Youth's Magazine,  8 (1835), 147–54.

The Confessions of One Given to Change



Introduction; Short Fiction


Infidelity, Natural Theology

    As a young man, the narrator would not apply himself steadily, and became an infidel. Falling into debt and applying to his family for funds, his sister expostulated with him over his infidelity: '"Henry", she would say, "can you look round on this degenerate, though still lovely world of ours, and not own the superintending care of a Divine Providence? Does not all nature cry aloud, 'The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth?' [...]"' (150).

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