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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 61

29. Theodore Parker, A Sermon of the Moral Dangers Incident to Prosperity, Preached at the Music Hall, in Boston, on Sunday, November 5, 1854 (Boston: Benjamin H. Greene, 1855). (29 p.)

Sermon warning against the dangers of having too much of a good thing. “It is amazing how much we need the continual check of failure and disappointment. When the body is over-fed, leanness devours the soul; there is a sleekness of flesh, but no great growth of character; the mouth stops the mind.” The preacher’s text is from Psalm 40:19, “Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.”