[P. H. T.]

Scope and Content

First line: I may come near loving you.

Poem 99 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 273.

Drafts:

(1) Manuscript sent to Eleanor Farjeon (probably for typing)

(2) Typescript given to R. George Thomas by Helen Thomas

(3) Bodleian (MS.Don.d.28)

(4) Typescript once owned by Eleanor Farjeon. Draft (3) was the first to be published, in Collected Poems (1949), and was the only draft with a title: 'P. H. T.' (the initials of the poet's father).

First published in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978).

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See R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p.272 for variant drafts.