A D. H. Lawrence Companion: Life, Thought, and Works by F. B. Pinion

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Writing to her, he said he had just broken his betrothal of six years' standing 'rather disgracefully', and muddled his love affairs 'most ridiculously and most maddeningly'. On ;) December, when he was at Eastwood to attend his dying mother, he informed the same correspondent that he had been to Leicester that very day and quite unpremeditatedly proposed to a girl in the train between Rothley and Quorn. She had accepted him, and he had wronged Jessie ('Muriel'), 22 Lawrence's Life he added. The girl was Louie Burrows.

Lawrence Companion miserable, and Murry was scared. They told Lawrence the climate was too bleak, and found a cottage in the south of Cornwall, at Mylor near Falmouth. Lawrence became immersed in Women in Love. 'It comes rapidly, and is very good', he wrote to Lady Ottoline, adding: 'When one is shaken to the very depths, one finds reality in the unreal world. 16). The same day Frieda reported a great 'rumpus' she had had with her 'dear Lady Ottoline'; she had told her that her spirituality was false, and her democracy, an autocrat gone sour.

First they lived at 9 Goldswong Terrace, Cranmer Street, where Charles Montague Weekley and Elsa Agnes were born in June 1900 and September 1902. The third child Barbara Joy was born at Vickers Street in October 1904. Frieda was often lonely, her husband being engaged in extra-mural evening work, and lecturing in London, as well as at Nottingham University College. He did not realize the frustration of his emancipated wife. She had one extramarital affair with a lace manufacturer who used to take her in his car to Sherwood Forest; then, on the Continent, she became involved with Otto Gross, a disciple of Freud and a member of a revolutionary, Bohemian cultural group in Munich.

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