Letter II

Last paragraph:

[11] I am conscious that these letters will not wear that air of amusement which is so generally sought for in books: but you will do well to remember, that “nothing can be long entertaining, but what is, in some measure, beneficial!” and if you would secure real enjoyment, improvement must be your aim. To accelerate that, even in the humblest form, would afford a higher gratification to my heart, than to have written the finest work that fancy ever produced.