Part 2 - Letter from John St. Loe Strachey to R. C. Trevelyan

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Letter from John St. Loe Strachey to R. C. Trevelyan


  • 16 Sept 1925 (Creation)

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Newlands Corner, Merrow Downs, Guildford; sent to Trevelyan c/o G[ordon] Bottomley, The Sheiling, Silverdale, near Carnforth. - Trevelyan's letter [26/12/1] gave Strachey 'infinite pleasure': likes nothing more than 'to do justice to a true scholar' like Trevelyan, and regrets true scholars 'get very little justice in the hurry and confusion of the Press'. Thinks Trevelyan was right to praise [Theocritus's] "Sorceress" so highly: it is a 'wonderful poem', and Strachey loves 'such challenges'. Would require a 'new symposium on the nature of Love' to respond properly, and suspects he and Trevelyan would really agree and 'cut the Sorceress out as leaning much to much to the merely animal side of the business'. Apologises for the 'trivial letter': he is going to America on Saturday so is busy with packing.

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