Letter from Thomas MacGreevy to George Yeats. 14 April 1926.[p.1 recto]
15 Cheyne Gardens.
14th April 1926.
My dear George
I am very glad the trouble about Michael has not materialised. The suspense must have been very unpleasant for you. I hope, and pray ??, that that will prove to be the last anxieties of the kind you'll have. Poor Anne will be in great feather once she can boast that she has actually had the measles. I never heard anyone say it yet without a suggestion of triumph. I'll write to her.
I have sent the poem to Russell. Thank you for being so good about it. I shall be glad if it appears. I'd like it to come out in an Irish paper. As for Russell himself I think I have probably not an atom of personal feeling left for him. If he writes me that he thinks it the best,
worst or most indifferent poem he has ever read I don't think it can mean anything whatever to me. On general grounds I should
be glad to think he really cared about Susan. But
?? he has seemed so ?? and so cowardly that I have ceased to think of him as a postitive entity. Someone described him recently as a Frankenstein that W.B. had created. It was a new idea to me and I rather like it.
Jack seems to be having real success. The Contemporary Art Society bought a £100 picture. He is in great form and not bitter. Don't tell anyone I said so, but he does blossom in the London atmosphere. I had an extraordinarily enjoyable lunch with him yesterday. It is one up against the Pursers that London is buying his later picture while they buy Aronsons.
Did you read Eliot's English prose front pager in the Litt. Sup. of March 4th? It was worth reading. I am sending you Valery's Eupalinos.
God bless - you all.