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Letters

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"Dear Lady London,the Lawrence letters & Hogarth Living Poets have arrived......I am not half-way thro" it yet, as it takes turn with Shakespeare and Gibbon, & catching the English mail which leaves tomorrow.....The same night they arrived I had a huge fire in my shack outside & read nearly thro" the "Living Poets". Do not feel your kindness was wasted if I say I loved its company more than its contents. I loved its blue cover, crisp new paper & Londonish presence in my lonely Antarctic room. It took me back to London people and parties, the talk & the fashions & the jungle of reputations. This is how you solaced & delghted me for an evening by sending it......By adding the "Poets" to the Letters you added a delicate melting sweet to a meal. It was just to my taste. The Lawrence letters are so far delightful. he is among the great letter-writers, of a lighter kind. I have been lately reading the Keats" letters you gave me in London. His matter is more searching and profound. His far greater fame attracts a far greater attention. How unbearably sad they are at the end. I had to to rush to the poems to reassure myself, that such a life was not a tragedy but a triumph.......Last night by a log-fire, I seemed the loneliest most contented man in the world. I was reading Romeo and Juliet and beginning this letter to you..."

Source

Dear Lady Ginger an exchange of letters between lady Ottoline Morrell and D'Arcy Cresswell together with Ottoline Morrell's essay on Katherine Mansfield

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D'Arcy Cresswell, Walter
Aged 37 [Experience in 1933, born in 1896]

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D'Arcy Cresswell had been a frequent guest at Ottoline Morrell's 'Thursdays' hence his reference to memories of London where, amongst others, he had met DH Lawrence. No longer able to afford to remain in England, he had returned to his native New Zealand and was at this time living in the home of his parents. He kept up a regular correspondence with Ottoline until her death and she frequently sent him books and journals including in particular,works of literature and poetry. This is an extract from a long letter in which D'Arcy Cresswell continues to consider Lawrence's letters and ends with a lyrical description of his garden in the moonlight. ( Perhaps inspired by Romeo and Juliet?).

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Dear Lady Ginger an exchange of letters between lady Ottoline Morrell and D'Arcy Cresswell together with Ottoline Morrell's essay on Katherine Mansfield
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/86192
Accessed on 2020/08/11 11:26:58

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New Zealand
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Letters

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-26041

Evidence

"Dear Lady London,the Lawrence letters & Hogarth Living Poets have arrived......I am not half-way thro" it yet, as it takes turn with Shakespeare and Gibbon, & catching the English mail which leaves tomorrow.....The same night they arrived I had a huge fire in my shack outside & read nearly thro" the "Living Poets". Do not feel your kindness was wasted if I say I loved its company more than its contents. I loved its blue cover, crisp new paper & Londonish presence in my lonely Antarctic room. It took me back to London people and parties, the talk & the fashions & the jungle of reputations. This is how you solaced & delghted me for an evening by sending it......By adding the "Poets" to the Letters you added a delicate melting sweet to a meal. It was just to my taste. The Lawrence letters are so far delightful. he is among the great letter-writers, of a lighter kind. I have been lately reading the Keats" letters you gave me in London. His matter is more searching and profound. His far greater fame attracts a far greater attention. How unbearably sad they are at the end. I had to to rush to the poems to reassure myself, that such a life was not a tragedy but a triumph.......Last night by a log-fire, I seemed the loneliest most contented man in the world. I was reading Romeo and Juliet and beginning this letter to you..."

Source

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Aged 37 [Experience in 1933, born in 1896]

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June 1 - 12 1933
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D'Arcy Cresswell had been a frequent guest at Ottoline Morrell's 'Thursdays' hence his reference to memories of London where, amongst others, he had met DH Lawrence. No longer able to afford to remain in England, he had returned to his native New Zealand and was at this time living in the home of his parents. He kept up a regular correspondence with Ottoline until her death and she frequently sent him books and journals including in particular,works of literature and poetry. This is an extract from a long letter in which D'Arcy Cresswell continues to consider Lawrence's letters and ends with a lyrical description of his garden in the moonlight. ( Perhaps inspired by Romeo and Juliet?).

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

Dear Lady Ginger an exchange of letters between lady Ottoline Morrell and D'Arcy Cresswell together with Ottoline Morrell's essay on Katherine Mansfield
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/86192
Accessed on 2020/08/11 11:26:58

Related place
New Zealand
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