Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

Letter No.: 
[March 1943]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

My Dear

I like your poem very much - I see the idea of it (how clever of me). I am not sure that I like “brim” as a verb - what do you think?1
As regards “Ah my dear heart” here is my amended version - By the way my niece Pam2 picked up the extension to see if the telephone was for her - & heard me saying “O my dear heart”! & quickly hung up again - I explained it was only a quotation!
Much love


1. See VWL1839, to which this letter relates. 
2. Pamela Curle, daughter-in-law of Adeline's sister Cordelia, who stayed with her children at The White Gates for some time during the war.


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MS Mus. 1714/1/13, f. 44
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