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Autograph Letter, signed ("Maurice Baring") to an unidentified author whose book Baring is reviewing
6 North Street Westminster may 3 1910 6, North Street, Westminster, may 3, 1910. 4to. 4 pp. in ink on recto and verso of 2 sheets of personal stationery. Very good . A fine, rambling, philosophical letter from the poet and author Maurice Baring (1874-1945) discussing politics (socialism), H.G. Wells, Huxley, materialism, Catholicism, Russia, and God. "I have finished your book. It has delighted me. I think it is one of the most interesting I have ever read. I am going to write the review tomorrow. I see nothing wrong with your politics; although I don't believe socialism would be a real remedy for the appalling injustice of things which exists now. An ideal socialism, yes, but I mean I agree with H.G. Wells in his view (?) that if the 'Minority Report' people had their way we should be guarded like prisoners by wardens. I distrust the people who 'run' the poor. I agree still less with your religion. I am a catholic; but I have been an agnostic ... " Speaking of his Catholicism, he writes "it is, to me, a bridge to the Infinite ... To me the arguments for materialism are more difficult to believe than the arguments for a divine Providence. And I agree with Huxley that if materialism is true there is not reason why we should talk of morality ... "
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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