[41 Brimmer St., Boston]

T. S.Eliot
Faber & Faber Ltd
1 May 1931
Emily dear,

I am in rather a bad Temper this morning, because I did not get to sleep till four, and consequently overslept and missed a Holy Day (SS. Philip & James) and I hate having the rest of my time table thrown out too. But if I can write this letter without too many interruptions, I will feel more amiable. To-day also was to be the day on which you were having your photograph taken; I shall be annoyed if I learnt that that has been postponed.

First of all, I hardly need to assure you again that your letter did not hurt me, except in my realisation of what it cost you to write it. On the contrary, a man who receives such a letter as that ought to be very proud and happy, as I was. (HereFaber, Geoffrey;a3 I was interrupted for exactly an hour, first by Faber, just returned from his place in Wales, andMorley, Frank Vigor;a4 thenBlake, George;a2 by Morley and Blake. MuchFaber and Faber (F&F)the garrulousness of publishing;a2 of a publisher’s business consists of talk). But every letter from you has something miraculous about it; it is a miracle first to have a letter, once a week; it is a miracle that you should care to write at all; and the great miracle is that two people, after so many years living wholly different lives in different environments, should at the end be not less, but more congenial and better able to understand each other. Even people living together are just as likely to become less as more alike; when people develop in different environments they almost inevitably must develop divergently. And we are neither of us merely going back, imaginatively, to any past; but have a real present – that is what is so wonderful and good. It may be vain and presumptuous on my part, but I feel that we must have something very rarely identical in us, so that words like ‘congenial’ and ‘sympathetic’ give but a feeble notion.

Now, I had not meant to force upon you the discussion of a painful subject already discussed; and indeed my mood was more comprehensive than that; it was one manifestation of a mood I shall often have again always; whether my practical affairs are settled, as well as they could now ever be settled, or not. The struggle to make the best of things – I mean, the positive spiritual best, not merely ‘resignation’ – will always go on. On the practical side, there is just one point to add. IfEliot, Vivien (TSE's first wife, née Haigh-Wood)separation from;f1obstructed by self-deception and responsibility;a3 she1 were an adult person, with adult perceptions and needs, the situation would have ended itself long ago; be[cause] she would have seen it as clearly as I do, and faced it, and found it intolerable. But I do not really think that it is nearly so painful for her as for me, even apart from the fact that self-deception, in the face of everything, comes easily, and the thought that some persons have, from fear, such fundamentally dishonest minds that truth merely kills them. There are some trifling considerations, of course: such as the fact that she has almost no friends now except such as are primarily associated with me, and that a life apart would be a very lonely one. Anyway, I cannot assure myself that a separation would be better for her as well as for me; which leaves me to look for substantial certain reasons only on my own side – and that makes it more difficult. There is my work – and it is so hard to persuade oneself that one’s work is important enough to sacrifice another person to it – at least, it is hard when one is middle-aged; and there is my personal development to talk of that seems even more egotistic than of work – but people must consider their own souls – yet here, I cannot get rid of the feeling that I ought to accept every obstacle, from this point of view, and not evade it. Oh dear; and certainly one advantage of a separate life would be that I should have no reason to be, to excess.

TUESDAY May 2nd.: One thing I hope you do not know is always having the times one has set apart for the one thing one most wants to do, interrupted by one thing after another; I think I deserve some credit for having kept my temper with everybody. If I could have my way, I should keep the last hour every night before going to bed to write to you; and then I might perhaps be able to say what I mean, to say it in order, and even perhaps (see the foregoing) say it grammatically. Ialcoholas aid to sleep;a6 am also very irritable at present because I have kept no whisky at home for three weeks, and the consequence of missing two or three hours sleep out of every night is nervousness; butChristianityvirtues heavenly and capital;e1temperance, with alcohol;e4 I believe that temperance can become a habit.

Looking over what I have written I dare say you will think: damn the man, he just can’t make up his mind any way, and expects me to listen to all his excuses. OnlyHaigh-Wood, Rose Esther (TSE's mother-in-law, née Robinson)the impossibility of VHE looking after;a2 one practical point to add to this now; and that is that to expect her mother to look after her is out of the question.2 She is 73, and not strong, and unfortunately V. (surely through some early emotional tangle again) is not often very nice to her, though she is constantly going to see her; something I am really anxious about the strain on the old lady even as things are.

ButEliot, Vivien (TSE's first wife, née Haigh-Wood)marriage to;e6its morbidity;a4 it comes to merely the decision between the wrong of living with a person whom one really doesn’t like at all (I have never put it like this to anyone else, of course, and hesitated before to do so [sic] even with you – for that really is bad I am sure for both persons – and the wrong of just slipping off any responsibility one has once undertaken. I can say no more.

Meanwhile your long and very informative letter of April 24th arrived yesterday morning. Reading – of course you must keep up with dramatic affairs to begin with – do you go to the theatre often? or is it very expensive? – and read any important new plays that you cannot see. ICoward, NoëlHay Fever;a7 have just procured ‘HayHale, Emilyas actor;v8as Judith Bliss in Hay Fever;a4 Fever’ so your programme will come in very useful; and I hope to read it before the 6th. IHuxley, AldousThe World of Light;b9TSE enjoys;a1 amHuxley, AldousThe World of Light;b9;a2 sending you Aldous’s play ‘The World of Light’, which I went to see3 – the first time to the theatre in three years, so of course I was more excited than anyone who is used to it. It was extremely well acted – I don’t think it is a great success, but it is rather over the heads of the ordinary audience, who seem to take it rather as a satire on spiritualism than what he meant it to be – rather a study in various types of cowardice, mental dishonesty and self-deception. I liked it much better than I expected. I don’t suppose it would do for amateurs, because the séance scene must need a good deal of special machinery. But glancing over the text makes me recognise how flat most plays read after you have seen them well acted. Enid is a good part, anyway.

I have not seen Karsavina’s memoirs. IKarsavina, Tamara;a1 met her once at a party, a haggard little woman (very tiny) but full of vitality underneath I should say (she is a Mrs. Bruce in private life[)].4 LopokovaLopokova, Lydia (Mrs John Maynard Keynes)described;a1 I have met several times, as she is Mrs. J Maynard Keynes5 – more a plump peasant type, more placid; IDiaghilev, SergeiLa Boutique fantasque;a2 think she was at her best in La Boutique Fantasque.6 The one of the dancers I liked best, personally, was LeonidMassine, Léonidein TSE's opinion;a1 Massine – a quiet, shy man, with little personality off the stage, but wonderful beauty and fire when dancing – heDiaghilev, SergeiThe Three Cornered Hat;a3 was wonderful in The Three Cornered Hat.7 Ten years ago I went a great deal of the Ballet, and those were its great days. DiaghileffDiaghilev, Sergeiremembered;a18 was an odious creature – I felt extremely uncomfortable once in a box with him and some of his scented young men – at – of all things – Midsummer Night’s Dream. But I had a faint notion of trying to do a scenario for a ballet,9 and that was why I met him.

