n with much surprise at my own advanced years, as there is very little inward change and it is generally thought I carry them well externally.
In the summer of 1908, he was attracted by an article in the Dial called the Grandisonian Manner, and wrote this letter to the author:—
Dear sir or madam:—
You will pardon mesociations of humor.
The sense of personal nobleness about Sir Charles is renewed and also the wonderful and quite unique creation . . . of Miss Grandison.
In 1908 and 1909, short newspaper and magazine articles kept him busy, and he began a record of the Higginson family.
In the latter year the collection of papers called Caotic language would make life easier for the stranger within our gates.
His attitude toward Socialism, that word of many meanings, is indicated in the diary of 1908. Foolish and exaggerated paper on me in Boston Post, announcing me as a Socialist.
To a friend, he wrote in the same year:—
I have for many years had some l<