[41 Brimmer St., Boston]

T. S.Eliot
Faber & Faber Ltd
29 April 1932
Emily dear,

AnotherHarcourt, Brace & Co.and Selected Essays;a1 week has gone by – I mean a week since your last letter – in the usual occupations; ISelected Essaysdedicated to Harriet Weaver;a2 think that I have finished with the ‘Selected Essays’, a set of which with table of contents etc. has gone off to Harcourt Brace. I dedicated the book to HarrietWeaver, Harriet Shawin thumbnail;a3 Weaver; have I told you anything of her? At the risk of repetition I will place her: Harriet is a little mousy Quaker spinster of about 55, I imagine, though she might be older or younger. HerMarsden, DoraHarriet Weaver's devotion to;a1 great devotion in life has been for her friend Dora Marsden, whom she regards as a great philosopher: perhaps she is.1 Anyway, Harriet, who has little money, founded ‘The New Freewoman’, which became ‘TheEgoist, Theits aetiology;a1 Egoist’, just before the War, in order to give Dora a place in which to publish her philosophical writings. But Dora couldn’t fill it all up, andPound, Ezraat The Egoist;a4 happily Harriet fell in with Ezra Pound, who got her to make Aldington assistant editor, and they filled up the rest of the paper with writing by themselves and their friends. It was really very good. ThenAthenaeum, Thestepping stone to TLS;a2 when Richard went to the war, I was taken on in his place, as assistant, and there wrote my first literary essays, and thence advanced to the Athenaeum and The Times. But Harriet did more than that; she started publishing; and for years she was the only publisher in London who would publish PoundPound, Ezraindebted to Harriet Weaver;a5, or me, orLewis, Wyndhamindebted to Harriet Weaver;a2 Wyndham Lewis, orJoyce, Jamesindebted to Harriet Weaver;b2 James Joyce; shePrufrock and Other Observationsand Harriet Weaver;a1 published my first book of twelve poems, at a shilling, which is now out of print and very scarce.2 Also, she is the most modest and self-sacrificing little person in existence. And surely the best use to make of the opportunity of dedicating a book is to preserve the memory of someone who has done a good deal for literature and is completely unknown to the public.3

NowCriterion, TheJuly 1932;c3'Commentary';a1, I shall devote my time largely to clearing up arrears of the Criterion and arranging as far as possible the numbers to be published during my absence; and presently I must write the Commentary for the June number. ICriterion, Thearrangements in TSE's absence;a4 think I shall continue to write the Commentary myself, and send it over from Boston, to preserve continuity. Other arrangements here I cannot make. V. IEliot, Vivien (TSE's first wife, née Haigh-Wood)and TSE's departure for America;e9threatens to come;a5 am sorry to say, continues to play with the notion of coming to America too; her idea at the moment is to come ‘for two weeks’ and return to England God knows how. I tried to deal with this diplomatically by suggesting instead that she should wait until May, get a friend to come with her, and return with me; but the poor child had a notion that my arrival in America would be attended by public celebrations, almost, and that she wanted to share in the glory. She would be very bitterly undeceived, I fear. The worst of these daydreams is that they prevent her from coming to any conclusions about what she is to do with herself during my absence. She has agreed to see her doctor and take his advice; and I have some time since had correspondence with him on the subject, so I am sure that his advice would be right. IEliot, Vivien (TSE's first wife, née Haigh-Wood)and TSE's departure for America;e9from which TSE tries to dissuade her;a6 explained carefully to her and frankly why her coming would be disastrous for me: firstfinances (TSE's)TSE's Income Tax;a1 financially, in that the extra expense would eat up the profits which are needed to pay my income tax arrears, and second that I could not possibly get my work done properly under the strain of looking after her, and third that it is vitally necessary for me to have rest and relief. I don’t know how much impression I made; but I think it is best to have told her the truth (I mean as much of the truth as is necessary) at an early stage.

WeBolliger, Aureliagood for VHE;a2 haveAmericaMadison, Wisconsin;f5Aurelia Bolliger hails from;a1 had the little Bolliger girl (whose home is Madison Wis.) staying off and on; and she is so simple and goodhearted that she is a great help (V. ought always to have a good but slightly immature person as a playmate). Also she has put my books in order for me with the greatest care and ingenuity. We shall miss her when she returns to Japan.