ButBeyle, Marie-Henri (Stendhal)TSE suggests that he and EH read together;a1 all your reading seems to be contemporary? OrBeyle, Marie-Henri (Stendhal)La Chartreuse de Parme;a3 may I perhaps select some French book that I haven’t read and send you a copy? A good thoroughgoing long one, like the Chartreuse de Parme.10

IRemarque, ErichThe Road Back;a1 have just read Thereading (TSE's)The Road Back;a1 Road Back by Erich Remarque, becauseWheen, Arthursends TSE his translation of The Road Back;a1 a friend of mine, A. W. Wheen, translated it and sent me a copy.11 VeryGermanyand The Road Back;a1 good, I think though not exactly first rate literature – a good picture of the immediately post-war Germany.

I dare say my feeling for music is largely sentimental. ButStravinsky, Igordiminished in TSE's admiration;a1 some of that wears off; I used to admire Stravinsky very much but less and less. WhereasWagner, Richardstill capable of exciting TSE;a1 if my excitement by Wagner is sentimental at least he can revive it every time. ButBeethoven, Ludwig vanTSE's favourite composer;a2 IBrahms, Johannesranked by TSE alongside Beethoven;a1 like Beethoven and Brahms best. But I only hear music now on the wireless or when I can afford to buy a record. There is a wonderful string quartet of Tsaikovsky [sic] which I like better than his symphonies.12 And any music is better than none!

I likedHale, Emilyappearance and characteristics;v7in silk, autumn 1930;a6 very much the silk I saw last autumn – it is hard to believe that is only seven months ago – it seems years. You must tell me about the dress selected for Judith.13

ButHale, Emilyfinances;w5;a2 O dear, I felt very sad, and not sad exactly so much as in a Rage, because it seems to me that you have been denied everything in life that you ought to have had, and it enrages me at times to see other women having them – even just money. If you could only just have double your income – enough to dress the very best, and travel, and not have to teach. Thank you very much for telling me so exactly about your income – it is about what I imagined. I have a great deal of financial anxiety myself – but I will keep that for another time.

TheSitwell, Edithwhich displeases EH;a2 comparison to E. Sitwell was not intended as a compliment, but merely to emphasise that although any scrap of a photograph is precious, I am very impatient for a really good one.

Well, your faults still seem to me very tenuous existences, my dear; but I know that whatever progress one makes, one still becomes conscious of more faults, and more conscious of faults, than before; and it is indeed a sign of growth. I know that whatever faults you have would make not the slightest difference to my admiration and adoration, because I know you better than your faults do.

And now this letter has been a very unsatisfactory one to the writer; and I shall make a fresh start on Friday. As for depending on someone’s letters – sometimes I am really terrified by my dependence on you!

A toi

[Letter from William Empson attached, with ‘A disciple of Richards’s’ in TSE’s hand]

[Letter from F. S. Oliver attached with ‘Fred Oliver – author of “The Endless Adventure” aged 65 – ½ a lung left – millionaire who befriended The Criterion’]

1.Vivien Haigh-Wood Eliot.

2.RoseHaigh-Wood, Rose Esther (TSE's mother-in-law, née Robinson) Esther Haigh-Wood (1860–1941), wifeHaigh-Wood, Charles of Charles Haigh-Wood (1854–1927), artist.

3.Aldous Huxley’s The World of Light: A Comedy in Three Acts opened at the Royalty Theatre, London, 30 Mar. 1931; it was not a success and closed early.

4.TheatreKarsavina, Tamara Street: The Reminiscences of Tamara Karsavina (1930). Karsavina (1885–1978) was prima ballerina of the Imperial Russian Ballet; later of the Ballets Russes under Sergei Diaghilev. In 1918 she quit Moscow for Paris, and then moved to London where she helped to establish the Royal Ballet and the Royal Academy of Dance. Her third husband, whom she married in 1918, was the British diplomat and author Henry James Bruce (1880–1951).

5.LydiaLopokova, Lydia (Mrs John Maynard Keynes) Lopokova (1892–1981), ballet dancer, married in 1925 John Maynard Keynes (1893–1946), the economist and theorist of money, government advisor and negotiator, and patron of the arts. Judith Mackrell notes that she ‘took pleasure in [TSE’s] company. She thought he had a “kind nature” and was intrigued by his and Maynard’s friendship’ (Bloomsbury Ballerina: Lydia Lopokova, Imperial Dancer and Mrs John Maynard Keynes [2008], 346).

6.Stravinsky’s La Boutique fantasque, choreographed by Léonide Massine – co-author of its libretto with the artist André Derain – premiered at the Alhambra Theatre, London, with Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes on 5 June 1919.

7.LéonideMassine, Léonide Massine, born Leonid Fyodorovich Myasin (1896–1979), Russian baller dancer and choreographer; principal choreographer for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, 1915–21. The premiere of The Three Cornered Hat (El sombrero de tres picos, or Le Tricorne), prod. Sergei Diaghilev, with music by Manuel de Falla and sets and costumes by Pablo Picasso, took place at the Alhambra Theatre, London, in July 1919. TSE called Massine ‘the greatest mimetic dancer in the world’ (‘Commentary’, Criterion 3: 9 [Oct. 1924], 4); see too ‘Dramatis Personae’ (1923): CProse 2, 434.

8.SergeiDiaghilev, Sergei Diaghilev (1872–1929), Russian impresario; founder in 1909 of the Ballets Russes.

9.The notion never took to paper, it seems: at least, no evidence survives.

10.La Chartreuse de Parme (novel, 1839), by Stendhal, nom de plume of Marie-Henri Beyle (1783–1842).

11.Erich Maria Remarque, The Road Back (Der Weg zurück), trans. A. W. Wheen (1931).

ArthurWheen, Arthur Wheen (1897–1971), librarian and translator, grew up in Sydney, Australia, and came to Europe with the Australian Expeditionary Force in WW1 (he received the Military Cross ‘for some incredible act of valour in the last war, which provoked a temporary breakdown,’ as TSE said). A Rhodes Scholar at New College, Oxford, 1920–3, he worked in the Library of the Victoria & Albert Museum; as Keeper, 1939–62. He translated novels relating to WW1, winning praise for his version of Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front (1929); and he wrote a novella, Two Masters (1924, 1929). TSE wrote of him: ‘He’s completely honest, and one of the most silent men I know.’ FVM thought his modest friend ‘the best critic I know, bar none’ (to Morley Kennerley, 5 July 1933). See We talked of other things: The life and letters of Arthur Wheen 1897–1971, ed. Tanya Crothers (2011).

