16. H. F. Scott-Stokes to Harrod, 10 March 1922
10 March 1922
My dear Roy,
Have you so much as a week to bestow on your solitary friend before the end of the Vac. - the nearer the end the better? We shall love to see you, if you can come, and you shall bath the baby and cook the dinner and I don't know what all - and read 6 hours a day if you've a mind to. I wonder if you ever got my `Marx' out of Charles Morris? He has had it since October last. H.W.B.J. and one other wise man have damned it as unintelligible. Contrariwise I read it to a dozen fools (my political class - an irruption into economics, since they always came back on to private property &c.) last week, and I'm sure from the discussion that they grasped it pretty well. Of course I only read the commentary (p. 27 onwards), not the Liebig, which is certainly obscure; but in the confident belief that the public are "mostly fools", I'm almost tempted to publish it - of course with a good deal of revision.
All goes splendidly - I am absurdly content - and more than content. My work remains insufferably dull and stupid, but outside the actual routine I'm getting to grips with things pretty well. I need only `a little sane companionship' to be completely happy. I am sick about Montagu - Heaven save us from Ld Ampthill and his like; but I can't think of any likely substitute.
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