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The first in a suite of 7 collections of his journals, this quantity of memoirs and extracts covers Edmund Wilson's early life in crimson financial institution, New Jersey, his schooling on the Hill college after which Princeton, after which the struggle years, the place Wilson served as an ambulance motive force. The publication results in 1919, because the writer units off for brand new York and a occupation in journal writing and enhancing.

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After a while we left, too, for Nuremburg. Nuremburg is a very old city surrounded by a wall and a moat, which no longer has any water in it. At each of the four corners of the wall are towers. Most of the toys are made in and around Nuremburg and there are many toy shops there, which we visited. The great sight in N uremburg is the tower. As you go in, you see a low wall on the edge of the moat, on which are two marks of horse's feet, put there to show the place where a robber chieftain (who was going to be put in the Iron l\1aiden) had jumped off the wall into the moat and escaped.

Before '"e went into the war, he had the courage to take a stand against it, though, once we \\"ere in, he served and \\·as \\oundeJ. Earl was much more subdued, slow of action and speech, but he also had reactions and opinions that were not the expected ones. The longer I knew them. ires were in the long run directed by their parents. This appeared to me all wrong, since I found myself, in fundamental ways, so often in opposition to mine. I was annoyed when Bill explained to me one day a principle, which I suppose he had learned from his father, that one ought to knew at least something about all sorts of subjects in order to be able to talk to anyone that one happened to sit next to at dinner.

I knew Bill Osborn both at school and at college, and his brother Earl at Princeton, and I occasionallv used to visit them in New York or at Garrison on the Hudson. Their father, William Church Osborn, served on all sorts of A PRELUDE commissions and boards of directors. I find that he was a trustee of Princeton, a President of the l\letropolitan Museum, a director of the Phelps Dodge Corporation (Mrs. Osborn had been a Dodge), a chairman of the Democratic State Committee and a legal ad\'isor to the State Commission in Lunacy.

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