There is also a good deal to be said for learning to enjoy solitude, for it is the one luxury that a man without any close home ties
It would be natural on general principles that he should take a deep interest in us; but he assures us of the profoundest love, employing our tenderest earthly ties
to explain how he feels toward us.
At a later day you will know that ties
which must inevitably be broken ought not to be formed at all.