12.It is not known which of Tchaikovsky’s three string quartets was especially favoured by TSE.

13.Judith Bliss, the character in Hay Fever.

alcohol, as pleasure, as temptation, as weakness, whisky as necessity, whisky as suppressant, as aid to sleep, and American Prohibition, the 'bedtime Guinness', too much sherry, whisky as medicine, at The Swan, Commercial Road, GCF's pillaged whisky, and buying cheap delicious wine, 'whisky' vs 'whiskey', erroneous belief about brandy, Guinness before Mass, asperity on port, at JDH and TSE's dinner, Château Latour 1874, Château Leoville-Poyferré 1915, fine wines at JDH's, wartime whisky, bottle of beer with wireless, 'dry sherry' and rationing,
Beethoven, Ludwig van, delights and awes TSE, TSE's favourite composer, TSE's authorial envy of, Jelly D'Aranyi plays, inspires Burnt Norton, Coriolan and 'Unfinished' Symphony, 3rd Symphony, 'Eroica' Symphony, 'Pastoral' Symphony, the 'Kreutzer' Sonata, 'Razumovsky' Quartet in F major, String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132,
Beyle, Marie-Henri (Stendhal), TSE suggests that he and EH read together, as realism, La Chartreuse de Parme,
Blake, George, TSE's office neighbour, interrupts TSE with offer of haggis, and TSE's 1933 tour of Scotland, archetypal 'lowlander', reports launch of Queen Mary, and TSE's 1935 tour of Scotland, and TSE's 1937 tour of Scotland,
see also Blakes, the

10.GeorgeBlake, George Blake (1893–1961), novelist, journalist, publisher: see Biographical Register.

Brahms, Johannes, ranked by TSE alongside Beethoven, 2nd Symphony,
Christianity, and human isolation, and modern economics, Ada on TSE's personal piety, scheme for 'Pro Fide' bookshop, among the Eliot family, and beauty, its sects like different clubs, Anglo-Catholicism, TSE's conversion to, which he dates to Eccleston Square meeting, Anglican Missal sought for EH, but unfortunately out of print, discussed at Boston Theological School, and the Petrine Claims, apostolic succession, over Roman Catholicism, as refuge from VHE, and the Reformation, asceticism, discipline, rigour, the necessity for, and TSE's daily exhortation, making and breaking habits, mastering emotions and passions, as salubrious, only remedy for a prurient culture, confession and communion, more possible during Harvard year, the case for unattainable ideals, in time of war, gets TSE up before 7 o'clock, hereditary with TSE, belief, and good poetry, faced with Second World War, and conversion, antidote to TSE's skepticism, Christendom, TSE ponders the decline of, TSE on his prominence within, its ruin, the Church Visible and Invisible, and TSE's war work, the Malabar Church, prospect of total reunion within, confession, helps to objectify sin, more dreaded than dentist, harder in the morning, death and afterlife, the struggle to prepare for, consoles TSE in life, and cremation, Requiem Mass, gives meaning to life, and what makes a desirable burial place, the nature of eternal life, divorce, unrecognised by Anglo-Catholic Church, which TSE regrets, in church law, would separate TSE from Church, evil, TSE's belief in, and moral percipience, guilt, and the New England conscience, hell, TSE's 1910 vision of, and damnation, according to TSE, liturgy, TSE's weekly minimum, Mass of the Pre-sanctified, Requiem Mass versus Mass of Good Friday, and whether to serve at Mass, Imposition of Ashes, at Christmas, High Mass over Mattins, aversion to Low Church Mattins, Roman service in Wayland, Tenebrae, in country parish church, as guest at Kelham, remarkable sermon, over Christmas, Tenebrae and Family Reunion, during Holy Week, Mass of Charles King and Martyr, love, loving one's neighbour, marriage, TSE's need for privacy within, mysticism and transcendence, interpenetration of souls, intimations of life's 'pattern', 'doubleness', arrived at through reconciliation, orthodoxy, only remedy for contemporary culture, and pagans, sets TSE at odds with modernity, necessarily trinitarian, 'Christian' defined, iniquities of liberal theology, and creed, authority, Transubstantiation, TSE disclaims 'self-centredness' in maintaining, politics, the Church and social change, how denomination maps onto, need for working-class priests, church leaders against totalitarianism and Nazism, Christianity versus Fascism and Communism, Papal Encyclical against Nazi Germany, the 'Dividend morality', Presbyterianism, TSE quips on the meanness of, Quakerism, resignation, reconciliation, peace, TSE's love allows for, 'peace that passeth all understanding', the struggle to maintain, following separation from VHE, retreat and solitude, EH at Senexet, the need for, a need increasing with age, and TSE's mother, Roman Catholicism, TSE's counter-factual denomination, Rome, sacraments, Holy Communion, marriage, sainthood, TSE's idea of, the paradoxes of, susceptible of different sins, sins, vices, faults, how to invigilate, the sense of sin, the sinner's condition, bound up with the virtues, as a way to virtue, TSE's self-appraisal, when humility shades into, when unselfishness shades into, among saints, proportionate to spiritual progress, daydreaming, despair, lust, pride, perfection-seeking pride, spiritual progress and direction, TSE's crisis of 1910–11, EH's crisis, versus automatism, TSE's sense of, towards self-knowledge, in EH's case, as personal regeneration, temptation, to action/busyness, the Church Year, Advent, Christmas, dreaded, happily over, TSE rebuked for bah-humbugging, church trumps family during, season of irreligion, thoughts of EH during, unsettling, fatiguing, in wartime, Easter preferred to, Ash Wednesday, Lent, season for meditation and reading, prompts thoughts of EH, Lady Day, Holy Week, its intensity, arduous, preserved from public engagements, exhausting but refreshing, excitingly austere, Easter, better observed than Christmas, missed through illness, Unitarianism, the Eliots' as against EH's, the prospect of spiritual revival within, as personified by TSE's grandfather, regards the Bible as literature, as against Catholicism, divides EH from TSE, and whether Jesus believed himself divine, according to Dr Perkins, in England as against America, over-dependent on preachers' personality, TSE's wish that EH convert from, outside TSE's definition of 'Christian', the issue of communion, baptism, impossibly various, virtues heavenly and capital, bound up with the vices, better reached by way of sin, charity, towards others, in Bubu, TSE's intentness on, delusions of, as against tolerance, chastity, celibacy, beneath humility, TSE lacks vocation for, faith, and doubt, hope, a duty, TSE's struggle for, humility, distinguished from humiliation, comes as relief, greatest of the virtues, propinquitous to humour, not an Eliot virtue, opposed to timidity, danger of pride in, is endless, TSE criticised for overdoing, theatre a lesson in, most difficult of the virtues, possessed by EH, possessed by EH to a fault, TSE compares himself to EH in, the paradox of, distinguished from inferiority, self-discovery teaches, possessed by Dr Perkins, patience, recommended to EH, its foundations, possessed by Uncle John, purity, distinguished from purification, temperance, with alcohol, beneath humility,
Coward, Noël, TSE's dislike for, compared to Shakespeare and Racine, his prose inferior to Shaw's, has two plays on, name dropped by Gilda Dahlberg, Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever, The Queen was in the Parlour,
Diaghilev, Sergei, remembered, La Boutique fantasque, The Three Cornered Hat,

8.SergeiDiaghilev, Sergei Diaghilev (1872–1929), Russian impresario; founder in 1909 of the Ballets Russes.

