[c/o Sylvia Knowles, 47 Morelands Terrace, New Bedford]

T. S.Eliot
Faber & Faber Ltd
2 August 1932
Chère Emilie

O dear, I have had to leave myself with five minutes this day. I shall write A letter tomorrow morning; but this is to account for myself with an ‘Adsum’1 in case this is the last missive to reach you at New Bedford. I shall continue to write there this week and thereafter to Seattle. Je reste en assez bonne morale, mais je te supplie de prier pour moi.2


1.Adsum (Lat.): ‘I am present.’

2.‘My morale is still pretty good, but I beg you to pray for me.’