Saturday, June 2, 2007

J. R. Lowell to Howells

Cambridge, Monday, Aug. 1860.

My Dear Young Friend,-- Here is a note to Mr. Hawthorne, which you can use if you have occasion.
Don't print too much and too soon; don't get married in a hurry; read what will make you think, not dream; hold yourself dear, and more power to your elbow! God bless you!
Cordially yours,


-from The Friendly Craft: a Collection of American Letters edited by Elizabeth Deering Hanscom, Ph.D. (New York: Macmillan, 1908) p. 188.

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