24 March 1915
My dearest Mary, I got two grand letters from you today. I expect it was very amusing at the Arts Club there are a lot of amusing people in Dublin. The sketch from Stephens’ book I expect was the one at the tea table with a lot about bread in it. I forget it mostly but I remember reading there are ladies and thinking that one would be fun to act. I think there were 3 people a father and mother & son or daughter. Am I right or was it another thing altogether that they did. Id like to know what it was. O’Brien is very clever as a mimic rather a poor little weed in his private capacity & almost I think a bore. Then why do you think that ‘John Ferguson’ was the sort of play a very young man would want to write. I thought it quite true to life very thoughtful & well constructed and altogether a play by a very experienced writer. I should have been very much surprised to find a young author of it.
Who is this Miss Gwynn you mention. If it is one of the daughters of old Dr Gwynn, it could hardly be true to call her a beauty much less a Dublin beauty.