Item 106 - Letter from William Rothenstein to R. C. Trevelyan

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TRER/18/106

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Letter from William Rothenstein to R. C. Trevelyan

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  • 6 Oct 1917 (Creation)

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Far Oakridge, Stroud, Gloucestershire. - Praises Trevelyan's 'noble translation of a noble piece of writing' ["Lucretius on Death..."]; 'Nothing has ever impressed [him] more'. When staying with the Lodges recently, he told [Olver?] Lodge that he stopped ;at the threshold of spiritulastic [sic] beliefs' due to 'the fact of our nescience of all past experience'; Lucretius puts this point in 'austere & admirable form'. Thinks Trevelyan's translation gives an 'impression of a Roman weight & gravity'. Asks if he can tell him about a translation of the whole of "De Rerum Natura" as he has been inspired to read more; thanks Trevelyan for sending it.

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