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COMPILED BY A LADY.
From the Collections and Iritings of
THE TESS OF HUNTINGDON, MRS. ROWE,
MR. SMITH, AND OTHERS.,
Desires of the Soul.
THAT wanteft thou, O my soul ! with
what imaginable excellency wouldst thou clothe thyself? What defirable objects wouldft thou pitch upon ? Is it beauty? The righteous shall shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of heaven, and the wise as the brightness of the firmament for ever and ever. Is it riches? Wealth and riches are in the house of God ; every one in his family shall have a rich, a glorious, an incorruptible and eternal inheritance among the saints. What is it then? Is it honour ? What
honour like to this, to be a friend and a favourbite of God, and a spouse of Christ? To have a
crown of righteousness, of life, and of glory? Yet more, a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory set upon thy head. Yet again, is it pleasure. The just shall enter into their mas. ter's joy, and there are rivers of pleasure at his right hand for evermore. In a word, what would