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Introduction-Ringing of bells in a neighbouring Village

on the Birth of an Heir-General Reflections on Human Life-The Subject proposed-Childhood-Youth -Manhood-Love- Marriage - Domestic Happiness and Affliction - War- Peace-Civil Dissension-Retirement from active Life-Old Age and its Enjoyments-Conclusion.


The lark has sung his carol in the sky;
The bees have hummed their noon-tide lullaby.
Still in the vale the village-bells ring round,
Still in Llewellyn-hall the jests resound:
For now the caudle-cup is circling there,
Now, glad at heart, the gossips breathe their prayer,

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