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Means her provifion onely to the good
That live according to her fober laws.
And holy didateof fpare Temperance :
If every juft man that now pines with want
Had but a moderate and befceming (hare
Of that which lewdly-pampcr'd Luxury
Now heaps upon fom few with vaft cxcefs.
Natures full blefflngs would be welldifpenci
Inunfuperfluous eeven proportion.
And (he no whit encomber'd with her ftorc^
And then the giver would be better thank'f.
His praife due paid, for fwinifli gluttony
Ne're looks to Heav n amidft his gorgeous feaft.
But with befotted bafe ingratitude
Cramras, and blafphcmes his feeder. Shall I go on ?
Or have I faid anough ? To him that dares
Arm his profane tongue with contemptuous words
Againft the Sun-clad power of Chaftity,
Fain would I fomthing fay, yet to what end i
Thou haft nor Eare, nor Soul to apprehend
The fublime notion, and high myftery
That muft be utter 'd to unfold the fage
And ferious doftrine of Virginity,
And thou art worthy that thou fliouldft not know