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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLIII C. Poem 'World lover', other fragmentary poems, sketches; circa 1895. This version of the 'World lover' sequence consists of eighteen stanzas and is marked with suggested re-numberings in blue pencil. Some stanzas were taken from the sequence and revised to form the separate poems 'Alone', 'The beatific vision', 'Good news' and 'The world's lover', which appeared in The Wild Knight: for references to other versions of these see Add. 73243 A. For other versions of other stanzas in the 'World lover' sequence, see also Add. 73305 A, 73328 C, 73329 D, 73336 C, E, F, 73337 B, 73338 E, 73342 C, E, 73343 A, C, 73348. The sketches on ff. 11, 22v, 14v and 13 are printed in The G. K. Chesterton Quarterly, no. 8 (Autumn 1998), p. 11; no. 17 (Winter 2000), pp. 6, 8 10 respectively, and those on ff. 15v, 19v-20r, 20v in no. 8 (Autumn 1998), p. 16, no. 10 (Spring 1999), pp. 8-9, and no. 6 (Spring 1998), p. 16, respectively.

ff. i+22. 203 x 162mm.

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