Foreign News: Mrs. Shaw's Profession

One green, grey weekend in 1896, George Bernard Shaw (see above) went down to Stratford St. Andrew in Suffolk to visit his good Fabian friends, Sidney and Beatrice Webb. The other guest was an idealistic Irish girl named Charlotte Frances Payne-Townshend: she came from County Cork; her father was a millionaire. After the holiday Shaw wrote his beloved correspondent, Actress Ellen Terry: "I am going to refresh my heart by falling in love with her. I love falling in love. . . ."

Getting Married. Soon he wrote again to Ellen Terry: "She doesn't really love me. The truth is, she is...

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