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64
WARNINGS AND ADMONITIONS.
3  Go, view that prison's gloomy cells,
Their palid tenants scan ; Gaze, gaze upon these earthly hells, And ask how they began.
4  Stay, mortal, stay ; repent, return ;
Reflect upon thy fate ; The poisonous draught indignant spurn-Spurn, spurn it, ere too late.
83                         L. M.
Air.—" Green Fields,"
1   OHfell turn from the wine-glass away, Nor look on the wine when it's red ; For who have such trouble as they,
That oft to the bottle are led ? Who else have such sorrow and wo,
As they who to drinking incline ? What evils unceasingly flow
From tarrying long at the wine !
2   Oh ! turn from the wine-glass away,
Nor look on the wine when it's red ; At last, like a serpent at play,
It stings, and the poison will spread • The eyes it inflames with desire,
The heart with all manner of sin, It setteth the bosom on fire,
Consuming the spirit within.
3  Oh ! turn from the wine-glass away,
Nor look on the wine when it's red: Though urg'd by the wealthy and gay,
Remember the blood it hath shed ! Touch not, with the poison, thy lips,
If thou would'st be free from its pains; For he is in danger who sips—
He only is safe who abstains.
Hatfield
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