Thursday, June 11, 2015

Flattery will get you Peonies: June 11, 2015

I don't care how thickly I flatter old gentlemen if they will give me peonies -- I suppose I might be wandering by, see them over the garden wall, and ask to be allowed to look closer -- would that be a good opening?  Or will you take me to tea there, and pretend that I want to buy a house in Montlake -- then accidentally, I might look out of the window and exclaim Peonies! etc etc.  It lends itself to many variations.

Letter to Saxon Sydney-Turner
June 11, 1919 ( L2 366)

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