The Romance of a Poor Young Man

The Romance of a Poor Young Man

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The Romance of a Poor Young Man

The Romance of a Poor Young Man

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Sursum corda !

Paris, April 25, 185–.

The second evening I have passed in this miserable room, staring gloomily at the bare hearth, hearing the dull monotone of the street, and feeling more lonely, more forsaken, and nearer to despair in the heart of this great city than a shipwrecked man shivering on a broken plank in midocean.

I have done with cowardice. I will look my destiny in the face till it loses its spectral air. I will open my sorrowful heart to the one confidant whose pity will not hurt, to that pale last friend who looks back at me from the glass. I will write down my thoughts and my life, not in trivial and childish detail, but without serious omissions, and above all without lies. I shall love my journal; it will be a brotherly echo to cheat my loneliness, and at the same time a . . .

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