ALLISON, DRUMMOND (1921-1943)
AUTOGRAPH REVISED MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM BEGINNING 'HEAR HOW DODDARD TIME IN EARNEST...', 16 lines in two stanzas, written in red ink, with three autograph revisions preserving reconsidered readings, and with notes of a military nature in pencil on the verso, 1 page, octavo with conjoint blank, no date
'Hear how doddard Time in earnest
Spreads the rumour I'm a man
Now I've swallowed whole the vainest
Wisest twenty-first July
Since this gluttony began...'
PROBABLY UNPUBLISHED: not in The Yellow Night, or listed in Location Register of Twentieth-Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters, 2 volumes, 1988. No poetical manuscripts by the Second World War poet Drummond Allison are recorded as having been sold at auction. The very few manuscripts by Allison that are in public bodies are in the British Library and Reading University; no private accumulations are known