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Misshapen from my birth-hour, how could I delude myself with the idea that intellectual gifts might veil physical deformity in a young girl's fantasy?
For the most part, in this tropic whaling life, a sublime uneventfulness invests you; you hear no news; read no gazettes; extras with startling accounts of commonplaces never delude you into unnecessary excitements; you hear of no domestic afflictions; bankrupt securities; fall of stocks; are never troubled with the thought of what you shall have for dinner --for all your meals for three years and more are snugly stowed in casks, and your bill of fare is immutable.
It's all AMATUEUR -- mechanical details all right, almost to a hair; everything about the delusion perfect, except that it don't delude.