all incite the hearers to action: ask, seek, knock.
I should love to write a sermon on this, but fear my sermonizing days are over, alas!”
. determined to do more literary work daily than I have been doing lately.
Began a screed about dear Broa Sam
, feeling that he deserved a fuller mention than I have already given him....”
. Discouraged over the confusion of my papers, the failure of printers to get on with my book, and my many bills.
Have almost had an attack of the moral sickness which the Italians call Achidia
. I suppose it to mean indifference and indolence....”
. have attacked my proofs fiercely....”