Henry James. Letter to WJ. Rye; 23 November1905. Henry James papers, b MS Am 1094 (2193)
". . . let me say, dear William, that I shall greatly be humiliated if you do like it, & thereby lump it, in your affection, with things, of the current age, that I have heard you express admiration for & that I would sooner descend to a dishonoured grave than have written."