Proverbs, between circa 11 August and circa 4 September 1842

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Proverbs of Joseph
1st Never exact of a friend in adversity what you would requirre in prosperity
2d If a man prove himsellfe to be honest in his deal, & an ememy come upon him wickedly, through fraud or false pretences and because he is Stronger than he maketh him his prisener and Spoil him with his Goods never Say unto that man in the day of his adversity pay him what thou owest, for if though [thou] doest it though [thou] addest a deeper wound and condemnation Shall come upon the[e]. and the richus [riches] shall be Justifyed in the days of thine adversity if they mock at the[e]
3rd Never afflict thy Soul for what an Enemy hath put it out of thy power to do, if thy Desieres are ever so Just
4th. Let thy hand never fale to hand out that that though [thou] owest which it is yet within thy Grasp to do So, but when thy Stock fails say to thy heart— be Strong and to thine anxieties cease. for Man what is he, he is but dong [dung] upon the Earth and all though he demand of the the cattle of an thousan[d] [p. [1]]
 
Proverbs of Joseph
1st Never exact of a friend in adversity what you would requirre in prosperity
2d If a man prove himsellfe to be honest in his deal, & an ememy come upon him wickedly, through fraud or false pretences and because he is Stronger than he maketh him his prisener and Spoil him with his Goods never Say unto that man in the day of his adversity pay him what thou owest, for if though [thou] doest it though [thou] addest a deeper wound and condemnation Shall come upon thee. and the richus [riches] shall be Justifyed in the days of thine adversity if they mock at thee
3rd Never afflict thy Soul for what an Enemy hath put it out of thy power to do, if thy Desieres are ever so Just
4th. Let thy hand never fale to hand out that that though [thou] owest which it is yet within thy Grasp to do So, but when thy Stock fails say to thy heart— be Strong and to thine anxieties cease. for Man what is he, he is but dong [dung] upon the Earth and all though he demand of the the cattle of an thousand [p. [1]]
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