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T. S.Eliot
Faber & Faber Ltd
8 February 1948
My Dear

I was going to write anyway over this weekend, so I was all the more glad to have your good letter of February 4 (a very quick delivery for this time of year) yesterday. It is just about a month since I have written: a month in which no events, external or interior, call for special remark. The weather has been mild this year, and I have had no colds or bronchitis; IFaber, Richard ('Dick')TSE speaks at Chatham Club to oblige;b2 spent a night in Oxford (IChrist Church, Oxford'Chatham Club' addressed at;a2 went, to oblige Richard Faber, whom I am fond of, to talk to the ‘Chatham Club’ at Christ Church; and in spite of a cold dismal bedroom in the college I was none the worse for it); there are a ham from my niece and a flitch of bacon from the Lambs in the larder; and while I tire easily, I am I believe very well. There has been the drudgery of answering complimentary letters, some of which I have had to write myself, instead of dictating; andBrowne, Henzie (née Raeburn)marks TSE's OM with party;b3 IBell, George, Bishop of Chichester (earlier Dean of Canterbury);b9 haveNewtons, the;a2Newton, EricNewtons, thePearce, Stella MayNewtons, the had to go to a dinner in my honour given by Henzie Browne in their flat – which was very sweet of them, but a dinner party of more than six people is a strain – with the Bishop of Chichester (as the man originally responsible for ‘Murder in the Cathedral’ being written) and the Newtons (as the designers of the scene and costumes) andDukes, Ashleygives Garrick Club dinner for TSE;h1 onGarrick Club, London;a4 Tuesday I have to attend another dinner in my honour given by Ashley Dukes at the Garrick Club (I need a new ribbon). This coming week has its other ardours: dinner at the French Embassy tomorrow, and I shall be disappointed if the Ambassador does not kiss me on both cheeks)1 andGeorge VIinvests TSE at Buckingham Palace;a2 attendance on the King at Buckingham Palace on Thursday to receive my insignia (which makes me more nervous than the Vatican, because the latter is so formal that you know exactly how to behave). FuturePerkins, Edith (EH's aunt)which TSE does;i1 engagements: theRoyal Horticultural SocietyTSE makes presentation to;a1 presentation of Aunt Edith’s slides on March 2,2 followedJesus College, CambridgeTSE addresses students of;a1 by a weekend in Cambridge – talk to young men at Jesus on Friday, lunchFaber, Thomas Erle ('Tom', TSE's godson)treated by TSE in Cambridge;c1 and tea with my godson on Saturday, dinner with the Master, and'Sermon Preached at Magdalene College Chapel, A';a1 a talk (instead of the usual sermon) at evensong in the College Chapel on Sunday);3 thenBooks Across the Seaabsorbed into English Speaking Union;c3 the final meeting of ‘Books Across the Sea’ (itEnglish Speaking Unionabsorbs Books Across the Sea;a5 is being taken over by the English Speaking Union, which is the best thing that could happen);4 and, after Easter, the postponed visit to Aix and Marseilles.

WhatNotes Towards the Definition of Culture;b1 is more important is that I have at last completed revising my small prose book and it has gone to the printer; soCocktail Party, Theat last begun;b4 that I have been able to devote my mornings this week to thinking about a play, and even writing two or three pages of rough draft of dialogue for the opening scene. I am not sure that the subject is what I want; but the important thing, I feel, is to get started on something and not be dismayed if after some weeks, or even at a later stage, I have to scrap it. In fact, not to take it too seriously but to regard the work as warming up the engine which has been laid up (so far as theatre is concerned) for nine years. I shan’t tell anybody what it is about, for that would fortify my own doubts of it. It is, at present, an exercise: IFamily Reunion, Theits deficiencies;i5 want to give my mind to its being good theatre, something that will move towards a definite climax, and in short avoid all the weaknesses of ‘The Family Reunion’. If I have chosen a suitable theme for myself, the poetry and the depth will come easily. The plot requires very few characters – indeed, only three throughout – but I am at present rather worried, from the point of view of practical utility, by the fact that my first scene requires half a dozen actors (with light dialogue for a party) who are not required on the stage again. I feel that having several characters who make only one appearance, and who can remove their make-up and go home after the first twenty minutes or half an hour, is a drawback: for one thing, they have to be paid, and such small jobs are not very attractive? Am I right? Should I either try to get rid of them or give them another scene at the end?

