Jan. 12, 1944
My dear Cécile:
It is always so refreshing to get a letter from you. You are so delightfully spontaneous and enthusiastic a perfect reflection in writing of your own lovely personality in action. No writer needs a better reward than that for his work.
I should like very much to be at that festival in March but I find it impossible to get away from the pressure of spring lectures and examinations. I have already been off duty by special exemption and I could not ask for another favour.
Give my love to Benét when you see him. He is the most remarkable literary editor in America and a grand writer.
I often dip into your book of Expression when I want to get the proper vocal nuance for a line of verse. You are such a superb interpreter. Your Toronto friends including myself, of course, think you are 'tops' on this continent.
With much affection