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Notebook entitled 'The Second Book of the Prophet James' [a reference to Flecker’s pseudonym, Kara James], 1907

MS. Eng. poet. d. 247
Held at the Weston Library

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Containing drafts and some fair copies of published and unpublished verse and prose, including:

  1. (fol. 5) a mistranslation of Baudelaire; see Sherwood, pp. 64-65
  2. (fols. 19, 24, 31, 33-35r, 94v) sketches, mainly of heads in profile
  3. (fols. 36-40r) an amended, incomplete copy of an unpublished play 'The Poet’s Tragedy', Act I
  4. (fols. 84v-90) a fair copy of an essay 'Art has a thousand fashions but one law'
  5. (fol. 95v) a calculation of expenses.

Some of the poems were published in The Bridge of Fire. Several leaves, possibly containing scurrilous rhymes, have been torn out; see Sherwood, pp. 45-46. Fols. 43-83 are blank.


  • Creation: 1907


142 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. poet. d. 247

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