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Rather local / obscure study, as part attached

Think the extract was quoted from a preserved letter from HS, but it isn't
further referenced.



On 17 December 2012 05:39, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Marvelous, David. Source?
> P. M.
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> David Boyd <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Am aware of the vast ocean liner bearing-down and the recovering from
> serious operation quips, but just thought it was worth including this
> rather more pedestrian evaluation of a home visit from Eliot, made by Helen
> Sutherland, a mid-twentieth century patron of (modern) art in UK:-
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> *... and who do you think was brought here by my long friends Janet*
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> *and Michael Roberts one exquisite Sunday and ate some of my*
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> *speciality of white currant jam? Well, TS Eliot. It moved me very*
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> *much to meet him. He is beautiful to look at - very clear-cut features*
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> *but so sensitively and generously moulded. I was so deeply struck by*
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> *his humility and the extent of his humanity  I found, felt, or seemed*
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> *to do so, what I did not at all expect or count on, an instinctive*
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> *sympathy between us - though I was very shy and he is rather silent -*
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> *so that I received something most special and lovely from his visit.....'
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