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osited by him, on going to Europe, in the Athenaeum, under Mr. Shaw's care, but without giving him permission to lend them.
I got so far as to write a translation of Werther, but no farther.
I was thus occupied through the summer and autumn of 1814.
It was all very agreeable.
I enjoyed my pursuits and mode of life very much.
I had been much in whatever was most agreeable and intellectual in the society of Boston for four years, and was really familiar with it. A few agreeable young men ca much frequented the families of Mr. Stephen Higginson, Mr. S. G. Perkins, Mr. Richard Sullivan, Mr. William Sullivan, Dr. John C. Warren, Senior, and Mr. William Prescott.
But my first real sight and knowledge of the world was in the winter of 1814-15, when I made a journey to Virginia,—then a serious undertaking,—and for three months was thrown much on my own resources, in the Atlantic cities, as far south as Richmond.
I was provided with excellent letters to each city.
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