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Humanly Speaking

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,822 / 136 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 433
Added to site: 2005.05.20
mnybks.net#: 10383
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays
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things where possession is nine tenths of the law. I don't like to think of such spiritual wealth as ill-gotten."

"I am sorry," said Bagster, "to see that your sympathies are with the privileged classes."

Several weeks ago I received a letter which revealed his state of mind:--

"I believe that you are acquainted with the Editor of the 'Atlantic Monthly.' I suppose he means well, but persons in his situation are likely to cater to mere literature. I hope that I am not uncharitable, but I have a suspicion that our poets yield sometimes to the desire to please. They are perhaps unconscious of the subtle temptation. They are not sufficiently direct and specific in their charges. I have been reading Walt Whitman's 'Song of Joys.' The subject does not attract me, but I like the way in which it is treated. There is no beating around the bush. The poet is perfectly fearless, and will not let any guilty man escape.

"'O the farmer's joys!
Ohioans, Illinoisans, Wisconsonese, Kanadians,<

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