"...So sometimes we look upon the prosperity of men, and think such a man lives bravely and comfortably, but if we did but know what troubles he meets within his family, in his estate, in his dealings with men, we would not think his condition so happy. One may have a very fine new shoe, but nobody knows where it pinches him, but he who hath it on: so you think such and such men are happy, but they may have many troubles that you little think of."
Jeremiah Burroughs. "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment." London: Printed by W. Bentley for L. Sadler and R. Beaumont, 1651.- Reproduction of the original in the Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.) Library. p.58.
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