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Poems, 1919-1929

Dep. c. 1103
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Manila folder entitled, 'Before 1930', containing the following poems:

  1. 'A.B.', typescript, carbon copy with manuscript correction and carbon copy
  2. 'The Anger of God', typescript
  3. 'The Arch Enemy', typescript
  4. 'Are You There?', typescript
  5. 'An Autumn Bicycle-Ride', typescript, dated, 'circa 1919'
  6. 'Awake at Night', manuscript and carbon copy of typescript, annotated, 'Published London Mercury May 1923'
  7. 'Christian Prayer', typescript
  8. 'Come Out Of Egypt', signed carbon copy of typescript
  9. 'Epithalamium', photocopy of manuscript, and an annotated typescript, with the subtitle, 'On the occasion of the marriage of two teachers in a newly-founded school'
  10. C.S. Lewis, 'In Nuptias Daphnes et Caecilii, Epithalamion', poem in Latin, photocopy of manuscript
  11. C.S. Lewis, 'Epithalamium', translated from the Latin by Barfield, carbon copy of manuscript
  12. 'Eve', annotated typescript, XVII is manuscript
  13. 'The Island', typescript
  14. 'June', typescript
  15. 'Lama Sabachthani', typescript, dated, 'About 1922'
  16. 'May', typescript and carbon copy
  17. 'Nobody Knows', typescript
  18. 'Oh heart of man!', manuscript, typescript, and carbon copy of a different typescript
  19. 'The Old Bottle', carbon copy of typescript with annotations
  20. 'Possession', two different manuscripts and a typescript
  21. 'A Prayer', manuscript
  22. 'Punting at Night', two typescripts, one signed, and one dated, '1919 or 1920'
  23. 'The Quality of Mercy', annotated typescript, with a fair typescript and a carbon copy
  24. 'Sleep', manuscript and typescript, dated, 'before 1923'
  25. 'Spring', annotated typescript
  26. 'Staithes', typescript
  27. 'Summer Evenings', annotated typescript
  28. 'The Thief Speaks From Paradise', corrected typescript and two fair typescripts
  29. 'Three Children', annotated typescript
  30. untitled poem, beginning, 'Come home! The sun is off the valley', typescript, 'Brixen. April 1928'
  31. untitled poem, beginning, 'Dear God, who made the light', manuscript and carbon copy of typescript
  32. untitled poem, beginning, 'The Germans and the French can shout and snigger', typescript
  33. untitled poem, beginning, 'Oh dear, I have no time to spend on', manuscript
  34. untitled poem, beginning, 'Small, calm, stern face!', annotated typescript
  35. untitled poem, beginning, 'Thou who didst teach this darkened mind', manuscript

folder containing poems transcribed by Maud Barfield, comprising:

  1. 'Are You There?', carbon copy of typescript and a manuscript copy by Maud
  2. 'The Coming of Whitsun', manuscript copy by Maud
  3. 'Devotion', manuscript in Barfield's hand, annotated on the verso by Maud Barfield, 1931, and a transcription by Maud
  4. 'Nobody Knows', manuscript copy by Maud
  5. 'Possession', manuscript copy by Maud
  6. 'Prologue', manuscript in Barfield's hand, annotated by Maud on the verso, 'Owen's Prologue for Roseland'
  7. 'Spring', manuscript copy by Maud
  8. 'Three Songs', part one, manuscript
  9. untitled poem, beginning, 'dear God, who made the light', manuscript copy by Maud


  • Creation: 1919-1929


1 folder

Language of Materials

  • English

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Dep. c. 1103

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom