IN THE WINTRY BLAST ;
WHILE TO THEIR SMILING REGIONS HE CONVEYS
LIFE, LIGHT, AND JOY ECSTATIC, WHICH PROCEED
FROM ALL THE GLORIES OF THE OPENING SPRING. -
UNEQUAL LOT OF MAN! AND MUST IT BE,
THAT HUMAN JOYS FROM HUMAN SORROWS RISE
MUST STERN VICISSITUDE HER COURSE PURSUE,-
THE POINTED THORN STILL BLENDING WITH THE ROSE.
YET THANKFUL LET US MEET THE LAW OF HEAVEN,
WHICH WILLS FOR ALL, WHAT IS, WHAT MUST BE, BEST.”

Lundie on September.

“Go, ASK THY HEART, WHAT SPIRIT THUS ABIDES
IN EVERY REGION? THUS MINUTELY WORKS
IN DESERTS? AND THY HEART SHALL ANSWER,
"It is God.'

Knox's Songs of Israel.

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