Robert Lynd (essay date 1923)
SOURCE: "Mr. H. M. Tomlinson," in Books and Authors, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1923, pp. 252-59.
[In the following essay, Lynd offers an appreciation of Tomlinson and his works.]
Mr. Tomlinson is a born traveller. There are two sorts of travellers—those who do what they are told and those who do what they please. Mr. Tomlinson has never moved about the world in obedience to a guide-book. He would find it almost as difficult to read a guide-book as to write one. He never echoes other men's curiosity. He travels for the purpose neither of information nor conversation. He has no motive but whim. His imagination goes roaming; and, his imagination and his temper being such as...
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