Cento (Christian Morals)

by Bill Yarrow

1. Annihilate not the Mercies of God by the Oblivion of Ingratitude
2. Punish not thyself with Pleasure
3. Be not a Hercules furens abroad, and a Poltroon within thyself
4. If Avarice be thy Vice, yet make it not thy Punishment
5. Owe not thy Humility unto humiliation from adversity
6. Make not the consequence of Virtue the ends thereof
7. Love is not to be made by magnifying Glasses
8. Cato is much to be pitied who mangled himself with poyniards