‘The shades keep down which well might roam her hall’; Mrs Owen’s passivity was not to be disturbed.1
I hope you are as warm as I am; as serene in your room as I am here; and that you think of me never in bed as resignedly as I think of you always in bed. Of this I am certain you could not be visited by a band of friends half so fine as surround me here.
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- 21.Cf. imagery of men as trees in Monro’s ‘Trees’ (Strange Meetings, 1917), a poem strongly influenced by Carpenter.Google Scholar