ARGUMENT of the First Book.
Historical deduction of seats, from the flool 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
the charms of folitude, corrected.-Colonades com-
mended. Alcove and the view from it.-The Wil.
derness.-The Grove.-The Thresher.-The necef-
fity and the benefits of exercise.—The works of nature
superior to and in some instances inimitable by art.-
The weari someness of what is commonly called a life of
pleasure.-Change of scene fometimes expedient,
A common described, and the chara&er of crazy Kate
introduced.-Gipfies, -The bleffings of civilized life.
-That flate most favourable to virtue.--The South
Sea Islanders compaffionated, but chiefly Omai.--
His present state of mind fup, ofed. - Civilized life
friendly to virtue, but not great cities. -Great cities,
and London in particular, allowed their due praise,
but cenfured.- Fete Champetre. --The book concludes
with a reflection an the fatal effects of disipation and
effeminacy upon our public measures,