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4. In an earlier and very fragmentary draft of this essay, just preceding the present draft in the MS , the foregoing sentence reads: “But this threw new fuel into the unquenchable furnace of Boston Passions.” There is reason to believe that this alternative draft was once longer but was later removed from the paper booklet; see note 8, below.