Some of these features are only visible when "plain text" is off.
|passage deleted with a strikethrough mark|
|passage deleted by overwritten added letters|
|passage added above the line||passage with added text above|
|passage added on the line||passage with added text inline|
|passage added in the margin||passage with text added in margin|
|handwritten addition to a typewritten letter||typed passage with added handwritten text|
|missing or unreadable text||missing text noted with "[illegible]"|
|notes written by someone other than Willa Cather||Note in another's hand|
|printed letterhead text||printed text|
|text printed on postcards, envelopes, etc.||printed text|
|text of date and place stamps||stamped text|
So you know about that third person who is always there, looking over your shoulders?
I have often wondered whether you knew of his existence .I have known of it for a
long while! Of course I am not conscious of him every time I see you, but at
important moments.-----from time to time-
[illegible] quite often enough to convince me of his reality.
He is your good genius, my boy. Always let him decide things for you Always-at heart. Never begin anything unless you
feel that he is with you and is not keeping aloof.
Your “trite story” sounds very charming to me, and I am so pleased that you related it to me. Those moons and those skies ate the right setting for a romantic hour-maybe for the beginning of a long romance, the sort of thing that becomes really a part of one’s life. But only time can tell you that. And whether it’s for an hour or for the long future, it’s always lovely.
……….I would love to ask Rosalie3 to come down to see me and tell me all about her California4 visit, but the maid who answered the telephone said she had already left town2. She will probably come home for the Thanksgiving vacation, and I shall certainly see her then. I.have.never seen Rosalie at all…………..
You will need fundamental honesty in a wife more than anything else, I thjnk. By honesty I mean the knowledge that twoand two make four and can never be sighed or dreamed into making five. And the
knowledge that real love is not so muchadmiration as it is the
drive desire to help and to
make life easy for the other person. If the man is a man with a career before him,
she must have good sense and stamina as well as charm. But your second self will
know the quality I mean ,when he finds it-may be he has found it; the passage of
time alone can tell that…………
I rather think you will need a girl with a more….
…..I want you to be a happy man as well as a great artist…
…When you talk the summer’s romance over with Enesco5, you will hear good
counsel. Why is it that one has such instinctive
instinctive confidence in that man, I wonder? I don’t know him at all, but I felt
sure of him on sight.