By Eugene Hudson Long, R. G. Collmer
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Page 3 vivid in his personal aspect to my mind's eye, as the kindly figure of my own grandfather.... 4 Numerous passages in the English Notebooks attest to his empathy. Any object, however slight, or place with Johnsonian associations seems to strike a responsive chord. ''5 On the day of his second visit to Bolt Court he visited the Temple where he saw " 'Dr. Johnson's staircase,' printed over a doorway; so I not only peeped in, but went up the first flight of some broad, well worn stairs, passing my hand over a heavy, ancient-looking, oaken balustrade, on which, no doubt, Johnson's hand has often rested" (p.
He regretted, deeply and bitterly, the moral cowardice that had restrained his words, when he was about to disclose the truth to Dorcas; but pride, the fear of losing her affection, the dread of universal scorn, forbade him to rectify this falsehood. [X, 34849] Even though his common sense tells him that there was nothing he could have done about Roger, the "concealment had imparted to a justifiable act, much of the secret effect of guilt" and it becomes "like a serpent, gnawing into his heart" (X, 349, 350).
Xiixiii. Page 27 In 1910 he published a book he cherished, for he always listed it when asked what he had written. This was A Texas Ranger,22 a work having a weak plot akin to gruel, but one with some insights into the Texans' problems as they crossed to the west of their state's boundaries. Raine followed this with Arizona Guns in 1918,23 a thinly disguised take-off on the Lincoln County War. The geography of A Texas Ranger is synthetic in that it telescopes Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas so that state boundaries are meaningless.
American bypaths: essays in honor of E. Hudson Long by Eugene Hudson Long, R. G. Collmer