It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things or the inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupied me, still my inquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or in its highest sense, the physical secrets of the world.
The different accidents of life are not so changeable as the feelings of human nature.
Yet some feelings, unallied to the dross of human nature, beat even in these rugged bosoms.
Even broken in spirit as he is, no one can feel more deeply than he does the beauties of nature. The starry sky, the sea, and every sight afforded by these wonderful regions, seems still to have the power of elevating his soul from earth. Such a man has a double existence: he may suffer misery, and be overwhelmed by disappointments; yet, when he has retired into himself, he will be like a celestial spirit that has a halo around him, within whose circle no grief or folly ventures.
My spirits were elevated by the enchanting appearance of nature the past was blotted from my memory, the present was tranquil, and the future gilded by bright rays of hope and anticipations of joy.
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