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Miscellaneous literary papers, c. 1873-1927

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MS. Bridges 71

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  1. (fols. 1-19) drafts of individual poems, mainly printed in collections of his verse, 1873-1921, with (fols. 8-10) a draft of `On receiving Trivia' 1902, annotated by Bridges `rejected 1925'
  2. (fols. 20-34) notes, probably for S.P.E. tracts, 1927, n.d., on (fols. 20-4) beauty in language, (fols. 25-7) homophones, (fols. 28-30) phonetics and pronunciation, and (fols. 31-4) rhymes
  3. (fol. 35) note on Ramsay MacDonald and the Zinovieff letter, 1924
  4. (fol. 36) note on `Le Poseur' referring mainly to Oscar Wilde
  5. (fols. 37-9) notes on an article by Herbert Spencer `Philosophy of style' published in the Westminster Gazette, Oct. 1852
  6. (fols. 40-59) miscellaneous notes and drafts of letters, n.d.
  7. (fol. 60) page proof of lines 274-95 of Ibant Obscuri
  8. (fol. 61) page proof of lines 344-406 of his paraphrase of part of Homer's Iliad (g and h used as wrappers)
  9. (fols. 62-3) two leaves written in fine humanistic cursive script, possibly in Italy, in the second quarter of the 16th century, from chapters IV-VI of the anonymous 4th-century text De rebus bellicus (ed. E.A. Thompson. A Roman reformer and inventor, Oxford 1952), preserved, probably as a calligraphic specimen by Bridges
  10. (fols. 69-77) a review by Bridges published in The Dial, Nov. 1920

Dates

  • c. 1873-1927

Extent

79 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Bridges 71

Former reference:

Dep. Bridges 71

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