To get down to work of this kind again, is I think the one thing I ought to do; and it will help me to overcome the feeling of having come to the end, and being put in a coffin with golden nails. It doesn’t matter, I say to myself, whether this is good or not: it will start something. Of course it isn’t only, or even primarily, the ‘honours’ that are the obstacle to be overcome; it’s far more everything that has happened during the last year, and the necessity of a new start after bankruptcy, or losing all one’s goods and chattels in a shipwreck, re-adapting oneself to oneself, ceasing to live on capital but living only on what one can dig out of the earth and pluck from the branches with one’s own fingers. But as for the ‘honours’, you have written sympathetically and understandingly of that, and I thank you for it. And at a time like this, there are always two alternatives possible – a vegetative end, or a new beginning.

IPrinceton Universityand TSE's Institute for Advanced Study position;e3 thought I had acquainted you fully with the Princeton fixture. The Institute of Advanced Studies (or whatever it is called) at Princeton invited me to spend some time simply living there as its guest. Itravels, trips and plansTSE's 1948 trip to America;g5;a3 accepted for two months only, and am to be in Princeton, I trust, during October and November. No doubt I shall be called upon to give readings, and perhaps prepare a lecture or two, while there; as well as having to see many people and meeting many undergraduates; but there is the inestimable advantage of not have [sc. having] to prepare lectures in advance – and it is the time spent in preparation, rather than the time spent in America, that presents difficulties to my visits. I shall hope to come up to Cambridge for several long weekends; and by giving one well-paid lecture somewhere I ought to make enough money to spend a whole week or two about Boston towards the end. So I shall look forward to seeing you first in October. ApparentlyDirac, PaulInstitute for Advanced Study reputedly graced by;a1 oneEinstein, AlbertInstitute for Advanced Study reputedly graced by;a1 lives in aOppenheimer, J. RobertInstitute for Advance Study reputedly graced by;a1 sort of community, with most eminent scholars and scientists – chiefly, it would seem, some of the great atom-bomb physicists like Dirac,5 Einstein6 and Oppenheimer.7 Rather sinister, and no doubt charming and gentle souls.

Your sketch of your daily life was what I wanted. I can well imagine that merely the care of your rooms takes a good deal of your time. I am glad that you have interests that take you to Boston (though you say nothing of the class I thought you were to take, as before) because I imagine that Concord society is not such as you would take to, even if it sought you out. I should expect that poetry-reading would be an activity that could only be slowly built up, after not having been free to do much in that way for so long; and that you would find demand for your services growing gradually as you got known through individuals who heard you. Ipoetryand varieties of audience;c6 am sure that there are many people who can get profit and enjoyment from listening to poetry (if they only knew it) who do not know how to read poetry to themselves, and that such readings could do a great deal of good. One should gradually acquire, I should suppose, a pretty wide repertoire, and learn by experience what kinds of poetry to read to what kinds of audience. Very simple people, I think, can enjoy somewhat difficult poetry properly read, better than the half-educated – which is the majority – who are bothered by notions of what they ought to like and how they ought to like it.8 The person who listens to poetry, or to music, or who looks at pictures, with the idea fixed in their mind that they must say something intelligent about it afterwards – and what they say afterwards matters more to them than the experience itself – makes the most difficult audience to deal with.

I thank you, my dear, for explaining more explicitly your reason for asking me to write only once a month: which I think I understand perfectly, and I think at present it is best. And I shall gradually, I think, write more naturally, from myself as I am, with the pressure behind it of having refrained from writing for so long as that. But I do not promise to keep exactly to that time-table if the pressure becomes too strong! I thank you humbly and gratefully for this letter, which makes up for weeks that have passed without news.

It is Sunday evening, so I shall now go and get the cold supper that Mrs. Thomson will have left (on her half day out). AndPakenham, Frank, 7th Earl of Longford;a1 then IGermanyTSE urges renewed cultural relations with;c1 must answer one or two more letters of congratulation and write a letter to Lord Pakenham9 about the desirability of inviting distinguished German men of letters to visit this country.10


1.RenéMassigli, René Massigli (1888–1988), diplomat: French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, 1944–55.

