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Bound by his vow to labor for redress
To stop, and yield our gracious Teacher thanks
Pastor's apology and apprehensions that he might have detained his Auditors too long, the Pastor's invitation to his house.-Solitary disinclined to comply-rallies the Wanderer-and playfully draws a comparison between his itinerant profession and that of the Knighterrant-which leads to Wanderer's giving an account of changes in the Country from the manufacturing spirit.-Favorable effects.-The other side of the picture, and chiefly as it has affected the humbler classes.-Wanderer asserts the hollowness of all national grandeur if unsupported by moral worth.-Physical science unable to support itself.-Lamentations over an excess of manufacturing industry among the humbler Classes of Society.-Picture of a Child employed in a Cotton-mill.-Ignorance and degradation of Children among the agricultural Population reviewed.-Conversation broken off by a renewed Invitation from the Pastor.-Path leading to his House.-Its appearance described.-His Daughter.-His Wife.-His Son (a Boy) enters with his Companion.-Their happpy appearance.-The Wanderer how affected by the sight of them.
THE pensive Sceptic of the lonely vale
To those acknowledgments subscribed his own, With a sedate compliance, which the Priest Failed not to notice, inly pleased, said "If ye, by whom invited I began These narratives of calm and humble life, Be satisfied, 'tis well,-the end is gained; And, in return for sympathy bestowed And patient listening, thanks accept from me. -Life, death, eternity! momentous themes