Item 275 - Letter from Henry Sidgwick to F.W.H. Myers

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Letter from Henry Sidgwick to F.W.H. Myers


  • 20 Feb [1878] (Creation)

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Reports that he has read Myers' article [on Mazzini] and found it very interesting. Refers to a particular passage in relation to 'M's views on income-tax' being used as a justification for calling him an assassin, and suggests that this charge actually rested on a specific accusation of having prompted an assassination attempt on Charles Albert [King of Sardinia]. Reports that his sister 'writes with serenity - even with a bright intensity of resignation [after the death of her eldest son, Martin]', but he claims to be 'half afraid of a reaction'; does not know what to write to her and finds his own 'ignorance as to το μέλλον [what is to come] appalling'.

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Part transcription in Sidgwick, Arthur, and Sidgwick, E. M, 'Henry Sidgwick'. London: Macmillan, 1906, p 334.

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