Old Man

Scope and Content

First line: Old Man, or Lad's-love,--in the name there's nothing.

Written in Steep.

Poem 4 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 19.

Drafts:

(1) Typescript once owned by Mary Elizabeth Thomas (Thomas' mother)

(2) Typescript poem found among the Robert Frost papers in Dartmouth College Library

(3) Typescript once owned by Julian Thomas (Thomas' brother), now in private hands

(4) Lockwood Memorial Library

First published in An Annual of New Poetry (1917).

Related Material

See R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p.18 for variant drafts.