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We10 had a superb day at Oxford11, I never enjoyed anything more and am most
grateful to your mother12 for urging us to go
there. There is certainly no other such spot in the world. We have come back to our
old hotel and find it big and comfortable and better than before. We have a fine day
for sailing and I shall go with a light heart, feeling nearer to you than I have
done for weeks. I suspect you left two jealous people in
Paris13, and the woe that came came
naturally. Everything was so strange that you seemed strange there to me too—one of
them, you know, and not one of us. But I feel
of more sure of you now—as though I still knew where to find you and we
still had a country and tastes in common, and some vague but
indertible[?] standards that no expansion can quite expand away.
My love to you all and thank you for those happy days in London14. When once I utter my woes, they die on my
tongue, and I go home happy, happy, only waiting for our meeting in New York15 this winter
Get Esther Waters16 for your mother!