Youth's Magazine,  3rd ser. 4 (1831), 244–45.

Early Devotedness to God

Rev. James Parsons




Piety, Discovery

    Observes that the greatest pleasures are in being 'consecrated to the Lord', and contrasts these with the vain joys of 'voluptuousness', 'avarice', 'ambition', 'fame', and 'science' (244). The writer claims to have sought happiness in all directions, but has found it only in the 'service of God'. 'Like the philosopher of old, but in an application far more exalted, I can say,—"I have found it, I have found it!"'. (245)

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