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He remained a few weeks longer in the Herald office, as a journeyman, and his last contribution to that paper bore, like his first, his bachelor initials, and was devoted to a similar theme, being an ‘Essay on Marriage,’ which1 he discussed with the same affectation of cynicism as at first, declaring that ‘of all the conceits that ever entered into the brains of a wise man, that of marriage is the most ridiculous.’ And with this light and trivial conclusion to his boyish essays, he graduated from the office of the Herald, and went forth to establish a paper of his own, and to see what place in the world he could now show himself able to fill.

1 N. P. Herald, January 3, 1826.

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