BINYON, LAURENCE (1869-1943)
FOUR AUTOGRAPH POETICAL MANUSCRIPTS, ONE PROBABLY UNPUBLISHED AND ONE NOT COLLECTED, not dated
(i) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT HIS POEM BEGINNING 'TO A BARE BLUE HILL...', 92 lines in twenty-three four-line stanzas, beginning 'To a bare blue hill / Wings and old thought roaming / At a random touch / Of memory homing...', with autograph revisions and deletions preserving reconsidered readings, 4 pages, quarto, not dated
This poem is not in Collected Poems, 2 volumes, 1931.
ii) AUTOGRAPH PASSAGE FROM HIS POEM 'AS I WALKED THROUGH LONDON', 7 lines, beginning 'And as to a sick man's feverish veins...' from Lyric Poems, 1894, quoted in a later autograph letter signed ('Laurence Binyon'), 2 pages, octavo, the quotation on the second, not dated
The complete poem is published in Collected Poems, 2 volumes, 1931.
(iii) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'LYCABETT', signed ('Laurence Binyon'), 20 lines, the printer's copy, beginning 'Lycabett at ever steep street' s ending...', 1 page, octavo, not dated
Though marked by a printer this poem is not in Collected Poems, 2 volumes, 1931.
(iv) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'THE HOUSE THAT WAS', signed ('Laurence Binyon'), 16 lines in two stanzas, one line deleted (reused below), beginning 'Of the old house, only a few crumbled / Courses of brick, smothered in nettle and dock, / Or a squared stone, lying mossy where it tumbled!...', 1 page, oblong octavo, not dated
There are six verbal differences between the text in this manuscript and that in Collected Poems, 3 volumes, 1931.