TS and MS 'Silly verse for kids'

Scope and Content

TS and MS drafts of various poems included in the collection ‘Silly verse for kids’. The poems are listed in order as follows: ‘Down the stream the swans all glide’; ‘By the bright Azurian sea’ [dated 18 April 1958 and noted as having been ‘written passing thru [sic] the Red Sea towards Aden’; a further MS annotation ‘April 18 – 58 | Arcadia’]; ‘Tell me little woodworm’; ‘Tick tock’; ‘Can a parrot’; ‘I’ve never felt finer’; ‘Mrs Dighty’ [with an MS label in the bottom left by Milligan: ‘Sean | July – 1960’]; ‘A thousand hairy savages’; ‘On the Ning Nang Nong’; ‘The land of the Bumbley Boo’; ‘Said the general of the army’; ‘Hello jolly Guardsman’; ‘I once knew a Burmese horse’; ‘My sister Laura’; ‘My daddy wears a big black hat’; ‘There was a young soldier called Edser’; ‘Failure’; ‘Granny’, ‘Two children’; ‘Hipporhinostricow’, ‘String’; ‘Mary Pugh’; ‘You must never bath in an Irish stew’; ‘Look at all those monkeys’ and ‘Hello Mr Python’. Some instances of MS annotation and foliation.

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