[No surviving envelope]

T. S.Eliot
Faber & Faber Ltd
4 September 1946
My beloved Woman,

To-day is Wednesday, and I have had no letter from you yet this week: if there should be one tomorrow I should write again in the evening; butBehrens, Margaret Elizabeth (née Davidson)departing for Menton;c8 alas inMirrlees, Hope;d1 a weak moment I promised to go to Hythe for the weekend to join Hope and the Field Marshal: the latter especially as she is just about to leave for Mentone where she has taken a house (she has just been staying with Lucy Cohen, that admirable woman, and says that Lucy has two kinds of toilet paper in the lavatories and asks her guests to use the cheaper kind). The Field Marshal will be a loss to England: she hopes to establish residence in France, to avoid the income tax, but I don’t think she will, as one has to remain abroad consistently for eighteen months to do so, and she could not stay so long in one place as that. I have started working at home in the mornings and think I shall be much better for it. MartinBrowne, Elliott Martinand Family Reunion revival;e1 has replied very sweetly to my long letter of explanation, andMercury Theatre, Londonand 1946 Family Reunion revival;c8 says he agrees that I should not devote so much time merely to revising the Family Reunion, and he intends to put it on at the Mercury anyway after he has given a run to a play called Tangent.1 I'Significance of Charles Williams, The'finished;a2 have done myWilliams, CharlesTSE's eulogy on;b1 eulogy of Charles Williams, andEliot, Henry Ware, Jr. (TSE's brother);k1 shall send it to you, as soon as I am writing to 6 Hubbard Street, to read and pass on to Henry. NowNotes Towards the Definition of CultureTSE writing;a5 I am ready to polish off Culture. Curiously enough, I find that I am much less fatigued, after a day in which I have spent the morning at home doing my private writing, than after a whole day at the office. ThereSpender, Stephentakes issue with Roy Campbell;c9 haveCampbell, Royliterary fracas surrounding Talking Bronco;a2 been minor ennuis: after the subsidence of the row between Stephen Spender and Roy Campbell (which ended in Stephen’s presenting me with a plastic cigarette case and some complimentary verses, to which I had to reply in kind),2 aSpender, Stephenobject of Rowse's anger;d2 rowRowse, Alfred Leslie ('A. L.')takes issue with Spender;a8 between Stephen and
A. L. Rowse;3 aOgden, Charles Kay ('C. K.');a5 letterRundle, Stanley;a1 of bitter complaint from Ogden saying that a book I sponsored has maligned Basic English;4 aLaski, Harold J.;a2 letter of complaint from an economist who says that a blurb I wrote gives the impression that the London School of Economics and H. J. Laski are the same thing, and so on.5 And our Sales Manager is very ill; SybilColefax, Lady Sibyl (née Halsey)ill with 'broken head';a8 Colefax is in hospital with, as her secretary told Miss Melton ‘a broken head’, andIovetz-Tereshchenko, N. M.in hospital;a8 I have still to visit Tereshchenko in his Wandsworth hospital andMrs Webster (Ada Janes's sister)in poorhouse;a6 Mrs. Webster in her Battersea Poorhouse.

There, my dear, is a sample of what I call Chat: I hope to make that side of my correspondence lighter and crazier than the kind of dreary documentary diary which I have a recollection of sending you too often. But if I had you with me all the time I should no doubt babble a good deal, so why not in type? But what I wanted tonight was to see an envelope for me with the handwriting of my Emily, and I am rather scatterbrained without it. IHale, EmilyTSE's love for;x2now better adjusted to reality;e8 had hardly begun to get used to the strange feeling that being with you was different from before (and the reasons for this go much deeper than I can plumb) than I have had to accustom myself to the fact that being without you is different from what it was before. It seems to me that what I am in love with is now much more you and less merely my idea of you, that I ask nothing of you except what you are; and that the real I belongs more completely to you than ever before. Also, that you are really all the time with me. And you know I suppose by now that I am both submissive and overbearing, both humble and arrogant?

Your doting

1.GilbertHorobin, GilbertTangent;a1n Horobin, Tangent (1946).