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,
Faber and Faber (F&F), TSE's office in, the garrulousness of publishing, refuge from home, in financial straits, future feared for, tranquil Saturday mornings at, TSE disenchanted with, hosts summer garden-party, as part of Bloomsbury, TSE considers 'home', VHE intrusion dreaded at, robbed, increases TSE's workload, TSE's editorial beat at, negotiate over Murder in the Cathedral, pay advance for Murder, VHE's appearances at, and Duff Cooper's Haig, 'blurbs' for, commission new letterhead from Eric Gill, give Ivy lunch for Dukes, TSE as talent-spotter and talent-counsellor, and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, mark TSE's 50th birthday, and the prospect of war, and closing The Criterion, lose Morley to America, on war footing, war ties TSE to, fire-watching duties at, wartime bookbinding issues, advertisements to write for, Picture Post photographs boardroom, offices damaged by V-1, consider moving to Grosvenor Place, lunch at Wednesday board-meetings, Christmas staff party,
Faber, Geoffrey, made TSE's literary executor, described for EH, as friend, overawed by Joyce, recounts the Eliots' dinner-party, discusses international situation with TSE, his annual effort to diet, introduced to TSE by Whibley, favours TSE taking Norton Professorship, suggests garden-party for TSE, mislays key to Hale correspondence, writes to TSE about separation, which he helps TSE over, blesses Scotland tour with whisky, victim of Holmesian prank, favours 'The Archbishop Murder Case', Times articles on Newman, Russell Square proclaims his gentlemanly standards, forgives TSE and Morley's prank, as tennis-player, champion of Haig biography, social insecurities, and the Faber family fortune, advertises 'Pollicle Dogs and Jellicle Cats', at lavish lunch for Dukes, relieved that 'Work in Progress' progresses, and JDH, needs persuading over Nightwood, on Edward VIII's abdication, Old Buffer's Dinner for, wins at Monopoly, and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, thrilled by complimentary tickets, The Family Reunion described to, in line to read Family Reunion, has mumps, composes Alcaics from sickbed, at TSE and JDH's dinner, shares EH's Family Reunion criticism, on TSE's dinner-party bearing, discusses F&F's wartime plans, on meeting Ralph Hodgson, asks TSE to stay on during war, takes TSE to Oxford, argues with Major-General Swinton, and Purchase Tax exertions, and Literary Society membership, TSE's wartime intimacy with, drops teeth on beach, offers criticisms of 'Rudyard Kipling', falsely promised Literary Society membership, but eventually elected, helps revise TSE's Classical Association address, reports to Conversative Education Committee, deputed to America on publishing business, returned from America, Ada too ill to see, discusses National Service on BBC, depended on for breakfast, as fire-watching companion, and TSE rearrange attic at 23 Russell Square, recommends blind masseuse to TSE, in nursing home, and the Spender–Campbell spat, on TSE's Order of Merit, approached for essay on TSE, seeks to protect TSE's serenity, as Captain Kidd, wins fancy-dress prize, TSE's trip to Spain with, and National Book League, receives knighthood, on TSE's paroxysmal tachycardia, dies, his death,
see also Fabers, the

11.GeoffreyFaber, Geoffrey Faber (1889–1961), publisher and poet: see Biographical Register.

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,
Haigh-Wood, Charles, grave in Eastbourne visited,

2.RoseHaigh-Wood, Rose Esther (TSE's mother-in-law, née Robinson) Esther Haigh-Wood (1860–1941), wifeHaigh-Wood, Charles of Charles Haigh-Wood (1854–1927), artist.

Haigh-Wood, Rose Esther (TSE's mother-in-law, née Robinson), attends TSE's lecture on Whibley, the impossibility of VHE looking after, encourages TSE to accept Norton Professorship, visited VHE in sanatorium, her health, Hindhead weekend with, blames VHE for Lucy Thayer's departure,

2.RoseHaigh-Wood, Rose Esther (TSE's mother-in-law, née Robinson) Esther Haigh-Wood (1860–1941), wifeHaigh-Wood, Charles of Charles Haigh-Wood (1854–1927), artist.