TSE to Polly Tandy, 12 June 1948: ‘life doesn’t get any simpler, and things happen, and I have been kissed on both cheeks by the French Ambassador, but it’s only a diplomatic kiss not a real smack and anyway I have washed since […] With much affection, and I hope none of you mind being kissed by a bloke who has been kissed by a man named Massigli’ (BL).

2.OnPerkins, Edith (EH's aunt)which TSE does;i1 2 Mar. 1948 TSE addressed the Royal Horticultural Society at the presentation of 465 coloured lantern slides of famous English and Scottish gardens collected by Edith Perkins. See Elizabeth Bennet-Clark, ‘A Generous Gift: Unique Slides for Britain’, Evesham Journal and Four Shires Advertiser, 13 Mar. 1948: ‘Mr Eliot spoke in moving terms of Mrs John Carroll Perkins as one who loved beauty that was visible to the eyes, and yet who had lost all sight beyond power of recovery. It was her great love for England that prompted her to give this collection of her own making to be kept in England and for England. He then formally asked Lord Aberconway to accept the gift.’ See TSE’s letter to Edith Perkins, 3 Mar. 1948: CProse 7, 103–5; Royal Horticultural Folder RHS/P3/4. Graham Pearson, ‘Mrs Edith Carroll Perkins and Chipping Campden Gardens’, Signpost: The Journal of the Chipping Campden Historical Society no. 8, Spring 2018, 12–15.

3.‘A Sermon Preached in Magdalene College Chapel’ – on 7 Mar. 1948 – CProse 7, 111–16.

4.TSE’s Presidential Address to ‘Books Across the Sea’ was delivered on 9 Mar. 1948: CProse 7, 119–23.

5.PaulDirac, Paul Dirac (1902–84): English theoretical physicist; Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, University of Cambridge, 1932–69; one of the discoverers of quantum theory; winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics (with Erwin Schrödinger) ‘for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic energy’. OM, 1973. He was a frequent visitor to the Institute for Advanced Study.

6.AlbertEinstein, Albert Einstein (1879–1955): German-born American theoretical physicist, renowned for the theory of relativity, and for developing the theory of quantum mechanics. He quit Germany in 1933, and was attached to the Institute for Advanced Study from 1935 to 1955.

7.J. RobertOppenheimer, J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904–67): American theoretical physicist, known as the ‘father of the atomic bomb’ for his wartime work as head of the Los Alamos Laboratory as part of the Manhattan Project which developed the nuclear weapons that were deployed on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In 1947 he became director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton; chair of the General Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission, 1947–52.

8.‘Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood’ (Dante, 1929).

9.FrankPakenham, Frank, 7th Earl of Longford Pakenham (1905–2001), known as Lord Pakenham, 1945–61; 7th Earl of Longford from 1961; politician and social campaigner. He was a Foreign Office minister at the time of this letter, responsible for the British occupation zone in Germany.

10.TSECurtius, Ernst Robert ('E. R.')TSE intercedes on behalf of;a2n to Lord Pakenham, 8 Feb. 1948: ‘I must take the liberty […] of raising the question of the desirability of inviting suitable distinguished German men of letters and professors to visit this country. I consider the giving of public lectures a mere necessary formality – it has no doubt a greater importance in the case of Englishmen going to Germany – and believe that the important thing is the effect upon the German visitors. Primarily those who have known England in the past, speak English, and have an interest in English culture. A particular instance in my mind is my friend Professor Ernst Robert Curtius of Bonn. I should hope also that such invitations need not be limited to those in the British zone, but could include men of the same kind at least in the American zone also. As the British Council does not appear to have the power to invite German visitors, I make bold to raise the question. I feel sure that a few such invitations, judiciously extended, could do much to enhance British prestige in Germany.’

