[22 Paradise Rd., Northampton, Mass.]

T. S.Eliot
The Criterion
18 November 1938
My Dearest,

I had the pleasant surprise of a letter from you this morning by the Normandie (11th) after a letter a few days ago written on the 6th. I am annoyed when, as this week, the Normandie and the Bremen Europa touch England on the same day: but I choose the Normandie, as the German ships do not seem to be very popular in New York at present. ISociety of the Sacred Mission, Kelham Hall, Nottinghamshire;b8 have had rather a tiring week, and have decided not to go to Kelham for the weekend, althoughEvery, George;a8 I dislike disappointing George Every, as that also is tiring, with conversations only interrupted by the offices. Monday was the most tiring day, however: IBetjemans, thehost TSE in Berkshire;a1Betjeman, JohnBetjemans, the came back from staying with the Betjemans in Berkshire,1 toAmerican Women's Club of London;a1 aPerkins, Edith (EH's aunt)gives lunch at American Women's Club;d7 lunchSeaverns, Helen;c3 given by your aunt at the American Women’s Club, for Mrs. Hornby – who struck me as a rather vague and not very vital person: Mrs. Seaverns and Mary Day seemed radiating vitality by comparison. ThenDukes, the;a1Dukes, AshleyDukes, the AshleyKeyneses, theand TSE attend Auden–Isherwood premiere;a4Lopokova, Lydia (Mrs John Maynard Keynes)Keyneses, theKeynes, John MaynardKeyneses, the DukesArts Theatre, Cambridgestages On the Frontier;a1 pickedAuden, Wystan Hugh ('W. H.')On the Frontier (with Isherwood);d1 me up at teatime and drove me down to Cambridge, where we dined with Maynard Keynes at the Arts Theatre and saw the first night of Auden & Isherwood’s ‘On the Frontier’.2 The play itself (which I am sending you) rather bored me: I find the continuous switching from one set of scenes and characters to another very irritating, and about the characters very little reality. IAuden, Wystan Hugh ('W. H.')forgets to thank Keynes;b9 don’tIsherwood, Christopherneglects to thank Keynes;a3 thinkAuden, Wystan Hugh ('W. H.')The Ascent of F6 (with Isherwood);d3 that it is an advance on ‘The Ascent of F6’; and although the authors may continue to develop dexterity and technical accomplishment, I don’t think that they will do anything permanent unless they mature as men. IKeynes, John MaynardAuden and Isherwood neglect to thank;a6 was vexed with them afterwards, when they came out to make speeches (quite unnecessary speeches, I don’t think that authors should appear on the stage unless there is an uproarious demand from the audience) because they had no word of appreciation for Keynes, who had financed the whole thing, given them dinner and a champagne supper afterwards, and probably spent more than can be regained. ItLopokova, Lydia (Mrs John Maynard Keynes)as actress;a4 is true that he does all this really so that Lydia can get chances to act (which she does rather badly – the fact of being too old to go on dancing does not turn a woman into an actress)3 but that was not their affair; and I think they might have shown better manners. We drove back, in a fog the whole way, and I got to bed at 3.30 in the morning, feeling that I had done my duty.

NoFamily Reunion, Thein proof;f2 further news of the Family Reunion, except that I now have complete galley proof, which I have gone through once and must read carefully again.

TheMorley, Frank Vigorinsufficiently honours EP;i1 otherPound, Ezradelicacies of his ego;c3 great fatigue (there are minor ones) was Ezra. Lunch on Tuesday with Frank and me, which did not go off too well: I got the indirect indications that Ezra’s very sensitive vanity had been wounded, whenFuller, Major-General J. F. C.;a1 I dined with him and General Fuller the next evening.4 Why I find Ezra so tiring is partly the continuous effort not to hurt his vanity; but Frank treated him just as he would anyone else, and Ezra didn’t like it. But when you know that it is just vanity without any substantial grievance, you can’t say: ‘what’s the matter?’, because there is nothing to clear up. And that kind of breach is the most difficult to heal. But Ezra has always nursed injuries to his pride, and so has not, it seems to me, begun to learn the humility that should go with middle age. He wants to be treated as an oracle, his conceit is unbounded, and he can’t be argued with. IfPound, Ezralacks religion;c6 I have been saved from that, I must remember that it is partly due to having had much more recognition, to getting on better with people in general (with English in particular, but I think also with Americans) than he does: butChristianityvirtues heavenly and capital;e1propinquitous to humour;b9 I hope also that Christianity and a sense of humour (which ought to go together) may have something to do with it. PeopleChristianityspiritual progress and direction;d6as personal regeneration;a7 with no Christianity (and I am including unconscious as well as conscious Christianity) have no check on any natural tendency they may have to arrogance, pride and vanity. And as they get older they seem to me to become like husks, empty and rattling, however brilliant their minds may be. The Christian should be, at least, the person with the best chance of going on developing and maturing to the end of life, because he should be aware of the need for continued process of regeneration.

I do not enjoy any feeling of steady development; indeed, I am often conscious of downs as well as ups, of often getting too caught up in the daily business of work and social relations, and having to make a fresh start. It is only at some moments of retrospection – and not necessarily looking very far back – that I see that I am living differently – not necessarily living more spiritually or virtuously, but with a more developed standard of how one should live.

