G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLI F. Fair copy of 'Earthquake Esq.' (published in The Weekly Review vol. 24, no. 9 (12 May 1938), pp. 170-172; see also Add. 73270, ff. 26-29, 73307, 73332 C, 73349) (ff. 33-44), fair copy of part of a story, redrafted as 'The terrific adventures of Major Brown', the first story in the collection 'The man with two legs', later 'The club of queer trades' (see references at Add. 73246) (ff. 8-14 rectos), poems from the 'World lover' sequence (see references at Add. 73338 C) (vol. rev. passim), and sketches; 1895. Groups of stanzas from this volume were published in C.W., vol. 10 as 'Earth's champion' (p. 204), 'Thank God' (p. 80), 'The scorn of God' (pp. 69-70), 'Re-born' (p. 248), 'A testament' (p. 80), 'Love of God' (p. 62). Stanza 7 of 'The scorn of God' and stanzas 2 and 3 of 'Thank God' later became stanzas 2-4 of 'A prayer in darkness' (see also 'In darkness' at Add. 73301 A and 'The sun' at Add. 73343 A, C). Text commences at both ends.
ff. ii+44. 229 x 179mm.