Submitted by scott on Wed, 09/14/2022 - 09:27

April – At 21 Fifth Ave, N.Y. Sam inscribed an aphorism in Vol. 1 of the Hillcrest Edition of his works to Julia Langdon Barber: “To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler—and less trouble. / Mark Twain / Mrs. A.L. Barber, May, 1907” [MTP].  

Sam also inscribed in a copy of CS to Dorothy Butes: “For Dorothy, / with the affectionate regards of / The Author. / April/07” [MTP]. Note: See Apr. 22 for inscription of CS also to Butes, which suggests this also done that day.  

Lady Augusta Gregory inscribed a copy of her book, Cuchulain of Muirthemne: The Story of the Men of the Red Branch of Ulster (1902): “To Mark Twain— / With kind remembrances / from Augusta Gregory— / Apr 1907” [Gribben 277].

Andrew Lang’s article, “Mark Twain,” ran in the Albany Review (London) for April, p. 35-43. Tenney: “A general account of MT’s works, which Lang first encountered while riding on a train with his friend and tutor Benjamin Jowett (later Master of Balliol); Lang ‘shrieked and exploded with laughter’ over ‘The Celebrated Jumping Frog,’ then handed it over to his companion. ‘He read through it with perfect solemnity combined with disapproval, and returned it to me without a word.’ Of MT’s works, TS is the Iliad, HF ‘the Odyssey, of life, not of boy’s life only,’ but ‘I have never read, and never will read,’ CY ” [44].

Day By Day Acknowledgment

Mark Twain Day By Day was originally a print reference, meticulously created by David Fears, who has generously made this work available, via the Center for Mark Twain Studies, as a digital edition.