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1836. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. EXTRACTS OF LETTERS WRITTEN FROM THE
YEAR 1800 TO 1811; WITH SOME OTHER PAPERS. 1800.--5th mo. 18. We
are again come up to the yearly meeting; not, I trust, that we
think, or thought before we set out, ourselves of much consequence
here but wish to think it a favor that we are once more permitted
to mingle with Friends in their annnal solemnity. Yet I remember
that after all, we must, after partaking of the strength derived
from the exercise and concern of the lovers of the cause, retire
into our own littleness; live, if we do live, upon our own little
morsel; and depend for daily help and daily supplies, as well as
for final succor and acceptance, upon the mercy and favor of Him
who knows all our infirmities; and who knows how far some of us are
from that heavenly redeemed state, which I believe many of us would
gladly arrive at, however far we may yet be from a due willingness
to submit to the terms. Well, my beloved friend, may the sweetness
of divine consolation be thy experience, to enliven thy declining
years, support thee amidst the varied conflicts allotted, and
sweeten the bitter cups which the diversified stage admits of to
the travellers who are passing over it. I remember at this time, a
nice young man. Many dangers attend such as he is; a lively,
pleasant activity for business; and no doubt many ready to
associate with him. May he wisely remember how easy it is for the
mind to be drawn into things, the enjoyment whereof is attended
with no true sweetness, and which produce flatness and barrenness,
if not bitterness in the end of them. May he remember, none are
safe companions who have not the tender fear of God before their
eyes; who do not endeavor to yield their minds to that cross which
brings into exercise and conflict, and for...
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