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EVILS OF INTEMPERANCE,

EXEMPLIFIED IN POETRY AND PROSE.

WITH ENGRAVINGS.

BY A FRIEND TO TENPERANCE.

« Arise yo and depart, for this is not your rest--because it is
polluted, it shall destroy you; even with a bre destruction. If a
man, walking in the spirit and falsehood, do ke, saying, I will
prophesy onto thee of wine and strong drink, bé shall be eren
The prophet of this people.”

MICA# II, 10, 11.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY N. BOYNTON,

AND FOR SALI
By R. P. and C. Williams, Publishers and Importers of Books
and Stationary, No. 79, Washington St.; and by Theodore Abo
but, No. 290, Washington St., opposite Boylston Market

1829.

Soc 4394.6.3

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

FROM THE HEIRS OF
GEORGE C. DEMPSEY

The UNION TEMPERATE SOCIETY, of Boston, passed a vote, Nov. 27, 1828, to have One Thousand copies of this Book printed for their use.

PLAIN TRUTH will stand the test. It needs no cost. ly garb. Therefore,

Let those who feel disposed, use higher strains,
And for applause, on tenor stretch their brains :
But what needs that : the arrow out of sight,
Does not the sleeper, nor the watchmen fright.
To shoot too high, but makes the children gaze-
'Tis that which HITS the man, doth him amaze

BAS

Gift of
The Heirs of
George C. Dempsey,

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DIALOGUE BETWEEN INDIFFERENCE, DEATH,

AND THE DEVIL.

Devil. Stop! stop! young man: 'tis after seven :

Enjoy the comforts God hath given.
Indiff. Rum is destructive; why should I

Venture like those who sip and die?
Devil. To drink too much is surely wrong;

One glass alone, will make you strong:

And Christians drink; they can't deny it.
Indiff. For once, I'll venture then to try it.

“Ir a foreign foe invade our peace, or threaten to trespass on our rights, from one end of our country to the other the cry of war and opposition is heard:Every friend to his country feels the wound, and every inan is resolved to fight. And is not the evil of intemperance more to be dreaded than the sword? Hlas it not been found that intemperance has done

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Indiff. O, fool I am-'twill never do;

It makes me sick and crazy too.
Devil. You took too much, which made you

fall:
Try one glass more; 'twill settle all.
Indiff. That one glass, if I'd never tasted,

My cash and strength had not been wasted.
Deoil. O, do not try yourself to blame,

Many great men have done the same

more towards the downfall of nations, and the ruin of families, than fire, war, and pestilence? Let the history of man, in every age, and the groans of widows and orphans, decide.-And yet this foe is received, not merely with indifference, but with open embrace, alike in the dwellings of the afiluent, and in the cottages of the poor;” by the professed Christian, as well as the profane swearcr, and the drunkard. Why is it, that the most destructive foe we have on earth, should be so universally cherished? Why is it, that so many who prosess to be the followers of the meek and lowly Jesus—who are called the salt of the earth are set for the light of the world—who profess to come out from the world, and be separate-do wil-.

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Devid. Well met, brave mancome and sit dowo;

Here joy and pleasure do abound.
Indiff. What God hath giren, I will enjoy,

Nor shall religion, me destroy.
Devil. Let others war, but not control,

Nor let them keep you from the bowl.
Truijf. It drowns my trouble; that's the thing;

The beggar, here may be a king.

lingly hug this poison in their bosoms, and indulge themselves in that which is abhorred, by even many of the savage Indians? Why blald a Christian lift one finger to help a cause that proves so destructive to so many of their fellow-mortals? If I should tell a Christian who paid only fifty cents yearly for missionary support, that he had no part nor lot in the spread of the gospel, he would start with surprise: We would at once say, that every Christian, who helped in erer. 80 small a degree, either in money or by his prayers, was equally interested in the spread of the gospel, with those who paid ever so much.

It is the same with regard to intemperance: Every person that dis

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