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60                         WARNINGS AND ADMONITIONS.
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Tune.—" From Greenland's Icy Mountains."
1   THOUGH wretchedness unending
Awaits the drunkard's soul, His eager hands extending,
He takes and quaffs the bowl • Not heav'n itself beseeching,
With kind alluring voice, Its arms of mercy reaching,
Allures him from his choice.
2   Ye, who are still delaying,
Who sip the poison'd cup, Who cheat yourselves by saying—
" I will not drink it up !" Learn, that with open malice
The foe wastes not his strength, But with that pleasing chalice,
He kills the soul at length.
3  Your safety now securing,
The oath of temp'rance take ; And from the charm alluring
With giant effort break: Fly—fly such deadly pleasures,
No longer touch nor taste; Your peace and life are treasures
Too infinite to waste.
7S                          L. M.
1   OH, shun the bowl, when rich delight Shines loveliest, mortal, in thy sight; Oh, loathe the charms that tempt to sip, And dash the goblet from thy lip.
2  For 'neath the nectar'd pleasure's tide The rankest dregs of wo abide ;
And ev'ry drop that cheers thy heart, Will madden more the poison's smart.
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