Item 20 - Notebook with autobiographical notes by R. C. Trevelyan, translation of Sophocles's "Oedipus at Colonus" and other works

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TRER/31/20

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Notebook with autobiographical notes by R. C. Trevelyan, translation of Sophocles's "Oedipus at Colonus" and other works

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  • c 1944 (Creation)

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Notebook with blue-green cover. 66 ff. Lined pages, several blank.

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Version of Trevelyan's "Maya" on inside cover and following pages; a verse version of "Spectacles" followed by a prose one. Notes toward an autobiography by Trevelyan, starting with a description of his first visit to Seatoller in Borrowdale in 1892 with his university friends Eddie Marsh, Bertrand Russell, Robin Mayor, and John Barran; describes visits there with Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, quoting a poem written on the hills by Dickinson; mentions spending time there with G. E. Moore, which becomes a general discussion of philosophers and philosophy; the Lake Hunt; early reading and the library at Wallington; his father's friends, particularly Henry Sidgwick. Translation of Montaigne III.7, crossed through.

Notebook also used from the other end in: notes on Virgil's sixth "Eclogue"; notes on Chinese poetry; verse; translation of Montaigne II.8; conversation between Adam and Satan, in both verse and prose versions; translation from Sophocles's "Oedipus at Colonus"

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