Letter from Florence Earle Coates to Amos Niven Wilder (25 January 1924)
2024 Spruce Street,
Dear Mr. Wilder:—
This must be only a line, but I feel that a letter which has so touched me that the tears sprang to my eyes deserves some immediate response.
Yes: feeling "How few there are who hold with faith to the ardours" so dear to us, our souls grow sick sometimes with a kind of grieved loneliness. But "We judge of a man's wisdom by his hope", and we must cherish the belief that the young will return to ideals very different from those they hold to-day.
As I read your letter, the second stanza of my lines "To the Victor" recurred to my mind with a kind of exultation. "Israel was saved by the remnant", was it not?
Florence Earle Coates.