New Canaan, Connecticut
[5 April 1928]1
have had no letter for days and days! The revision job2
has become almost a nightmare, and I can’t wake up under
it! To say nothing of trying to write. However it is
nearly done now, and I shall change my incubus soon
to one of Canadian pedigree.3
Praise be to Allah, my credit is immense
with my landlady, and I live in hope.
I must get to Canada soon now, or be forever
queered with the excellent Gundy.4
I had a holiday in N.Y. and saw "The Ivory Door"
by A.A. Milne,5
delightfully played and staged, a very charming poetical
play, and well patronized. A full house of more than
average people. Not
Have you a large assortment of immortal
Canadian poems all ready for me?
And how comes on the
I was so delighted to hear you had a new
frock—no, coat! Finery is a wondrous help! Even Earth
needs her fresh Easter dress.
Mainly this scrawl is to send you tons
of love and best Immortal wishes
Ever and Ever
on envelope. [back]
the Oxford Book of American Verse (see Letter
44 n.2). [back]
projected "Oxford Book of Canadian Verse"
(see Letter 51 n.1). [back]
Bradley Gundy (see Letter 51 n.10). [back]
Ivory Door (1927), a three-act play by the British
author Alan Alexander Milne (1882-1956), began a
run of three hundred and ten performances at the
Charles Hopkins Theatre in New York on October 18,
1927. Milne’s books for children—When We Were
Very Young (1924), Winnie-the-Pooh (1926),
Now We Are Six (1927), and The House
at Pooh Corner (1928)—were immediately and hugely
essay on Carman (see Letter 4 n.1 and Letter 57