LunchedHinks, Roger;a1 with Hinks4 yesterdaySassoon, Siegfriedbumps into TSE;a1 at the Reform Club and came across Siegfried Sassoon there, the first time that I had seen him for years.5 HeSassoon, Siegfrieddescribed for EH;a2 is an odd fellow, rather young looking and young behaving for his years – I think he is some years older than I – that due [sic] perhaps to a neurotic temperament damaged by the war – but I imagine very likeable when one has got to know him well. WeMorrell, Lady Ottoline;c3 wentEliots, the T. S.again to OM's;b7 to aSpeaight, Robertchats to TSE at OM's;a2 late tea at Ottoline’s, where was the young Speight [sic] who acted Malvolio so well; I had some conversation with him, and found him intelligent and earnest; alsoAinley, Richard;a1 Henry Ainley’s son,6 who played the Duke, and a young woman who had a minor part; all of much refinement and pleasing. Iactors and actressesenjoyable company of;a3 enjoy very much the society of the right kind of theatrical people: Ipoetryversus the law, as career path;a2 suspect that I have always had a hankering after the stage myself! perhaps the best career for me would have been the Bar, where one can combine the arts of the theatre with the pleasures of reasoning. Poetry is no career: it is simply the ruin of any career.

And now I have been talking only about myself, and I hope I shall write a different kind of letter on Tuesday.

à tantôt

1.DoraMarsden, Dora Marsden (1882–1960), suffragette; literary editor; founder-editor of The Freewoman and The Egoist. Weaver published what she regarded as Marsden’s magnum opus in two parts: The Definition of the Godhead (1928); Mysteries of Christianity (1930).

2.Prufrock and Other Observations (1917).

3.TSE dedicated Selected Essays (1932):

To Harriet Shaw Weaver

In gratitude, and in recognition

of her services

To English letters

4.RogerHinks, Roger Hinks (1903–63), Assistant Keeper, 1926–39, in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, from which he resigned in consequence of a scandal caused by his arrangements for deep-cleaning the Elgin Marbles. He later worked at the Warburg Institute, at the British Legation in Stockholm (where he met TSE in 1942) and for the British Council (Rome, The Netherlands, Greece, Paris). His writings include Carolingian Art (1935) and Caravaggio: His Life – His Legend – His Works (1953). See also ‘Roger Hinks’, Burlington Magazine 105: 4738 (Sept. 1964), 423–34; and The Gymnasium of the Mind: The Journals of Roger Hinks, 1933–1963, ed. John Goldsmith (1984).

5.SiegfriedSassoon, Siegfried Sassoon, MC (1886–1967), poet, writer and soldier. Initially recognised as a war poet and satirist, he won greater fame with his fictionalised autobiography Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man (F&F, 1928: James Tait Black Award), which was followed by Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (1930) and Sherston’s Progress (1936). He was appointed CBE in 1951.

6.RichardAinley, Richard Ainley (1910–67), theatre and film actor; son of actor Henry Ainley (1879–1945).

actors and actresses, to be pitied, TSE on thespian withdrawal symptoms, enjoyable company of, English and German actresses compared, and the benefits of repertory, as readers of poetry, in Sweden,
Ainley, Richard,

6.RichardAinley, Richard Ainley (1910–67), theatre and film actor; son of actor Henry Ainley (1879–1945).