BrowneBrowne, Elliott Martinurges TSE to concentrate on theatre;e2n to TSE, 1 Sept. 1946: ‘Regarding The Family Reunion, I agree that the best course is to leave it alone. If you find, as I can well understand you may, that one change inevitably leads to the necessity of another, it is not worth expending a long time on such a revision … I expect to get to it in October or at latest November, unless Tangent proves a bigger success than I anticipate. That opens on Sept: 7th, and I hope you will come and look at it (Stuart Latham’s production, by the way).

‘I am the more willing to agree that The Family Reunion stays as it is if that brings the new play any nearer. I confess to some bitterness when I read of two other books half-finished, and the promised play not begun. That I am constantly assailed about this, by the Arts Council and others, and that the continuance of our Poets’ Theatre does depend to some extent upon it, is not the main point. What I do press is this: you are the father and the master of modern English poetry and in particular of poetic drama: all the poets and all those in the theatre who are trying to help them need, not so much your advice, as your creative leadership. This, being a matter of creation, is a more important use for the years of the creative master’s life than exegesis in even the profoundest subjects of literary or theological criticism. We need your poetry and your drama: don’t put off giving for too long! Immediate things are also ephemeral: leave them to those whose minds are of ephemeral quality.’

2.StephenSpender, Stephentakes issue with Roy Campbell;c9 SpenderCampbell, Royliterary fracas surrounding Talking Bronco;a2 objected to what heMacNeice, Louisand the Spender–Campbell spat;a8n consideredDay Lewis, Ceciland the Spender–Campbell spat;a3n the untruths that Roy Campbell had uttered in his latest volume of poems, Talking Bronco (F&F, 1946), which expressed scorn – most egregiously in the title poem – for ‘Our British intellectuals [who had] played in Spain’, that is, those poets whom he disdained by the portmanteau term ‘MacSpaunday’: ‘joint MacSpaunday’ and ‘Brave MacSpaunday’. OnFaber, Geoffreyand the Spender–Campbell spat;k6n 2 June 1946 he wrote this angry letter to Campbell (with copies being sent straight off to Geoffrey Faber, MacNeice and Day-Lewis):

You are a liar, a gross slanderer, an empty-headed boaster, a coward, a bully and a Fascist.

The vilest combination of all these qualities is contained in the lines of your poem in which, addressing your MacSpaunday (by whom you undoubtedly mean MacNeice, Auden, Day Lewis and myself) you write:-

While in the rear you fattened and grew cosy,

By painting sham Utopias pink and rosy,

For which you’d never risk a scratch yourself,

But only brewed the dope for stolen pelf.


This is an infamous slander not only on four English poets but on the Spanish Republic.

I defy you to produce any evidence whatever that any of the four writers concerned received a penny in payment from the Spanish Republic. As a matter of fact, we all offered our services free to Spain, and paid our own expenses while we were there […] I reserve to myself the right to contest your lies and slanders publicly and privately wherever and whenever I think fit.

Sean Day-Lewis, in C. Day-Lewis: An English Literary Life (1980) maintained: ‘T. S. Eliot, at his most vague and unworldly, had accepted Talking Bronco for Faber without realizing that the “satires” were directed more or less libellously, and without camouflage, at four poets for whom he expressed considerably admiration. When told what he had published he was shocked. Fortunately for him and Campbell none of the poets felt inclined to pursue the matter very far.’ InLehmann, Johnslandered by Roy Campbell;a2n truth, Eliot had spent several weeks, from January to March 1946, adroitly encouraging Campbell to swerve the libellous in the language and names of his drafts for this volume, which had indeed included potential libels on figures including W. H. Auden and John Lehmann (most being ultimately excised). He advised Campbell, 23 January: ‘Our general principle is that it is possible to say almost anything, certainly everything that you have said, about Left Wing poets in general but that direct obvious allusions to particular poets ought to be avoided … You will understand that it would not do for us to publish any direct attack on the character or physical courage of one of our authors.’ After spending one pleasant evening as a dinner guest of Campbell and his wife – primarily with the intention of coaxing him towards correctitude – Eliot wrote to him, candidly and judiciously, on 26 Mar.:

Of course I have the additional reason for never expressing an opinion about any modern poetry, that I am a publisher, and therefore not in a position to do so: but even if I wasn’t, I should think twice about it, because if I said exactly what I think about a great deal of it, it would simply be put about that I was jealous and didn’t want any younger men to be successful.

