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WARNINGS AND ADMONITIONS.                         65
84                        C. M.
1   OH ! touch it not for deep within, That ruby tinted bowl,
Lie hidden fiends of guilt and sin, To seize your precious soul.
That sparkling glass if you partake,
Will prove your deadly foe, And may, e'er yet its bubbles break, Have sealed your endless wo.
3  Then pause e'er yet the cup you drain,
The hand that lifts it, stay, Resolve for ever to abstain, And cast the bowl away.
85                     l1s.
AWAY FROM THE REVEL
1     A WAY from the revel, the night star is up ; Away, come away, there is strife in the cup! There is shouting of song, there is wine in the bowl; But listen and drink, they will madden thy soul.
2  The foam of the goblet is sparkling and bright, Rising like gems in the torches red light;
But the glance of thine eye if it lingereth there, Will change its mild beam for the maniac's glare !
3  The pearl-studded chalice, displaying in pride, May challenge thy lip to the purple draught's tide; But the pearl of the dew-drop, the voice of the breeze Are dearer, and calmer, more blessed than these.
4  Oh ! come, it is twilight; the night star is up : Its ray is more bright than the silver-brimm'd cup; The boat gently dances, the snowy sail fills, We'll glide o'er the waters, or rove on the hills.
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