America, TSE on not returning in 1915, and TSE as transatlantic cultural conduit, dependence on Europe, TSE's sense of deracination from, and the Great Depression, TSE a self-styled 'Missourian', as depicted in Henry Eliot's Rumble Murders, its national coherence questioned, its religious and educational future, versus Canadian and colonial society, where age is not antiquity, drinks Scotland's whisky, and FDR's example to England, underrates Europe's influence on England, redeemed by experience with G. I.'s, TSE nervous at readjusting to, and post-war cost of living, more alien to TSE post-war, its glories, landscape, cheap shoes, its horrors, Hollywood, climate, lack of tea, overheated trains, over-social clubs, overheating in general, perplexities of dress code, food, especially salad-dressing, New England Gothic, earthquakes, heat, the whistle of its locomotives, 'Easter holidays' not including Easter, the cut of American shirts, television, Andover, Massachusetts, EH moves to, Ann Arbor, Michigan, TSE on visiting, Augusta, Maine, EH stops in, Baltimore, Maryland, and TSE's niece, TSE engaged to lecture in, TSE on visiting, Bangor, Maine, EH visits, Bay of Fundy, EH sailing in, Bedford, Massachusetts, its Stearns connections, Boston, Massachusetts, TSE tries to recollect society there, its influence on TSE, its Museum collection remembered, inspires homesickness, TSE and EH's experience of contrasted, described by Maclagan, suspected of dissipating EH's energies, EH's loneliness in, Scripps as EH's release from, possibly conducive to TSE's spiritual development, restores TSE's health, its society, TSE's relations preponderate, TSE's happiness in, as a substitute for EH's company, TSE's celebrity in, if TSE were there in EH's company, its theatregoing public, The Times on, on Labour Day, Brunswick, Maine, TSE to lecture in, TSE on visiting, California, as imagined by TSE, TSE's wish to visit, EH suggests trip to Yosemite, swimming in the Pacific, horrifies TSE, TSE finds soulless, land of earthquakes, TSE dreads its effect on EH, Wales's resemblance to, as inferno, and Californians, surfeit of oranges and films in, TSE's delight at EH leaving, land of kidnappings, Aldous Huxley seconds TSE's horror, the lesser of two evils, Cannes reminiscent of, TSE masters dislike of, land of monstrous churches, TSE regrets EH leaving, winterless, its southern suburbs like Cape Town, land of fabricated antiquities, Cambridge, Massachusetts, TSE's student days in, socially similar to Bloomsbury, TSE lonely there but for Ada, TSE's happiness in, exhausting, EH's 'group' in, road safety in, Casco Bay, Maine, TSE remembers, Castine, Maine, EH holidays in, Cataumet, Massachusetts, EH holidays in, Chicago, Illinois, EH visits, reportedly bankrupt, TSE on, TSE takes up lectureship in, its climate, land of fabricated antiquities, Chocurua, New Hampshire, EH stays in, Concord, Massachusetts, EH's househunting in, EH moves from, Connecticut, its countryside, and Boerre, TSE's end-of-tour stay in, Dorset, Vermont, EH holidays in, and the Dorset Players, Elizabeth, New Jersey, TSE on visiting, Farmington, Connecticut, place of EH's schooling, which TSE passes by, EH holidays in, Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, EH recuperates in, Gerrish Island, Maine, TSE revisits, Hollywood, perceived debauchery of its movies, TSE's dream of walk-on part, condemned by TSE to destruction, TSE trusts Murder will be safe from, Iowa City, Iowa, TSE invited to, Jonesport, Maine, remembered, Kittery, Maine, described, Lexington, Massachusetts, and the Stearns family home, Lyndeborough, New Hampshire, visited by EH, Madison, Wisconsin, Aurelia Bolliger hails from, Ralph Hodgson sails for, EH summers in, as conceived by TSE, who eventually visits, Maine, its coast remembered by TSE, TSE recalls swimming off, Minneapolis, on EH's 1952 itinerary, TSE lectures in, New Bedford, Massachusetts, EH's holidays in, TSE's family ties to, New England, and Unitarianism, more real to TSE than England, TSE homesick for, in TSE's holiday plans, architecturally, compared to California, and the New England conscience, TSE and EH's common inheritance, springless, TSE remembers returning from childhood holidays in, its countryside distinguished, and The Dry Salvages, New York (N.Y.C.), TSE's visits to, TSE encouraged to write play for, prospect of visiting appals TSE, as cultural influence, New York theatres, Newburyport, Maine, delights TSE, Northampton, Massachusetts, TSE on, EH settles in, TSE's 1936 visit to, autumn weather in, its spiritual atmosphere, EH moves house within, its elms, the Perkinses descend on, Aunt Irene visits, Boerre's imagined life in, TSE on hypothetical residence in, EH returns to, Peterborough, New Hampshire, visited by EH, TSE's vision of life at, Petersham, Massachusetts, EH holidays in, TSE visits with the Perkinses, EH spends birthday in, Edith Perkins gives lecture at, the Perkinses cease to visit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, TSE on, and TSE's private Barnes Foundation tour, Independence Hall, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, surrounding countryside, Portsmouth, Maine, delights TSE, Randolph, New Hampshire, 1933 Eliot family holiday in, the Eliot siblings return to, Seattle, Washington State, EH summers in, EH's situation at, TSE prefers to California, EH repairs to post-Christmas, EH visits on 1952 tour, EH returns to, Sebasco, Maine, EH visits, South, the, TSE's first taste of, TSE's prejudices concerning, St. Louis, Missouri, TSE's childhood in, TSE's homesickness for, TSE styling himself a 'Missourian', possible destination for TSE's ashes, resting-place of TSE's parents, TSE on his return to, the Mississippi, compared to TSE's memory, TSE again revisits, TSE takes EVE to, St. Paul, Minnesota, TSE on visiting, the Furness house in, Tryon, North Carolina, EH's interest in, EH staying in, Virginia, scene of David Garnett's escapade, and the Page-Barbour Lectures, TSE on visiting, and the South, Washington, Connecticut, EH recuperates in, West Rindge, New Hampshire, EH holidays at, White Mountains, New Hampshire, possible TSE and EH excursion to, Woods Hole, Falmouth, Massachusetts, TSE and EH arrange holiday at, TSE and EH's holiday in recalled, and The Dry Salvages, TSE invited to, EH and TSE's 1947 stay in, EH learns of TSE's death at,
Athenaeum, The, TSE's decision not to assist Murry, stepping stone to TLS, TSE's experience of weekly reviewing,
Bolliger, Aurelia, described, good for VHE, relieves trip to Hindhead, Ralph Hodgson confides in TSE his desire to marry,
see also Hodgsons, the

