In Chapter 18 , he says ,
``But yet , O Lord , to You , most excellent and most good , Thou Architect
and Governor of the universe , thanks had been due unto You , our God ,
even had Thou willed that I should not survive my boyhood . For I existed
even then I lived , and felt , and was solicitous about my own
well-being , - a trace of that most mysterious unity from whence I had my
being I kept watch by my inner sense over...