hup_tumblr_logo_redTo Logan Pearsall Smith
22 Beaumont St.
Oxford, England. July 8, 1917

I have written to Scribner and to the Harvard University Press, also to Dent, whose reply I enclose. You see the result of concealing from him that you had chosen his enemy for a publisher. He smells a rat, and wants the cheese himself. I suppose you could easily leave out the passages from Dent’s books, if he is obdurate; that would be a way of reducing the selections, and limiting them to the books that are relegated to the higher shelf.

From The Letters of George Santayana:  Book Two, 1910-1920.  Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2001.
Location of manuscript: The Library of Congress, Washington DC.