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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.
2 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.
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.