Incidentally, as for Auden, my sympathies are now rather on his side: for I have begun to suspect that some of his friends who have (more or less) faced the terrors of London, are now ready to cold-shoulder him – and it takes the form of deprecating his recent work. I don’t think that anyone who has not actually gone and fought, or shown his readiness to, is in a position to adopt this attitude towards him.

All the same, despite paying close attention to aspects of the precarious wording of Campbell’s scathing poems, Eliot candidly admitted that one feature had indeed escaped his attention at the time. He was to tell W. H. Gardner, on 9 Sept. 1960: ‘Campbell’s TALKING BRONCO gave me the devil of a time trying to pick out the offensive parts about other Faber poets, especially Spender, Auden and MacNeice. I thought I had gone through his script with a fine tooth comb, and every time I discovered something new. And then at the end, what seems almost incredible, I quite missed the MacSpaunday allusion. Of course if I had twigged that I would have had it out too. The other ones must have been very obvious indeed to blind me to that one. You can disclose this if you like. During the preparation of that book and for some time after I was not feeling very contented with Roy Campbell.’ To Gardner, 28 Oct. 1960: ‘I must add that I did sympathise with Stephen Spender in objecting to MacSpaunday, which of course I would never have allowed if my wits had not been dulled after repeated expurgations of other vituperative words!’ Geoffrey Faber, who likewise admitted that the – essentially innocuous and inconsequential – coinage had likewise slipped by him, wrote to Spender on 6 June 1946: ‘I don’t suppose you will find it easy to believe me – and I realise that it is a mark of a very feeble intelligence – when I say that I hadn’t even spotted the corporate derivation of MacSpaunday. Once pointed out, it is of course perfectly obvious.’

However, as Sean Day-Lewis correctly remarked, the gathering storm soon passed: having vented his spleen, Spender was not prepared to take any legal steps against Campbell.

See too John Sutherland, Stephen Spender: The Authorized Biography (2004), 317–18.

WithinSpender, Stephenexchanges conciliatory sonnets with TSE;d1n a very short while, on 21 Aug. 1946, Spender – who gave his address as ‘Organisation des Nations Unies pour L’Education, La Science & La Culture, 46 Belgrave Square, London S.W.1 – sent these complimentary, or maybe conciliatory, verses to Eliot:


When those aged eagle eyes which look

Through human flesh as through a book,

Swivel an instant from the page

To ignite the luminous image

With the match that lights his smoke

Then let the case be transparent

And let the cigarettes, apparent

To his xray vision, lie

As clear as rhyme and image to his eye.

The lines, inscribed ‘To Tom with love from Stephen’, accompanied the gift of a transparent cigarette case. (First published in The Oxford Book of Letters, ed. Frank and Anita Kermode (Oxford, 1995), 523.)

TSE responded with these verses:

A l’Organisateur des Nations Unies
pour l’Education, la Science et la Culture

The sudden unexpected gift

——Is more precious in the eyes

——Than the ordinary prize

Of slow approach or movement swift,

While the cigarette is whiffed

——And the tapping finger plies

——Here upon the table lies

The fair transparency. I lift

——The eyelids of the aging owl

——At twenty minutes to eleven

——Wednesday evening (summer time)

——To salute the younger fowl

——With this feeble halting rhyme

——The kind, the Admirable Stephen.

———————————To Stephen, from Tom

AccordingHayward, Johnundermines TSE's aura of poetic facility;m7n to John Sutherland (Stephen Spender, 325), John Hayward ‘mischievously divulged’ that TSE had stayed up ‘all night’ composing his sonnet.

