Let me thank you for Baxter’s good article; and for the review of the book . . . I have had no better. The quoted passage about Thomas Jefferson is a favorite of mine and one I seem to like the looks of in a magazine of politics.*
But thanks most of all for your letter testifying to the truth of my New England. So you are a Yankee, too. I am supposed to have caught in my book the last moments of a dying race.
*The reviewer quoted a passage from “The Black Cottage,” which included the following lines:
Her giving somehow touched the principle
That all men are created free and equal
And to hear her quaint phrases—so removed
From the world’s view to-day of those things.
That’s a hard mystery of Jefferson’s . . .
Frost, R., Sheehy, D., Richardson, M., & Faggen, R. (2014). The letters of Robert Frost. 1886-1920. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.