G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CXXIX C. Poems and stories, mostly fragmentar ... 

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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CXXIX C. Poems and stories, mostly fragmentary, cast list and opening of a play, school notes, notes for the toy theatre and sketches; circa 1882-1893. Poems include two drafts of 'The spirit of the nation' (ff. 19v-17v, 135v-135 vol. rev.), 'Ode for the triumphal entry of the Czar into London' (ff. 30v-32v), 'Fire famine & slaughter' (ff. 51-52), 'Divine right' (ff. 60, 61), 'Rufus & Anselm' (ff. 154-153 vol. rev.), and poems beginning "The red king looked at the bounding deer" (ff. 4v-5v), and "It was upo' a summer morn" (f. 159 vol. rev.). Stories include one set in Haddington (ff. 23-24v) and a story of Princess Estelle (ff. 47-43v vol. rev.) which follows on from that in Add. 73315 D, 'The wandering monkey' (ff. 203-200 vol. rev.), and an essay on respectability (ff. 200-199 vol. rev.). The contents range in date from some in a juvenile scrawl to circa 1891 for text and into Chesterton's years at the Slade School of Art for the sketches. Text commences at both ends.

ff. 205. 197 x 160mm.

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