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The first in a collection of 7 collections of his journals, this quantity of memoirs and extracts covers Edmund Wilson's adolescence in pink financial institution, New Jersey, his schooling on the Hill university after which Princeton, after which the conflict years, the place Wilson served as an ambulance driving force. The ebook leads to 1919, because the writer units off for brand new York and a occupation in journal writing and enhancing.

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Dickens, in Great Expectations, when he makes his characters speak of "the ma'shes," is indicating a pronunciation verv similar to that of Boston. But I went ~ften to \Vashington, Connecticut, where I had a good many friends. One of these was Sterling Carter, who roomed next door to me at Princeton. The 54 A PRELUDE sons of Princeton alumni were in those days assigned to the dormitories for which their fathers' classes had contributed funds. Jing's father and mine were of the class of 1885, so \VC were put to room in Hamilton Hall.

She had an upstairs room to herself, in which she installed her books, which would never have fitted in with the antiquated library below, long entombed behind high glass doors. " She was too old to have children. I made a point of going over to see them, for I felt an obligation to my aunt, and I would find them, after the old man's death, sitting silent on the front porch, obviously at odds and with nothing to say to one another, while the darkness closed down on the countrv street on which they had no close acquaintances.

He ended as a professor of economics at Brown University in Providence, a rather tame destiny, it seemed to me, for a once so rambunctious person. I continued to see the Browns when they came for awhile to live at Princeton and rented the house of Henry Van Dyke, whose admiration for Tennyson had impelled him to name his daughters after the heroines of Idyls of the King and to call his place Avalon. There was nothing about the Browns of this factitious romance. In Avalon, they seemed as serene and detached, as oblivious of their sur;oundings, as they had in their New York house.

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