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The English Review. London 17-21. January 1915

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Mary Webb. “The Vagrant,” in the English Review, Austin Harrison, ed. London: 17–21 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, January 1915. Webb’s early friend Flora McLeod reminisced in a talk, “Mary Webb as I Knew Her,” given to the Shropshire Women’s Institute (from an undated typescript in the Shrewsbury Public Library): “Her Bible, indeed, she knew from cover to cover. . . . the churchly life in which she had been reared seemed cramping and ineffectual, and she began to build a creed of her own with Nature enthroned as God.” Mary discussed with her friend “the spiritual significance of her communion with earth rather than church, . . . that nature, for her, was not ‘enthroned as God’ but revealed God” (Coles, The Flower of Light, 1978, p. 79).