A Hint to Retiring Citizens
Extract, Poetry, Drollery
New Monthly Magazine
Scientific Practitioners, Commerce, Feeling
Observes that many who retire from active trades to live in the country find themselves longing once more for the city. Relates: 'Sir Astley Cooper, cloy'd with wealth, / Sick of luxurious ease and health, / And rural meditation, / Sighs for his useful London life, / The restless night—the saw and knife / Of daily amputation'. Observes that they are fortunate who escape from 'Mammon's yoke while yet unwrung / Or spoilt for nobler duty:— / Who still can gaze on Nature's face / With all a lover's zeal, and trace / In every change a beauty'.
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