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1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 expensive previous Joe— relating Jean Clemens, if anyone stated he “didn’t see no p’ints approximately that frog that’s any better’n the other frog,” I should still imagine he used to be convicting himself of being a beautiful terrible kind of observer. . . . i cannot move into information; it's not useful; you'll soon be in Hartford, the place i've got already employed a corridor; the admission rate could be yet a trifle. it truly is curious to notice the swap within the stock-quotation of the love Board caused via throwing this new defense out there. 4 weeks in the past the kids nonetheless placed Mamma on the head of the record correct alongside, the place she had regularly been. yet now: Jean Mamma Motley cats. Fraulein @ Papa that's the means it stands, now. Mamma is develop into No. 2; i've got dropped from No. four, & am turn into No. five. it slow in the past it was once nip & tuck among me & the cats, yet after the cats “developed” I didn’t stand from now on convey. I’ve received a swollen ear; so i exploit it to lie abed many of the day, & learn & smoke & scribble & have fun. final night Livy acknowledged with deep trouble, “O pricey, i feel an abscess is forming on your ear. ” I replied because the poet might have performed if he had had a chilly within the head— “Tis stated that abscess conquers love, yet O think it no longer. ” This made a coolness. Been analyzing Daniel Webster’s inner most Correspondence. Have learn 100 of his diffuse, immodest, “eloquent,” bathotic (or bathostic) letters written in that dim (no, vanished) earlier whilst he used to be a pupil; & Lord, to 1880—page 149 SLC to Joseph H. Twichell, 29 August 1880, contd. 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen 17 18 imagine that this boy who's so genuine to me now, & so booming with clean younger blood & bountiful lifestyles, & sappy cynicisms approximately women, has considering the fact that climbed the Alps of status & stood opposed to the sunlight one short super second with the world’s eyes upon him, & then—f-z-t-! the place is he? Why the one lengthy factor, the sole factor concerning the complete shadowy enterprise is the experience of the lagging uninteresting & hoary lapse of time that has drifted by way of in view that then; an unlimited empty point, it kind of feels, with a formless spectre glimpsed fitfully throughout the smoke & mist that lie alongside its distant verge. good, we're all getting alongside the following nice; Livy earnings power day-by-day, & sits up a deal; the infant is 5 weeks outdated &—but not more of this; anyone could be examining this letter eighty years as a result. And so, my good friend (you pitying snob, I suggest, who're keeping this yellow paper on your hand in 1960,) store your self the difficulty of having a look additional; i understand how pathetically trivial our small issues will appear to you, & i cannot enable your eye profane them. No, I preserve my information; you retain your compassion. Suffice it you to grasp, scoffer & ribald, that the little baby is previous & blind, now, & once again toothless; & the remainder of us are shadows, those many, a long time. sure, & some time cometh! Mark. 1880—page a hundred and fifty To Edward H. condo 31 August and 1 September 1880 • Elmira, N.

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