First line: What shall I give my daughter the younger.
Written at Hare Hall Camp, Gidea Park, Romford.
Poem 108 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 295.
(1) Manuscript sent to Helen Thomas - two versions
(2) Bodleian (MS.Don.d.28)
(3) Blue notebook in the Thomas family's possession. There are three version in the blue notebook:
(i) Twelve lines only, follows 'Household poem 2', see Appendix A, p. 450 in Collected Poems (1978)
(ii) In ink, on the opposite page, is (i) rewritten with new lines (11-14) added in ink and then in pencil in between the original lines
(iii) In ink, with further pencil alterations, follows on the next page and is dated 2 Apr 1916
First published in Edward Eastaway [Edward Thomas], Poems (1917).