Abbott Letter to T. H. Huxley

19 May 1891

Dear Professor Huxley,

I must send you one or two words of most grateful acknowledgment in return for your genial and welcome letter. I confess I was only half reconciled to this sort of literary work, and, what is more, I hardly like to like it. I find it difficult too to keep my temper when controversialists almost wilfully as it sometimes
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