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WARNINGS AND ADMONITIONS.                         61
3  'Tis like the smile of treachery; 'Tis like the glassy ocean's dye ; Deceit is lurking in that glow, And death and danger from below.
4  Then mortal, when the joys of earth Invite thee to a pangless mirth, Beware, nor dare the bowl to sip, But dash the goblet from thy lip.
79                    L. P. M.
C. A. H.
I NTEMP'RANCE rears its sinful towers, Like the doom'd city of the plain, O'er it the storm of vengeance lowers ;
All, all are lost, who there remain. Fierce pain, deep wo, and black despair, With fiery pangs have settled there.
Without its gates an angel stands,
A form of wisdom, love, and light, Whose warning voice and outstretched hands .*
Aids and enforces instant flight. " Haste, leave the city of the doomed— Oh, stay not, lest ye be consumed."
'Tis Abstinence ! Who breathes this strain, Myriads have heard the warning voice ;
Lo! they have sought the fresh green plain, Behold the rescued ones rejoice J
Swift from the city's gates they flee,                       
Singing in triumph—" we are free !"
" See numbers are already there,
This plain has been their sure safe way ;
Their songs are floating on the air,
Oh, haste with them your vows to pay:
'Taste the rich joy of sins forgiv'n,
On that fair mount, whose top is heav'n !
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