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pleased with each other at first
sight, that we vowed an eternal
friendship.
“My brother was absent when
this intimacy commenced, of which
I informed him by letter, and he
made no difficulty to leave me in
so promising a situation; particu-
larly as he was then busily em-
ployed in arranging that grand sys-
tem he has since so successfully
pursued. -
“He obtained my promise, how-
ever, to keep up a regular corre-
spondence with him, and to be de-
voted to the furtherance of his plan,
whenever it should ripen, and my
assistance become necessary.
“ I believe, Proteus,”.....and her

fascinating smile played roguishly around her lip.....“ I need not be par

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ticular in describing my connection with the lady Mamilia......I shall

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therefore hasten to an event that
took place soon after you left the
Villa, which will unravel your mis-
terious adventure with the Stranger
at Smyrna. -
“ Kerinthus, by his letter, informed
me he had engaged in a sphere in
which he was calculated to appear
with advantage, and employ his
talents with honor......Still he did

was left in the dark as to the nature of his views........though he constantly assured me the time would come, when my co-operation would be necessary to crown his ambitious hopes.

“I remained long in this aukward uncertainty, when....... a few days after your departure from HalicarIna SSUlS.......... he made me an unexpected visit.....On this occasion, he unfolded to me the whole of his

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views, by which I found that he
appeared like an invisible Monarch
presiding over an invisible king-
dom. - - -

“You know Kerinthus,.....by his
genius......intrepidity........ and per-
SeVCTall CC........... he formed the stu-
pendous idea of organizing a system
to enslave the opinions of man-
kind, and render them subservient,
to his guidance. -
“ He was born a Christian.......and
the quickness of his apprehension
soon leading him to the develope-
ment of their principles, he em-
ployed his eloquence.......persuasion
.........fire;........ managed his public
discourses with such refinement,
that all his favorite ideas commu-
nicated with the minds of his hear-
ers ;.........and he gradually pursued
his zeal, till he raised himself to

the distinguished post he now holds

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among them......And, as he told me that he placed a perfect confidence in my talents, I readily con

sented to employ my mental en

dowments towards the advancement of a project I felt to be

the most brilliant and productive

that could possibly be attempted.

“ Still I was too much attached to Mamilia....or rather to the luxurious indulgence I lived in with her.....to reconcile an abrupt departure........ This I explained to my brother,

who only half yielded to my reasoning.......and as we warmly de

bated the subject......what should present itself to my imagination, but the full-length portrait of my dear fugitive, Proteus.

“Cease, brother,....... I exclaimed with transport.......all further controversy.....I have just discovered a treasure which I will lay open be

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fore you, and it will richly compensate for the loss of my coinpany. “I then told him, I knew a youth who appeared to me expressly formed by nature for the advancement of his fortunes....... I disclosed to him the whole of your history.... and you will readily imagine how eagerly he devoured my words, as

I described the extraordinary........ decided.......... and amiable enthusiast.

“ I imagined you had taken the road to Smyrna, and Kerinthus, at my request, instantly resolved to follow you.................To provide against accident, he dispatched innumerable enquiries all around, to ascertain the certainty of your residence.

“ All succeeded........ I received let

ters of thanks from Kerinthus, in

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