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The L.ife

of

GOD

Another thing which difl:urbs the plea–

The prefence

fure of love, and renders

it a

of the belo·-

miferable and unquiet paffion

is

!ed perfon.

abfencc and

fcparation

fron1

thofc

we

love.

It

is 110t without a fen–

fiblc

affliction that friends do part, though

for f<)me

little time.

It

is fad to be de–

prived of that fociety which is_fo ddight–

ful;

ou~

life becomes tedious, being {pent

in an

impatient expeCtation of the happy

l1our

wherein we may n1ect again.

But

if

death have made the feparation, as fome

time or other

it ._.

muft,

this occafions

a

grief fcarce to

he

parallelled

by

all

the

n1isfortunes of human life, and wherein

we pay dear enough for the con1forts of

our fricndfhip.

But

0

how happy are

thofe who have placed their love on hin1

\V

ho can never

be

abfent from

them

!

They need but open their eyes, and they

fhall

every where behold the traces of

his

prefence and

glory,

and converfe with hin1

-whom their foul loveth. And this makes

the darkeft prifon, or wildefi defart, not

only fupportable but delightful to then1.

In

fine,

A

lover is miferable if the per-

The divine love

111

akes us par–

take ofan

infinite

happinefs.

fan \\ hom he loveth be fo.

They who have made an ex-

change of hearts

9Y

love, get

thereby

an

interefl:

in one

~nother'-s

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