M. S. Griswold
[letterhead]the exception of an occasional summer vacation in Minnesota, or down on the banks of the Hudson, or in New England.My enjoyment of life however remains and with it strenuous good health and vigor still. You probably remember I was quite a student in the languages- and the [information?] I get from Prof. Butler in Latin & Greek has never left me. I have kept up my studies in the cl[illegible]s as well as [delved?] into several of the [illegible] languages, and I have books of ancient lore that would stock up a professor's library. I now read daily from twenty to thirty pages of Demosthenes or Plato at my evening pastime in Greek - reading at sight- lexicons I hardly ever need now- and I [illegible]ly believe my [content inter course?] with the best thoughts of the best men of the past has much to do with keeping up my freshness and [illegible] of spirit, and keeping my [perspective?] f[illegible]s alert and [active?] for the fitting discharge of [illegible] my judicial duties.04441
1909 Feb 17
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
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