Hale, Emily, visits the Eliots for tea, returns to Boston, likened to TSE's mother, TSE identifies with her 'reserve', encouraged to write for periodicals, visits West Rindge, summers in Seattle, presents herself as cossetted, blames herself for an unfulfilled life, returns to Boston, consulted over TSE's Norton Professorship, holidays in Castine, vacations in New Bedford, TSE fears accident befalling, travels to stay in Seattle, Frank Morley on Ada on, arrives in California, brought to tears by music, goes horse-riding, baited over how to boil an egg, TSE passes old school of, takes motoring holiday via San Francisco, summers in Seattle, TSE composes squib for, takes TSE's hand in dream, returned to California, TSE sends Harvard Vocarium record, holidays in West Rindge, returns to Boston before embarking for England, arrives in England, to travel to Paris, returns to London, feels inferior to 'brilliant society', invited to Sweeney Agonistes rehearsal, attends Richard II with TSE, attends Sweeney Agonistes, takes TSE to Gielgud's Hamlet, taken to see Stravinsky conducting, leaves for Italy, takes tea at OM's before leaving, mistaken for TSE's sister, returns to Florence, sails for the Riviera, returns from France, returns to Chipping Campden, to Guernsey with Jeanie McPherrin, taken to Henry IV on return, shares open taxi with TSE through Parks and Whitehall, and TSE attend The Gondoliers, visit to the Russian ballet, invited to Murder in Canterbury, and TSE attend 1066 And All That, taken to Tovaritch, and Morleys set for ballet, which she excuses herself from, criticised for flower-arranging, and TSE walk in the Cotswolds, feels inferior to Margaret Thorp, and TSE theatre-going with Thorps, taken to Timon of Athens, taken to Peer Gynt, visited at Campden for TSE's birthday, takes lodgings in Oxford, lodges at 19 Rosary Gardens, watches TSE read to Student Christian Movement, and TSE visit Kenwood House, dines with the Maritains, describes tea with the Woolfs, returns to America, visits Ada on Boston homecoming, possible career-move into politics, pays winter visit to Rindge, and Eleanor Hinkley attend New York Murder, moves to 154 Riverway with Perkinses, considers volunteering for charity, living at 5 Clement Circle, holidays in Cataumet, returns abruptly to Cambridge, recuperates in New Hampshire, moves to 240 Crescent St., Northampton, Mass., lectures at Concord, returns to Brimmer Street, returns to Boston during vacation, sails for England, in residence at Chipping Campden, travels to Yorkshire, returned to Chipping Campden, returns and moves to 22 Paradise Road, Northampton, Mass., spends Thanksgiving in Boston, stays at Hotel Lincolnshire with the Perkinses, vacations at New Bedford, visits New York, holidays in Charleston, as patron of school, returns to Northampton, sails for England, day at Windsor with TSE, fortnight at Campden with TSE, at Campden with TSE again, returns to America with 'Boerre', ordered to stay in America in case of war, given Family Reunion draft with her comments, encouraged to write drama criticism, vacations in New Bedford, advises TSE against Tewkesbury choruses, holidays with the Havenses, sails for England, at Chipping Campden, stays with the Adam Smiths in Scotland, returns to America with Perkinses, safely returned, sent copy of TSE's daily prayers, sent first CNL, sends TSE selected American plays, holidays in New Bedford, spends Easter in Harwichport, holiday destinations, holidays in Cape Cod, returns to the Perkinses at 90 Commonwealth Avenue, stays with Elsmiths in Woods Hole, holidays on Grand Manan, visits Perkinses in Boston, returns to 90 Commonwealth Avenue, holidays in Madison, Wisc., travels on to Maine, holidays on Grand Manan, holidays in Bangor, Maine, as president of S. P. C. A., spends Christmas holiday in New Bedford, holidays in Woods Hole, loans out her Eliotana, removes from Smith to the Perkinses, spends time in Maine, repairs to New Bedford, spends time in Tryon, N. C., returned to Boston, spends three days in New York, shares details of will, holidays on Grand Manan, leaves TSE portrait in event of predeceasing him, late summer in New Brunswick, vacations in New Bedford, repairs to New Bedford, resident in Millbrook, takes short holiday at 'Bleak House', holidays on Grand Manan, visits Woods Hole, visits New Bedford, holidays in New Bedford, spends holiday at Sylvia Knowles's, holidays in Dorset, Vt., holidays briefly in Farmington, holidaying on Grand Manan, TSE seeks Trojan Women translation for, moves to 9 Lexington Road, gives Christmas readings, congratulates TSE on OM, urges TSE not to despair at honours, spends Easter in Boston, race-relations and the WPA, sings Bach's B Minor Mass, removes from Concord to Andover, on life in Grand Manan, congratulates TSE on Nobel Prize, resident at 35 School Street, Andover, summers between Boston, Woods Hole, New Bedford and Grand Manan, recounts journey to Grand Manan, takes The Cocktail Party personally, then repents of doing so, post-Christmas stay in New Bedford, reports on Cocktail Party's opening, summers between Chocorua and Campobello, tours westward to California during summer holiday, attends British Drama League summer school, holidays in Grand Manan, asks TSE for occasional poem, week in the Virgin Islands, summers between Mount Desert and California, spends holidays in New Bedford, recuperates in New Bedford, returns, briefly to Chipping Campden, Eleanor Hinkley reports on, writes to EVE, sends EVE photograph of TSE, makes tour of Scandinavia, approaches TSE on Smith's behalf, which approach TSE declines, writes to TSE on GCF's death, moves back to Concord, pays visit to Seattle, reacts to TSE's death, writes to EVE, meets EVE, dies, appearance and characteristics, her shapely neck, TSE's memory for certain of her old dresses, particularly four dresses, which TSE then describes, TSE begs EH to describe her clothing, in silk, autumn 1930, costumed in a 'Titian wig', EH encouraged to gain weight, EH encouraged to tan, her Jantzen suit, TSE begs a slip of hair from, her gold-and-green tea gown, her Praxitelean nose, EH congratulated on 'perm', EH refuses TSE lock of hair, her voice, Guardsman dress, as a Botticelli Madonna, her hands, recommended skin-cream, 'new goldy dress', TSE inquires after, in TSE's dreams, 'new and nuder' swimsuit demanded, her black dress/red jacket outfit, dressed in blue, in charming black dress, her sense of humour, her New England conscience, the famous apricot dress, her hair, various dresses, EH's idea of new dresses, EH hair cut in the new style, blue dress worn following masque, as actor, as Olivia in Twelfth Night, in the Cambridge Dramatic club, as Roxane in Cyrano in 1915/16, as Judith Bliss in Hay Fever, EH considers giving up for teaching, in the 'stunt show' with TSE, as Beatrice, TSE hopes, in The Footlight Club, in Berkeley Square, in The Yellow Jacket, EH praised over Ruth Draper, under Ellen van Volkenburg, cast as an octogenarian, in The Old Lady Shows Her Medals, TSE speculates as to her future in, and teaching, as Lady Bracknell, TSE begs to write part for, in The Footlight Club, potentially in summer theatre company, as