"The comfort of their Faith was so great to him, that it would be as life to him, if they stood fast in it. . . . Life is not only the Union of Soul and Body. Comfort is the Life of the Soul, especially that which springs from Divine Causes. And on the contrary the apostacy and degeneracy of a People doth kill the hearts of their faithful Teachers."
[Matthew Poole] on 1 Thess 3:8. Annotations upon the Holy Bible. . . . Vol. II. being a continuation of Mr. Poole's work by certain judicious and learned divines, 4th ed. (London: 1700). So is this Poole? And does it occur in the Synopsis criticorum aliorumque sacrae scripturae interpretum et commentatorum as well?