with its lusts and pleasures is a Syren that leadeth to destruction. Look to thy soul, my Friend, before the day come when thy sight shall fail from thine eyes, and weigh well that which I have written in the scales of justice and by the light of reason. The matter is one of infinite import, and cannot, without eternal risk, be put aside. It concerneth thee, not only in this life, but in the great future before thee, when no vain excuse will be accepted. And know of a certainty that he who rejecteth all vain and false securities, and believeth in the Lord, hath laid hold of a sure refuge, and will find eternal rest in His good pleasure.