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ERE God on Sodom stretch'd his flaming hand,
He had a care to send just Lot away;
So mostly still, when He will scourge a land,
Whom He best loves He puts out of the way.

Early set forth on your eternal race;
The' ascent is steep and craggy; you must climb;
God, at all times, has promised sinners grace,
If they repent j—but He ne'er promised Time.

Cheat not yourselves, as most, who prepare
For Death, when life is almost turn'd to fume;
One thief was saved, that no man need despair,
And but one thief, that no one might presume.

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