James [Davie] Butler
A new book is sent me every month for review by The Nation. So I am pulled into the present. But looking backward to see where the present came from is my passion. The greek chroniclers that have so long walked hand in hand with time are my food, and feast as well.- But old correspondents it is my grief that so few of them can write any more. Especially do I lack them in the house of my childhood.- for others as well as I ran away from the native nest. You will see nature here as it was – but art has added what it could. Henry puts in a day here about once a month With memories and hopesJames D. Butler.01650
1893 Apr 15
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