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Author QuotedTherese Lentfoehr S.D.S.
Title QuotedI Sing of a Maiden
Date (Year/Month/Day)1948/11/18
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1948
QuotationIt would be inhuman for a person to resist the temptation to answer such a beautiful letter as your last one, and fortunately I have a moment in which to do so and to thank you for the windfall of books. I have already passed one of I Sing of a Maiden to our choir-novitiate, where they can do with a little life and color and Marian music to help them along. The other will be for the guest-house. Meanwhile I have been reading Give Joan a Sword with the greatest pleasure, and agreeing with the reviewers on the jacket that the poems are delicate, graceful, full of serenity and peace and order which mine are not. Yes, I liked "First Mass in the Catacombs": and envied such a marvelous privilege. I liked the one on Murillo's painting and "Port-of-Call" and all those that brought back to me the atmosphere of the Eternal City. But I thought the very best was "Write it upon the Stars."
JournalThe Road to Joy: Letters to New and Old Friends.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / [S.l.] : Flame. 1990, p. 188
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