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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLVIII C. Fragments and fair copies of poems, mostly published in amended form in The Wild Knight (see references at Add. 73243 A), sketches; circa 1898. Annotated by Dorothy Collins, and inscribed by her 'Not for publication' on the cover, and with sketches. Includes 'The babe unborn' (published in C.W., vol. 10, pp. 194-195) (ff. 17-18), 'I am' (published in C.W., vol.10, p. 224; see references at Add. 73338 C) (f. 19), 'World-lover' (parts of which form stanzas of 'The beatific vision' and 'The world's lover') (f. 21-22), 'The holy of holies' (f. 23), 'The sun' (reworked as 'A prayer in darkness'; see also 'In darkness' at Add. 73301 A and references to 'The sun' at Add. 73343 A) (ff. 24-25), 'The good news' (f. 26), 'The earth's shame' (f. 27), 'The unpardonable sin' (f. 28), 'The deluge' (published in a different form in Poems (1915); see also Add. 73339 D, 73344 C, D, 73345 B) (ff. 29-30v), 'Dies irae' (unpublished) (f. 31).

ff. ii+39. 200 x 164mm.

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