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32. Forbid it, O Lord, put it far from the heart of thy
servant, who confesses to thee--far be it from me to think
I am happy because of any and all the joy I have. For there
is a joy not granted to the wicked but only to those who
worship thee thankfully--and this joy thou thyself art.
The happy life is this--to rejoice to thee, in thee, and
for thee. This it is and there is no other. But those who
think there is another follow after other joys, and not
the true one. But their will is still not moved except by
some image or shadow of joy.