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Lewis regrets that he was unable to visit his sister during the vacation, but he tells her what he is studying in the new session.
cannot, indeed I know you
will not be displeased,
when I come to tell you that it was utterly impossible for me to come to
I spent the whole of my vacation at
any where. For where could I
find a place more delightful than
I returned to the
My studies are much more laborious than what they were last session.
They are as follows: Geometry, Logarithms, Plane Trigonometry,
any person's mind. Yet we
need not complain: for they serve to exercise and improve the mind the more.
And this is what we all aim at, viz. the improvement of the mind. (Excuse me
for mentioning my studies to you, since I consider it unpolite in the extreme
to talk to a person about any thing, of which3 that
person is ignorant).
I shall expect an answer to my letter soon. You must write me a long
letter. and tell me all the news that you know. Write me what your studies are.
what improvents you have made and whether you expect to go to school any
longer: than this year &c &c &c. Accept, dear
o C a d" and added "6" cents to the
postage, for a total of "18 1/2" cents.
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