Abernathy - Houston-Packer Collection BX9178.A33 S4 1748 v.2

158 Of Temperance: SERM. he fays *, The end of it is bitter as wormwood, VI. and (harp as a two-edged fword ; that the " `r''feet of the prJitute go down to death, and her fleps take hold on hell. Therefore he af- feecionately warns' Pimple men, as he calls them, to avoid fuch wickednefs, left they give their honour to others, and their years to the cruel, dell orangers be filled with their wealth, and their labours be in the houfe of orangers, and they mourn at lee, when their flefh and body are confumed. And t he repre -. fents the fottifh infatuated debauchee going on in the way of temptation, as an ox goeth to the flaughter, or a fool to the correhlion of the flocks ; till a dart flrike thro his liver. As a bird hafleth to the fnare, and knoweth not that it is for his life. Therefore, fays he, hearken to me, O ! ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth; let not thine heart de- cline to her ways, go not affray in her paths, for fie bath call down 'many wounded, yea manyorong men have been Jain by her. Her houfe is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death. Of intemperance in the flri&er fenfe that author thus fpeaks, and in a lively manner thus defcribes its un- happy efi~efts 11, Who bath woe ? Who bath * Prov. V. 4. j- Ib. vii. zz. Ib. xxiii. 29. for-