Memoirs of William Stevens, Esq.: Treasurer of Queen Anne's Bounty (Classic Reprint)

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Even under very discouraging circumstances, by diligence, fidelity, and attention, to advance him self, not only in worldly prosperity, butin learning and wisdom, in purity of life, and in moral and religions knowledge. He wishes also to convince mankind, by the lustre of the bright example here held out. To them, that a life of the strictest piety and devotion to God, and of the warmest and most extensive benevolence to our fellow men, is strictly compatible with the utmost cheerfulness of disposition, with all rational pleasures, and with all the gaiety, which young persons naturally feel: but of whom many are deterred from the pursuits of piety and goodness, because they have been falsely taught that a life of virtue is not consistent with cheerfulness, and that the pursuits of religion are gloomy and enthusiastic. It is said by a learned writer, that a good God, and a good conscience, and' the consciousness of being at peace with both, furnish. A perpetual feast, and that it well becomes a wise man to be merry at In no man was this truth more fully exemplified than in the subject of the following Memoir, whose uni form and habitual cheerfulness, whose lively but inofl'ensive wit, made the young and the gay de light in his society to the last week of his life.

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