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Characters from Life

or Moral Hints. In Verse

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Author: James Parkerson
Published: 1806
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,908 / 28 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 736
Added to site: 2010.05.07
mnybks.net#: 27638
Genre: Poetry
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eart with you.

_ADVICE_, &c.

Vile man, abstain from every artful plan,
When found out disgrace the name of man;
Let those who steal, repent and sin no more,
Ere Law decrees, it's vengeance on them pour;
From trifling things, we greater ills pursue,
Till the Law's fangs are brought within our view;
Stop, stop bad courses, ere it be too late,
And justice dooms you to a culprit's fate.
Riots avoid, tho' mischief none you do,
Your being at them, brings a stain on you;
Those who look on, will afterwards repent,
And share alike in point of punishment:
The Law expressly properly declare,
He adds to tumult, that is present there;
Take my advice, let reason bear her sway,
From scenes of discord, always keep away;
You'd think it hard, a worthless savage crew,
Should gain by plunder, all your goods from you:
The worst of men are foremost on a plan,
To gain by rapine every way they can;
Do you suppose, that wasting others st

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