[L. 143 | 153] 20 May 1965

Thank you for the return of the typescript of the Notes. I cannot say that I am much astonished by the opinion that the book would not be attractive to the University publishers. I am faintly amused by the 'expert's' complete failure to perceive what kind of book it is. How can he read my preface and then go on to suggest a 'major re-writing in conformity with modern standards of scholarship'? Yes, I know—these people are like that. But they do shake one's faith in human nature, don't they?