By'Development of Shakespeare's Verse, The';a9 allde Blasio, Maria;a1 means let the young Italian girl read the Shakespeare essays, so long as you see you get them back within a reasonable time, and that she promises not to quote from them: for you must explain that this is only a first draft, and that they may be much changed and expanded before they are published. I am glad to hear of her, know that you lack at Smith the kind of companionship that such a person might give.5 I only wish that she had chosen a more profitable subject for her dissertation than T. S. Eliot, but I dare say that she may turn even that to account, and if she knows Dante and his contemporaries, that is all to the good. One of the traps in writing about a living author is that the whole of his work has to be reconsidered in the light of what he does next, so that a critical study soon goes out of date.

IPerkinses, the;i4 am going round presently to say good-bye to the Perkins’s who go to Liverpool this afternoon. When they leave, the winter interregnum seems really to have begun, and I count, more consciously than ever, the months until I shall see you again.

IBrocklebank, Charlotte Carissima ('Cara')invites TSE to Nativity play;a3 have an invitation from Mrs. Brocklebank to come down in December to see a Nativity play she is doing at Alveston, with a postscript which may amuse you: ‘Do put in a pair of riding breeches if you have time for a ride with us Monday morning’. But I have as many weekend engagements as are wise to undertake between now and the middle of January.

Your loving

1.The Betjemans were living at Gerrards Farm, Uffington, Berkshire.

2.On the Frontier: a melodrama in three acts was produced on 14 Nov. 1938 for the Group Theatre by Rupert Doone, with music by Benjamin Britten, and scenery and costumes by Robert Medley, at the Arts Theatre, Cambridge. TSEAuden, Wystan Hugh ('W. H.')TSE on his Isherwood plays;c1nIsherwood, ChristopherAuden, Wystan Hugh ('W. H.') was to opine in an unpublished lecture, ‘The Last Twenty-Five Years of English Poetry’ (designed to be delivered in Italy in 1939): ‘I do not feel that the plays of Messrs Auden and Isherwood have been on the main line of development [of poetic drama]: they have tended to be rather prose plays interspersed with verse, than real dramatic poetry.’

3.The production featured the Russian-born ballet star Lydia Lopokova, wife of John Maynard Keynes. See Judith Mackrell, Bloomsbury Ballerina (2008).

4.Major-GeneralFuller, Major-General J. F. C. J. F. C. Fuller (1878–1966), British Army officer, historian and strategist; advocate of the mechanisation of the military. Following his retirement, he worked as a reporter and author. In the 1930s, he became a close associate of Sir Oswald Mosley, joining the British Union of Fascists and serving on the Party’s Policy Directorate. Two of his numerous books – Generalship: Its Diseases and Their Cure: A Study of the Personal Factor in Command (1932) and The Last of the Gentlemen’s Wars: A Subaltern’s Journal of the War in South Africa, 1899–1902 (1937) – were published by F&F (which built up a list of military memoirs and commentaries). There is no other known association between TSE and Fuller.

5.Mariade Blasio, Maria de Blasio (1917–2007), of Italian heritage, graduated from Smith College in 1938 and wrote a postgraduate thesis (supervised by EH) on TSE’s poetry and criticism. During WW2 she worked at Time magazine, and edited Italian-language propaganda for the Office of War Information. She was author of The Other Italy: The Italian Resistance in World War II (1988). In 1945 she married Warren Wilhelm (1917–79). Bill de Blasio (b. 1961), Mayor of New York City, 2014–21, is her third son.

American Women's Club of London,
Arts Theatre, Cambridge, stages On the Frontier,
Auden, Wystan Hugh ('W. H.'), and EP's 'Seafarer', TSE sends EH Poems, TSE recites 'To Gabriel Carritt', remembered by Ethel Swan, as dramatist, and Yeats's Mercury Theatre plans, Holmesian prank devised for, Doone wants for Westminster Theatre, collaborative efforts lamented by TSE, talks films at JDH's, strays from F&F, preoccupied with Byron and Barcelona, TSE on 'Letter to Lord Byron', as verse dramatist, away in Aragon for premiere, and Isherwood's plays versus Spender's, forgets to thank Keynes, TSE on his Isherwood plays, condoles TSE over Sandburg accusation, in bad odour, in America, circulating drollery on latest book-title, as pictured by TSE in America, Journey to a War (with Isherwood), Letters from Iceland (with MacNeice), New Year Letter, On the Frontier (with Isherwood), Paid on Both Sides, The Ascent of F6 (with Isherwood), The Dance of Death, The Dog Beneath the Skin (with Isherwood),

10.W. H. AudenAuden, Wystan Hugh ('W. H.') (1907–73), poet, playwright, librettist, translator, essayist, editor: see Biographical Register.

