June 29. 1867.

Copy outletter book British Library Add MSS.55387 (1): P. 313

Dear Miss Yonge
I write mainly to acknowledge the receipt of your last four chapters, and also to say that your sketch seems to me very good. But were you not to give a third pupil of St John?

I will see Miss Martin today she will no doubt write to you on any point of detail. I do not in the least anticipate any difficulty on point of church arrangements.1 Only one thing has struck me that in glancing over parts, that your tone is slightly too much as if addressed to quite young people . It would be quite enough to make it such as they will understand; but we wish to give food which stronger stomachs will like with relish. In families we thought of all sorts of educated people short of learned. I do not think that anything need be altered in what is actually done, but it might be well to bear this in mind in what is to come.

I will see Mr Armitage on the subject of illustrations. I hope he will [illegible]

your subjects, the only one I am doubtful of is the lions2, which are hard to treat I fear.

I am dear Miss Yonge
Yours very faithfully
Alex Macmillan

1CMY had been anxious whether Macmillan's view of his Sunday Library was consonant with her High Church views.
2The lions in the Colosseum who devoured St John’s pupil Ignatius.

Cite this letter

The Letters of Charlotte Mary Yonge(1823-1901) edited by Charlotte Mitchell, Ellen Jordan and Helen Schinske.

URL to this Letter is: https://c21ch.newcastle.edu.au/yonge/2182/alexander-macmillan-to-charlotte-mary-yonge-53

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