Item 7 - Letter from Jane Harrison to R. C. Trevelyan

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Letter from Jane Harrison to R. C. Trevelyan


  • 28 May 1912 (Creation)

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Newnham College, Cambridge. - Her thanks for Trevelyan's 'beautiful verses' ["The Bride of Dionysus"] delayed as she has been away in Switzerland; they have given him 'quite peculiar pleasure because of the Orphism. It somehow... gives one quite a new confidence in the reality of one's theories' to find they 'are the stuff of which poetry can be made'. Enjoyed the poem all through, 'not just the Orphic bits', and also the "Attys" [Trevelyan's translation of Catullus 63]. Wishes he had come on 'that absurd ship the Dunottar [Castle, on which Harrison had taken a cruise along the Greek coast with Logan Pearsall Smith earlier that year]; had heard there was some chance of it.

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