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"An honest man's the noblest work of . God."— Pope . . lf I '•Men ought always to pay. »s well as to cray "— Jteo Verson—Btv Simon Petet Richardson. by w. p. s. Time Is going — months are flying) Speeding on the closing year Creditors for money crying, Debtors filled with anxious fear ; Pay-day brings this teit and trial — Who are honest who are not ; Some demands will jaeet denial. Soim be honored — some forget* Some good people ever praying, ' Yet thetr debts do never pay ; Some are better— praying, paying, Others never pay nor pray ; Pagans, sinners, or believers, Should be honest every day ; Christiana are bat bate deceivers, If they neither pray nor pay. This Is Bible— pare religion — "Deal thon justly— do not steal 9" "Owe no man !" and sweet fruition Quite divine your heart shall feel ; To your God, and to your neighbor, - Pay four tows without delay 1 And for Heaven's love and favor, Pay yoor preacher— pray and pay ! Without quibble, «r complaining, 2foves honest debt contest, With bo lies your honor staln'ntr, Keep good faith, and do your best J Pay the merchant,— doctor — teacher. Lawyers (1)— well, I will not say, But be honeat with your preacher 1 Ohriatiaoa ought to pray and p»y. Prove youraelf an upright debtor ! Sporn the trick" of court and law ! Honest ways will serve you better, Fraud will bring the sheriff's claw. Square accounts before Deoember, First of all your printer pay, And this Gospel 4ine remember— Pay your preacher— pray and pay. Pwgt the pockets of your breeches, Of all cash you justly owe, Lest at death your conscience twitches Ton with pains of eomlog woe ; Then be sure as I'm you teaoher, You will rue tb' uoluoky day, When you did not pay your presoher, Did not pay as well as pray, .Judgment comes, I must remind you ; Purge you parse and conscience fast ! How will then the record find you With the " sheep " or " goats " at last ? "That depends on this most traly— How yon spend each living day, J.I you pay your pr'nter daly, And your preacher— Pray and pay. •?" Wultysn GfcrlitltQ AdTOOIU,"

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"PRAY AND PAY.", Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2061, 12 February 1889

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"PRAY AND PAY." Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2061, 12 February 1889