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the Week of Proper 11 / Ordinary 16
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Sinners: Madness of

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A recent traveller, relating the incidents of his voyage to India, writes:: 'Flocks of greedy albatrosses, petrels, and Cape -pigeons, crowded around the ship's stern. A hook was baited with fat, when upwards of a dozen albatrosses instantly rushed at it, and as one after another was being hauled on deck, the remainder, regardless of the struggles of the captured, and the vociferations of the crew, kept swimming about the stern. Not even did those birds which were indifferently hooked and made their escape, desist from seizing the bait a second time.' Thus to the letter do ungodly men rush at the baits of Satan; they see others perish, but remain careless, and even when they are all but destroyed themselves they persist in their infatuation.

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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Sinners: Madness of'. Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​fff/​s/sinners-madness-of.html. 1870.
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