Bell, George, Bishop of Chichester (earlier Dean of Canterbury), invites TSE to Chichester, to read 'Thoughts After Lambeth', Chichester visit described, consults TSE on extra-liturgical devotions, invites the Eliots for Whitsun, fancied for archbishopric, the Perkinses given introduction to, asks TSE to advise Archbishop, at anti-totalitarian church meeting, on Hitler's Germany, remains in Sweden after TSE, volunteers to guest-edit CNL, TSE's view of, convenes 'The Church and the Artist' conference, and Religious Drama Conference, as patron of the arts,

4.RtBell, George, Bishop of Chichester (earlier Dean of Canterbury) Revd George Bell, DD (1883–1958), Bishop of Chichester, 1929–58: see Biographical Register.

Books Across the Sea, TSE unwillingly president of, AGM, letter to The Times for, exhibition, reception for Beatrice Warde, The Times reports on, TSE trumpets in TES, 'Bridgebuilders', TLS reports on, and South Audley Street library, absorbed into English Speaking Union, final meeting of,
Browne, Henzie (née Raeburn), meets TSE at Chichester, and initial discussions of The Rock with TSE, discusses unwritten pageant scenes, in Family Reunion, asks after EH, looking after her two boys, in Old Man of the Mountains, stands in for Henrietta Watson in Family Reunion, marks TSE's OM with party, as Cocktail Party understudy, as actress,
Christ Church, Oxford, hosts TSE as guest, 'Chatham Club' addressed at, Gaudy at,
Cocktail Party, The, copy inscribed to Miss Swan, Martin Browne's preference for a popular play, plot ruminated, still a distant prospect, deferred by war, at last begun, being written, EH begs TSE to continue, stimulated by the Martin Brownes, titled and nearly drafted, interrupted, attempts to reconcile EH to title, to be discussed with Brownes, to be continued in Princeton, end in prospect, TSE rewriting, alternative titles, its star appeal, 1949 Edinburgh Festival production, Martin Browne to produce, production schedule, the Martin Browne collaboration, 'reading' for, reviewed, cuts made during rehearsal, TSE's opening-night impressions, stage-set for, copy to be sent to EH, EH on, TSE disavows autobiographical basis, post-Edinburgh prospects, 1949 Theatre Royal, Brighton run, its fate, closing, 1950 New York transfer, TSE skeptical of, its fate, being negotiated, fixed, revisions made in mind of, alarmingly successful, royalties from, prospects beyond 1 June 1950, final act still being rewritten, its reception, EH's second opinion on, 1950 New Theatre production, preliminary week in Southsea, its fate, opening night, to close with provinicial tour, comes off at New Theatre, Mrs Nef's reading-group reading, in which TSE reads Reilly, and casting for Confidential Clerk, its first draft, difficult to produce in France, 1954 Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier production, reception, Muriel Spark on, EH detects hidden meaning in,
Curtius, Ernst Robert ('E. R.'), mourns The Criterion, TSE intercedes on behalf of,
Dirac, Paul, Institute for Advanced Study reputedly graced by,

5.PaulDirac, Paul Dirac (1902–84): English theoretical physicist; Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, University of Cambridge, 1932–69; one of the discoverers of quantum theory; winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics (with Erwin Schrödinger) ‘for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic energy’. OM, 1973. He was a frequent visitor to the Institute for Advanced Study.

Dukes, Ashley, described by Yeats to TSE, approaches Doone over Mercury Theatre season, lines up Mercury Murder revival, with which he is pleased, his ambitions for Murder, which Brace upsets, instructed as to Murder New York negotiations, hustling in New York, from where he reports, agrees about Speaight's decline, explains miscarriage of 1936 American production, at 100th performance of Murder, latest plans for Murder, revised plans for New York, dares to call TSE in morning, TSE's royalty arrangement with, policing pirate productions of Murder, discusses Murder's America rights, full of grand desgins, takes Browne into partnership, on Murder's Abdication Crisis resonance, among Family Reunion's first readers, plans for Murder, American Murder tour, against Family Reunion as title, pleased with Family Reunion fragment, sent full Family Reunion draft, lets EH down, consulted over Gielgud contract, on Gielgud and Family Reunion, negotiating with Saint-Denis, less persuaded by Family Reunion, optimistic on Family Reunion transfer, instructed on Family Reunion licensing, fields Orson Welles enquiry, suggests wartime Murder revival, which he mounts without consulting TSE, attempting season of miniature operas, submits theatrical reminiscences to TSE, and Murder film rights, book launch for memoirs, reports on TSE's continental productions, gives Garrick Club dinner for TSE, takes full control of Mercury, accompanies TSE to Germany, La Mandragola, The Scene is Changed, Too Many Twins,
see also Dukes, the

4.AshleyDukes, Ashley Dukes (1885–1959), theatre manager, playwright, critic, translator, adapter, author; from 1933, owner of the Mercury Theatre, London: see Biographical Register.

