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A NEW EDITION.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
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LETTER XXXVIII.

20 th October 17 71.

I ARRIVED here yesterday. The -minister is indisposed, and will "not go out for some days. If he was less peevish and morose, all would do well. I see it but too plainly, Heayen has destined me to A 4 severe severe trials: but I won't be disheartened: one may bear any thing with a little levity. 1 -can scarcely help smiling at the word which has just escaped me: a little of that levity, which I am totally without, would make me the happiest of men. And must I despair of my faculties, and of the gifts of nature, whilst others of far inferior strength and talents are parading before me with the utmost satisfaction in themselves? Great God! amidst the blessings thou hast deigned to shower down upon me, why was I not endowed with self-complacency and confidence; But patience, and all

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