G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLXXII A. Notes for 'A short history of England' (see references at Add. 73251) (f. i), and drafts of five stanzas of 'The ballad of St Barbara' (published in The New Witness, vol. 8, no. 201 (7 Sept. 1917), pp. 592-594); see also Add. 73357 B) (ff. 37-37v), with drafts of a poem written for Freda Spencer, Chesterton's secretary, for her birthday on 31 March 1916 (ff. 9-10), notes for articles and reviews, poem beginning "When the sword finds your heart & finds it human" (ff. 19-19v), sketches; . The full text of the poem for Freda Spencer was presented to her and is included in Add. 57983 A, ff. 6v-7; it is published in part in Return to Chesterton, pp. 141-142.
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