Rural Philosophy: Or Reflections on Knowledge, Virtue and Happiness Chiefly in Reference to a Life of Retirement in the Country (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from Rural Philosophy: Or Reflections on Knowledge, Virtue and Happiness Chiefly in Reference to a Life of Retirement in the Country
The. Same philosophy will betef no less rule to those who meditate [a retreat after a'course of years spent in It. Will, teach themthe preper qualifications for such a change, ' and that many things be sides hounds and horses, murmuring streams and shady' groves, sumptuous houses and large estates, are necessary to form a comfortable retirement. Above all, it will direct them to those inward resources, without which every condition of life is inevitably subject to vanity and disappointment. Thus they will be ini structed to a cautious' procedure, so as notto take leave of the world before they are well prepared to meet all the circum stances of their new situation, lest, after a few years consumed in vacancy and weari ness, they should be tempted, like many others, to tread back their steps, and again tosmingle inthe business or dissipations which they seemed to have entirely relin quished.
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