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Yup, “old TSE” as you say Pete.

Regards,
 CR

On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 5:23 AM David Boyd <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Sorry, last one sent in error before proper completion: meant to say that
> an interview with  Frances Dickey was broadcast on UK radio Five Live late
> last night. From memory, ( it was early hours of morning so it’s dimmer
> than usual) Frances said she'd only been able to scratch the surface of the
> stacks and stacks available but outlined the circumstances and chronology
> of the relationship via some of the letters, mentioning that Emily had
> grown fond of TSE from a cool beginning until things became mutually very
> loving indeed by about the 1930s going by some of Eliot's ardent letters
> (Emily’s to Eliot of course not surviving.) And  that some letters Frances
> had already read provided unequivocal proof  that Emily had definitely
>  been the Waste Land’s Hyacinth Girl and the inspiration for ‘Burnt
> Norton’.....
>
> Sorry I was half asleep and that’s best I can recall - didn’t even catch
> at the beginning that it was Frances being interviewed or I’d have tried to
> pay more attention.
>
> Sent from my iPad
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> On 3 Jan 2020, at 05:39, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> I hope we never again hear from anyone that she should not have expected
> him to marry her and should have known better.
>
> I have wanted to read these letters for decades, so I'm fascinated at what
> is there so far, especially that he wrote passionately and at first she
> held back. How, then, do we think about how he later abandoned her after
> convincing her? As I can't get to Princeton for a while, I am eager for
> reports.
> Nancy
>
> On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 12:17 AM Peter Dillane <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>> Hi CR
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>> *Just reading the Eliot statement.*
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>> *What do men mean when they tell you “I did not have sex with that
>> woman”.*
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>> *At least when Billy Clinton did this  it was a lie or a pretty analytic
>> way of talking. A bit like the Hollywood code of one foot on the floor.*
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>> *Clinton was working from self interest at least.  But old TSE  seems to
>> have thought it a justification . I cant bring myself to consider he had
>> the same punctilious exclusive oscillatory definition of sex as a Democrat.*
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>> *I’m still a bit shaken by his endorsement of his second wife as a goody
>> because she really loved him. My wife would have said “I’m glad its about
>> you”*
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>> *Pete*
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>> *Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
>> Windows 10*
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>> *From: Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]>Sent: Friday, 3 January 2020
>> 3:08 PMTo: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>Subject: Re: TS Eliot’s
>> hidden love letters reveal intense, heartbreaking affair | The Guardian*
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>> *An abstraction *
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>> *“Perhaps I could not have been the companion in marriage he hoped ...
>> Perhaps the vision saved both of us from great unhappiness – I cannot ever
>> know.”*
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>> *CR *
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>> *On Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 10:43 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]
>> <[log in to unmask]>> wrote:*
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>> *Edward Helmore from Princeton *
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>> *The Guardian *
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>> *2 Jan 2020, 14.50 EST*
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>> *https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jan/02/ts-eliot-hidden-love-letters-reveal-intense-heartbreaking-affair-emily-hale
>> <https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jan/02/ts-eliot-hidden-love-letters-reveal-intense-heartbreaking-affair-emily-hale>*
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>> *CR  *
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