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Disciples


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Wednesday, April 9, 1890

     5.30 P.M. To W.'s again on my way home. He sitting up, looking out northward—rather weak in appearance— "still discomposed—banged and badgered"—in his own words.

     Spoke of "a short letter from Dr. Bucke: probably 7 or 8 lines: and he likes the book—says he sat right down and read it." I delivered the big book to Brinton last evening. W. "pleased that the Doctor is pleased."

     I told him of MacAlister's announcement of the dubiosity of W.'s appearance next Tuesday, and said for myself— "I am now doubtful of it myself."—He thereupon— "and so am I—though I still hold up some hope." Still coughs violently, but throat is clearer. Advised that Bucke come down—stay at Cape May. "I know a place there—the Aldine Cottage: several of my nieces stayed there a season: it is good—I know from them—and sufficiently democratic to suit the Doctor."

     A letter from Rhys. W. thought the Times matter of Sunday "undoubtedly Jim Scovel's."


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