BUTLER, H. Montagu. 20586

£30

Description

A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed, to Miss Smith, commenting on her gift of ‘Typical Selections’, and adding his observations on Macaulay, Burke and others. 6 pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition. Harrow, 21 December 1869. Henry Montagu Butler (1833-1918), Headmaster of Harrow. ‘I think Matthew Arnold somewhere speaks of Burke as on the whole the greatest master of English prose. He has of course Irishisms & divers faults of taste, but there is a depth & dignity & ardour about him wh. make him quite my favourite.’