O self! Self!

(J. C. Philpot, "Letters & Memoirs")

Oh, to be kept from myself; my . . .
  vile,
  proud,
  lustful,
  hypocritical,
  worldly,
  covetous,
  presumptuous,
  obscene self.

O self! Self!
Your desperate wickedness,
your depravity,
your love of sin,
your abominable pollutions,
your monstrous heart wickedness,
your wretched deadness, hardness,
  blindness, and indifference.

You are a treacherous villain,
and, I fear, always will be such!




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