Excerpt from The Affectionate Parent's Gift and Good Child's Reward: Consisting of a Series of Poems and Essays, on Natural, Moral, and Religious Subjects; Calculated to Lead the Tender Minds of Youth in the Early Practice of Virtue and Piety, and Thereby Promote Their Temporal Prospe... rity and Eternal Happiness
On health - but she her charms deny. We beckon her - our beckon's vam, She mocks, and then retreats again; And leaves the gnaw-worm sickness still, To use her saw-tooth'd sword at will. The fabric trembles - hope recedes, Death's minions on the carcase feeds; Insatiate is the leach of pain.
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