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Handwritten poem by T.W.H. Crosland entitled 'Real Hate'

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MS. Eng. c. 7903, fols. 2-3

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The poem begins: "Let us all sit together / And concentrate / In solemn troops / ['And sweet societies' crossed out] / And bulge out our eyes / And hate"; and ends: "Say after me / 'Oh how I hate the Kaiser / Oh how I hate the Kaiser!' ".

The subject matter probably dates the poem to the war years 1914-1918. It appears to be unpublished, and the creasing suggests that it was screwed up at some point. The authorship was identified from an accompanying envelope (fol. 3) bearing the initials T. W. H. C. The handwriting matches that in a letter by Crosland in the Asquith papers (MS. Asquith 26, fol. 125). The poem includes deletions and insertions in the same hand. The style of wrting is similar to some of Crosland's published poems, and his wartime poetry was published in War poems, by 'X' (London, 1916).

Dates

  • n.d. [c. 1914-1918]

Extent

2 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7903, fols. 2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. c. 7903, fols. 2-3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6500

Overview

Handwritten poem by T.W.H. Crosland entitled 'Real Hate'.

Biographical / Historical

For further information see W. Sorley Brown, The Life and Genius of T.W.H. Crosland (London, 1928).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased via Ebay, Jun 2010. Sponsored by Mike Webb, Duke Humfrey's Night, 2 Oct 2010.
Title
Handwritten poem by T.W.H. Crosland entitled 'Real Hate'
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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