When I first came home to my own Country, and began to sit down and look back upon the past Circumstances of my wandring State, as you will in Charity suppose I could not but do very often; the very Prosperity I enjoy’d led me most naturally to reflect upon the particular Steps by which I arriv’d to it. The Condition I was in was very happy, speaking of human Felicity; the former Captivity I had suffer’d, made my Liberty sweeter to me; and to find my self jump’d into easy Circumstances at once, from a Condition below the common Rate of Life, made it still sweeter.