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VWL3453 Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Michael and Eslyn Kennedy

The Beauchamp Tomb at Worcester Cathedral.

Make me an effigy and let it wear
my living, sleeping face.  Fold my hands in prayer
...

19561214
VWL2427 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

Your poem about the old house is very beautiful - I read it before breakfast this morning.1
Yrs

RVW

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19520606
VWL1975 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Maconchy

Dearest Betty

That is good news – Now keep me posted about all rehearsals & the performance – I don’t think it will clash with our...

19500122
VWL1851 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

I have been reading the bronze poem again - I think it is beautiful - I am keeping it to myself for the present, but I do not see...

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VWL1836 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

A nonsense rhyme for ‘Margaret’1

Margaret! Margaret
Thrice holy Margaret
Blessed we hold you yet
While life we...

194801--
VWL2511 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Robert Trevelyan

Dear Bob

I have been reading right through the 1947 Xmas book. I think it a very fine collection - and particularly ‘The Veil’ ‘The Stream...

19471227
VWL1782 Letter from Ursula Wood to Ralph Vaughan Williams

This is the end section of the long one which isn’t finished properly.1

“He hath made everything beautiful in his time”
...

194710--
VWL2025 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Robert Trevelyan

Dear Bob

Thank you very much for the new poems - which I like very much - especially the Catullus - I find nothing quite up to the poem to...

19460101
VWL1655 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

You mustn’t leave these precious things lying about anyhow1


1.  A draft of a poem by UW:
Is sleep my...

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VWL1724 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

I opened the book at random today and found
“You walk unaware of the slender gazelle
that moves as you move
and is...

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