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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE.
R i86 A T FPFNn I ow ,s Satanic Majesty Became the Patron of I Dancers and Dancing Halls, T was a good while ago when the Devil resolved to visit the earth in order to find an abode where he could rest and feel somewhat at ease. So he went out in search of a place where he might be hold nothing but wickedness without the slightest intermingling of piety. To that effect he intruded himself into the palace of a prince, because he had r 2b w neard so mucn about tnat species or people tnat mmmJ he did not doubt in the least but he would find just what he wanted. And from the way things looked, he seemed to have guessed the right thing. He was confronted on all sides with idleness, sensuality and pride. The principal occupations were gambling, rambling, feasting and drinking, flirting, love making and the like. From morn to night it was some show or other, partly comedy, partly tragedy, or something of both. The thoughts and conversa tions dwelt upon pleasures, sensual and other, entertain ments, intrigues, plottings against all and every one. The cabinet members, courtiers, servants and visitors were a set of selfish humbuggers, looking for each others aggrandize ment, while their lord and master seemed to be deaf and blind or at least permitted himself to be led by the nose. Hence, the Devil felt inclined to stay and take a hand in the sinful carnival and by a few new suggestions and slight-of-hand tricks make things still more come his way. At last decent people spoild his own plans. They had felt very sore at the sights they had to behold. They could stand their aversion and disgust no longer. They gave their prince a plain insight into what was being done and the re sponsibility he had, in that respect, before God and man.