3.TSESpender, Stephenobject of Rowse's anger;d2 toRowse, Alfred Leslie ('A. L.')takes issue with Spender;a8 Christina Morley, 5 Sept. 1946: ‘The Spender–Campbell situation has eased a bit because of the more recent feud between Spender and A. L. Rowse.’ See Richard Ollard, A Man of Contradictions: A Life of A. L. Rowse (1999), 180–1: ‘A particular source of irritation [for Rowse] was the neglect of his poetry by the fashionmakers in criticism and the attention paid to that of contemporaries whom he thought his inferiors, notably Stephen Spender. Spender had compounded his offence by disparaging Rowse’s work and, in his capacity as assistant to Cyril Connolly at Horizon, waving away suggested contributions. That Spender was also prominent on the Faber poetry list may have weighed with Rowse in choosing to go to Macmillan but this cannot have been more than a minor consideration.’

4.TheRundle, StanleyLanguage as a Social and Political Factor;a2 book complained of was Stanley Rundle, Language as a Social and Political Factor (1946). Rundle (1913–78), who was educated at the University of Milan and the University of London, earned a doctorate in comparative linguistics. He was active for many years in the Liberal Party.

5.AubreyJones, AubreyThe Pendulum of Politics;a1 Jones, The Pendulum of Politics (F&F, 1946), carried this blurb by TSE: ‘In an age like ours, which tends to assume that it is only in economics that principles are to be looked for, an age therefore in which politics is more and more abandoned to prejudice and passion, a book on principles in politics is very much needed. We commonly agree that the age in which we live is one of tumult, disorder and disintegration. Captain Jones is concerned with the causes of this state of affairs, so far as they be revealed by our errors of political principle or our desertion of political principle. In this book he has written his defence of what he has come to consider to be the true ideals of politics. Freedom he describes as a matter of balance; and he contends that, owing to our failure to discern that truth, we are proceeding to destroy freedom. We are no longer content to remedy the abuses of our inherited institutions; we have forgotten what purposes these institutions served; and, as we destroy, so step by step we create new abuses and new tyrannies.

‘Much confusion is found in current thinking in the use of such terms as democracy and collective security. The author of this book attempts to define afresh the deeper meanings of the various party attitudes, of Liberalism, Socialism and Conservatism. Whilst indicating the point of view which he has himself reached, his book is yet critical of all parties, and contains salutary truth to be recommended to all.

‘Captain Aubrey Jones is the son of a Welsh mine worker, and took a distinguished degree at the London School of Economics. Not the least interesting and impressive element in the book is the evidence of the evolution of his own opinions since the period at which he was a pupil of Professor Laski. We predict that much more will be heard of him, whether in practical politics or in political journalism; but this book is itself a notable achievement in the neglected study of politics.’

TSE to Christina Morley, 5 Sept. 1946: ‘C. K. Ogden demands that we withdraw a book in which he says Basic English is maligned, and Lionel Robbins complains at length because he says a blurb of mine identifies the London School of Economics with H. J. Laski. Nobody has become any saner’ (Berg).

Behrens, Margaret Elizabeth (née Davidson), comes to lodge at Shamley, tends to Shamley hens, mainstay of Shamley sanity, does not spoil her dog, takes refuge from Shamley's dogs, reports on poultry-feeding manuscript, sequesters dogs for TSE's recording, makes vatic pronouncements on Operation Overlord, cheers up Shamley, jeremiad on Shamley, introduces Violet Powell to TSE, in Ilfracombe, settled in Lee, during Christmas 1945, departing for Menton, visited in Menton,

4.MargaretBehrens, Margaret Elizabeth (née Davidson) Elizabeth Behrens, née Davidson (1885–1968), author of novels including In Masquerade (1930); Puck in Petticoats (1931); Miss Mackay (1932); Half a Loaf (1933).

