Frank Leward: Memorials
To The Reader
To The Reader.
In presenting these Memorials of my friend to the public, I feel an apology is due from me for having included so many letters of my own. I must request the reader to remember that a great many more have been omitted, and that I have only published those that seemed to me to be necessary to keep up the continuity of the story of his life, or such as might, while closely connected with the story, show the gradual growth of character and opinion in the Editor as well as in others.
Many other letters, from people whose names occur in the following pages, have also, for obvious reasons, chiefly family reasons, been excluded.
I must also beg the indulgent reader not to forget that some of my own letters were written many years ago, and while I was young. I have since seen occasion to modify many of the somewhat confident opinions expressed in some of them.
Charles Augustin Bampton.The Temple, 1884.