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CHAPTER I
PRIVATE LETTERS 1838 - 1839

Genesis which will not allow us, as good Christians, to disbelieve or doubt it! But let us hope that it is wearing out in the world, for I have heard nothing about it lately. ... I have exempted her [Giovanna] from the levities of her court and of her age, that due honour might be done to her ; while I thought it requisite for that court and that age, that nearly all the other personages should partake in them. I merge my own gravity in the well of truth. ...
Believe me (indeed you will easily), it is a horrible thing to have many literary friends. They are apt to fancy that, however your time may be occupied, you must at all events have enough to read what they send you. Alas ! alas ! There are few who have time enough to read even all the very good books that have been written, old and new; and who can neglect the good for the bad without compunction and remorse? ... In regard to small authors, restless for celebrity, and wriggling on their level walks like worms exposed to the sunshine, I have scarcely ever seen one of these poor creatures who did not at one time excite my smiles, and at another my pity. When years have stored your mind with observation, you will continue to prefer Goldsmith to Bulwer, Itliss Edgeworth to Lady Morgan,, Madame

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