An extract from a letter by Henry Venn, Church of England minister, to Rev. James Stillingfleet, July 13, 1773:
I am not therefore surprised, though I am grieved, for the crosses you meet with. It must be so. Nothing in this world shall we have to find contentment in, if we are Christ’s; for whatever it is which fully pleases, in that we shall take up our rest.
Letters of Henry Venn, by John Venn, first published in 1835, republished by the Banner of Truth, 1993, p. 202.