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.
(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).