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It is not good for men to take pleasure in pleasure

Job 21, ver. 12. They take the timbrel and the harp.

They take them, and are taken with them, being melted in sensual delights, which wise men slight. The philosopher told the fiddlers that he could be merry without music.

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The daughter of pride

Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant:

I have formed thee; thou art my servant:

O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me. (Isaiah 44:21)

Remember these, O Jacob and Israel, i.e., Remember these abominable idolaters, and enjoy their madness: learn wisdom by their folly.

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Therefore hear now this, thou

  • that art given to pleasures,
  • that dwellest carelessly,
  • that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children. (Isaiah 47:8)

The daughter of pride is security, and pleasure is her niece.


Painting: The Hay Wain (1821), by John Constable

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