Item 279 - Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Edward Marsh

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Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Edward Marsh


  • 5 May 1912 (Creation)

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TThanks Edward for his letter [19/8]; the copy [of Bob's "The Bride of Dionysus"] must have been sent a couple of days late, as he did not want Edward to buy it. Glad he liked the last act, which is his own favourite; he is probably right about the vers libres, but thinks that Donald [Tovey] has set them to music so they 'sound quite well, even if they are too puzzling to read'. Will be 'very pleased and proud' to write his 'fan' poem ["For A Fan"] in Edward's book after Whitsuntide, as he is going away to Seatoller until then to try and work; will have to 'try and write [his] best, which is never very good, so as not to make a mess' of Marsh's book. Will try and visit one day this summer, perhaps they could arrange dinner and a play or concert; expects he will see him at the [Apostles] dinner next month; they have elected 'a Hun, Becassy [Ferenc Békasy] who is also a poet 'quite good too, I think', whom he supposes will be Vice President at the dinner. It is 'extraordinary how everyone is a poet now, whether inside or outside the Society'.

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19/8: the letter, dated 29 Apr [1912] from Edward Marsh to which this is a reply.

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