In the whole moral physic-shop there is no anodyne like duty, sweetened with a little charity towards your neighbours. Amusement and dissipation simply aggravate the evil. Personal danger, while its excitement braces nerve and intellect for the time, is an over-powerful stimulant for the imagination, and leaves a reaction sadly softening to the heart.
"That's always the way when a fellow comes away from our old physic-shop and takes the trouble to walk all these miles. You're always either out or going out." "I can't help it, Bob," I replied, feeling rather ill-used. "My father expects me. I have to help him now. You know I like a game as well as ever I did." "Ah, well, it don't matter. Be off."