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#1676: Willa Cather to Zoë Akins, November 2 [1945]

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My Dear Zoë1;

I think you are wise to sell. [By the way, do you know that line from the s Sonnets3: "Why should I praise, who purpose not to sell?" Same as modern use, exactly]

How could you run a house, a big one4, without service? I can't run an apartment5 without it. I have splendid service for just four hours a day 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. She keeps the place beautifully—gets us6 a good lunch. But we get our own breakfast and wander about this God-forsaken city2 for dinner. The food is shocking, even at your Hotel Pierre. Ain't it a Hell of a war!