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He told her he could not write poetry when he was away from her, but she thought that, though they were together again, his mother's ban was more powerful than ever. It probably was, for he was in the grip of his novel, which he finished in about six weeks. 12). Writing from Bradnop on 28 March to Mrs Holbrook, Jessie's elder sister, who lived at Moorgreen and whom he often visited, he mentions Mrs Weekley; he had promised to meet Jessie at her sister's and discuss the manuscript of Sons and Lovers.

He refused, then left the decision and choice to her. In June she submitted some of his poems. When Jessie reminded Lawrence of his promise to take her to Nottingham, Mrs Lawrence made her hostility felt. ' The next evening, after persuading her to walk most of the way with him towards his home, he left her, after declaring that he would marry on the morrow if only he could find someone he could marry. In July he had spent a day in London with Louie Burrows, now headmistress of a Leicestershire village school.

Recently he and Frieda had been guests at Garsington Manor; the house seemed to him to typify the great past of England, and the falling leaves its passing into winter. Lady Ottoline sent him £30, and he hoped to sail straight to Florida, and not to New York, where The Rainbow was being published. At the end of the month he was at Garsington again. He had received £40 from his literary agent, but did not know that it included a gift from Arnold Bennett (subsequently refunded). From the Manor he wrote Lady Ottoline a lyrical letter, partly 'the vision of a drowning man, the vision of all that I am, all I have become, and ceased to be', finally of 'another heaven and earth - a resurrection'.

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