An Enigmatic Letter

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Can you decipher the meaning of this letter?

Solution

“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.

Source

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

 

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