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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLX A. Fragments of a notebook containing poems mostly rejected for inclusion in The Wild Knight, the rest of the notebook forming copy for the typescript of that book (See Add. 73243 A); circa 1898. Contains 'The missing link' (f. 1), 'The pillar box' (published in C.W., vol. 10, p. 245; see also 'A traveller's tale' in Add. 73344 C) (ff. 2-3), 'The sun' (see references to 'The rhyme of the sun' at Add. 73284) (f. 4), final six stanzas of 'A spelling-lesson' (see also Add. 73305 A, 73344 C) (ff. 5-6), 'The gate of everywhere' (published in C.W., vol. 10, p. 214; see references at Add. 73305 A) (ff. 7-8), 'Thieves' (see references at Add. 73344 D) (f. 9), 'The heirs of the ages' (published in C.W., vol. 10, p. 218) (ff. 10-11), 'Ego' (published in facsimile in C.W., vol. 10, p. 39; see also Add. 73338 D, 73343 A, 73344 C, 73348) (f. 12), part of 'Half-risen' (see also Add. 73243 A) (f. 13v), part of 'Femina contra mundum' (see also Add. 73243 A) (f. 14), 'As the tree falleth' (published in C.W., vol. 10, p. 193) (f. 15 vol. rev.), 'A portrait' (see also Add. 73243 A) (ff. 17-16 vol. rev.). Text commences at both ends.

ff. 17. 202 x 163mm.

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