41. H. F. Scott-Stokes to Harrod, 10 March 1935

Bulwarks Lane,

Glastonbury.

10 March 1935

My dear Roy,

I am to attend a wedding at Cumnor (oddly enough) - white spats & all - on March 21 at 2. Could I come & see you after?

I'll be driving E. over during the morning, & I understand we are to stay at Robin's at Headington, so time will be short. But if you are free at all 4-6, I'd be glad of it indeed. It will probably take us all our time to get to Church by 2, & I can't come overnight.

Life is very amusing, & very difficult. I am my own master at last, tho' only for 6 months. I had a grand rag standing for Parliament, tho' your Randolph did better than I did - & good luck to him, for we are done for (we Liberals) unless Tories will stand up & do his stuff. Perhaps we're done for anyway, but I delight in not admitting it - & if we are, I honestly foresee all manner of evil for England & the world. And you at least will not complain if I transfer to this `lost cause' my perhaps indiscriminate enthusiasm for lost causes. In other words - but I will not insult you with other words - or shall I say that a little practice & a little prejudice are now all that remain of my Mother's dying wishes? Oh, well - I was born to be pursued for being what I never can be, & it amuses me.

Forgive a stand-up scribble with a cold hand at a mantlepiece.

Ever

HFS

  1. 1. British Library, Harrod Collection, Folder Add. 71189, fol. 77 (transcribed by Charity Scott Stokes)


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