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Chapter II.

How dangerous is the disease of covetousness.

But this disease coming upon us at a later period, and approaching the soul from withp. 249 out, as it can be the more easily guarded against and resisted, so, if it is disregarded and once allowed to gain an entrance into the heart, is the more dangerous to every one, and with the greater difficulty expelled. For it becomes “a root of all evils,” 877 and gives rise to a multiplicity of incitements to sin.



1 Tim. vi. 10.

Next: Chapter III. What is the usefulness of those vices which are natural to us.