A selection from a letter by Mary Winslow (1774-1854) to a friend about the vanity of the world in comparison to heaven. No date given.
The works of God, how lovely! But I do feel such a weariness of the world that nothing here gives me anything more than a momentary, passing pleasure, and it is gone at a glance. What is this fair world? And what is man without the enlightening, quickening power of the Holy Spirit? Oh for heaven! Nothing else will satisfy my longing soul but the sight of Him it loves. Jesus is all in all to me, and He will be all in all through eternity.
Heaven Opened: A Selection from the Correspondence of Mrs. Mary Winslow, edited by her son, Octavius Winslow, 1864, reprinted by Reformation Heritage Books, 2001, p. 186.