Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Fragment: My way of thanking him

Fragment from: Collingwood, Robin George. An Autobiography. London: Oxford Unversity Press, 1939.
Because an autobiography has no right to exist unless it is un livre de bonne foi, I have written candidly, at times disapprovingly about men whom I admire and love. If any of these should resent what I have written, I wish him to know that my rule in writing books is never to name a man except honoris causa, and that naming anyone personally known to me is my way of thanking him for what I owe to his frienship, or his teaching, or his example, or all three.
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