“You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings” (1).

“It is true that I have thought more and that my daydreams are more extended and magnificent, but they want (as the painters call it) keeping; and I greatly need a friend would have sense enough not to despise me as romantic, and affection enough for me to endeavor to regulate my mind. ” (5)


“I cannot withstand their demands. I cannot lead them unwillingly to danger, and I must return.” (225)