Digitized byGoogleEPHEMERAL AD ETERAL LIFE. 258with universal dearth, and her guilty sons doomedto everlasting famine. Then seek not what earthcan give. "Labor not for the meat which per-isheth."or deem that the busy tribes of flesh and blood,which walk upon her breast and revel in her air,and disport themselves in her wide waste of waters,shall outlast the flowers that bloom and wither ina day. " All flesh is as grass ; and all the gloryof man as the flower of grass. The grass with-ereth, and the flower thereof falleth away." Allmjist perish ; all are doomed. The seventh angelshall outpour his vial on the earth. There shallbe lightnings, and thunderings, and fearful voices,and men's hearts failing them for fear. The burn-ing wrath of outraged Heaven shall set on firethe sea, and its inhabitants shall perish ; shall seton fire the air, and the winged dwellers in the blueethereal vault shall die ; shall set on fire the earth,and rouse the lion from his lair, and startle thetiger from his jungle, and the deer from his leafycouch : and these and all, with lordly man, theirmonarch, all, all shall be consumed. The corpseof Earth ^all be wrapped in a winding-sheet of fire, and coffined in the smoke of her own burning ;and buried in deep destruction's gloomy vault ;while the stars, bright mourners, shall look sadlyon, and weep at the funeral of a sister world. Thenseek not the world, for it " passeth away."