Einstein, Albert, Institute for Advanced Study reputedly graced by, at Princeton degree ceremony,

6.AlbertEinstein, Albert Einstein (1879–1955): German-born American theoretical physicist, renowned for the theory of relativity, and for developing the theory of quantum mechanics. He quit Germany in 1933, and was attached to the Institute for Advanced Study from 1935 to 1955.

English Speaking Union, absorbs Books Across the Sea, TSE opens library at,
Faber, Richard ('Dick'), bought roller-skates, takes TSE to Madame Tussaud's, the more religious Faber son, taken to Distant Point, entering Naval Cadet school, serving on cruiser, in hospital with broken leg, fellow convalescent at Minsted, TSE speaks at Chatham Club to oblige,
see also Fabers, the
Faber, Thomas Erle ('Tom', TSE's godson), not named for TSE, his photograph on TSE's mantel, sends one-word letter, poem written for, and 'The Naming of Cats', which consoles him, decorates matchbox for TSE, given watch for Christmas, bought telescope, takes TSE to Madame Tussaud's, in school Mikado, win scholarship but splits infinitive, TSE's impotence as godfather to, bought fishing rod, TSE goes fishing with, treated by TSE in Cambridge, now don at Corpus Christi, Cambridge,
see also Fabers, the

4.ThomasFaber, Thomas Erle ('Tom', TSE's godson) Erle Faber (1927–2004), TSE’s godson and principal dedicatee of Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, was to become a physicist, teaching at Cambridge, first at Trinity, then for fifty years at Corpus Christi. He served too as chairman of the Geoffrey Faber holding company.

Family Reunion, The, and TSE as Orestes, plot sought for, progress stalled, referred to as 'Orestes play', written against countdown to war, should be artistically a stretch, plot still not settled on, begun, compared to Murder, TSE on writing, described (mid-composition), and Gunn's Carmina Gadelica, described to GCF, EH questions Harry's entrance, draft read to Martin Brownes, projected autumn 1938 production, depletes TSE, and Mourning Becomes Electra, its Greek inheritance, alternatively 'Follow the Furies', first draft promised to EH, as inspired by Tenebrae, being rewritten, work suspended till summer, fair copy being typed, waiting on Browne and Dukes, 'Follow the Furies' quashed by EH, aspires to be Chekhovian, Dukes keen to produce, criticised by Martin Browne, under revision, submitted to EH's theatrical wisdom, for which TSE credits her, possible John Gielgud production, Gielgud-level casting, Browne's final revisions, with the printers, Henry loaned draft, Donat and Saint-Denis interested, in proof, progress towards staging stalled, Saint-Denis interest tempered, possible Tyrone Guthrie production, possible limited Mercury run, its defects, publication scheduled, first draft sent to EH, Michael Redgrave interested in, March 1939 Westminster Theatre production, waits on terms, rehearsals for, which are photographed, opening night contemplated without EH, last-minute flutters, opening night, reception, coming off, TSE's final visit to, Dukes bullish on New York transfer, EH spurs TSE's reflections on, and Otway's Venice Preserv'd, American reception, and Orson Welles, F&F's sales, 1940 American production, Henry harps on the personal aspect, its cheerfulness, EH acknowledges part in, 1943 ADC production, in Dadie Rylands's hands, described, certain lines expressing TSE's frustrations, EH discusses with pupils, plays in Zurich, 1946 Birmingham production, 1946 Mercury revival, rehearsals for, opening night, TSE attends again in company, Spanish translation of, VHE's death calls to mind, its deficiencies, BBC Gielgud broadcast version, first aired, to be repeated, goes nominally with The Cocktail Party, Swedish National Theatre production, compared to Cocktail Party, EH's response to, more 'personal' than Cocktail Party, performed in Göttingen, 1950 Düsseldorf production, 1953 New York production vetoed, 1956 Phoenix Theatre revival, described, Peter Brook congratulated on, Martin Browne seeks MS of,
Garrick Club, London, described for EH, Literary Society dine at, supper with Robert Lowell at, hosts supper honouring Sybil Thorndike,
George VI, his coronation, invests TSE at Buckingham Palace, attends Murder, dies, his funeral,
Germany, and The Road Back, and Triumphal March, needs to cooperate with Britain and France, and TSE's Lloyds war-work, TSE listening to speeches from, its actresses, and its Jewish population, in light of Versailles, Oldham reports on religious resistance in, remilitarises the Rhineland, its territorial ambitions under Hitler, Germans compared to Austrians, under Nazism, Duncan-Jones on religious persecution in, German conduct in warfare, Germans compared to Swedes, TSE's post-war sense of duty to, TSE diagnoses its totalitarian slide, TSE urges renewed cultural relations with, TSE on visiting,
Jesus College, Cambridge, TSE addresses students of,
Massigli, René, awards TSE Légion d’honneur,

