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is in parts a little more distinctly and palpably brought out. The endeavour has been to disperse any mists that appeared to lie on the pages, that the ideas might present themselves in as defined a form as the writer could give to any of them which had seemed obscure, and ineffective to their object, from indeterminate or involved enunciation. In the revised diction, as in the original writing, he has designedly and constantly avoided certain artificial forms of phraseology, much in conventional use among even good writers; and aimed at falling on the words most immediately, naturally, and simply appropriate to the thoughts.
If his book be of a quality to impart any useful instruction, he will hope that the benefit may be conveyed with perhaps a little more clearness and facility, in consequence of these last corrections it will receive from his hand.
Affectionate interest with which we revert to our past life....It deserves a
The influence of Religion counteracted by almost all other influences....
Self-knowledge being supposed the principa. object in writing the memoir,
Brief inquiry into the constituents of this commanding quality....Physical
Formidable power of mischief which this high quality gives to bad men....
Circumstances tending to consolidate this Character....Opposition.... Desertion.
One of the modes of this ascendency justly called Romantic, is, the unfounded
The epithet applicable to hopes and projects inconsistent with the known