18th-century Diarist Quotes
Melancholy cannot be clearly proved to others, so it is better to be silent about it.
I think one of the dullest things in the world is a letter filled with apologies for not writing sooner.
Our diversion was dancing (or jumping about) without a violin or any music, singing of foolish and bawdy healths and more such-like stupidity, and drinking all the time as fast as could be poured down; and the parson of the parish was one amongst the mixed multitude, all the time.
Whither am I going? To the New World. What to do? To gain honor? No, if I know my own heart. To get money? No: I am going to live to God, and to bring others so to do.
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