Browne, Elliott Martin, meets TSE at Chichester, production of The Rock, meets TSE over possible collaboration, talks over outline of play, meets TSE with Martin Shaw, delighted with Rock choruses, discusses unwritten pageant scenes with TSE, predicament as The Rock's director, well connected in amateur circles, revising into the night with TSE, argues with Shaw at dress-rehearsal, presented to Prince Arthur, honoured by Rock cast-supper, producing Gordon Bottomley's play, speaks at Londonderry House with TSE, 1935 Canterbury Murder in the Cathedral, approached by TSE to 'produce', consulted throughout composition, goes silent, lunches with TSE and Speaight, directs and acts despite illness, pursues London Murder revival, 1935–6 Mercury Theatre Murder revival, engaged as producer by Dukes, keen that EH attend rehearsals, simultaneously part of BBC production, agrees about Speaight's decline, preferred as producer for TSE's next play, and Charles Williams's Cranmer, in which he plays 'the Skeleton', and TSE attend Tenebrae, taken to Cambridge after-feast, producing York Nativity Play, which TSE thinks Giottoesque, at Savile Club Murder dinner, producing Shakespeare's Dream, and Ascent of F6, and Tewkesbury Festival Murder confusion, 1939 production of The Family Reunion, due to be sent script, weighing TSE's proposal that he produce, enthused by script, suggests TSE see Mourning Becomes Electra, against Family Reunion as title, pleased with draft, quizzed on fire-safety, typescript prepared for, new draft submitted to, rewrite waits on, receives new draft, criticisms thereof, reports John Gielgud interest, mediates between Gielgud and TSE, TSE throws over Gielgud for, secures Westminster Theatre production, steps into company breach, then into still-greater breach, and the play's weaknesses, direction of Family Reunion, receives TSE's Shakespeare lectures, 1938 American Murder tour, re-rehearsing actors for, suffers fit of pre-tour gloom, yet to report from Boston, and Tewkesbury pageant, accompanies TSE to La Mandragola, on Family Reunion's future prospects, and possible Orson Welles interest, war leaves at loose end, advises TSE over next play, war work with Pilgrim Players, unavailable for modern-dress Murder, compared to tempter/knight successor, requests Pilgrim Players' play from TSE, New Plays by Poets series, as director, and This Way to the Tomb, and Family Reunion revival, urges TSE to concentrate on theatre, 1946 Mercury Family Reunion revival, in rehearsal, possible revue for Mercury Theatre, and The Lady's Not for Burning, Chairman of the Drama League, 1949 Edinburgh Cocktail Party, to produce, TSE's intended first reader for, receives beginning, approves first act, receives TSE's revisions, communciates Alec Guinness's enthusiasm, arranges reading, surpasses himself with production, in Florence, EH suggests moving on from, and the Poets' Theatre Guild, 1950 Cocktail Party New York transfer, compares Rex Harrison and Alec Guinness, TSE debates whether to continue collaboration with, suggests three-play TSE repertory, 1953 Edinburgh Confidential Clerk, receives first two acts, designing sets, 1953 Lyric Theatre Confidential Clerk, attends with TSE, 1954 American Confidential Clerk, 1954 touring Confidential Clerk, TSE and Martin Browne catch in Golders Green, seeks Family Reunion MS from EH,

4.E. MartinBrowne, Elliott Martin Browne (1900–80), English director and producer, was to direct the first production of Murder in the Cathedral: see Biographical Register.

Campbell, Roy, commended as poet, literary fracas surrounding Talking Bronco,

6.RoyCampbell, Roy Campbell (1901–57), South African-born poet, satirist and translator, arrived in England in 1918 and was taken up by the composer William Walton and the Sitwells, and by Wyndham Lewis. He made his name with the long poem Flaming Terrapin (1924). Later poetry includes Adamastor (1930) – the volume to which TSE refers in this letter – The Georgiad (1931) and Talking Bronco (1946). See Peter F. Alexander, Roy Campbell: A Critical Biography (1982).

Colefax, Lady Sibyl (née Halsey), TSE's dislike for, dislike refreshed, prejudices TSE against Dorothy Wellesley, gives dinner for the Wavells, ill with 'broken head',

4.SibylColefax, Lady Sibyl (née Halsey), Lady Colefax (1874–1950), socialite and professional decorator; was married in 1901 to Sir Arthur Colefax, lawyer. John Hayward called her (New York Sun, 25 Aug. 1934) ‘perhaps the best, certainly the cleverest, hostess in London at the present time. As an impresario she is unequaled, but there is far too much circulation and hubbub at her parties to entitle her to be called a salonière.’ See Kirsty McLeod, A Passion for Friendship (1991); Siân Evans, Queen Bees: Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Hostesses Between the Wars (2016).

