In the hospital the state of his handwriting was terrible, he says, but he “scribbled” much of Inside a Pearl while in hospital.
Perhaps an examination of his handwriting—an extraordinary specimen—can provide some clues to how his mind worked.
The handwriting clearly belonged to an unstable, conniving, furtive, shallow creep.
An ordinary note in his [Horace Greeley's] handwriting is said to have been used for a long time as a railroad pass, then as a servant's recommendation, and finally taken to a drug-store as a doctor's prescription. ["Frank Leslie's Magazine," August 1884]
(Col. 2:14). The "blotting out the handwriting" is the removal by the grace of the gospel of the condemnation of the law which we had broken.