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Letter from George Gissing to Nellie. He enquires of her and gives news of his pupils: I have now got for pupils four young ladies. The eldest is only fourteen, but they might each be taken for at least three years older than they are. I find them rather clever; we do English, History & Geography together. One of them is always reading Homer, & she tells me she would give anything to learn to read it in the original Greek. That is what you must do some day, mind that!

Dated at 5 Hanover St, Islington.


Published in P.F. Mattheisen, et al., The collected letters of George Gissing, volume two, 1881-1885 (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1990), pp. 8-9 .