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Notebook entitled 'Poems 1913' containing fair copies and a few drafts of nineteen poems, 1913-1914

MS. Eng. poet. d. 250
Held at the Weston Library

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All the poems, with the exception of the unpublished 'When viewless roses…', were collected in The Golden Journey to Samarkand and The Old Ships. For an account of this notebook see Sherwood, pp. 176-177. Contents include:

  1. (fols. 5-6r) 'When viewless roses…', Feb 1913
  2. (fols. 7-10r) 'Oak and Olive'
  3. (fol. 11r) 'A ship, an isle, a sickle moon…'
  4. (fols. 12-13r) 'Hospital', Mar 1913
  5. (fol. 14r) ‘Doris’, 14 Apr 1913
  6. (fol. 15r) 'from Jean Moreas ‘Stances’', 14 Apr 1913
  7. (fol. 16r) 'Pannyra of the Golden Heel', 14 Apr 1913, first published in the New Statesman, 14 Mar 1914
  8. (fols. 17-19r) 'Brumana', Apr 1913
  9. (fols. 23-25r) 'China', May-Jun 1913, published as ‘Taoping’
  10. (fols. 25r) a printed cutting of ‘The princess’ from Country Life, 4 Feb 1911; see Sherwood, pp. 122-123, 128
  11. (fol. 27r) 'Stillness', Nov-Dec 1913, first published in the New Statesman, 10 Jan 1914
  12. (fols. 28-29r) a fair copy of Flecker’s first version of ‘God Save the King’, Jan 1914, published in Poetry and Drama, no. 5, Mar 1914, with (fols. 82r) a copy of verse three from the second version, in Helle Flecker’s hand
  13. (fols. 30-31r) 'O happy dome…', Jan 1914, first published as ‘Hexameters’ in Poetry and Drama, no. 5, Mar 1914
  14. (fols. 32v-36r, 38v-40r, 84v-87r) drafts and copies of ‘The burial in England’, Sep-Oct 1914, n.d.

Fols. 41-81 are blank.


  • Creation: 1913-1914


87 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. poet. d. 250

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom