Joseph C. Pickard
I went the other day to the [illegible] [illegible] in the city to see & hear Irving & Te[illegible] - as Shylock & Portia. As I heard the words of L[illegible] in [illegible] [illegible] V. scene;- concerning the power of [illegible] over beast ( I need not quote them for you know them) I thought of your experience, related in your [former?] book with squirrels & birds - when you whistled and sang,- how they listened in rapt attention - till you fell into the measure of Old [Hundred?].- Is there no music in that old tune? Was it the words of the doxology to which the wild natures of the birds & squirrels made objection? Shakespeare can never have had that experience. A Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year's be yours - now & often hereafter!Faithfully yoursJoseph C. Pickard
[1902 Dec ?]
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 14 cm.
Reel 12, Image 0891
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