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Letter from Thomas MacGreevy to George Yeats. 12 December 1928.

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Ecole Normale Supérieure

Paris, 5me
12th December 1928.

Dearest George,

I feel so pleased to be coming that I havent been able to be cross with you for asking me to the house after all I said in my last letter. If you promise that in case you find it would be more convenient not to have me, either before I come or while I am with you, you'll tell me I'll say no more about it. I'll be only too glad to be seeing you all and you've had a lot to do and an extra person in the house may be a bother, or may prove to be. But if its understood that you tell me, I am only to happy to come.

I finish lecturing on Friday of [p.1 verso]next week, 21st, and propose to leave that afternoon at 4 or 2 or 9 — I can't be quite certain yet for Lunn's may have a first class pass and if they should have I'd go by a different train. In any case it that would mean arriving at Rapallo sometime on Saturday the 22nd. I'll try and make it the least awkward hour possible and wire to you Tuesday or at latest Wednesday, when they let me know about the pass. I must be back before the 1st and I want to see the Royal Library at Turin on the way.

I hope there'll be some sun. Paris is being Parisian which is to say Dublinish, damply and cloudily cold, no rain but just penetrating dampness. Why wasn't I born in the heart of Africa or Constantinople? I wish I could spend some months in Rome. I did so love it. I'm glad you're going to have a spell there. Have just read The Resurrection again. Everything recent that I've read of WBs seems to me the best thing he has ever done. It, at any rate, is terrific.

Love to you all and I'm so looking forward to seeing you.