2now engaged. The Berkeley Club has done me the honor again to ask me to read an essay before it. I am revising my two lectures on The Poetic Genius for that purpose, and realize in re-reading them that they show a lack of finish, and I want to thank you for your patience and kindness when they were laid before you. There may be here and there in them a "thread of gold", which no eye so quickly as yours would find, but they are not beaten gold. Fortunately, I have nearly a month before my paper is due, and I shall try to make the best use of the time. The subject opens a field of study of limitless range and depth and height. One cannot mediate on its themes without profit and deep delight.May I make confession? You once would have given me still another of your photographs, had I not from a sort03768
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