“It was accepted by this time at school that I was a writer; and I accepted it simply, too, without thinking about it.”
He had his happy times and I think those periods were usually associated with absolute freedom from responsibility and full expression of his genius. He hated to be tied down
“David’s appearance of whiteness, fairness, dazzled himself.” He was so sure of his own rightness that anyone who opposed him must therefore be evil.
With the simple details of everyday life, at least in some of its phases, the author has endeavoured to blend a few of those clear Gospel truths that are able to make wise unto salvation with the blessing of the Holy Spirit upon them