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The World's Great Letters (1940)

by M. Lincoln Schuster

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A treasury of the world's great letters from ancient days to our own time, containing the characteristic and crucial communications, and intimate exchanges and cycles of correspondence, of many of the outstanding figures of world history, and some notable contemporaries".
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In Praise of Letters
The Post is the consolation of life. -- Votaire
The earth has nothing like a she epistle. -- Byron
As long as there are postmen, life will have zest. -- William James
In a man's letters, you know, madam, his soul lies naked. -- Dr. Johnson
The public will always give up its dinner to read love letters. -- George Jean Nathan
Letters, such as written by wise men, are, of all the words of men, in my judgement, the best. -- Francis Bacon
The need of composing letters was the earliest and most constant incentive to terseness, clarity, and exactitude of statement. -- R. L. Mergoz
Let those who may complain that it (the Shaw-Ellen Terry "romantic correspondence") was all on paper remember that only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love. -- George Bernard Shaw
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FOR RAY
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The record of Alexander's life is a tissue of facts difficult to document or corraborate and fables that will not die.
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