the Duchess of Devonshire, potentially in The Family Reunion, Cambridge Dramatic club reunion, The Wingless Victory, in masque with TSE, in a Van Druten play, as Lodovico Sforza, in play by Laurence Housman, as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit, with Paul Stephenson, in Kind Lady, joins the Dorset Players, as director ('producer'), La Locandiera, Lady Gregory's The Dragon, Dust of the Road, Comus, possibly temporarily at St. Catherine's, Va., chorus work at Smith, Electra, Quality Street, The Merchant of Venice, Dear Brutus, Christmas play, Richard II, Hay Fever, Christmas pantomime, The Dorset Players, a reading of Outward Bound, Molnár's The Swan, Dulcy, The School for Scandal, Fanny and the Servant Problem, Dear Brutus again, Twelfth Night, Prunella, Christmas play, Antigone, The Merry Wives of Windsor, As You Like It, The Admirable Crichton, Holy Night, The Tempest, as teacher, EH lectures on 'Modern British Verse', as a career, at Milwaukee-Downer College, Mich., at Simmons College, Boston, EH considers post at Scripps, which she accepts, arrives at Scripps, establishes drama workshop at Scripps, EH lectures on TSE, EH's advice that TSE lecture less slowly, as described by Scripps student, and being admired by students, TSE sees her teaching as a kind of acting, requests year's leave from Scripps, resigns position at Scripps, declares intention to teach again, possibly, temporarily, at St. Catherine's, Va., possibly at Smith, post at St. Catherine's rejected, appointed to position at Smith, is installed at Smith, reappointed with pay-rise, reappointed again for two years, her work at Smith, unsettled at Smith, in time of war, insecure over job at Smith, from which EH takes 'sabbatical', let go by Smith, takes job at Concord Academy, appointed to post at Bennett Junior College, Millbrook, appointment to permanent Concord position, EH thinks of giving up, lectures on Family Reunion, her work at Concord Academy, resignation from Concord Academy, takes permanent position at Abbot, EH admits to being sheltered by, retirement from Abbot, according to Abbot Academy tribute, birthdays, presents and love-tokens, EH's birthday compared to TSE's, TSE sends Terry–Shaw correspondence for EH's birthday, EH sends TSE pomme purée, present from EH, flowers for EH's birthday arrive too soon, EH wearing TSE's ring, two rings bought for EH, EH bought typewriter, TSE 'cables' EH roses, TSE consults EH over potential present, TSE's second 'sapphire' ring for, EH refits new rings from TSE, TSE receives flowers for Christmas, EH given 'powder box' for Christmas, EH's present to TSE goes amiss, missing present (calendar) explained, EH left cigarettes by TSE, EH gives TSE cigarette case, TSE necklace-hunting for EH, pearls suggested for EH, EH bought sapphire bracelet, EH gives TSE a signet ring, EH bought blue-gray scarf, EH gives TSE silk handkerchiefs, TSE has signet ring engraved, further ring sought for EH, EH with TSE on his birthday, EH gives TSE initialled leather portfolio, TSE given ashtrays and matchbox, furs sought for EH, EH gives TSE stool, roses sent to EH on birthday, TSE given diary and hairbrush box, TSE given rosary and print, EH buys TSE towel rails, TSE receives diary for Christmas, 1810 ring bought for EH, EH buys TSE various ties, war means no flowers, EH's lapis lazuli ring, TSE neglects to cable EH, EH knits socks for TSE, which turn out large, EH sends TSE 'snowflake' socks, EH remembers TSE's birthday with reference to Shakespeare, TSE sent marmalade and liver-paste, EH writes poem for TSE's birthday, EH sends TSE provisions, EH loses sapphire from ring, diamond circlet given to EH in 1939, EH gives TSE socks for Christmas, TSE gives EH 'evening bag', EH unthanked for Christmas present, correspondence with TSE, TSE petitions EH to bestow on the Bodleian, TSE exalts as authoritative, TSE envisions as reading-group, the only writing TSE enjoys, TSE as Cyrano to EH's Roxane, TSE's dependence on, TSE's nights spent planning, TSE rereads with pleasure, the strain of interruption, switches to Air Mail, TSE on his decision to renew, TSE marks first anniversary of, keeps TSE sane, TSE hopes to telephone, TSE wishes to maintain when in America, EH would withhold from the Bodleian bequest, from which TSE tries to dissuade her, TSE violently dependent on, TSE begs EH that it be preserved, less exciting to EH than at first, TSE's horror of sounding sermonic, if such a correspondence were profitable, and TSE's respectful reticence, EH suggests entrusting to Willard Thorp, but subsequently explains she meant Margaret Thorp, EH's to do with as pleases, and the prospect of TSE writing every night, TSE still rereads with pleasure, excites TSE too much to write smoothly, compared with talking, phone call finally arranged, which finally takes place, EH importuned to write more, TSE promises three letters a week, EH refuses more than one, a solitude within a solitude, EH switches to typewriter, which TSE offers to buy, observed weekly by EH's students, flatters TSE most when EH writes undutifully, TSE's dread of EH rationing, TSE's efforts to moderate himself within, TSE imagines the unsealing of, TSE offers to cease, a place to vent one's feelings, TSE rebuked for 'intolerance' within, EH learns to type, hinders TSE from work, TSE on life before, third anniversary marked, thwarted by TSE's self-loathing, TSE doubts having pursued, restraints on TSE's ardour lifted, more constrained by day, TSE worries about burdening EH with, worth TSE getting home early for, by day, by night, TSE specially treasures recent 'love letters', more delightful since EH's reciprocation, and TSE's diminished ardour, switches to transatlantic airmail, constrained by war, opened by censor, and Shamley Green post-office, TSE apologises for, EH free to dispose of, within limits, particularly constrained by EH's letter of 1939, and the experience of delay, TSE equivocates on preserving, varied with airgraph, again, EH's to do with as she pleases, still intended for Bodleian, TSE chastened for short cables, TSE's letters 'undemonstrative and impersonal', post-war frequency, being and not being loving by letter, EH asks TSE to reduce, TSE criticised for following monthly injunction, TSE rebuked for impersonality, EH formally bequeaths to Princeton, TSE unfussed as to repository, TSE reiterates 50-year prohibition, TSE's worries as to future appearances, EH promises Princeton her statement on, promises letters with ten-year seal, attempts to shorten TSE's moratorium, which TSE refuses, which forces EH to relent, TSE encouraged to return EH's letters, EH deposits further material with Princeton, EH makes 'recording' for Princeton, EH renews plea to shorten moratorium, and is again refused, TSE destroys EH's letters, TSE repents of severe letter, which EH never receives, EH suspects TSE of destroying her letters, EH instructs Princeton to discard 'recording', EH ultimately respects TSE's wishes, EH on TSE's destruction of her letters, family, her father, her childhood compared to TSE's, TSE desires family history of, EH encouraged to keep younger company, EH's unity with parents, EH's relations with aunt and