Commentary

Disciples


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Saturday, July 26, 1890

     5:40 P.M. W. in his room—very cordial, but seeming to be depressed about something. Developed that another letter came today from Heyde.

     Warren away, up at Doylestown, visiting grandfather. W. may not get out on that account. Told me of Warren's absence, but glad he had paid the visit.

     Spoke of Mellen Chamberlain's retirement from Boston Public Library, of Kennedy, of "the unmitigated, often unmitigable, dullness of the Critic." Asked me about temperature—the river.

     I spoke of an old-form check I handled in the Bank, using the phrase, "Pray pay." He laughed, called it "old school phrasing,"

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but "I rather like it—anything to break the monotony of the formal everyday check."


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