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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CXLIV A. Poems, many fragmentary, lists of titles of poems and sketches; circa 1893. Includes several drafts of 'The troubadour of God' (some pages published in G. K's Weekly, vol. 26, no. 673 (3 Feb. 1938), p. 356 and in facsimile in Chesterton Continued, pp. 17-18; see also Add. 73330 D, 73333 B, 73348) (ff. 5v-6v, 21v-22v, 45v-44v vol. rev.), 'Man' (published in G. K.'s Weekly, vol. 26, no. 674 (10 Feb. 1938), p. 373; see also Add. 73333 B, 73348) (ff. 9-9v), untitled fragment of 'The bridal of the law givers' (see also Add. 73330 B, C, 73335 A, 73339 B: the first two lines later formed the opening of 'To my wife', the dedication to 'The ballad of the white horse', see Add. 73249) (f. 47v), 'The bell' (published in G. K.'s Weekly, vol. 26, no. 675 (17 Feb. 1938), p. 390) (f. 56 vol. rev.), 'The nurse's song' (published with two stanzas of another poem from the previous leaf in C.W., vol. 10, p. 151) (f. 59v vol. rev.). Text commences at both ends.

ff. ii+62. 201 x 163mm.

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