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The following term he thought of marrying Agnes Holt, a Croydon teacher, but changed his mind when he found she sought romantic worship rather than physical love. While the Lawrences were on holiday in the Isle of Wight, Jessie received a letter from Ford Madox Hueffer, editor of The English Review, recommending Lawrence to visit him. He did so in September, and three of his poems, 'Dreams Old and Nascent', 'Discipline', and 'Baby-Movements', appeared in the November number. About the same time Jessie went to London at Lawrence's request, and stayed at his lodgings.
Alice Hall was one of the Lawrences' holiday party; 'she sits on my knee and makes mocking love . . 08). While he was at Flamborough, Louie Burrows stayed at Scarborough, and they met. Later he cycled from Eastwood to stay with his maternal aunt Ada, wife of Professor Krenkow, in Leicester, chiefly to see Louie, who was now living at Quorn. When he left for Croydon, where he had been appointed to teach at £95 per annum, Jessie Chambers thought 'he looked like a man under sentence of exile'. ' his mother moaned.
He was worried lest Lady Ottoline, who had heard she was the villainess of his novel, should see the manuscript. Early in 1917 he prepared the collection of poems which was published as Look! We Have Come Through! he thought he would call them 38 Lawrence's Life 'Poems of a Married Man'. They were 'real'; and in them will be found feelings which animated much in his letters and fiction of the Zennor period. As there was no hope of finding an English publisher for Women in Love and he had little money (he would have starved, he says, if an American - Amy Lowell- had not given him £60), he applied for visas to New York.