uncle, EH's relations with aunt and uncle, EH photographed with parents, and EH's obligations to, finances, health, physical and mental, admits to breakdown, TSE compares 'nightmares' with, TSE's desire to nurse, suffers neuritis, then neuralgia, recommended suncream, suffers arthritis, suffers with sinuses, her teeth, experiences insomnia, suffers 'hives', suffers crisis body and soul, feels depressed over Christmas, suffers neuralgia, suffers intestinal flu, has shingles, admitted to hospital, convalesces on Grand Manan, recuperates in Washington, Conn., photographs of, as a child, Edith Sitwellesque photograph, in 18th-century costume, in 18th-century French costume, in broad-brimmed 'picture' hat, TSE buys Kodak, in deck-chair, eating sandwich, in a car, 'the Beautiful one', which TSE has enlarged for his dressing-table, painful, because taken in the 'interim', in bacchanalian pose, 'Semitic', among young people, set 'Elizabeth' giggling, Diana Mannersesque, are mnemonic aids to TSE, kneeling beside can of flowers, TSE's favourite, with ordinarily sized hands, smoking in chair, as child with big ears, taken on TSE's arrival in Claremont, in Jane Austen fashion, in unfamiliar jacket, taken in autumn, with mother and father, as a child, in TSE's note-case throughout Blitz, in Wingless Victory, as child, in gold frame, in familiar jacket, taken with Boerre, surround TSE at Shamley, with baby, in a group, of EH's portrait, in sailor suit, all inadequate, carrying lamp, with Rag Doll, at Campobello, reading, Henry James, Letters from Baron Friedrich von Hügel to a Niece, All Passion Spent, Bubu de Montparnasse, F&F thriller, Eyeless in Gaza, Dante, Hopkins and Roosevelt, Henry Irving: The Actor and His World, relationship with TSE, TSE's first acquaintance with, its abnormality, runs to admiration from EH, and TSE's habitual reserve, its morality under examination, defended by TSE, its susceptibilities envisaged by TSE, EH admits estrangement within, and TSE's desire for intimacies, provokes sorrow and fury in TSE, confided to the Perkinses, Miss Ware and Father Underhill, TSE's chance to be frivolous, and the prospect of TSE's Harvard year, TSE dates first meeting to 1905, whereas EH dates to 1915, TSE's terror of renewing in California, teaches TSE true companionship, runs to a 'kiss', as perpetual progress and revelation, EH offered manumission from, if TSE were not married, seems more real for TSE's American year, TSE's reasons against marrying, TSE fears having misled over, EH again offered manumission from, EH writes to Ada concerning, EH blames TSE for his ardour, then apologises for blaming TSE, leads to unhappiness in EH, possible drain on EH's health, its perceived inequalities, pity and gratitude would corrupt, TSE conditionally promises marriage, TSE sees as an imposition on EH, potentially richer for meeting TSE's friends, EH 'kisses' TSE, EH rests head on TSE's shoulder, EH strokes TSE's face, as consubstantial union, TSE's love finally reciprocated, mutual embraces, EH kissed on the right foot, TSE favoured with birthday kiss, exhausting, should proceed without hope of marriage, TSE again regrets misleading EH, as one of mutual dependence, its unsatisfactions, its seasonal rhythm, but for VHE would be marriage, EH seeks post-war clarity on, and the prospect of VHE's death, following VHE's death, TSE reflects on the deterioration of, TSE reflects generally on, and men and women generally, according to Theresa Eliot, EH reflects on, since TSE discounted marriage, had TSE behaved differently in 1914, its new dispensation, source of mutual anguish, apropos of TSE's second marriage, EH's marriage regret, EH recoils from publicising, TSE re-evaluates, EH writes to EVE about, religious beliefs and practices, claims experience of 'vision', admits suffering spiritual crisis, goes on retreat, and TSE's definition of sainthood, compared to TSE's, professes to resent the Church, makes retreat to Senexet, the issue of communion, the possibility of confirmation, source of worry to EH, confronts TSE on religious differences, TSE on her 'Christian spirit', fears TSE considers her damned, TSE pointedly refrains from criticising, unclear to TSE, TSE's love for, and their conversation in Eccleston Square, declared, in 1915, and TSE's desire to be EH's spiritual possession, source of serenity to TSE, the strangeness of not broadcasting, first felt in 1913, recognised by TSE the night of Tristan und Isolde, TSE's reasons for not declaring in 1913, what TSE said instead of declaring, a pain of sorts, unconfided to friends, not immune to jealousy of EH's male friends, its passion tempered by religion, and the torment of resignation, defiled by possessiveness and anger, and a particular journey back from Pasadena, in light of California stay, increases his desire to quarrel with EH, TSE doubts decision to declare, eternally unconditional, shows TSE true meaning of tenderness, defined by TSE, violent, clarified and strengthened by Chipping Campden reunion, disquiets EH, obstructive to EH loving another, TSE initially relieved to find unrequited, queered by inexperience, TSE repents of over-prizing, startles TSE, like 'a burglar', strengthened and deepened, irrespective of physical beauty, finally reciprocated, ideal when unreciprocated, relieved only by poetry, as against love's travesties, as expressed in Burnt Norton, over time, apparently undimmed but dwarfed by war, and the first time TSE spoke EH's name, thwarted by question of divorce, EH questions, now better adjusted to reality, argument over communion challenges, would run to jealously but not marriage, as expressed in 1914 on Chestnut Hill, TSE's names, nicknames and terms of endearment for, 'Lady', 'Dove', 'My saint', 'Bienaimée', TSE's reason for calling her 'Dove', 'Isolde', 'My Lady', 'Emilie', 'Princess', 'Lady bird', 'Birdie', 'riperaspberrymouth', 'Emily of Fire & Violence', 'Bouche-de-Fraise', 'Bouch-de-Framboise', 'Raspberrymouth', not 'Wendy', 'Nightingale', 'Mocking Bird', 'Love', 'My true love', 'my Self', 'Emilia' and Shelley's Epipsychidion, 'my Own', 'Girl', 'Western Star', 'Darling', 'My Life', 'My Lamb', 'Beloved my Female', 'My own Woman', writings, an article on 'Weimar', letter to The Times about King's jubilee, account of communion at Beaulieu, EH asks to write about TSE, review of La Machine infernale, review of Dangerous Corner, a note for S. P. C. A., an 'epigram', 'Actors at Alnwick', 'An Etching', 'The Giocanda Smile', 'The Personal Equation in Spoken English', 'A Play from Both Sides of the Footlights', 'Summer Sunshine: A Memory of Miss Minna Hall', 'They flash upon the inward eye',
Huxley, Aldous, critiques 'Thoughts After Lambeth', drops in on the Eliots, the man versus the writer, TSE pronounces on, dismissed as novelist, his irreligion, signatory to Credit Reform letter, invigorating company, concurs with TSE on California, suffering from insomnia, and the Christian attitude to war, always charms TSE, pacifist efforts, as playwright, Brave New World, Eyeless in Gaza, The World of Light, TSE enjoys, compared to Hay Fever, EH reads and comments on, TSE reflects on, Those Barren Leaves,
see also Huxleys, the

