have not energy to work must learn to be humble, and should not vainly hope to unite the incompatible enjoyment of indolence and enterprise, of ambition and self-indulgence. I trust that my young friend will never attempt to reconcile them."
You must promise me my dear John to read this letter twice over – thats an imposition I never before felt so empowered to make. I may rest assured you will grant it me. – The enclosed is of such high character I only wonder I never before presented it to you. Should it please you, there are other volumes in series which you [word crossed out] shall have. [I write th... - crossed out] I conclude under great haste, and know not what expressions to write that should tell you how much & how truly I am your affectionate Friend
[Note in pencil by Kitson, crossed out:
The Sharpe quoted is probably
Gregory Sharpe 1713-1771, Master of the Temple.]