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By T. S. Eliot

Volume One: 1898–1922 provides a few 1,400 letters encompassing the years of Eliot's adolescence in St. Louis, Missouri, via 1922, through which time the poet had settled in England, married his first spouse, and released The Waste Land. because the first ebook of this quantity in 1988, many new fabrics from British and American assets have come to gentle.

More than 2 hundred of those newly came across letters at the moment are incorporated, filling the most important gaps within the list and laying off new gentle on Eliot's actions in London in the course of and after the 1st global conflict.

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Surely you must know by this time. I enclose a postal on which I hope you will write and mail. I hope in your literary work you will receive early the recognition I strove for and failed. I should so have loved a college course, but was obliged to teach before I was nineteen. I graduated with high rank, ‘a young lady of unusual brilliancy as a scholar’ my old yellow testimonial says, but when I was set to teaching young children, my Trigonometry and Astronomy counted for naught, and I made a dead failure.

Charlotte C. Eliot1 to the Head Master of Milton Academy2 ms Milton Academy 27 March 1905 2635 Locust St, St Louis My dear Mr Cobb, I write to ask whether at Milton Academy you will take a boy who has passed his finals for Harvard. My son is sixteen years of age and will be seventeen the 26th of September. As a scholar his rank is high, but he has been growing rapidly, and for the sake of his physical well being we have felt that it might be better for him to wait a year before entering on his college career.

He had no more to say. But he was relieved (I am sure) when he found that I was American. He felt no longer responsible. But Cricklewood is mine. I discovered it. No one will go there again. ’ 2 – ‘We hibernate among the bricks / And live across the window panes’ (‘Interlude in London’, ll. 1–2, in IMH, 16). 3 – Motor cab proprietors were seeking an increase in charges, which had remained unaltered since 1907, and their drivers were in dispute with them over the payment of petrol tax. Although the Home Secretary had appointed a commission to examine the grievances, drivers in London’s West End went on strike on 15 Apr.

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