Autograph letter signed to an American autograph seeker
Publisher Information: London: 1872.
Huxley, Thomas Henry (1825-95). Autograph letter signed to Miss Myers. 2 sheets. 3pp. London, 23 April 1872. 200 x 135 mm. Old repairs along folds, a few tears along folds not affecting text, but very good.
To an American autograph seeker: "Dear Miss Myers, If I recollect rightly the judge in the Scriptures decided in favor of the widow, not because of the justice of her cause but on account of her frequent importunity.
"You speak of yourself as an 'American girl' or I should have thought you a direct descendant of the widow in question—but do not compare me to the judge, for of your twelve letters, eleven have not reached me.
"Heaven forbid I should refuse to give that which you have taken so much trouble to get, though if you did but know the strong things a busy man is apt to say anent application for autographs—
"Here however is mine at last, executed in very bold style, Thomas H. Huxley"
The bible story Huxley refers to is the parable of the unjust judge (Luke 18: 1-8)Book Id: 46433