Day Lewis, Cecil, addresses Red Cross Society, at Valéry memorial event, and the Spender–Campbell spat, The Graveyard by the Sea,

4.CecilDay Lewis, Cecil Day Lewis (1904–72), Anglo-Irish poet and novelist (author of mystery novels under the pseud. Nicholas Blake); Oxford Professor of Poetry, 1951–6; Norton Professor at Harvard, 1962–3; Poet Laureate, 1968–72. Educated at Wadham College, Oxford, he edited with Auden the anthology Oxford Poetry 1927. For a period in the mid-1930s he was a member of the Communist Party. After WW2 he worked as a director and senior editor of the publishers Chatto & Windus. His poetry includes From Feathers to Iron (1932), The Complete Poems of C. Day-Lewis (1992); critical works include A Hope for Poetry (1934); The Poetic Image (1947); and The Buried Day (autobiography, 1960). He was made CBE, 1950; and appointed Poet Laureate in 1968. See Sean Day-Lewis, C. Day Lewis: An English Literary Life (1980); Peter Stanford, C. Day-Lewis: A Life (1998).

Eliot, Henry Ware, Jr. (TSE's brother), hears TSE's Dryden broadcast, as potential confidant, sibling most attuned to TSE's needs, witness to the Eliots in 1926, surprises TSE in Boston, his aura of futility, disputes New Yorker profile of TSE, at Eliot family Thanksgiving, attends second Norton lecture, his business in Chicago, hosts TSE in New York, TSE reads his second detective story, his immaturity, accuses TSE of wrath, writes TSE long critical letter, the favourite of TSE's parents, sends New York Murder clippings, writes again about religion, insensitive to European affairs, Peabody Museum employ as research associate, gives TSE pyjamas for Christmas, sends TSE luggage for Christmas, hosts Murder's Boston cast, sends present to Morley children, cables TSE on 50th birthday, given draft of Family Reunion, gives TSE portfolio, champions Kauffer's photograph of TSE, explains operation on ears, sends list of securities, takes pleasure in shouldering Margaret, undergoes serious operation, recovering at home, as curator of Eliotana, as curator of Eliotana, war imperils final reunion with, and TSE's rumoured Vatican audience, corresponds with TSE monthly, offers Tom Faber wartime refuge, nervous about TSE during Blitz, as described by Frank Morley, recalls The Dry Salvages, has appendix out, cautioned as to health, frail, condition worries TSE, as correspondent, friend to J. J. Sweeney, tries TSE's patience, reports on Ada, describes Ada's funeral, beleaguered by Margaret, sent Picture Post F&F photos, likened to Grandfather Stearns, goitre operated on, his archaeological endeavours, back in hospital, imagined in exclusively female company, ill again, as brother, has pneumonia, terminal leukaemia, prospect of his death versus Ada's, anxieties induced by deafness, writes to TSE despite illness, death, memorial service for, on EH's presumption, Michael Roberts's symptoms reminiscent of, his Chicago acquaintance, friends with Robert Lowell's father, invoked against EH, on TSE's love for EH, buried in Garrett family lot, The Rumble Murders,

3.HenryEliot, Henry Ware, Jr. (TSE's brother) Ware Eliot (1879–1947), TSE’s older brother: see Biographical Register.

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.

