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No, let him have just enough of these and other things
To mystify, not satisfy, his anxious mind;
You'll see 'tis best in uncertainty to smother things.
As soon as he's in Hindostan the truth he'll find.
If after all an Indian life Bill be not quite decided for,
Never mind, at any rate a younger son's provided for:
If averse he feel, when first by heat oppressed or thinned, to it.
He'll (take my word) get used ere long, as eels do when they're skinned, to it.
Thus without sinecure or mastership in chancery.
Here's excellent provision for our younger sons!