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The New York Times, June 20, 1907

He Is Inundated with Invitations, but Won't Tire Himself Out.

LONDON, June 19. - Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) is receiving as much attention as would a European potentate. The newspapers are devoting columns to his sayings and doings, and he has been inundated with invitations, many of which he has reluctantly been forced to decline, as he is determined no to tire himself out. He engagement book is already filled up with acceptances, chiefly for quiet luncheons and dinners with personal friends, while his afternoons will be spent resting and driving in the parks of London.

Mr. Clemens engagements include a bachelors' dinner, to be given by Ambassador Reid on June 21; The Pilgrims' luncheon, on June 25; the Lord Mayor's dinner at the Savage Club, on June 29, and the dinner of the American Society on July 4. He will give a dinner in honor of the Earl and Countess of Portsmouth on July 5.

Mr. Clemens will also be entertained by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool before his departure. He will go to Oxford on June 25, remaining there until the 29th. He will lunch with the Chancellor of the University after the conferring of the degree, and on the following day there will be a dinner in his honor. On June 28 the Rhodes scholars will give a reception to Mr. Clemens. In his own words, he "will break the Sabbath" by spending the afternoon of June 23 with Archdeacon Wilberforce.

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