| Quote #4
There's a great text in Galatians,
The speaker apparently has scoured the New Testament looking for ways of getting Brother Lawrence damned to hell on a technicality, and he's found a "great" way in the book of Galatians. (Don't get too excited, though: the actual text doesn't really exist.)
| Quote #5
If I trip him just a-dying,
The speaker imagines whipping out this text from Galatians when Brother Lawrence is on his deathbed and managing to trick him into saying something that isn't exactly right, according to the letter of the Christian law. If he screws up on his deathbed, he'd have to go to hell, the speaker hopes.
| Quote #6
Or, there's Satan! – one might venture
The speaker actually imagines making a deal with Satan to do away with Brother Lawrence (or just his favorite rose-acacia bush; it's not totally clear). But he says he wouldn't really pledge his soul to Satan – he'd be clever enough to leave a loophole in the fine print and get out of it! Riiight.