Copy letter and reply

Scope and Content

Copy letter from DW to the poet, writer and librarian, Philip Larkin, relating to an apparent echo of a line from WO's 'Dulce et Decorum Est' he has detected in Larkin's poem 'Maiden Name'; with reply from Larkin, who confirms that the echo is unconscious and makes a humorous reference to an echo he recently came across in one of his poems from The wind in the willows.

Larkin's letter dated at: Hull. Typescript with autograph.