G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CXXXVIII C. Poems and sketches; circa 1893. Poems include two drafts of 'Beginnings' (another version of the poem 'The germ', see references at Add. 73322 C) (ff. 1, 73v-73 vol. rev.), two drafts of 'A word' (variant versions in The Union Magazine, vol. 1, no. 5 (1894), p. 86, and in Poems (1915), see also Add. 73318 C, 73325 C, 73348) (ff. 4-5, 72v-71v vol. rev.), draft of 'The creator' (see references at Add. 73318 C) (ff. 7-8), 'Comparisons' with an untitled draft (later entitled 'The evolutionist to his lady', see references at Add. 73326 B) (ff. 46v, 47, 61v vol. rev.) 'The nativity' (six stanzas: see references at Add. 73305 A) (ff. 67v, 66v vol. rev.), 'Twilight' (see references at Add. 73325 C) (ff. 70v-68v vol. rev.). Text commences at both ends.
ff. iv+83. 253 x 203mm.