The garden of the soul.
(from Winslow's, "The Church of God, a Garden")
Look well to the condition of your soul!
Whatever else is neglected, allow no neglect here.
Your spiritual state infinitely outweighs every
other consideration. Nothing demands more
incessant watchfulness, pruning, weeding, and
irrigation; since nothing is so susceptible of
decay, as the garden of the soul.
the world's blight,
the canker worm of covetousness,
the nipping frost of carnal association, and
the withering heat of religious professional excitement,
lest the lamentation of old should again be heard:
"They made me the keeper of the vineyard,
but my own vineyard have I not kept."