1831 Textual Variations - based upon M.K. Joseph's edition of the 1831 text and Macdonald and Scherf's edition of the 1818 text.
The italicized text in square brackets is from the 1818 edition; the text following the brackets is the variation in the 1831 edition.
[It was, perhaps ... and resolution, now] In a thousand ways he smoothed for me the path of knowledge, and made the most abstruse enquiries clear and facile to my apprehension. My application was at first fluctuating and uncertain; it gained strength as I proceeded, and soon