Wyndam Bolling Blanton diary, 4 August-19 September 1915
disagreeable. It offers no material for a job already long over done. My remarks are the remarks of youth addressed to senesence [senescense] . They are the words of my young manhood to my old days. I hope that until I am actually senile I will never do such a thing again. What I have put on paper is personal & and has been put there against the day of forgetting. There has been no attempt at embellishment. I say this so that my old age will not lose what little respect it may have had for a meagre gift of expression. Tis finished.