1.AureliaBolliger, Aurelia Bolliger (1898–1984), born in Pennsylvania, studied at Heidelberg College, Ohio; she taught in Wisconsin before journeying to teach at a mission school in Tokyo, 1922–3, and for the next seven years at the Women’s College of Sendai, where she met and fell in love with Ralph Hodgson. She was to marry Hodgson in 1933.

Criterion, The, its monthly meetings fatigue TSE, introduced TSE to Whibley, arrangements in TSE's absence, first contributors' meeting since Monro's death, 1932 contributors' gathering, first contributors' gathering of 1934, Russell Square gathering for, particularly heavy gathering, its gatherings dreaded, to be wound up, reflections on ending, shut up against contributions, lamented even in Brno, letters of condolence, reading poetry submissions for, July 1931, 'Commentary', April 1932, laborious 'Commentary', July 1932, 'Commentary', October 1932, 'Commentary', October 1933, 'Commentary' on Irving Babbitt, prepared on holiday, July 1934, 'Commentary', January 1935, TSE ordering, October 1935, 'Commentary', 'Commentary', which TSE regrets as too personal, July 1936, possibilities for 'Commentary', October 1936, being made up, being finalised, to be ordered, January 1937, prepared in August 1936, April 1937, 'Commentary', July 1937, 'Commentary', January 1938, 'Commentary' on Nuffield endowments, which is sparsely well received, April 1938, 'Commentary', July 1938, 'Commentary', January 1939, to be final issue, 'Last Words',
Egoist, The, its aetiology,
Eliot, Vivien (TSE's first wife, née Haigh-Wood), takes a liking to EH, EH urged not to blame, relations with Charles Buckle, unbearable to holiday with, takes to Margaret Thorp, accompanies TSE to Poetry Bookshop, and 57 Chester Terrace, on TSE's religion, TSE declines invitations excluding, her driving, hosts various writers to tea, considers flat in Gordon Square, arranges large tea-party, as theatregoer, declares desire to make confession, taken to Eastbourne, recalls the Eliots' visit to Rodmell, Alida Monro reports on, in Alida Monro's opinion, falls out with Lucy Thayer, meets TSE for last time at solicitors, seeks TSE's whereabouts, haunts TSE in London, such that he forgoes the theatre, news of, inquires after Man Ray portrait, harries F&F office, on Mosley Albert Hall rally, dies, her funeral, Requiem Mass for, Theresa remembers, marriage to, TSE on entering into, alleged affair with Bertrand Russell, sexual relations, its morbidity, TSE on his own incapacity, its torments providential on reflection, in OM's opinion, its lessons, humiliating, TSE's father's reaction, unrecognised by TSE, to outsiders, TSE reflects on, painful yet stimulating, as an act of self-rupture, drug habits, sleeping draughts, in TSE's absence, 1926 bromidia delusions, mental state, childlike, benefits from active social life, compared to EH's mother's, at the Malmaison sanatorium, and dining in public, TSE's influence on, post-separation, the prospect of institutionalising, prompts institutionalisation crisis-meeting, and TSE's departure for America, against TSE going, adjusting to the prospect, might coordinate with a return to Malmaison, in denial as to, threatens to come, from which TSE tries to dissuade her, aggrieved at being left, possible arrangements in TSE's absence, still in denial as to, TSE dreads scene of departure, possibly beneficial to VHE, TSE describes the moment of departure, separation from, TSE, for and against, out of the question, obstructed by