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Reverend Van Gogh to Theo, on visiting Vincent in
14 June 1882
Vincent was somewhat surprised to see me, he was a little
irritated, but I succeeded in bringing him back to a more
normal mood, and promised to come back the next day. He does
not look bad, his pulse is calm, and he is quite normal.
[…] I hope that there could not be any danger in that
so-called model, could there?
[…] He always remains strange, and my expectations
are not great; if only he does not go down more and more, and
if only he does not throw himself away on an unworthy
creature…Don't say I am too suspicious; I say these
things to no one but you, and you will understand only too well
what I fear. He has always had a pechant for people of lower
classes, and out of sheer cussedness and a feeling of
loneliness a man might get entangled in the wrong sort of
Reverend Van Gogh to Theo.
28 November 1882
Cor is enjoying much friendship from the Carp family in
Helmond, one of the most distinguished families in that town.
Therefore on St. Nicholas Day Cor should give a present to Naud
Carp who is at the H. B. [Hogere Burgerschool] with him.
At this time, Vincent was 29 year old
Reverend Van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 1882 in Amsterdam/Nuenen. Translated by Robert Harrison, edited by Robert Harrison, number .
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