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The following POEM, the seconart of whi

was wrote by Mr. ERSKINE, ere inserta as a proper subject of Meditat to smokers Tobacco

SMOKING SPIRITIL I 2 E D.

IN TWO PAR'S

The first Part being an old Mitation upon

smoking Tobacco; and the cond, a new
Addition to it, or Improveent of it.

PART 1.
THIS Indian weed now withi'd quite,

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Shows thy decay ;

All flesh is hay.

Thus think, and smoke tobaco. The pipe, so lily-like and weak, Does thus thy mortal state bespeak.

Thou art ev'n such,

Gone with a touch.

Thus think, and smoke tobaccd. And when the smoke ascends on high, Then thou behold'st the vanity

Of worldly stuff,

Gone with a puff.

Thus think, and (moke tobacco. And when the pipe grows foul within, Think on thy soul defild with fin ;

For then the fire

It does require.
Thus think, and smoke tobacco.

And feeft the ashes caft away ;
Then to thyself thou mayest say,

That to the dust

Return thou must.
Thus think, and smoke tobacco.

PART II.
AS this small plant for thee cut down?
So was the Plant of great renown;
Which mercy sends

For nobler ends.
Thus think, and smoke tobacco.
Doth juice medicinal proceed
From such a naughty foreign weed?

Then what's the pow'r

Of Jeffe's flow'r?

Thus think, and smoke tobacco. The promise, like the pipe, inlays, And by the mouth of faith convey's

What virtue flows

From Sharon's Rose.

Thus think, and smoke tobacco. In vain the unlighted pipe you blow; Your pains in outward means are so.

Till heav'nly fire

Your heart inspire.

Thus think, and smoke tobacco.
The smoke, like burning incense, tow'rs ;
So Ihould a praying heart of yours

With ardent cries

Surmount the skies.
Thus think, and smoke tobacco.

THE END.

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