1.RenéMassigli, René Massigli (1888–1988), diplomat: French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, 1944–55.

Newtons, the,
Notes Towards the Definition of Culture, sketched by TSE, interrupted, being worked up, TSE writing, stimulated by Christ Church symposium, last chapter to be rewritten, under revision, represents complete statement of TSE's beliefs, EH on, EH requests inscribed copy for Marguerite Hearsey,
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, Institute for Advance Study reputedly graced by, apparently a supporter of Wallace,

7.J. RobertOppenheimer, J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904–67): American theoretical physicist, known as the ‘father of the atomic bomb’ for his wartime work as head of the Los Alamos Laboratory as part of the Manhattan Project which developed the nuclear weapons that were deployed on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In 1947 he became director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton; chair of the General Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission, 1947–52.

Pakenham, Frank, 7th Earl of Longford,

9.FrankPakenham, Frank, 7th Earl of Longford Pakenham (1905–2001), known as Lord Pakenham, 1945–61; 7th Earl of Longford from 1961; politician and social campaigner. He was a Foreign Office minister at the time of this letter, responsible for the British occupation zone in Germany.

Perkins, Edith (EH's aunt), her relationship to EH queried, to accompany EH to Scripps, asks TSE to dinner, at first Norton lecture, shares pew with TSE, accompanies TSE to Symphony Concert, in audience at Milton Academy, catches cold in Florence, in TSE's private opinion, TSE's occasional poem for, her relationship with EH analysed, dislikes Jeanette McPherrin, explains EH's breakdown to TSE, on the Harvard Murder, as Campden hostess, and TSE's wartime instructions to EH, gives lunch at American Women's Club, gives TSE balsam pillow, requests English edition of Cats, as horticulturalist, without Campden garden, compared to Irene Hale, gives TSE photograph of EH, attends Ada's funeral, reports on EH's Millbrook situation, pressed for ham and pineapple recipe, sight affected in one eye, gives lecture, sight failing, sight deteriorates in other eye, thanked for 1946 hospitality, gives to Books Across the Sea, according to EH, asks TSE to present slides to RHS, which TSE does, on EH and TSE's relationship, and Hidcote House, friendly with Marion, TSE pitches her book to publishers, depressed by the heat, somewhat recovered, approaching 80th, faced with husband's death, letter of condolence to, sent birthday poem, visited in Boston, has sciatica, reports on EH's dramatic activities, Miss Lavorgna on, in her old-age infirmity, suffers 'shock', sacks nurse, EH preserved from, sends funeral tribute to Cousin Will, and the Hale letters, nursing home sought for, moved into nursing home, where TSE writes to her, suffers stroke, deteriorating, relations with EH, her legacy to EH,
see also Perkinses, the
poetry, the danger of illustrating, versus the law, as career path, as social construct, as against didacticism, as redefined by Sweeney Agonistes, TSE on his oeurvre, TSE's own reasons for writing, TSE doubts his own, TSE's unrecorded epigram on, TSE on his own, and the importance of models, relieves TSE's longing for EH, nonsense poetry, versus drama, and TSE's new drawing-desk, and theatre-going audiences, and the dissimulation of feeling, TSE on writing after long intermission, jealousy among poets, and personal experience, TSE's defended from EH's charge of 'futility', and emotion, and marriage to VHE, and varieties of audience,
