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THE

VILLAGE:

POEM

IN TWO BOOKS.

BOOK I.

ARGUMENT.

The Subject proposed.-Remarks upon pastoral Poetry.

-A Tract of Country near the Coast described.-An impoverished Borough.Smugglers and their Assist- ants.-Rude Manners of the Inhabitants.-Ruinous Effects of a high Tide. The Village Life more generally considered: Evils of it. The youthful Labourer.—The Old Man : his Soliloquy.—The Parish Workhouse. Its Inhabitants. The Sick Poor.—Their Apothecary.

The dying Pauper. The Village Priest.

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