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',
Hayward, John, in TSE's thumbnail description, his condition and character, what TSE represents to, VHE complains about TSE to, TSE's new chess-playing neighbour, meets EH over tea, hosts TSE, GCF and de la Mare, on EH, on EH (to TSE), gives TSE cigars for Christmas, calls EH TSE's 'sister', and the Dobrées on Boxing Day, and TSE play a prank on guests, backstage at The Times, taken for walk, on Jenny de Margerie, Empson, TSE and Sansoms call on, evening with Spender, Jennings and, exchanges Christmas presents with TSE, exchanges rare books with TSE, sends luxuries to convalescent TSE, TSE's only regular acquaintance, dines with TSE and Camerons, lent Williams's Cranmer, accompanied to the Fabers' party, hosts discussion about Parisian Murder, inspects French translation of Murder, and TSE's Old Buffers' Dinner, gives TSE bath-mitts, given wine for Christmas, one of TSE's dependents, at Savile Club Murder dinner, Empson takes TSE on to see, possible housemate, in second line of play-readers, walked round Earl's Court, and Bradfield Greek play, and TSE drive to Tandys, and TSE give another party, corrects TSE's Anabase translation, watches television with TSE, Christmas Day with, introduced to Djuna Barnes, meets Christina Morley, walk round Brompton Cemetery with, Hyde Park excursion with, moving house, at his birthday-party, honoured at F&F, displaced to the Rothschilds, where TSE visits him, among TSE's closest friends, his conversation missed, the prospect of Christmas without, excursions to Cambridge to visit, 'my best critic', gives TSE American toilet-paper, helps TSE finish Little Gidding, possible post-war housemate, protector of TSE's literary remains, foreseeably at Merton Hall, discusses plays with TSE, flat-hunting with, and Carlyle Mansions, his furniture, installed at Carlyle Mansions, further handicapped without telephone, undermines TSE's aura of poetic facility, irritates except in small doses, helps with adjustment of TSE's OM medal, at the Brighton Cocktail Party, hounded by Time, quid pro quo with TSE, arranges first-night party for Cocktail Party, arranges Confidential Clerk cast dinner, and TSE's Selected Prose, and TSE entertained by Yehudi Menuhin,

11.JohnHayward, John Davy Hayward (1905–65), editor and critic: see Biographical Register.

Horobin, Gilbert, Tangent,
Iovetz-Tereshchenko, N. M., his financial woes, his woes, Master of Balliol petitioned on behalf of, in hospital,

2.N. M. Iovetz-TereshchenkoIovetz-Tereshchenko, N. M. (1895–1954), B.Litt. (Oxon), PhD (London): Russian exile; Orthodox Catholic Christian; university lecturer in psychology: see Biographical Register.

Jones, Aubrey, The Pendulum of Politics,
Laski, Harold J., TSE's reason for fearing Labour Party,

8.HaroldLaski, Harold J. J. Laski (1893–1950), Professor of Political Science, London School of Economics, 1926–50; editor of the Left Book Club; chairman of the Labour Party, 1945–6.

Lehmann, John, slandered by Roy Campbell,
MacNeice, Louis, Group Theatre production of Agamemnon, uses EH's stool at tea, TSE rebuts his charge of 'defeatism', touted to Smith College, better than Archibald MacLeish, at Cornell, introduced as T. S. Eliot, and the Spender–Campbell spat, Agamemnon, Autumn Journal, The Last Ditch, Out of the Picture,

7.LouisMacNeice, Louis MacNeice (1907–63), poet, radio producer and playwright: see Biographical Register.

Mercury Theatre, London, Yeats proposes season at, from the outside, possible Murder premiere at, season in financial straits, stage too small for Doone, to stage Murder revival, rehearsal at, Murder coming off at, hard to imagine Murder beyond, Dukes proposes new Mercury Theatre, Martin Browne's York Nativity Play, presents The Ascent of F6, Murder in re-rehearsal at, possible venue for Family Reunion, Dukes's La Mandragola, new Murder revival at, attempts season of miniature operas, 'initimate opera' at, its French equivalent, hosts New Plays by Poets, and 1946 Family Reunion revival, Martin Browne's proposal to stage revue at, presents Saroyan play, graced with royal visit, staging Playboy of the Western World, possible destination for Cocktail Party,
Mirrlees, Hope, sketched for EH, at the Eliots' tea-party, part of Bloomsbury society, VHE complains about TSE to, dinner in company with, and mother taken sightseeing, ordeal of a walk with, dinner and chess with, and her dachshund, exhausting but pitiable, her mother preferable, her religion, to Mappie as Eleanor Hinkley to Aunt Susie, irritates like Eleanor, indifferent to enlarging her acquaintance, at Shamley, researching in Worthing Public Library, bathing daily at Lee, and TSE judge fancy-dress parade, during TSE's final Shamley Christmas, suffers 'collapse', in Stellenbosch, visits London, go-between in TSE's second marriage,
see also Mirrleeses, the

2.HopeMirrlees, Hope Mirrlees (1887–1978), British poet, novelist, translator and biographer, was to become a close friend of TSE: see Biographical Register.