Princeton University, according to TSE's fantasy, TSE engaged to lecture at, and Ronald Bottrall, TSE on his trip to, its architecture, compared to Harvard and Yale, Alumni Weekly print TSE's More tribute, possible wartime lectures at, and Allen Tate, among American colleges, extends wartime invitation to TSE, invites TSE to conference, Johnson lectures revamped for, confers honorary degree on TSE, and TSE's Institute for Advanced Study position, EH's information on, and Herbert Read, and EH's bequest,
Royal Horticultural Society, TSE makes presentation to,
'Sermon Preached at Magdalene College Chapel, A', as preached,
travels, trips and plans, EH's 1930 trip to England, EH's proposed 1931 England visit, called off, EH's 1932 summer holidays, the Eliots' Derby Day excursion, related, the Eliots' July 1932 Hindhead visit, the Eliots' August 1932 Eastbourne holiday, described, TSE's 1932–3 year in America, Norton Professorship offered to TSE, and the prospect of reunion with EH, which TSE refuses to see as decisive, which angers EH, who writes and destroys a response, TSE's financial imperatives, TSE's itinerary, and the question of discretion, opportunity for adventurous lecture-tours, TSE speculates on attendant feelings, TSE on the voyage over, TSE reflects on, TSE's return from, the Eliot family's Randolph holiday, TSE's 1933 westward tour to Scripps, proposed to EH, and TSE's need to lecture, possibly via St. Louis, TSE's itinerary, possible stopover in Seattle, a shameful source of happiness, still a happy thought, described by Havens and others, TSE reflects on, TSE's return from, TSE wonders at after-effect on EH, EH urged to reflect honestly on, Ada on, and a conversation about divorce, in EH's recollection, possible EH 1933 summer in England, TSE's 1933 Faber summer holiday, set for mid-August, postponed, rearranged, TSE buys summer outfits for, described, TSE's 1933 tour of Scotland, possible itinerary, Morley's preparations for, described for EH, TSE's 1933 trip to Paris, mooted, described, EH's 1934–5 year in Europe, TSE delighted at the prospect, attempts to coordinate with TSE's 1934 summer plans, the Perkinses due in Chipping Camden, EH's itinerary, TSE's initial weekend at Chipping Campden, TSE books rooms in Lechlade, TSE visits Campden again with family, and again alone, which visit TSE reflects on, TSE's plans to entertain EH en route to Europe, EH's continental itinerary, VHE and propriety inhibit pre-Paris arrangements, L'Escargot lunch, weekend in Sussex for EH's birthday, possible London tea-party, second lunch at L'Escargot, EH and TSE's November excursions, 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1945 September fortnight in Lee, described, TSE's 1945 Christmas in Lee, described, TSE's 1946 summer in America, date for passage fixed, paperwork for, TSE's itinerary, its aftermath, recounted, TSE's 1947 summer in America, dependent on lecture engagements, TSE seeks to bring forward, Henry's condition brings further forward, set for April, itinerary, EH reflects on, TSE's scheduled December 1947 visit to Marseilles and Rome, itinerary, TSE's preparations for, dreaded, Roman leg described by Roger Hinks, EH's hypothetical March 1948 visit to England, TSE's postponed 1948 trip to Aix, itinerary, recounted, home via Paris, TSE's 1948 trip to America, itinerary, TSE's visit to EH in Andover, disrupted by Nobel Prize, TSE's 1948 Nobel Prize visit to Stockholm, itinerary, recounted, TSE's 1949 family motor-tour of Scotland, described, TSE's October–November 1949 trip to Germany, possible itinerary, preparations for, final itinerary, TSE's account of, the return via Belgium, TSE's January 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1963 trip to America,