The Story of Two Lives: Home, Friends, and Travels, Sequence to "Memories of a Musical Career"

The Story of Two Lives: Home, Friends, and Travels, Sequence to "Memories of a Musical Career"

The Story of Two Lives: Home, Friends, and Travels, Sequence to "Memories of a Musical Career"

The Story of Two Lives: Home, Friends, and Travels, Sequence to "Memories of a Musical Career"

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While I was writing the closing words of "Memories of a Musical Career," I felt that I should not be able to resist the temptation to record some of the events of my married life. There is a fascination about "reminiscence" which leads one on and on; and well I knew that I was under the spell of it.

The continuance of my story did not, however, necessarily involve its publication. It remained to be seen whether the readers of my early experiences would feel any interest in what followed.

But during the time which has elapsed since the appearance of my "Memories," I have received such abundant and such obviously sincere expressions of desire for an account of my maturer impressions of life -- not from friendly readers alone, but from strangers -- that I am emboldened to offer, without qualms, this story of my life after marriage. The fact that it is not all about myself, but chiefly about people and events of common -- if not, as I might hope, of uncommon -- interest, has encouraged me still farther.

C. K. R.

[1918]

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