Letter from Bliss Carman to Rufus Hathaway, April 15, 1922: a machine-readable transcription.

Author: Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929

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Letter from Bliss Carman to Rufus Hathaway, April 15, 1922.

Author: Bliss Carman

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Print copy consulted: Harriet Irving Library, Archives and Special Collections, The Rufus Hathaway Collection of Canadian Literature, Folder number 463.

The Rufus Hathaway Collection of Canadian Literature.

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

English non-fiction; prose Carman, Bliss,1861-1929--Correspondence Hathaway, R.H. (Rufus Hawtin),1869-1933--Correspondence Manuscript pages
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15. April. 1922
My dear
Hathaway :

This is a very tardy reply
to your generous letter of

27 March. Because why ?
Because your honored correspondent has been away
from home for a month,
first in hospital with a
touch of pleurisy ( not bad )
and later at
City, and is only just

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back — to find a swarm of
letters etcetera , and among them
your remembrances.

Many thanks — also for
copies of Bookman ( with a
very silly article by one

Burpee ) and Saturday

I have not received the
specially bound copies of
Later Poems yet.

Your forethought in having
press copies sent to those
leading papers in the U.S.

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was a stroke of sagacity. See
what we got in the way of
reviews! Five! They have
created quite a fresh demand
for the poems, and I heard
last evening ( not from the
publishers ) that Stu. & Company are
to bring out an Edition for
this country.

I am glad to know to whom
we are indebted for the care
and taste in the make up of the
volume. None of that escaped
me. I "got" all the decorations

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the birds, the trillium, the rose,
the pine. The combination —
trillium, pine and rose — was
a very happy one.

How do you like the new
ending of Easter Ever ? I always
disliked the old ending —
too much in the familiar, vagabondia, manner.

Among the clippings you
enclose I am glad to find
one with news of Hart House
Wilson MacDonald's
readings. His unquestionable

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genius deserves such
recognition. I think it a
pity that criticism should
ever become over — personal
or trivial. Better have none
at all than have any
petty bitterness. And when
it comes to literary recrimination or bickerings,
— that is really sadly foolish,
isn't it ? Let's not have any
parochial squabbles.


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Now I must run along
and answer some of
my opulent correspondence.

Very heartily always

Bliss Carman

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Many thanks for the birthday letter
just received ! I am feeling quite
[] . A week of
Atlantic City
would make a rabbit spit in
a bulldog's face.

Bliss Carman

15. April. 1922