TYNAN, KATHERINE (1859-1931, Irish poet)
Lot 500
TYNAN, KATHERINE (1859-1931, Irish poet) REVISED TYPESCRIPT, IN EFFECT A DRAFT, OF A POEM ENTITLED 'THE MIRACLE',
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TYNAN, KATHERINE (1859-1931, Irish poet)
(i) REVISED TYPESCRIPT, IN EFFECT A DRAFT, OF A POEM ENTITLED 'THE MIRACLE', 77 lines, including those deleted, in six-line stanzas, with significant autograph revisions and deletions, (one stanza virtually rewritten), preserving reconsidered readings, names and address on last additional sheet, the poem, 4 pages, quarto, not dated

From all the pleasant countryside,
The people flocked to Mass,
The altar candles had been lit,
The good priest vested was -
For these
Sing: Deo Gratias.

(ii) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF A POEM 'THE DARK MAN', signed ('Katharine Tynan'), 18 lines in three six-line stanzas, 'Poetry' written in pencil at the head, with an autograph letter signed to Massingham, dated 1921, asking for the return of poems if they are used, the poem, 1 page, octavo, Sylvanmount, Shankill, co. Dublin, not dated

...Sure all the bells in Heaven
Pealed out in merry din
When to the Wondrous Vision
The Dark Man entered in...

(iii) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF A POEM BEGINNING 'NOW TWINE THE CHRISTMAS HOLLY', signed ('Katharine Tynan'), 24 lines in three eight-line stanzas, 1 page, octavo, not dated

Now twine the Christmas holly
The ivy with the bay:
Pack away Melancholy
For Christ is born to-day!...

No poetical manuscripts by Tynan are recorded as having been sold at auction. Publication of these poems has not been traced. The main collections of her manuscripts are in the National Library of Ireland and Southern Illinois University.
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