Big With a Thousand ills

“When your minds are formed capable of relishing the pleasures and purity of these sacred volumes [the Bible–CD], a caution will be less necessary against delight in those loose and immoral writings which swarm in the present day; which, however celebrated for wit and politeness, tend to poison the heart, corrupt the fancy, vitiate the affections; and for one useful lesson that can be learned from them, are big with a thousand ills.” (Richard Steele, The Religious Tradesman)

Not a blanket-endorsement of Richard Steele, but a fine quote nonetheless.