DEVIL

DEVILn. The author of all our woes and proprietor of all the good things of this world. He was made by the Almighty, but brought into the world by a woman.


When Eve stood at the judgment seat,
And argued for salvation,
She pleaded at Jehovah’s feet,
In sad extenuation,
That Satan, who had made them eat,
Was of His own creation.

“Not so,” and frowned the Master’s face,
“That apple ’twas a sin to
Indulge in, with no saving grace.
Atone! You can’t begin to.
I merely turned him loose in space,
The world, 
you brought him into.”
—Ella Wheeler