AUDEN, WYSTAN HUGH (1907-1973)
TYPESCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'JAMES HONEYMAN', 82 lines in forty-one two line stanzas, not revised but with two stanzas not in the printed version (which contains one stanza not in this typescript and with some 25 other verbal differences, all of them apparently otherwise unrecorded, also with the air to which the piece should be sung which is not given in print) arranged in stanzas of two- instead of four-line stanzas, 3 pages, folio 
'James Honeyman was a silent child; he didn't laugh or cry:
He looked at his mother with curiosity...'
This is a good example of a clean typescript containing a text different from the published one. No manuscript of the poem is listed in Location Register of Twentieth-Century Literary Manuscripts and Letters, 2 volumes, 1988.
PROVENANCE: Alan Hancox, Cheltenham, purchased with 'Stop All The Clocks'.