2007-03THE RECTORY,HERTINGFORDBURY,HERTFORD.June 14, 1921.Dear Poel, You honour me much by sending the draft. I venture to ffer in the enclsed an alternative form for your consideration.As you go It seems to me important that this first notice should emphasise most prominently the badness of existing texts as ruining or sbscuring Shakespeare's music, and next, that it is possible to restore the music. This is what matters for this prospectus: suggestions as to details of the proposed edition would, I think, better be left for speeches at the meeting. In any case they would lose by incomplete statement here.Your quotations should, I think, be effective. What you do me the honour to quote from my book is so indisputable and so generally fel that this may justify its insertion.In the opening para that I venture to send I have endeavoured to strike the two most important notes clearly, and in the arrangement of the whole to be vertebrate. I dare say I have not succeeded, but I send the thing for you to deal with as you think well.I don't think --- but perhaps you do not mean --- that we should print the verse otherwise than in its original 5-foot lines. Surely we could not.Many thanks for Sykes's letter, which I return. I have written to him. I look forward to seeing you again in July, and will write so soon as I know my arrangements. Alas, I may be away.