To John Hall Wheelock
C/o Brown Shipley & Co. 123,
Pall Mall, London, S.W.
Rome. March 6, 1934

It is also interesting to hear of the cheap edition of “Character & Opinion in the U.S,” to be brought out by the W. W. Norton company. I have always defied pirates, like an elderly female only too willing to be ravished; and it is more than one could expect to find the poacher at last paying for his pickings.

From The Letters of George Santayana:  Book Five, 1933-1936.  Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2003.
Location of manuscript: Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Libraries, Princeton NY.