Mirror of Literature,  12 (1828), 176.

A Hint to Retiring Citizens



Extract, Poetry, Drollery

Publications extracted:

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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