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DUTY AND MEANS OF BEING HAPPY.
REV. JOSEPH BELCHER,
“ INTERESTING NARRATIVES FROM THE SACRED VOLUME, ILLUSTRATED,"
F. BAISLER, 124, OXFORD STREET;
T. WARD & CO., PATERNOSTER ROW.
MAN CAPABLE OF HAPPINESS PURSUES IT IN
What nothing earthly gives, or can destroy-
" LIVE JOYFULLY!"-Such was the counsel given by Solomon, the wisest of mere mortals ; and we are neither disposed to explain away the injunction, to affix to it a qualified sense, to spiritualize it, as a certain censurable practice has sometimes been called, nor in any other way to lessen the force of it, considered as the high command of Heaven. It is true that some persons, who have entirely misunderstood the nature of true religion, have represented it as unfavourable to enjoyment, and as cherishing a spirit of moroseness and