It is again time for you to hear from me, but it will only
be a short note today; I have not much time, as I am very
Thanks for what you sent me; I am very glad to have it.
I am glad for our parent's sake as well as for yours that
you were at Etten on the day of the ordination. You must tell
me all about it.
Uncle Vincent and Aunt left again yesterday. I saw quite a
bit of them. To my great regret I did not see them off at the
station when they left; enclosed is a note for Uncle, telling
him how it happened.
We are in autumn, I suppose you go for walks often. Do you
rise early? Me, I rise regularly at a good hour, it is an
excellent habit to get into; the new day is so delicious, I
have learnt to like it. Most of the time, I go to bed at an
equally good hour.
I shall write more soon. Write again soon and about
everything. With a firm handshake, I am always
Your loving brother, Vincent
At this time, Vincent was 22 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 9 November 1875 in Paris. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 044.
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