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Our Scottish proverb warns us to let weel bide; and all the world has heard of the untranslateable Italian epitaph upon the man, who died of taking physic to make him better, when he was already in health. He worked as a civil engineer, translated Spanish land grant documents and helped to build a railroad in Alaska. Amongst the Gardes du Corps the first and oldest was the company of the Scotch Guards. I do not therefore resist theoretical innovation in general; I only humbly desire it may not outrun the suggestions arising from the experience of ages.

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