Great Britain: Friend to Peacocks

As she was completing her autobiography last April, Dame Edith Sitwell was asked how she felt. "Dying, but apart from that I'm all right," she replied. A little later, she remarked that as a Roman Catholic (she became a convert in 1955), "I know I ought not to dread death, but I am so conceited that I simply cannot imagine how the world would get on without me." In London's St. Thomas Hospital last week, at 77, Edith Sitwell died of a heart attack, thus putting the world to the test.

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