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Lewis gives his sister an account of his expenses and claims that trustees' statements of what an education costs are misleading.
I have been expecting to receive a letter from you, for a long
time, but it appears that I was destined to be disappointed.
But we are taught to bear-up with
disappointments, and not to be repressed by the failure of our expectations;
yet I can hardly forgive you for neglecting, to inform me of the health and
conditions of those most dear to me. for
But I am persuaded, as soon as this reaches you, you will give me that
information so heartily desired.
But what shall I say of myself, my health, and my pursuits? You know
that young persons bestow very little solicitation or reflection on their own
health, having, as
they think, before them almost
unnumbered years, and reflecting not, on the fleetness of moments; so if I
should not, at any time during the course of our correspondence, mention the
state of my health, be assured that I am free from all afflictions of pain and
disease. The time I have been absent from you, I hope I have not passed
unprofitably, or without its' being in future a benefit at least to myself; it
would almost be the hight of criminality, to look on with indifference, and
without any exertions on our parts, the preparations that are made here, for
our advancement in learning, and personal
Mention to my
I would write more but time presses.
3. Students rarely discussed their expenses in letters addressed to women, unless the women were widows or otherwise legally responsible for a student's financial affairs.
University of North Carolina Press, 1968), 382, lists nine sites by the name of
Pilot Mountain, two known as Pilot Ridge, but none called "Pilate
mountains." We also cannot be certain that
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