The Diary of a Nobody/Appreciations
Copy of letter from Lord Rosebery.
38, BERKELEY SQUARE,
August 25th, 1910.
My dear Sir,
You are quite right in thinking that I am devoted to that small classic, "The Diary of a Nobody," and I have, I suspect, purchased and given away more copies than any living man.
To write an appreciation of a book I esteem so highly is, I am afraid, beyond my power; for it is now so familiar to me that the keen edge of my discrimination has worn off. But I regard any bedroom I occupy as unfurnished without a copy of it. And that is an appreciation more sincere than any that I could write.
Mr. J. W. Arrowsmith.
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September 23rd, 1910.
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