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To Benjamin Bailey (London, June 10, 1818)

London, June 10, 1818 My dear Bailey I have been very much gratified and very much hurt by your letters in the Oxford Paper: because independent of that unlawful and mortal feeling of pleasure at praise, there is a glory in enthusiasm; and because the world is malignant enough to chuckle at the most honourable …

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To Benjamin Bailey (Hampstead, May 28, 1818)

Hampstead, Thursday, May 28, 1818 My dear Bailey I should have answered your Letter on the Moment, if I could have said yes to your invitation. What hinders me is insuperable: I will tell it at a little length. You know my Brother George has been out of employ for some time: it has weighed …

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