1. This sentence deleted from the original serial edition: "I would take it off only on condition of giving a good instead of these."
2. This chapter was deleted from the 1819 edition. It was originally "Chapter 18" in its own right.
"Looking back upon this work; for I do not know that I shall add any more; it occurs to me to reflect whether it will do good or harm. I cannot think it will do harm. It contains a good deal of moral sentiment, the result of my own reading, observation and experience; "All which I saw and part of which I was." I have myself been of the bar; have had to do, in a canvass for elections; and have been of a legislative body; like all young orators, I have babbled as others have done. This day do I remember my faults; and if I were to go over the same ground again, I would make one word do where two were used. The fact is that I have spoken upon subjects I did not understand; and had an ambition to display oratory. In correcting the errors of ambition for place, or the mere display of powers, this book may be of service in a republic. It is a caricatura doubtless; but it is by caricatura, that the ridiculous is discovered. For this painting I claim credit; but I have more the useful in view than the amusing of the work. I will acknowledge that I value myself a good deal upon the performance. Any animal of the human species, with a mediocrity of talents, may come to be a judge, and may appear pretty well in a book of reports, provided he cites precedents; but how many are there in an age that could write such a book as this? And yet to my astonishment, it has not got up in the world as I think it ought to have. But a great deal depends upon having a felicitous introduction. When it comes to be published with drawings, or what are called cuts, it will look quite another thing to grown gentlemen; and will come into vogue, and be a stock book.
The love of gain propels all the measures of John Bull; I speak of the government. It is an inconsistency, and a calamity at the same time, that a people who have the character of humanity, generally, and bravery, should exhibit with regard to nations, a conduct so profligate."
3. This last part of the final paragraph was excised in 1819:
" I know, that after the present war, which, in the nature of things, cannot last always, an ambassador will be sent to England; and Teague may be a candidate. I can carry him if I will; but, in that matter, I shall hesitate, because I should have to take the trouble of presenting him after his outfit; and going through the ceremonies of an introduction, with which I am not so well acquainted. For though a great deal might be said in favour of a republican going from a republican government, being less in need of knowledge of etiquette, like an Indian prince that comes from the woods; yet, as those who had preceded him, Adams, Jay, King, Pinkney, &c. had not gone with their coats buttoned behind, but accommodated themselves to the dress, and the customs of the courts of Europe; my bog-trotter could not well depart from the precedent."
This was the original end of Volume 4, and the novel.