I had a suspicion about this too
Written by Barbara
(5/1/2005 9:00 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I think so, penned by LaurieC
Right near the end of Ch. 3 (pg. 21 in my book)
He now therefore found, that such friends as benefits had gathered round him, were little estimable: he now found that a manís own heart must be ever given to gain that of another. I now found, thatóthatóI forget what I was going to observe:
The lapse and the switch from 'he' to 'I' there made me wonder if what Mr. Burchell was relating was actually about himself?