Irish poet and dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed, WB Yeats, one page, octavo, Riversdale, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Saturday, May 29 [1930s]. On his imprinted stationery, to his young associate, the poet [F. R.] Higgins.
“Please come Tuesday as usual. I go to England on the 7th. I was delighted beyond all my hopes by your ‘Glory O.’ It has a curious unexpected poetry, a little sad, very merry. I have had a letter from Starkey saying it was the best evening we have had but wanting to exclude [the] woman-who sat next [to] him?”
Higgins was to William Butler Yeats what Wilkie Collins was to Charles Dickens. “‘You don’t understand my friendship with Higgins,’ Yeats told [Frank] O’Connor, ‘but when you come to my age you will find that there is one thing a man cannot do without, and that is another man to talk to him about women'” [Frank Tuohy, Yeats].
Framed in Antiqued gilt with a bust-length photograph. Matted in blue and cream. Framed dimensions: 17 1/4 inches wide by 14 1/2 inches high.
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- Lit – English/Irish