I have been arguing with myself, whether I had best continue my Journal, or break
it off at present. The events for the future will probably be a continual repetition
one of the other: and will contain nothing that even I myself may desire to Remember.
But I have thought that I shall surely have often observations to make upon diverse
subjects, which it may be proper to commit to Paper. And I can again employ the Resource
of sketching Characters, which however imperfect, and however unlike they may be,
yet will serve in future to remind me of the opinion I shall have formed, of the respective
persons. My Journal till now has almost entirely consisted in an account of my peregrinations:
with very few reflections or observations. My Plan will now be very different. Little
narrative, and the most part of what I write will be observations.