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On the 17th of May, the Delos put out to sea. I was immediately affected with sea-sickness, which, however, lasted but a short time. I remained on deck constantly, forcing myself to exercise.
 

One day I caught four Dolphins, how much I have gazed at these beautiful creatures... as they changed their hue in twenty varieties of richest arrangement of tints.
 

The mercantile business did not suit me.
 

The worse my drawings were, the more beautiful did the originals appear.
 

To be a good draftsman was to me a blessing.
 

To have been torn from the study would have been as death; my time was entirely occupied with art.
 

Would it be possible that I should not in any degree succeed? I can scarcely think so. Ah delusive hope, how much further wilt thou lead me?
 


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