Monday, February 1, 2010

Fordyce's Sermons to Young Women, Sermon VI, Page 123

" 'What should we then do when together [instead of gambling]?' Do! Why, converse or hold your tongues, as good sense and unaffected nature prompts to either. Do! Why, work, read, sing, dance, laugh, and look grave by turns, as occasion serves; any thing in the world that is innocent, rather than eternal play."


  1. So "unaffected nature" is supposed to prompt me to hold my tongue? I must be a misfit, because only strong self control can make me hold my tongue. (And even then it doesn't always happen!)

  2. Don't forget your gambling problem either!

  3. Problem? I don't have a problem. I can stop any time I want. ;)