As I Remember It: Some Epilogues in Recollection

As I Remember It: Some Epilogues in Recollection

As I Remember It: Some Epilogues in Recollection

As I Remember It: Some Epilogues in Recollection

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"Just as writers ought to do On attempting to make clear How they came to write, so here Nothing shall be hid from you."

My dear John Farrar:

For a great while now it has been my desire to inscribe a book to you as the formal token of my large indebtedness and of our long friendship. Herewith I fulfil that desire.

I would not, for a variety of reasons, have chosen the present volume except for the overwhelming reason that I know this in all likelihood to be the last book I shall ever complete. So it is now or never, remarks common sense a bit grimly.

You have hereinafter a dissertation which concerns itself throughout its little length with matters, and with people also, that I like to remember. It, in most instances, records yet furthermore how they have collaborated with or have entered into my writings.

That my catalogue is fragmentary and all but haphazard is best shown by the fact that you, my dear Farrar, do not figure in it as my editorial arbiter and beneficent censor throughout eleven years' space. There, by rights, should be a full chapter about you.

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