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Notebook of verse entitled 'The Rose Tree in Time’s Garden…', 1913

MS. Eng. poet. d. 252
Held at the Weston Library

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All the poems were collected posthumously in The Old Ships. For an account of this notebook see Sherwood, pp. 216-217. Contents include:

  1. (fols. 1-3r) an autograph title page and projected contents list, annotated with the names of periodicals in which the poems first appeared
  2. (fols. 7-9r) fair copies in Frank Savery’s hand of 'The Gate of the Armies', Apr [19]13; 'The Old Ships', Jul 1913, New Statesman 13 Dec 1913; 'Stillness', Nov-Dec 1913
  3. (fol. 10r) an amended autograph copy of 'The Pensive Prisoner', Apr 1914, revised Nov 1914
  4. (fols. 11v-12) a fair copy, in Helle Flecker’s hand, of Flecker’s second version of ‘God Save the King’
  5. (fols. 22v-30r) 'The Burial in England' copied by Helle Flecker, with (fols. 27-28) two additional leaves containing revisions in Frank Savery’s hand, amended throughout by Flecker; see Sherwood, p. 220
  6. (fols. 30v-33r) two printed cuttings from the Sphere of ‘The old warship ablaze’ and ‘The true paradise’.

Fols. 34-52 are blank.


  • Creation: 1913


52 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. poet. d. 252

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom