Item 326 - Letter from Sir George Trevelyan to R. C. Trevelyan

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Letter from Sir George Trevelyan to R. C. Trevelyan


  • 12 Dec 1920 (Creation)

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Welcombe, Stratford on Avon. - Has asked Aunt Anna [Philips] to pass on this letter as 'in these days of rigid economy' it is good to save on a postage stamp. Agrees with Robert's preference for Bobus Smith's verses over Calverley's [both printed in a letter from Sir George to the editor of the "Times Literary Supplement" [November 25, 1920; pg. 778; Issue 984, see also 12/325]. Has just finished [Euripides's] "Medea" again, and is about to re-read the "Bacchae": has now got 'the old man's love of Euripides'; says the "Medea" is to Greek drama as "Othello" is the Elizabethan. Has also been reading the first book of Tacitus's "Histories". Very glad Bessy appreciates [Byron's] "Don Juan"; when they meet he will tell them 'the circumstances in which he once read it aloud'.

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