Letter - Ethelwyn Wetherald to Mr. Page, 27 April 1931
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A letter from Ethelwyn Wetherald to Mr. Page, 27 April 1931. The letter reads: "Dear Mr. Page, - This is a great pleasure that you and your family have given me for my birthday. I have always loved 'The Ancient mariner', though there is no other copy of it in the house except in an old volume, published more than half a century ago, called 'Half Hours with the Best Authors'. I remember reading the poem when I was seven years old, and, being rather frightened by it. But when I re-read it in my new book yesterday, I discovered that some of the beautiful lines had haunted me all through the years. 'O happy living things! No tongue, Their beauty night declare; A spring of love, gushed from my heart And blessed them unaware.' Another gift that made my birthday happy was the heavy rain that came yesterday & was so badly needed. Brother Herbert was not very well through the winter and spring, so he and Kenneth Stirtzinger (Hyliard's son) are working the farm on shares. 240 month-old chicks & seven acres in potatoes give a new look of prosperity to the place. Do please come & see us when you are in this neighborhood. Dorothy and I are looking forward to seeing all of you for at least one afternoon & evening. With many thanks for your lovely gift and kindest regards to all Sincerely Ethelwyn Wetherald"