See the old man rise and fume!
We must have . . .
our idols exposed,
our lusts dragged forth from their holes,
our carnal religion made loathsome in our eyes,
our own righteousness shown to be filthy rags.
Heart-searching preaching, where it does not convince,
is sure to offend. Nothing is so cutting to an unrenewed
heart, especially when there is a decent outside, as to
have its rottenness exposed, its refuge of lies swept
away, and the pillow of 'forms' whereon it was sleeping
removed from under its head. Whoever attempts this,
must expect to see the old man rise and fume.