Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Grace Williams

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The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dearest Grace
I'm so sorry I cdn't see you & comfort you those 2 days. I wanted to so much.
Alas musicians have to do horrid jobs to earn a living (even possibly in Vienna!) & that's that - & perhaps it will go on to something better
Is it not perhaps the wonderful light hearted days of studentship, which can never come back, which you are weeping for & which Vienna only typifies. Perhaps a Vienna of rapacious & tyrannous jewish employees & miserly people who want English lessons & won't pay for them, & operatic intrigues would be a different Vienna.
At all events try & comfort your self with this when you get any of your Wesleyans.
For me I am glad you are coming to London, because I shall see you again soon - Meanwhile go on writing me letters, I love them
Love from
Uncle Ralph

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Date assumed to be soon after Williams' return from Vienna.