With the allurements of smells, I am not much concerned. When absent, I do not miss them; when present, I do not refuse them;
yet ever ready to be without them. So I seem to myself; perchance I am deceived. For that also is a mournful darkness whereby
my abilities within me are hidden from me; so that my mind making enquiry into herself of her own powers, ventures not readily
to believe herself; because even what is in it is mostly hidden, unless experience reveal it. And no one
ought to be secure in that life, the whole whereof is called a trial, that he who hath been capable of worse to be made
better, may not likewise of better be made worse. Our only hope, only confidence, only assured promise is Thy mercy.