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gleness of heart, that thy fasting may be perfect, or in other words, that thy joy may be full. Verily this is fasting and prayer; or, in other words, rejoicing and prayer.
4 And inasmuch as ye do these things, with thanksgiving, with cheerful hearts, and countenances; not with much laughter, for this is sin, but with a glad heart and a cheerful countenance; verily I say, that inasmuch as ye do this the fulness of the earth is yours: the beasts of the fields, and the fowls of the air, and that which climbeth upon the trees, and walketh upon the earth: yea, and the herb, and the good things which cometh of the earth, whether for food or for raiment, or for houses or for barns, or for orchards, or for gardens, or for vineyards; yea, all things which cometh of the earth, in the season thereof, is made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye, and to gladden the heart: yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body, and to enliven the soul.
5 And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man: for unto this end were they made, to be used with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion: and in nothing doth man offend God, or against none is his wrath kindled, save those who confess not his hand in all things, and obey not his commandments. Behold this is according to the law and the prophets: wherefore trouble me no more concerning this matter, but learn that he who doeth the works of righteousness, shall receive his reward, even peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come. I the Lord have [p. 202]
gleness of heart, that thy fasting may be per fect, or in other words, that thy joy may be  full. Verily this is fasting and prayer; or, in  other words, rejoicing and prayer.
4 And inasmuch as ye do these things, with  thanksgiving, with cheerful hearts, and coun tenances; not with much laughter, for this is  sin, but with a glad heart and a cheerful coun tenance; verily I say, that inasmuch as ye do  this the fulness of the earth is yours: the beasts  of the fields, and the fowls of the air, and that  which climbeth upon the trees, and walketh  upon the earth: yea, and the herb, and the  good things which cometh of the earth, wheth er for food or for raiment, or for houses or for  barns, or for orchards, or for gardens, or for  vineyards; yea, all things which cometh of the  earth, in the season thereof, is made for the ben efit and the use of man, both to please the eye,  and to gladden the heart: yea, for food and for  raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen  the body, and to enliven the soul.
5 And it pleaseth God that he hath given all  these things unto man: for unto this end were  they made, to be used with judgment, not to ex cess, neither by extortion: and in nothing doth  man offend God, or against none is his wrath kin dled, save those who confess not his hand in all  things, and obey not his commandments. Be hold this is according to the law and the proph ets: wherefore trouble me no more concern ing this matter, but learn that he who doeth the  works of righteousness, shall receive his re ward, even peace in this world, and eternal  life in the world to come. I the Lord have [p. 202]
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The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Carefully Selected from the Revelations of God. By Joseph Smith, President of Said Church. 2nd ed. Nauvoo, IL: John Taylor, 1844; 3–448; includes typeset signature marks and copyright notice. The copy presented herein is held at CHL; includes marginalia and archival markings.
All but the final gathering of this book was printed in octodecimo format on thirteen sheets that were cut and folded into thirteen gatherings of eighteen leaves (thirty-six pages) each. The final gathering comprises eight leaves (sixteen pages). The text block measures 5⅞ × 3⅝ inches (15 × 9 cm).
The copy of the book presented herein is in a presentation binding of red sheepskin with gilt edges. The volume measures 6 × 3⅞ × 1 inches (15 × 10 × 3 cm). The spine is stamped with gilt ornamental panels and “Doctrine | and | Covenants” and “J. Glenn.” in gilt. The front and back pastedowns, the front flyleaf, and the back flyleaf are single-sided marbled leaves featuring a shell pattern with brown body and veins of red and white. In this copy, the first leaf of the first gathering, which is blank in other extant copies, is missing. The verso of the front flyleaf has two inscriptions, the first in graphite and the second in ink: “RN 69025 | Vault | Book Area | M223.1 | D632 | 1844” and “Jane Glenn | from her friend | Leonora Taylor | Nauvoo Oct 27th | 1844”. The handwriting of the first inscription is unknown; Leonora Taylor inscribed the second.
As the aforementioned ink inscription indicates, Leonora Taylor, wife of early church leader and printer John Taylor

1 Nov. 1808–25 July 1887. Preacher, editor, publisher, politician. Born at Milnthorpe, Westmoreland Co., England. Son of James Taylor and Agnes Taylor, members of Church of England. Around age sixteen, joined Methodists and was local preacher. Migrated from...

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, presented this book to Jane Glenn. The book came into the possession of the Historical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints circa 1983.

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