Mrs Webster (Ada Janes's sister), monologues over Christmas dinner, ventriloquised, like Dickens's Mrs Gummidge, gives TSE sister's engagement ring, in poorhouse, which TSE visits, TSE overseeing burial arrangements for,
Notes Towards the Definition of Culture, sketched by TSE, interrupted, being worked up, TSE writing, stimulated by Christ Church symposium, last chapter to be rewritten, under revision, represents complete statement of TSE's beliefs, EH on, EH requests inscribed copy for Marguerite Hearsey,
Ogden, Charles Kay ('C. K.'), plays TSE Anna Livia Plurabelle, his recording of Anna Livia Plurabelle, the state of his rooms, described,

1.C. K. OgdenOgden, Charles Kay ('C. K.') (1889–1957), psychologist, linguist, polymath, was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where in 1912 he founded Cambridge Magazine and co-founded (1911) the Heretics. He went on to devise ‘Basic English’ – ‘an auxiliary international language’ based on a vocabulary of just 850 English words – ‘BASIC’ being an acronym for British American Scientific International Commercial; and in 1927 he established in London the Orthological (Basic English) Institute. Works include The Foundations of Aesthetics (with I. A. Richards and James Wood, 1921), The Meaning of Meaning (with IAR, 1923), and Basic English (1930); and with F. P. Ramsey he translated the Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung of Ludwig Wittgenstein (Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1922). He was editor of the psychological journal Psyche, and he edited the series ‘The International Library of Psychology, Philosophy and Scientific Method’. See W. Terrence Gordon, C. K. Ogden: a bio-bibliographical study (1990); C. K. Ogden: A Collective Memoir, ed. P. Sargant Florence and J. R. L. Anderson (1977).

Rowse, Alfred Leslie ('A. L.'), compared qua Marxist to Mirsky and Murry, at risk of assaulting Smyth, as 'Cornishman', at heavy Criterion gathering, at All Souls dinner, takes issue with Spender,

3.A. L. RowseRowse, Alfred Leslie ('A. L.') (1903–97), Cornish historian and poet: see Biographical Register.

Rundle, Stanley, Language as a Social and Political Factor,
'Significance of Charles Williams, The', finished,
Spender, Stephen, described for EH, poems published by F&F, what TSE represents to, attacks After Strange Gods, his objections to After Strange Gods, and Sweeney rehearsal, and lunching young men generally, evening with JDH, Jennings and TSE, TSE chairs his 'free verse' talk, at the Woolfs with TSE and EH, describes club lunch with TSE, his first marriage, 'Eclipse of the Highbrow' controversy, introduces new wife Natasha, gives musical party, at Lady Colefax's Wavell dinner, part of British contingent at Norwegian dinner, chairs TSE's Whitman talk, which he does in fireman's uniform, at poetry reading to Free Hungarians, takes issue with Roy Campbell, exchanges conciliatory sonnets with TSE, object of Rowse's anger, his German sensibility, an innocent fool, encomium for TSE's 75th, 'Four Poems', The Temple, Trial of a Judge, 'Vienna',

12.Stephen SpenderSpender, Stephen (1909–95), poet and critic: see Biographical Register.

Williams, Charles, described for EH, at Guthrie's Measure for Measure, on Family Reunion, reviewed by TSE, visited by TSE at OUP, and C. S. Lewis lunch with TSE, dies, 'une âme pure', TSE's eulogy on, TSE writes introduction to promote, All Hallow's Eve, Cranmer, Descent of the Dove, Seed of Adam,

5.CharlesWilliams, Charles Williams (1886–1945), novelist, poet, playwright, writer on religion and theology; biographer; member of the Inklings: see Biographical Register.