‘Some bedding, some caressing’ is from Virginia Woolf: A Biography by Quentin Bell. New York: Harcourt Brace Janovich 1972. p.119.
Woolf describes Vita’s legs as ‘slender pillars’ that ‘stride, with 11 Elk hounds . . . through [her] ancestral woods’ in A Change of Perspective: The Letters of Virginia Woolf 1923-1928. Ed.Nigel Nicholson. London:Chatto & Windus, 1981. p,150. Also refers to the coffins of English ancestory under her dining room floor.
Woolf compares Vita’s legs to beech trees in a letter to Clive Bell in Virginia Woolf:A Biography by Quentin Bell.