DAVIES, WILLIAM HENRY (1871-1940, Welsh poet)
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DAVIES, WILLIAM HENRY (1871-1940, Welsh poet) THREE AUTOGRAPH POEMS
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DAVIES, WILLIAM HENRY (1871-1940, Welsh poet)
THREE AUTOGRAPH POEMS:

(i) 'SWEET NIGHT', 12 lines in three quatrains, beginning 'Sweet Night, that like an angel comes...', with two autograph revisions, 1 page, octavo, 22 Priory Gardens, Highgate, not dated

(ii) 'LAMORNA COVE', 12 lines in one verse, beginning 'I see at last your great Lamorna Cove...', the printer's copy (Nation), signed 'W.H. Davies', 1 page, octavo, 14 Russell Street, 14 April 1920

(iii) 'THE SOULS COMPANIONS', 15 lines, beginning 'Though floods shall fail, and empty holes / Gape for the great bright eyes of seas...', 1 page, octavo, pencil note at upper left-hand corner rubbed out (probably where marked for the printer), 14 Great Russell Street, not dated

All three poems appear in The Complete Poems of W.H. Davies, 1963. British holdings of Davies are mostly single poems; the main collection is at Austin, Texas.
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