10.AldousHuxley, Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), novelist, poet, essayist: see Biographical Register.

Karsavina, Tamara,
TheatreKarsavina, Tamara Street: The Reminiscences of Tamara Karsavina (1930). Karsavina (1885–1978) was prima ballerina of the Imperial Russian Ballet; later of the Ballets Russes under Sergei Diaghilev. In 1918 she quit Moscow for Paris, and then moved to London where she helped to establish the Royal Ballet and the Royal Academy of Dance. Her third husband, whom she married in 1918, was the British diplomat and author Henry James Bruce (1880–1951).
Lopokova, Lydia (Mrs John Maynard Keynes), described, seeks return to the stage, theatre built for, as actress,
see also Keyneses, the

5.LydiaLopokova, Lydia (Mrs John Maynard Keynes) Lopokova (1892–1981), ballet dancer, married in 1925 John Maynard Keynes (1893–1946), the economist and theorist of money, government advisor and negotiator, and patron of the arts. Judith Mackrell notes that she ‘took pleasure in [TSE’s] company. She thought he had a “kind nature” and was intrigued by his and Maynard’s friendship’ (Bloomsbury Ballerina: Lydia Lopokova, Imperial Dancer and Mrs John Maynard Keynes [2008], 346).

Massine, Léonide, in TSE's opinion, successfully revives ballet,

7.LéonideMassine, Léonide Massine, born Leonid Fyodorovich Myasin (1896–1979), Russian baller dancer and choreographer; principal choreographer for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, 1915–21. The premiere of The Three Cornered Hat (El sombrero de tres picos, or Le Tricorne), prod. Sergei Diaghilev, with music by Manuel de Falla and sets and costumes by Pablo Picasso, took place at the Alhambra Theatre, London, in July 1919. TSE called Massine ‘the greatest mimetic dancer in the world’ (‘Commentary’, Criterion 3: 9 [Oct. 1924], 4); see too ‘Dramatis Personae’ (1923): CProse 2, 434.

Morley, Frank Vigor, TSE on sharing an office with, Criterion monthly meeting regular, returns from New York, indispensable in proofing Selected Essays, Criterion lunch in company with, joins farewell lunch for Hodgson, offers TSE post-separation refuge, acts for TSE during separation, spirits TSE away to Surrey, on TSE at Pike's Farm, as châtelain, acting as TSE's courier, on TSE's relationship to children, music-hall evening with, suggests tour of Scotland, which he plans out, suggests trip to Paris, thanks Joyce for hospitality, on TSE's 1933 tour of Scotland, negotiating for Ulysses, his absence means more work, treasured and missed, gets on famously with Ada, mercifully returned to F&F, produces birthday-cake, peacekeeper between Rowse and Smyth, in on Sherlock Holmes prank, encourages TSE to go to Finland, on TSE's 1935 tour of Scotland, and TSE drink GCF's whisky, takes TSE to Wimbledon, monopolises typewriter for joint story, as tennis-player, overawes GCF, TSE and EH's elected emergency go-between, good with thrusting young authors, backs publication of Nightwood, helps deal with Joyce, naturally projects strength, his French, escapes Criterion gathering to catch last train home, unusually subdued among the French, submits his Johnson Society paper, depends on TSE, on TSE's 1937 tour of Scotland, which Morley describes, two nights' sleep in a caravan with, potential reader for Family Reunion, his father dies, Spender discussed with, sends TSE corrected Anabasis, heads for New York and Baltimore, his energy, returns from America, visiting dying mother, shoulders burden of EP, insufficiently honours EP, Boutwood Lectures submitted to, accepts Harcourt Brace position, what his leaving F&F will mean, taken to tea with Woolfs, remembers EH taking priority, first wartime letter from, which reports on TSE's family, sounds depressed in America, sounds less depressed to GCF, among TSE's closest friends, his conversation missed, on Christian Society's American reception, suspected of indiscretion, EH explains 'Defence of the Islands' to, indifferent to Cats, entrusted with emergency Dry Salvages, America's effect on, gives Henry MS of 'Yeats', suggests 'Night Music' over 'Kensington Quartets', Ada too ill to see, his use of 'poised', puts TSE up in New York, on TSE's 1947 New York stay, presently unemployed, but inherits Graham Greene's job,
see also Morleys, the

4.FrankMorley, Frank Vigor Vigor Morley (1899–1980), American publisher and author; a founding editor of F&F, 1929–39: see Biographical Register.

reading (TSE's), The Road Back, Hay Fever, sermons of Revd Dr William E. Channing, Racine's Bérénice, in general, the Bible, The Witch of Edmonton again, letters of other authors, a life of Mohammed, a life of Calvin, R. S. Wilson's life of Marcion the Heretic, Living My Life, French detective stories, French novels, recent books on economics and finance, the Epistles of St. Paul, The Lady of the Lake, Letters of Charles Eliot Norton, never deeply or widely enough, The Scarab Murder Case, translation of Dante, detective stories, Letters of Mrs Gaskell and Charles Eliot Norton, second-rate detective story, disinterestedly, for leisure, Vision of God, Faith of a Moralist, Newman's sermons, Birds of the Countryside, Modern Reader's Bible, The Face of Death, René Bazin's Charles de Foucauld, Charles Petrie's Monarchy, Thurber's My Life and Hard Times, Oliver's Endless Adventure (vol. 3), Madame Sorel's memoirs, book on French policing, detective story for committee, The League of Frightened Men, The Garden Murder Case, The Luck of the Bodkins, The House in Paris, The Life of Charles Gore, Middleton Murry's Shakespeare, Dr Goebbels for book committee, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, MS of German gunman in Chicago, Shakespeare, to replenish, Middlemarch, the Gospel, City of God, St. John of the Cross, psalm or two a day, Ibsen, Twenty Best Plays of the Modern American Theatre, poems submitted to Criterion, My Name is Million, psalms, especially Psalm 130, Edmund Burke, Lives of the Poets, Virgil,
Remarque, Erich, The Road Back,
Sitwell, Edith, TSE likens EH's portrait to, which displeases EH, which likeness TSE presently disclaims, shockingly altered, now seems more herself, brings Pavel Tchelitchew to tea, to tea on New Year's Day, at Harold Monro's funeral, dragoons TSE into poetry reading, at which she is rated, at odds with Dorothy Wellesley, at Poetry Reading for China, sends TSE whisky in hospital,
see also Sitwells, the

2.EdithSitwell, Edith Sitwell (1887–1964), poet, biographer, anthologist, novelist: see Biographical Register.

Stravinsky, Igor, diminished in TSE's admiration, influenced 'The Hollow Men', TSE claims affinity with Picasso and, L'Histoire du soldat, Perséphone, Petrouschka, Le Sacre du printemps,
Wagner, Richard, still capable of exciting TSE, Parsifal, unsuitable music for Good Friday, Tristan und Isolde, TSE remembers attending with EH, which confirmed TSE's love for EH, dating this occasion, retains private resonance for TSE,
Wheen, Arthur, sends TSE his translation of The Road Back,

ArthurWheen, Arthur Wheen (1897–1971), librarian and translator, grew up in Sydney, Australia, and came to Europe with the Australian Expeditionary Force in WW1 (he received the Military Cross ‘for some incredible act of valour in the last war, which provoked a temporary breakdown,’ as TSE said). A Rhodes Scholar at New College, Oxford, 1920–3, he worked in the Library of the Victoria & Albert Museum; as Keeper, 1939–62. He translated novels relating to WW1, winning praise for his version of Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front (1929); and he wrote a novella, Two Masters (1924, 1929). TSE wrote of him: ‘He’s completely honest, and one of the most silent men I know.’ FVM thought his modest friend ‘the best critic I know, bar none’ (to Morley Kennerley, 5 July 1933). See We talked of other things: The life and letters of Arthur Wheen 1897–1971, ed. Tanya Crothers (2011).