First line: If I should ever by chance grow rich.
Written 'at Little Warley and Hare Hall'.
Poem 106 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 291.
(1) Manuscript sent to Helen Thomas
(2) Bodleian (MS.Don.d.28)
(3) Blue notebook in the Thomas family's possession
(4) Manuscript sent to Eleanor Farjeon.
The Bodleian dates the poem as 6 Apr 1916, but it had been sent to Eleanor Farjeon for typing on 2 Apr 1916 (424/1/2/1/21/2/130). R. George Thomas gives the general title 'Household Poems', which is taken from Thomas' letter to Gordon Bottomley, dated 24 Apr 1916 (424/1/1/1/10/218).
First published in Edward Eastaway [Edward Thomas], Poems (1917).