An Enigmatic Letter


Can you decipher the meaning of this letter?


“Sir, between friends, I understand your overbearing disposition; a man even with the world is above contempt, whilst the ambitious are beneath ridicule.”

This is similar to the puzzle in this post.


Frank Leslie’s New York Journal, Vol. 4, July 1850



About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is
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6 Responses to An Enigmatic Letter

  1. Nope can’t seem to get it but your posts are 👍


  2. Cory Melancon says:

    Love it when you do these puzzles lol

    Liked by 2 people

  3. emmitsomo says:

    There’s a bearing one… and a man, that ridicules the ambitious. Got it. ?

    Liked by 2 people

  4. B. says:

    It’s very similar indeed! A real puzzle!

    Liked by 3 people

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