and have now held out to me the munificent offer of a raw egg, which seems a whole Christmas dinner after eight weeks of milk-cure! . . . Some people think I write better than formerly, in my horizontal attitude!
On the cover of the diary for 1896, he wrote:—
Now that I begin to know a little, I die.
St. Augustine. And within the covers are these entries:—
For 10 weeks to-morrow I have had absolutely no nourishment but milk. . . . I have done a great deal of reading aver, these anxieties proved needless, as the next year saw him sufficiently recovered to embark for Europe.
It pleased him to find that during the year in bed he had earned more by writing than in several previous years.
In April of this year (1896) he made a list of books read in the previous six months—forty-two in all. He also noted that in seven years he had read four hundred and seventy-nine books.
Giving away books was another source of pleasure, those given to different libraries dur<
etts in the Army and Navy during the War of 1861-65. Vol.
Short Stories for Short People.)
The School of Jingoes.
(In Essays from the Chap-Book.)
Life in Cambridge Town.
(In Gilman, ed.
Cambridge of 1896.)
Octavius Brooks Frothingham.
(In New World, March.)
A Keats Manuscript.
(In Forum, June.)
Same. (In his Book and Heart. 1897.)
The Romance of a Brown-Paper Parcel.
(In Century Magazine, Aug.）
A Bookshelf in the Kitchen.
(In Lant on the Galatea collection may be found in the Boston Evening Transcript, Feb. 18, 1896.
（Comp.) Scrapbook of periodical articles, newspaper cuttings, and portraits relating to James Russell Lowell.
Presented to the Cambridge Public Library, 1896.
Articles. (In Boston Evening Transcript, Harper's Bazar, Harper's Weekly, Independent, Nation, Outlook, Youth's Companion, et al.)
Book and Heart.
Procession of the Flowers, and kindred papers.
The Biography of Brow