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SECOND

TRAVELS

OF AN

IRISH GENTLEMAN,

ETC. ETC.

JOHN S. Folds, 5, Bachelor's. Walk.

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DUBLIN:
RICHARD MILLIKEN AND SON,

BOOKSELLERS TO THE UNIVERSITY.
B. FELLOWES, LUDGATE-STREET, LONDON.

1833.

289,

STUDENT.

*

I feel towards Theology some bent.

MEPHISTOPHELES.T
Theology, my Friend, to speak the truth,
(For I would not mislead thee,) has its rubs.
In it 'tis hard to avoid a treacherous path;
In it much deadly poison lies concealed
Which scarcely can be known from the antidote.
Yet even here, a leader to swear by
Is wond'rous safe; choose one, and close thine eyes,
But above all, entrench thyself in words.
This done, through words advance: they are the gate
Will lead thee safe to certainty in her shrine.

STUDENT.

But am I not to look for sense in words?

MEPHIST.

'Tis well,—but need’st not much distress thyself :
When the sense fails thee, foist another word
Just at the moment; it will do as well.
With words we can most gloriously dispute;
We can build systems :- Nothing like a word
To pin thy faith upon; for who can cheat
A word of one žota?

* A young man who comes to consult Dr. Faust on the subject of choosing a profession.

+ Satan, personating Dr. Faust, in that learned professor's cap and gown.Goethe's Faust.

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ONE WHO SINCERELY LOVES THEM.

* The First Travels were dedicated to the People of Ireland as a Defence of their Ancient and National Faith.

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