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(1889) [MARC] Author: Mary Wollstonecraft With: Henry Morley
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lawful callings; yet the lightning marks not their roofs to thunder conviction on them "and to justify the ways of God to man."

Why should I weep for myself? "Take, O world! thy much indebted tear!" Adieu!

LETTER XXV

There is a pretty little French theatre at Altona, and the actors are much superior to those I saw at Copenhagen. The theatres at Hamburg are not open yet, but will very shortly, when the shutting of the gates at seven o’clock forces the citizens to quit their country houses. But, respecting Hamburg, I shall not be able to obtain much more information, as I have determined to sail with the first fair wind for England.

The presence of the French army would have rendered my intended tour through Germany, in my way to Switzerland, almost impracticable, had not the advancing season obliged me to alter my plan. Besides, though Switzerland is the country which for several years I have been particularly desirous to visit, I do not feel inclined to ramble any farther this year; nay, I am weary of changing the scene, and quitting people and places the moment they begin to interest me. This also is vanity!

Dover.
I left this letter unfinished, as I was hurried on board, and now I have only to tell you that, at the


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