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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold4/1918/11
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 25 March 1918
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections. The month of this letter has been written on in an unknown hand.
19 Porchester Place
2Monday the 25th ^1918^
4Dear old Will
6Thank you, dear for the valuable gift & the word.
8No Will, I shall not see what I hunger for. The world I love lies
9across four thousand years! But what of that. – For a thousand years
10are in thy sight but as yesterday, when it is past, & as a watch in
11the night.”
13Good bye dear.
15I’ve never thanked you for all your goodness to me that night of the
16raid when I slept in drawingroom. All the little things you brought in
17for me. It was so like father. Ollie is like father too.
19My love to you all
20Your old old sister
The quotation is from Psalms 90, 4: 'For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night'.