Item 16 - Letter from A. E. Housman to W. H. Semple

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Letter from A. E. Housman to W. H. Semple


  • 12 Mar. 1928 (Creation)

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Trinity College | Cambridge
12 March 1928

Dear Semple,

Neither timidus nor any word expressive of character would suit Hor. art. 114 or any of the four following verses, and it would not match heros, which is not such a word: it is applied to Midas in Ouid. met. XI 106 and to Actaeon when running away in III 198.

Neville was here some months ago, and I was glad to hear from him that you seemed to like Reading.

Yours sincerely
A. E. Housman.

[Direction on envelope:] W. H. Semple Esq. | The University | Reading


The envelope, which bears a 1½d. stamp, was postmarked at Cambridge at 9 p.m. on 12 Mar.

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