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Elisina Tyler to Mildred Barnes Bliss, March 5, 1914

Paris.

March 5th 1914Thursday.

Dearest Mildred,

I can’t wait till to-morrow evening to tell you that Mr. Wainwright proposes to try and bring about, by an amicable arrangement,See letter of May 15, 1914, in which Elisina writes to Mildred Barnes Bliss that "Grant Richards opposes himself most strenuously to any friendly agreement about seeing the children." that I shall have access to the children.Gioia Richards Owtram, Gerard Franklin Richards, Charles (“Carlos”) Geoffrey Richards (1902–1959), and Geoffrey Herbert Richards (1906–1983). This is the result of my declaring my intuition [sic] of applying to the court for the privilege of seeing them. (Please forgive this untidy note.) I have written to say that I want to see them for as long a period every year as the court will grant me. In one case a fortnight a year was allowed. I should like to join the children at CaerleonCaerleon Cottage, the country home of Elisina Tyler in western Cornwall at Ruan Minor, a small village on the Lizard peninsula. See letter of June 10, 1910. for the stipulated time. Please say a small prayer for me. Do you remember,

Let us endure an hour and see injustice done?A reference to A. E. Housman’s poem of 1887, “A Shropshire Lad,” verse 48. Can it be that the next hour is about to strike? Tell me to lock up my hopes in the innermost place of my heart. I can feel them beating against the bars with their wings.

My best love to you both. Au revoir à demain.“Goodbye until tomorrow.”

Elisina.

 
Associated Places: Paris (France)

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