self-deception and responsibility, reasons for not having happened, Dr Miller's opinion on, contemplated, plotted, would necessitate TSE's sequestration, TSE encouraged in his determination, Alida Monro independently suggests, communication with solicitors on, TSE describes going through with, VHE's response before and after meeting at solicitors, impasse over financial settlement, which VHE misrepresents to friends, VHE in denial over, separation deed drawn up, which is yet unsigned, delayed by death of lawyer, general impasse, financial settlement put into force, complicated by VHE renewing lease on flat, efforts to retrieve TSE's property, which is eventually recovered, financial consequences, the possibility of divorcing, TSE's objections to, against what TSE symbolises, likened to Newman's conversion, in common and canon law, in Ada's opinion, how TSE's attitude might seem, would involve permanent division from Church, inimical to future TSE's happiness, her death, and Theresa on TSE remarrying, TSE's shifting response to, formerly wished for, EH reflects on,
Eliots, the T. S., receive Aldous Huxley, give tea to Nora Joyce, give dinner-party for Joyces, Fabers and Osbert Sitwell, described by Osbert Sitwell, give dinner for Philippa Whibley, host the Morleys, Joyces and Hutchinsons, take tea with OM, who describes their appearance, invite OM to meet Mrs Joyce, introduce TSE's nieces to Lucia Joyce and Barbara Hutchinson, host the Joyces, host the Thorps to tea, host Dorothy Pound to supper, again to OM's, have the Huxleys to tea, more harmonious for Gordon George's stay, host Maurice and Ahmé to dinner, host Ralph Hodgson, Aurelia Bolliger, Gordon George and Scott Moncrieff, to OM's tea-party for Yeats, host Ralph Hodgson despite his dog's behaviour, have the Hodgsons for the weekend, attend Derby Day with the Hodgsons, host the Faber children to tea, host OM and D'Arcy, host Mark Gertler and wife, at James Stephens's party, have fifteen to tea, Evelyn Underhill and Force Stead to lunch with, spend weekend with VHE's mother, join farewell dinner for the Hodgsons, in 1926, holiday in Eastbourne, where they dine with the Morleys, then visit the Woolfs at Rodmell,
finances (TSE's), TSE's Income Tax, American income, Norton Professorship, Grenville Place rent, costs of separation, TSE's desire to pay for EH, theatrical royalties, royalties from Cats, rent at Shamley, and retirement, apropos of The Cocktail Party, and post-war capital controls,
Harcourt, Brace & Co., and Selected Essays, poach Frank Morley, negotiations over New York Murder, refuse illustrated edition of Cats, and Four Quartets, which they print disappointingly, advance TSE money,
Hinks, Roger, quizzed over Roman Art book, at JDH's birthday-party, recalls TSE in Sweden, on TSE's 1947 visit to Rome,

4.RogerHinks, Roger Hinks (1903–63), Assistant Keeper, 1926–39, in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, from which he resigned in consequence of a scandal caused by his arrangements for deep-cleaning the Elgin Marbles. He later worked at the Warburg Institute, at the British Legation in Stockholm (where he met TSE in 1942) and for the British Council (Rome, The Netherlands, Greece, Paris). His writings include Carolingian Art (1935) and Caravaggio: His Life – His Legend – His Works (1953). See also ‘Roger Hinks’, Burlington Magazine 105: 4738 (Sept. 1964), 423–34; and The Gymnasium of the Mind: The Journals of Roger Hinks, 1933–1963, ed. John Goldsmith (1984).

