Postal Delivery: Daily Quotes from Mrs. Gaskell’s Letters – June 11th

November 20, 1852
To: Mary Green, the wife of a Unitarian minister and a good friend

My dear Mary,

…Ruth ‘has yet to be written, ‘ which is an expression I used only this morning to William before your letter came. I mean it is far from completion and I feel uncertain if it ever will be done, — I have written a good deal of it– it is not ended even in that way. I am so far from satisfied with it myself, that I don’t know how to rewrite, or what to do about it; & if I never think it out it will never be either written or (consequently) published…

Sketch: A Woman Reading a Letter by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
Source: Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, J. A. V. Chapple, and Alan Shelston. Further letters of Mrs. Gaskell . Newly updated in pbk. ed. Manchester: Manchester University Press ;, 2003. Print.

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