The diary of a looker-on by Charles Lewis Hind (personal memoirs) PDF book (1908)
You will like the book, I know. But the others, the many others? Some will say that it lacks unity. It does. The only unity in a Diary is the personality of the Diarist. Some day I shall write a sad book’ to explain why one writes a book. Meanwhile here is this, for better or worse — done.
We are now starting forth, dear Discourager of Hesitancy, on a greater adventure, toward farther horizons than any I have ever watched. For it is our purpose to wander out into the world. The Diaries will continue; but there will be no need to mail you the journals where the amplification of day-by-day impressions are published, for we shall be together.
Charles Lewis Hind (1862–1927) was a British journalist, writer, editor, art critic, and art historian