Joyce, James, appears suddenly in London, admired and esteemed by TSE, takes flat in Kensington, lunches with TSE at fish shop, gets on with Osbert Sitwell, GCF on, consumes TSE's morning, dines in company chez Eliot, obstinately unbusinesslike, bank-draft ordered for, indebted to Harriet Weaver, writes to TSE about daughter, his place in history, evening with Lewis, Vanderpyl and, TSE appreciates loneliness of, TSE's excuse for visiting Paris, insists on lavish Parisian dinner, on the phone to the F&F receptionist, TSE's hairdresser asks after, defended by TSE at UCD, for which TSE is attacked, qua poet, his Miltonic ear, requires two F&F directors' attention, anecdotalised by Jane Heap, part of TSE's Paris itinerary, in Paris, strolls with TSE, and David Jones, and EP's gift of shoes, his death lamented, insufficiently commemorated, esteemed by Hugh Walpole, TSE's prose selection of, Indian audience addressed on, TSE opens exhibition dedicated to, TSE on the Joyce corpus, TSE on his letters to, Anna Livia Plurabelle, Joyce's recording of, Dubliners, taught in English 26, Ulysses, modern literature undiscussable without, Harold Monro's funeral calls to mind, its true perversity, likened to Gulliver's Travels, F&F negotiating for, 'Work in Progress' (afterwards Finnegans Wake), negotiations over, conveyed to London by Jolas, 'very troublesome', new MS delivered by Madame Léon,
see also Joyces, the

1.JamesJoyce, James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish novelist, playwright, poet; author of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Ulysses (1922), Finnegans Wake (1939).

Lewis, Wyndham, EH promised copy of portrait by, indebted to Harriet Weaver, famous evening with Joyce and, remembered in Paris, apparently numbers TSE among enemies, visiting Joyce in 1920 with, asks to paint TSE, TSE sitting for, portrait shown to EH, departed for America, and the fate of TSE's portrait, one of TSE's 'group', his sketch of TSE loaned to Henry, importunes another portrait, his portraits of TSE, second portrait acquired by Magdalene, TSE views first portrait in Durban, Blasting and Bombadiering, The Lion and the Fox,

7.WyndhamLewis, Wyndham Lewis (1882–1957), painter, novelist, philosopher, critic: see Biographical Register.

Marsden, Dora, Harriet Weaver's devotion to,

1.DoraMarsden, Dora Marsden (1882–1960), suffragette; literary editor; founder-editor of The Freewoman and The Egoist. Weaver published what she regarded as Marsden’s magnum opus in two parts: The Definition of the Godhead (1928); Mysteries of Christianity (1930).

Morrell, Lady Ottoline, on Dr Roger Vittoz, chez Eliot to meet Nora Joyce, on tea with the Eliots, first impression of Joyce, on TSE as 'modern', on the Eliots and the Hinkleys, the Eliots to tea with, which she records, invited to dinner chez Eliot, which she describes, religion debated at tea given by, where Ralph Hodgson meets TSE, on the Eliots' old-fashioned party, described, by request, for EH, met TSE through Bertrand Russell, invites the Eliots to meet Walter de la Mare, gives tea-party for Yeats, at which the Eliots are described, dines chez Eliot, at the Eliots' tea party, lightning rod for VHE's misinformation, stirred up by Gordon George, attacks After Strange Gods, on the gralloching of After Strange Gods, on TSE as friend, gives TSE vintage jewellery tips, invites EH and TSE to tea, on EH, discusses Yeats with TSE, at Sweeney Agonistes, gives tea-party attended by EH, requests tête-à-tête with TSE, and the Group Theatre, to visit Viceroy of India, departs for India, pushiness in medical matters, dressing Indian on her return, intimidates GCF, EH invited to tea with, petitioned on Barker's behalf, issues TSE with Irish introductions, debriefed on Ireland, gives TSE customary diary, complains of Yeats over tea, between convalescence and Italy, and Dr Karl Martin, dies, TSE her final guest,
see also Morrells, the

4.LadyMorrell, Lady Ottoline Ottoline Morrell (1873–1938), hostess and patron: see Biographical Register.

