the desire of her heart.[120] It was the first and the last time
that Joseph's steadfastness deserted him, but only for an
instant. When he was on the point of complying with the
wish of his mistress, the image of his mother Rachel appeared
before him, and that of his aunt Leah, and the image
of his father Jacob. The last addressed him thus: "In time
to come the names of thy brethren will be graven upon the
breastplate of the high priest. Dost thou desire to have thy
name appear with theirs? Or wilt thou forfeit this honor
through sinful conduct? For know, he that keepeth company
with harlots wasteth his substance." This vision of
the dead, and especially the image of his father, brought
Joseph to his senses, and his illicit passion departed from

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