You have built a monument more durable than brass; not a lasting memorial of yourself merely, but what you will care for more,—an influence which in a metempsychosis from mind to mind will be immortal for the welfare of future times.
May you have many years in store in which to build the great fabric higher yet!
's friends often submitted their manuscripts or first proofs to him, and they came back so changed that the authors could hardly identify their own compositions.1
Those much younger than himself submitted to this rough handling; others rose in insurrection against his severe canons of criticism.
He cut to pieces a lecture which Horace Mann
sent him for revision, and an impartial and competent journalist who happened to see it covered with his pencil marks says that every change was an improvement.
wrote with power and eloquence, but there was a want of chasteness and finish in his style.
He adopted in this instance many of Sumner
's suggestions, but