Feb. 27, 1932

Dear George:

Many thanks for your note. I think a change is quite desirable in the sonnet. I hadn't noticed before the repetition of 'were.' Would you kindly substitute 'proud'? I may later think of a still better adjective, but this suits the purpose well, I think.

Best of luck
Ned P.


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'The Lost Cause'; see letter to Clarke, 6 February 1932. Pratt had written: '... till what you thought/ Were banners in the west were phantoms wrought/ Merely of space ...' Clarke objected to the repetition of 'were,' which Pratt changed as indicated. In Many Moods, the line read 'Brave banners...'