These are words taken from a sermon of an English clergyman and man of letters called William Dodd, who preached during the reign of king George III: "Loose and obscene prints and pictures, which, to the great scandal of good manners and religion, are not only engraved and sold, but publicly exposed in the most frequented parts of the metropolis, are a species of corruption eminently fatal to the minds of our people in general, and of our youth in particular. Let me exhort, let me advise, let me beseech you, my young friends, never to contemplate, much less to purchase or possess any of those seducing and lascivious representations, which you will find the panders and patrons of vice so solicitous to recommend to your notice and attention. They should justly be held in abhorrence; as monsters which, however enchanting they may seem at the first view, are foul serpents in the end, full of poison, and the mothers of Death." "You will find, my young friends, the combat with your passions sufficiently strong. You will find that every method you can use to keep those passions in subjection will be requisite. But if you allow yourselves the use of anything which serves to inflame and arouse those passions, how can you ever expect a victory over them?"