BELLOC, HILAIRE (1870-1953)
Lot 39
BELLOC, HILAIRE (1870-1953) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF ONE OF HIS BEST-KNOWN POEMS 'THE EARLY MORNING', 1905
Sold for £375 (US$ 623) inc. premium
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BELLOC, HILAIRE (1870-1953)
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF ONE OF HIS BEST-KNOWN POEMS 'THE EARLY MORNING' (untitled herein), signed with initials ('H.B.'), 7 lines, 1 page, octavo, laid down on stiff paper, dated 18 November 1905

The Moon on the one Hand,
the Dawn on the other.
The Moon is my sister,
the Dawn is my Brother.
The Moon is my left and
the Dawn is my right.
My Brother good Morning: My
Sister, good Night.

'The Early Morning' is printed as four lines in Sonnets and Verse: The Collected Poems of H. Belloc, first published in 1923; edition of 1947 used here. No manuscripts of the poem are listed in Location Register of Twentieth-Century Literary Manuscripts and Letters, 2 volumes, 1988.
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