Top margin] pencil x and annotation:
"A perfectly good being, therefore, would see no
evil.—But what did Christ see?—He saw what
made him weep.—Howard, too, the 'Philanthropist'
must have been a very bad man—he saw, in jails,
so much evil."
8-11] pencil asterisk.
9] pencil x. Bottom margin] pencil asterisk and annotation:
"To annihilate all this nonsense
read the sermon on the mount,
and consider what it implies."
1-4] stray ink marks.
5-6] pencil underlines and x. Bottom margin] pencil x and annotation:
"Look squarely at this, & what is it but mere
Theology—Calvinism?—The brook shows the
stain of the banks it has passed thru. Still, these
essays are noble."
8-17] pencil enclosure and x. Bottom margin] pencil x and annotation:
"The meaning of the exclamation imputed
to Brutus is here wrested from its obvious
import. The struggle in which he was foiled […]"