one letter including a long explanation of the differences between Marx and H.T. Buckle ("...Marx was the champion of the slave, Buckle the champion of the sceptic. The result was that in spite of their determination to be strictly 'scientific'...you have Marx coming out as a thorough Collectivist...whilst Buckle comes out a thorough Individualist...") in which he points out the weakness of Marx ("...No doubt he turned over the leaves of a great many books and pamphlets sufficiently to make some contemptuous quotation or allusion...but he was evidently incapable of tolerating anybody who did not share his sensitiveness on the labor question, and simply could not and would not take the trouble to make out their drift..."); other matters discussed, often at length, including the drink question, Disestablishment ("...simply means handing over the property of the Church to the secular proprietors without any obligation on their part not to spend it at Monte Carlo..."), atheism ("...I am heterodox even in my Atheism; and that is the secret of the unexpectedness of my attitude..."), religious toleration, the notion of Democracy, Fabianism, housing ("...What maddens me is not so much to see houses cropping up over the old Sunday-outing places, but to see that they are cropping up in such a way as to form the beginnings of slums..."), hospital subscriptions and the navy
22 pages in all, 4to and 8vo, six envelopes, 29 Fitzroy Square, 10 Adelphi Terrace, Blen-Cathra, Ayot St Lawrence and elsewhere, 14 December 1892 to 8 October 1928, the first letter quite heavily stained, a few paperclip rust-marks, some dust-staining and creasing to all items
Included in the lot are two letters addressed to Shaw by Marriott.
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