*"I have received your new book against the human race, and thank you for
it. Never was such a cleverness used in the design of making us all stupid.
One longs, in reading your book, to walk on all fours. But as I have lost
that habit for more than sixty years, I feel unhappily the impossibility of
resuming it. Nor can I embark in search of the savages of Canada, because
the maladies to which I am condemned render a European surgeon necessary to
me; because war is going on in those regions; and because the example of
our actions has made the savages nearly as bad as