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,
Pound, Ezra, within Hulme's circle, at The Egoist, indebted to Harriet Weaver, epistolary style, on President Lowell, TSE recites for Boston audience, distinguished from Joyce and Lawrence, TSE's reasons for disliking, attacks After Strange Gods, as correspondent, needs pacification, and TSE's possible visit to Rapallo, recommended to NEW editorial committee, anecdotalised by Jane Heap, of TSE and David Jones's generation, his strange gift to Joyce recalled, delicacies of his ego, Morley halves burden of, lacks religion, his letters from Italy censored, one of TSE's 'group', indicted for treason, TSE on his indictment, his legal situation, correspondence between TSE and Bernard Shaw concerning, visited by TSE in Washington, defended by TSE in Poetry, Osbert Sitwell on, his treatment in hospital protested, his insanity, TSE's BBC broadcast on, The Pisan Cantos, TSE writes introduction for, TSE chairs evening devoted to, further efforts on behalf of, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley, The Literary Essays of Ezra Pound, 'The Seafarer',
see also Pounds, the

3.Ezra PoundPound, Ezra (1885–1972), American poet and critic: see Biographical Register.

Prufrock and Other Observations, and Harriet Weaver, TSE owns no copy of,
Sassoon, Siegfried, bumps into TSE, described for EH, Hodgson's affection for encourages TSE's, as war poet,

5.SiegfriedSassoon, Siegfried Sassoon, MC (1886–1967), poet, writer and soldier. Initially recognised as a war poet and satirist, he won greater fame with his fictionalised autobiography Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man (F&F, 1928: James Tait Black Award), which was followed by Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (1930) and Sherston’s Progress (1936). He was appointed CBE in 1951.

Selected Essays, being proofed, dedicated to Harriet Weaver, puts TSE off writing, its contents, TSE hopeful of royalties from,
Speaight, Robert, singled out as Malvolio, chats to TSE at OM's, talked through part of Becket by TSE, excited at TSE's dramatic ambitions, never happier on stage, committed to Mercury Murder revival, unimprovable as Becket, in Mercury Theatre production, issues TSE with Irish introductions, his performance agreed to be going stale, at 100th performance of Murder, cast in Williams's Cranmer, his Becket critiqued by Tandy, as Becket, records Becket's sermon, which TSE is against, at post-performance feast in Cambridge, better as Cranmer than Becket, sermon reblocked for Duchess Theatre, at Savile Club Murder dinner, and the royal visit, becoming conceited, performance pruned in re-rehearsal, problems with his performance persist, in EH's report, compared to Robert Sansom, broadcasts East Coker, gives small dinner at Garrick, swoops on Shamley to record TSE, discounted from film of Murder, complains and is disingenuously soothed, as Elijah in Nicholson's debut, attends Family Reunion with TSE, still playing Becket, misrepresents TSE's views, in Belgium, ruined by Becket, in The Confidential Clerk,

2.RobertSpeaight, Robert Speaight (1904–77), actor, producer and author, was to create the role of Becket in Murder in the Cathedral in 1935: see Biographical Register.

Weaver, Harriet Shaw, invited to tea, TSE's fondness for, in thumbnail,

5.HarrietWeaver, Harriet Shaw Shaw Weaver (1876–1961), English editor and publisher, and political activist, whom Virginia Woolf described as ‘modest judicious & decorous’ (Diary, 13 Apr. 1918). In 1912, Weaver offered financial support to the Freewoman, a radical periodical founded and edited by Dora Marsden, which was renamed in 1913 (at the suggestion of Ezra Pound) The Egoist. Weaver became editor in 1914, turning it into a ‘little magazine’ with a big influence in the history of literary modernism. Following in the footsteps of Richard Aldington and H.D., TSE became assistant editor in 1917 (having been nominated by Pound) and remained so until it closed in 1919. When Joyce could not secure a publisher for A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Weaver in 1917 converted the Egoist into a press to publish it. She went on to publish TSE’s first book, Prufrock and Other Observations (1917), Pound’s Quia Pauper Amavi, Wyndham Lewis’s novel Tarr, Marianne Moore’s Poems, and other notable works. (She played a major role as Joyce’s patron, served as his literary executor, and helped to put together The Letters of James Joyce.)