Friday, September 7, 2012

Jane's view on Kelmscott surroundings


Whilst Rossetti was living there with Jane, she wrote to her friend Philip Webb -

"The country I find is not so beautiful after one gets away from the river,
thought it is all delightful and home-like to me, and I love it, still I can well
understand others not being much impressed with it, who are not used
to it; every field is lovely by itself, and every house, but somehow when
one looks far out there is a sameness, a bareness of tree, which makes one
begin to want more, but of course I am only speaking of the few miles in
the immediate vicinity."

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