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Excerpt from AvowalsMaid. Mr Edmund Gosse.Moore. My dear Gosse, how glad I am to see you, and how well timed your visit is, you will acknowledge when I tell you that five minutes before the door opened I left my writings - you see them allMoreExcerpt from AvowalsMaid. Mr Edmund Gosse.Moore. My dear Gosse, how glad I am to see you, and how well timed your visit is, you will acknowledge when I tell you that five minutes before the door opened I left my writings - you see them all scattered over the table - and came to this fire (which, by the way, isnt wanted on a day like this) to dream of - whom do you think? - of you, of course, and that two human beings so different as ourselves should have been friends for forty years. It must be nearly as long as that.Gosse. Differences in temperament draw men together.Are we not formed as notes of music areFor one another though dissimilar?A late spring fire is responsible for many dreams- but I should have preferred to hear that it had set you thinking of the art that has united us, rather than of superficial differences that failed to divide us. With you it has been as with me, not a day passing these forty years without our meditating on the mystery of our art. But I will not delay. I merely came -Moore. You must not go. This visit is most opportune. Ive been trying to write this artemoon and for many previous afternoons for the last fortnight, beginning the same thing over and over again and again and starting afresh.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.