Davies' enumeration of complaints in "Leisure" results in an unintended contradiction. The speaker's bemoaning humanity's situation must also include the speaker. He is bedeviled by the problem of little time for observing nature. Yet the speaker has obviously been observing nature. That lack of time thing does not seem to have bedeviled the speaker himself as much as he would have us believe.
If this speaker has, in fact, engaged in the act of standing and staring and has come out simply with the notion that such activity is a good thing, then perhaps he really has nothing to complain about. Yet, there they stand: seven couplets of things people do not see, but the speaker does. Is he to be congratulated or accused of hypocrisy?