The table of presence contains many different cases in which heat occurs; the table of absence, those in which, under circumstances otherwise the same, it is wanting; the table of degrees or comparison enumerates phenomena whose increase and decrease accompany similar variations in the degree of heat.
We do not intend to depreciate your efforts, but you have attempted to do an impossible thing.
The poet, when young, although as I said, he is not likely to fall into the foolishness of conceit which belongs to the poetaster, is yet too apt in his zeal of dedication to talk much of his 'art,' or, at least, think much; also to disparage life, and to pronounce much gratuitous absolution in the name of Poetry:-- Did Burns drink and wench?--yet he sang!
Indeed it would be utterly impossible to recount the multitude of ways in which the heart of the slave is continually lacerated by the total disregard of his feelings as a social being and a human creature.
Paine felt keenly the neglect of his former friends, who avoided him, when they did not openly cut him.
But there is a very important fact that you overlook, Daggett, which it may be as well to mention here, as to delay it.