Betjemans, the, host TSE in Berkshire,
Brocklebank, Charlotte Carissima ('Cara'), Cheetham introduces to TSE, invites TSE to Nativity play, son killed in action, shares ancestors with TSE, suffers further family heartbreak, visited in Stratford-upon-Avon, news of her death, her death and inquest, provides inspiration for 'Celia',

2.CharlotteBrocklebank, Charlotte Carissima ('Cara') Carissima (‘Cara’) Brocklebank (1885–1948), only surviving daughter of Gen. Sir Bindon and Lady Blood, married in 1910 Lt.-Col. Richard Hugh Royds Brocklebank, DSO (1881–1965). They lived at 18 Hyde Park Square, London W.2, and at Alveston House, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire: see Biographical Register.

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,
de Blasio, Maria,

5.Mariade Blasio, Maria de Blasio (1917–2007), of Italian heritage, graduated from Smith College in 1938 and wrote a postgraduate thesis (supervised by EH) on TSE’s poetry and criticism. During WW2 she worked at Time magazine, and edited Italian-language propaganda for the Office of War Information. She was author of The Other Italy: The Italian Resistance in World War II (1988). In 1945 she married Warren Wilhelm (1917–79). Bill de Blasio (b. 1961), Mayor of New York City, 2014–21, is her third son.

'Development of Shakespeare's Verse, The', TSE reading Shakespeare in preparation, composition and revision, as lectured, Morley comments on, Granville-Barker, Wilson and Martin Browne sent, sent to EH, who seeks permission to recite, revised again for Bristol, refashioned for Stockholm, bibliographic details of,
Dukes, the,
Every, George, TSE's affection for, invites TSE to Kelham, consulted on TSE's BBC talk, surprises TSE in London, possible reader of Boutwood Lectures, at Kelham,

4.GeorgeEvery, George Every, SSM (1909–2003), historian and poet: see Biographical Register.

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,
Fuller, Major-General J. F. C.,

4.Major-GeneralFuller, Major-General J. F. C. J. F. C. Fuller (1878–1966), British Army officer, historian and strategist; advocate of the mechanisation of the military. Following his retirement, he worked as a reporter and author. In the 1930s, he became a close associate of Sir Oswald Mosley, joining the British Union of Fascists and serving on the Party’s Policy Directorate. Two of his numerous books – Generalship: Its Diseases and Their Cure: A Study of the Personal Factor in Command (1932) and The Last of the Gentlemen’s Wars: A Subaltern’s Journal of the War in South Africa, 1899–1902 (1937) – were published by F&F (which built up a list of military memoirs and commentaries). There is no other known association between TSE and Fuller.

Isherwood, Christopher, responsible for the best of F6, should pursue prose plays alone, neglects to thank Keynes, puts TSE off American expedition, post-exodus drollery on,
Keynes, John Maynard, rubbishes Marx, impressed by After Strange Gods, wishes to produce TSE's play, and Leonard Woolf discuss Abyssinia, in TSE's opinion, Auden and Isherwood neglect to thank, TSE's NEW memorial to, The Economic Consequences of the Peace,
see also Keyneses, the

4.JohnKeynes, John Maynard Maynard Keynes (1883–1946), economist; editor; patron of the arts; government adviser: see Biographical Register.

Keyneses, the, host TSE and Woolfs in Sussex, their marriage, accompany TSE to Cambridge Murder, and TSE attend Auden–Isherwood premiere,
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).

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.

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
Perkinses, the, likely to be interested in An Adventure, compared to Mary Ware, enjoyable dinner at the Ludlow with, take to TSE, TSE desires parental intimacy with, their dinner-guests dismissed by TSE, who repents of seeming ingratitude, TSE confides separation plans to, too polite, questioned as companions for EH, offered English introductions, entertained on arrival in London, seek residence in Chichester, given introduction to G. C. Coulton, take house at Chipping Camden, as Chipping Campden hosts, given introduction to Bishop Bell, TSE entertains at Oxford and Cambridge Club, TSE's private opinion on, TSE encourages EH's independence from, their repressive influence on EH, buy TSE gloves for Christmas, sent Lapsang Souchong on arrival in England, invite TSE to Campden, move apartment, anticipate 1938 English summer, descend on EH in Northampton, and EH's wartime return to America, temporarily homeless, enfeebled, EH forwards TSE teenage letter to, their health, which is a burden, approve EH's permanent Abbot position,
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.

Seaverns, Helen, finally dines with TSE, teaches TSE card games, bearer of EH's Christmas present, charms TSE, hosts TSE and the Perkinses, entertained by TSE, TSE hesitates to confide in, and Perkinses dine with TSE, to tea with TSE, seeks advice from TSE on transatlantic tourism, her comforts equivalent to Mappie's, houses EH on 1939 arrival, an old spoiled child, disburdens herself over tea, laments life in Hove, removed from grandchildren,

3.HelenSeaverns, Helen Seaverns, widow of the American-born businessman and Liberal MP, Joel Herbert Seaverns: see Biographical Register.

Society of the Sacred Mission, Kelham Hall, Nottinghamshire, TSE's September 1933 stay with, TSE's January 1934 weekend at, TSE invited to annual festivities, TSE's June–July 1935 stay, TSE spends night at, TSE's November 1938 weekend at, compared to Mirfield, October 1939 visit, compared to weekend in Sussex,