Item 186 - Letter from George G. Loane to R. C. Trevelyan

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TRER/17/186

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Letter from George G. Loane to R. C. Trevelyan

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  • 31 Dec 1944 (Creation)

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Woodthorpe, The Thrupp, Nr. Stroud, Glos. - Has now read through Trevelyan's 'valuable gift' [his translations of the "Eclogues and Georgics of Virgil"], and admires its 'fidelity to the original & its sustained excellence of style'. Prefers the "Georgics" to the "Eclogues": Trevelyan knows his 'ear is deaf to some of your harmonies' and would like Trevelyan to read them to him. The accents in the "Georgics" give a 'fine strong effect, so different from Pope's ready-mouthed [?] strain'; has been writing a piece on Pope's "Iliad" for "Notes and Queries". Has copied out [Edward] Fitzgerald's 'free & easy version of the Corycian swain' from "[An] Aftermath" in case Trevelyan does not know it [see 21/107b]. Blames his 'bad handwriting' on the temperature.

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21/107b: translation of "Virgil's Garden", by Edward Fitzgerald, written out by George. G. Loane and originally sent as an enclosure with this letter.

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