|Content Description||Addresses her as 'My dear Lou'; reports that he has just completed teaching 'As You Like It' [William Shakespeare] describing the class's enactment of the play; says that a cold has left him 'low' but is relieved that Humphreys [Ernest Arthur Humphreys] is back at school following his illness; plans to visit Lil Reynolds [Lilian Reynolds]; mentions how good his painting of the 'Idyll' looks; began a new sketch but spoiled it 'through not being in the painting humour', and comments that he cannot write and paint at the same period; is currently working on a short story as Arthur Harrison [of the 'English Review'] has asked him to submit some stories, of which he has a dozen in rough and is going to prepare one or two; intends to visit Harrison to discuss a story he already has.|
Includes an early version of 'Teasing' [later entitled 'Tease'], consisting of two 4-line stanzas; mentions his mountain of composition marking; describes a class assignment, and his present enjoyment of his work; is tempted to 'turn tramp' and wander to Leicestershire; looks forward to the future, wishing for 'a nice running fresh current of life, that has no tang and no taint'; signed 'D.H.L.'
|Publication Note||James T. Boulton, ed. 'Lawrence in Love' (Nottingham: University of Nottingham, 1968) pp 86-88|
James T. Boulton, ed. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979) vol I, pp 245-47
A longer version of 'Teasing' was first published in 'Poetry and Drama', December 1914
A longer version of 'Teasing', entitled 'Tease' was published in collected form in 'Amores' (London: Duckworth, 1916)