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Jan. 29th, 1923
My Dear Hathaway:
“Maker of untold Madonnas,
What is#this men say of thee?”
I had heard nothing about the marriage though I had
Miss Kate Eastman had been his private secretary while
he was in
British Columbia. I have met the lady. As his letters to
me were dictated it is evident that he had a private secretary.
I wonder if she is the happy lady.
I got a card from
Los Angles at Christmas. I owe him a
letter but being in rotten health I neglected to reply. I must
hunt it up and write to him. I was somewhat annoyed with him for
he wrote first that he was up against it and I arranged four
lecture dates for him along the
C.P.R. that he could pick up on his
way back, but he“trun me down.” He wrote in reply that he had
plenty of funds and gave his address as that of some bank in
Pasadena. It hardly seems possible that he is to be married for
Hamlet says, the heyday in the blood at his age should be tame.
Still one never knows.
“Did your mistresses undo you
In some mediaeval way?
Ah my Raphael, here's to you,
It is much the same today.”
Who is doing the
Carman volume for the
Makers of Canada
series. I hope that they asked you to do it. I have been asked
Stephen Leacock and I am being dealt with by Deacon of
Thanks for the clipping. I had not seen it. It seems
amusing to find myself the subject of ponderous lecturers. I
understand that a lady in
Hamilton gave an evening on my poems
recently. The first thing you know I will be taking myself seriously
As ever P McArthur