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The following POEM, the seconart of which

was wrote by Mr. ERSKINE, Iere inserted, as a proper subject of Meditati to smokers of Tobacco.

SMOKING $PIRITILIZ E D.

IN TWO PAR S.

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The first Part being an old Mitation upon

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

PART I, "HIS Indian seed now withird quite, Though green at noon, cut own at night,

Shows thy decay ;

All flesh is hay.

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

Thou art ev'n such,

Gone with a touch.

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

Of worldly stuff,

Gone with a puff.

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

For then the fire

It does require.
Thus think, and smoke tobacco.

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

That to the duft

Return thou must.
Thus think, and smoke tobacco.

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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 Jesse'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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