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in the Soul

of

Man.

4·1

another's happinefs and n1ifery: and this

n1akes love a troublefome paffion when

placed on earth. The n1ofi

fortunat~

per–

fc)n

hath

grief

enough to marr the tran–

quility of his friend; acd it

is

hard to hold

it out, when we are attacked on all hands,

and fuffer not only , in our O\Vn perfon,

but in another's.

But if God were the

ob~eet

of our love,

we

fhould !hare in an

.infinite .happinefs, without any n1_ixture

or

poffibility of diminution; we lhould re–

joice to behold the glory of God, and re–

ceive con1fort and pleafure fron1 all the

praifes wherewith n1en and angels do extol

him.

It fhould delight us beyond all

ex–

preffion,

to confider,

that the beloved

of our fouls is infinitely happy in him–

felf,

and

that all hi1)

enen1ies cannot

fhake or unfettle his· throne;

tint our God

is in

the ha.avens,

and

doth whatjoe·ver

he

p!eq/eth.

BeholJ! on what fure foundations

his

happinefs is built, whofe foul

is

poffc!fed

with

divine love, whofe

will

is transfort11-

ed into the

will

of God,

and

whofe great–

eft

de fire

i~,

that

h

ts

maker fhould be

plt'afed.

0

the peace, the refl, the

.fttis...

fattion that attendeth . fuch . a temper of

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