"That truth should be silent I had almost forgot"--Enobarbus in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, back in Rome after having been too long in Egypt.---------
Melville's PIERRE, Book 4, chapter 5: "Something ever comes of all persistent inquiry; we are not so continually curious for nothing."
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Day I Tote to the Wine-Cellar 10 Linear Feet of Copies of Books Melville Owned
ADMISSION that I am now HP, Boy Historian, working on the Revolutionary War in the Carolinas, and overwhelmed with absolutely essential NC and SC books.
Shelves formerly occupied by copies of books Melville owed.
Part of the collection of books in copies of the editions Melville owned, now banished to the wine-cellar.
Yes, this is a turning point. Don't ask me about Evert Duyckinck any more. Let me tell you about David Fanning.