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3822. IDLENESS, Needless.—

In a world
which furnishes so many employments which
are so useful, so many which are amusing,
it is our own fault if we ever know what


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ennui is, or if we are driven to the miserable
resources of gaming, which corrupts our dispositions,
and teaches us a habit of hostility
against all mankind.—
To Martha Jefferson. Ford ed., iv, 389.