[Of Mice and Men] Has a lot of profanity!! and Rasism [sic]
I’ve so enjoyed teaching you this year and wish you every success in all that you do
As Shakespeare said (and he is never wrong!) “Brevity is the soul of wit”. Remember this in everything you write – choose words wisely and use as few words as possible. But really, it has been a pleasure teaching you these two years. Best wishes for the future.
Hell hath no limits, nor is it circumscrib’d / In one self place, but where are is hell
The intense horror of nightmare came over me
Seek happiness in tranquillity and avoid ambition, even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries
All items found together inside the book.
VALENTINE BE MINE
You’re a hunk. Please be mine
Love + kisses
[written on Theatr Clwyd stationary:]
Script as promised. Great to have you with us. Speak to you soon.
[also, stationary from Europa Hotel Belfast. Script largely indecipherable aside from "LINES... photos...injection" WBG]
Just a little gift for you to enjoy on Valentine’s Day from your teenage girl.
All my love,
P.S. Read the foreward and you’ll understand…
[NB. Fay Weldon's foreward opens with "What a delightful volume this is - Jane Austen on the lives and loves of teenage girls... These are the same young girls we know today - monsters of hypocrisy while doing their best to be good - moaning, accusing, forgiving, giggling, weeping, fainting, screaming in delight or outrage, who's to tell; one moment seducing, the next spurning; kind and cruel by turns, intuitive yet obtuse; wholly resistant to parental advice, hopelessly noisy, and in general able to charm and appal within the hour..."]
A.E. Richardson President of the Royal Academy & Professor of Architecture at London University lived at Ampthill, Bedfordshire. When I practised as Ampthill clinic surgeon in Bedford he was a patient of mine & I knew him very well. He had a home at Ampthill filled with a large collection of beautiful & interesting antiques. He would not have electric light & used candles as being more in keeping with his Georgian house and chattels. He also refused to have the telephone installed & was rather a nuisance to the doctor opposite his house. He would sometimes dine dressed in Georgian costume as were his wife & daughters and the maids waiting at table. He had a brilliant brain & was always active. When I suggested that he might at any rate rest his eyes by closing them during the train trip to & from London he retorted angrily that if Pliny could write on a wax tablet while travelling to Rome in a chariot surely he could read in a first class carriage! Once when going out to dine in Ampthill he was conveyed in a sedan chair & was summoned for not having a rear light. He was I believe fined though he maintained that a sedan chair was not a vehicle.