chapter  4
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A dialogue

My friend, Palamedes, who is as great a rambler in his principles as in his person,

and who has run over, by study and travel, almost every region of the intellectual and

material world, surprised me lately with an account of a nation, with whom, he told

me, he had passed a considerable part of his life, and whom he found, in the main, a

people extremely civilized and intelligent.