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'I am bound to assume from your presence here tonight that you think it worth while for reasonable people to follow the fine arts, as we call them'


Bibliographic Citation

William Morris , “'I am bound to assume from your presence here tonight that you think it worth while for reasonable people to follow the fine arts, as we call them',” William Morris Archive, accessed October 23, 2021, https://morrisarchive.lib.uiowa.edu/items/show/2481.

Title

'I am bound to assume from your presence here tonight that you think it worth while for reasonable people to follow the fine arts, as we call them'
William Morris Literary Manuscripts, Vol. XXXVII, (2)

Creator

William Morris

Date

c. 1879-1887

Publisher

British Library Add MS 45,331 (2)

Subject

Lectures and addresses on artistic subjects

Extent

ff. 30-56

Type

essay

Description

WILLIAM MORRIS LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS. Vol. XXXVII (ff. 286). Lectures and addresses on artistic subjects. The items in 45331, 45332 are arranged in the order given in the list (ff. 1-8), which is possibly in the hand of Jenny Morris, with notes by May Morris. Since not all of these listed items are in the present collection, the list numbers are quoted in square brackets after each article. The note (f. 1) 'Sent to W. R. Lethaby 15 Dec. 97' refers to an attempt by Sir Sydney Cockerell to get Lethaby to edit the art lectures (Briggs, op. cit., p. 5).
Lecture. Parts are similar to 'Labour and Pleasure versus Labour and Sorrow' (see 45332, ff. 140-164). The 1872 watermark is almost certainly far too early a date. [No. 2].