Thank you for your note about the possibility of a visit. Figure it out. There’s only one of me and ten thousand of you. Please don’t come.
Eek! Never thought of E.B. White being a harsh man. But at least he said please. Have to admit, it made me chuckle.
Also: Read Bertrand Russell's letter to his soon-to-be first wife. It could never be said that he didn't warn her it was going to be all about him. So not chuckle-worthy. And surprisingly! They divorced.