Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ralph Wedgwood

Letter No.: 
[6th August 1906]

My dear Randolph

It’s ridiculous of me to write to you again - but I can’t help it. It warmed the cockles of my heart to see you so happy on Friday  - you always do everything in the best way - and I couldn’t imagine you different from what I saw you that evening. The more I think of that photograph the more I realize “la séduction mème” - Do marry at once and don’t wait that beastly 3 months - let all your knowledge of each other come after marriage & not before - that is so much better. Besides she’ll be 20 before you’ve been married a month as it is.
My vicarious engagement goes on its usual course - I couldn’t sleep Friday night & I can’t work - I took a long walk yest[erday] - the same nearly which you & I took - we are fated to meet Cantabs there - I met - Snoodler White! - but he didn’t recognize me.


[PS on envelope:]

I’m so delighted you met A.1 in Victoria Street.

1. Presumably Adeline VW. This letter follows shortly after VWL206, concerning Wedgwood's announcement of his engagement to Iris Pawson.


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MS Mus. 1714/1/3, ff.4-6
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Cobbe 41
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