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SIGNS OF RAIN;
An Excuse for not accepting the Invitation of a Friend to make an Excursion with him.
AN ORIGINAL POEM, BY THE LATE DR. JENNER.
1. The hollow winds begin to blow,
2. The clouds look black, the grass is low;
S. The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,
4. And spiders from their cobwebs peep.
7. The boding shepherd heaves a sigh,
9. The walls are damp, the ditches smell,
11. Hark! how the chairs and tables crack,
12. Old Betty's joints are on the rack;
14. The distant hills are looking nigh.
15. How restless are the snorting swine,
16. The busy flies disturb the kine;
25. At dusk the squalid toad was seen,