and has given us a picture amiable and affecting [a most amiable and affecting picture] of Ulysses weeping over his faithful dog Argus when he expires [expired] at his feet.
Soft pity touched the mighy masters soul;
Adown his cheek the tear unbidden stole,
Stole unperceiv'd, he turned his head and dryed
The Drop humane -- ----Pope
Philosophers lang.[?] in [?] those [?] we [?] in [sicknness? richness?]"
Piety practised in solitude, like the flower that blooms in the desert, may give its fragrance to the Winds of Heaven, and delight those unbodied spirits that survey the works of God and the actions of men. But it bestows no assistance upon Earth by beings [earthly beings], and however free from taints of impurity, yet wants the sacred splendour of Beneficence.