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Letter from George Gissing to Nelly. He writes of teaching, his new lodgings and his literary pastimes: I am reading German & Latin, burying myself in philosophy & theology, getting abstruser every day. A German book I am now at is so difficult (I mean the matter, not the language,) that I can only read a page a day, & often leave whole passages, unable to comprehend them. This is good work for the mind.

Dated at 17 Oakley Crescent, Chelsea, [London] S.W.


Published in P.F. Mattheisen, et al., The collected letters of George Gissing, volume two, 1881-1885 (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1990), pp. 101-2.