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not forfeit any of my reputation, if I be placed, as to lay one's self entirely openly confess all the thoughts that open to his animadversions? Before agitate my bosom, and lay bare all we can bring ourselves to such an the transactions of a heart which, I act of confidence, what and how hope, is not altogether vicious, al- great ought to have been the trials of though I have infinite reason to win his worthiness ?- We ought to be it were better than I find it. To convinced of his humanity, candour, vou I mean to open all my frailties, honour, and secrecy. It is necessary without concealing the least of them: that such a person thould have great

and this is a talk I shall perform affction, great eftem, and an with pleature; for (pardon my va- interest in our welfare, in order to nity I begin to look upon you as be qualified for so intimate a friend. another felf, ----with this only dif- nip as this. And even here new ference that I expect to experience, obitacles arise ; for, to discover --you will treat my cale without every sentiment to a person whom that partiality io natural to all of us we love, and who has an equal when we attempt to correct our regard for us, not to conceal any felves. The heart is ever ready to thing, but to undraw that curtain find some excuse for its own defiets: which we all spread before our con. in fact, it is a Haiterer we fhould duet,--at the expense of being pera never place the least confidence in : hapi derbited, and by whom? for ii erades all our retearches in a --By thore for whom we feel the twofold manner-in the fi it place, moit lively fersations of kindness, it never admits any action to be and who pofitís an equal good opicoloured with all that glow of guilt nion of usito ruin ourselves, by in which it twight be beheld by this communication, in their eyes, another; and, consequently, the nay, to be avoided by them, are first horror of any action being taken thoughits by no incans to be reconort, the mind becomes inditterent ciied to the feelings of any one who whether it be guilty or not of the pollenes the smallest spark of fení. act, when it is no longer ttartied by bility. Yet I know not low it the enormity of the degree of crime comes to pais: but to you Ican uniold that attaches to it, nor under any every with of my soul, and can uneasy sensations to think itself display, without any dread, the opeinfluenced by vice. Secondly, with rations of my inind, however injureipect to the being actualiy guilty rious they may be to my own vanity. ot any crime, how many palliatives | But I entreat you not to ipare me: does it throw round our conduct! | for in doing so, l'ou will deceive me, With how many deceptive circum- | by making me luppole that which Itances does it enfnare the under may be nighly culpable, indifferent; standing and batlle ibe judgment! | and prevent me from correcting How many caufes for extenuation what it is my duty to amend. does it intinuate! He, therefore, who I Would you believe it, that I am withes to judge rightly of his faults, capable of forming the most vilfhould by no means trust fo partiala | lanous wishes,-nay, such as conjudve, but rather reveal them to science makes me deteit? -Can you tome judicious friend, who, without think it probable that I thouid with buius morofe, will ceníure where he lio justify thein to in telf? ---dodret may itt occalion, and excuse when such is the tendency of my rethe nature of the cale will admit offentions. it. But where to find this friend, is! Ilhen I mufe upon the cruety of the object.--- Where is the person in my detiiny, in being obliged to be uhom luch implicit contidence can leparated from all I hold ddar upon


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