(Extract from letter to The Scottish Farmer from “Cosmos”)…….. March.
Only a few days ago, but before Gretchen’s remarks or even promise of remarks, appeared in print, I was talking with another English woman about the book and we both agreed that neither of us would or could have written in such a strain to our lovers who have since become our husbands. We wondered if the man who wrote the book (for it must be a man) wrote from his own experience of love letters. If so, I cannot but think that the ladies had other blood than British. The criticism which I have read made the book appear to me to be “sickly” and “morbid