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Siegfried Sassoon's poem 'Vigils' (transcript by G. Keynes), 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8492

Scope and Contents

Volume of carefully transcribed poems; fair copies with later emendations: titles excised or notes added in pencil (corrections or notes on spacing, font, etc.). Contents: - Title page, 'Vigils. Twenty Poems by SS', 'Authenticated for engraving 17.9.33': /1r. - 'Vigils': /2r. - untitled, begins 'The multitudinous dead, like books unread': /3r. - 'The Heart's Paradise' (title excised): /4r. - 'War Experience': /5r. - 'December Stillness': /6r. - untiled, begins 'Break silence. You have listened overlong': /7r. - untitled, begins 'My past has gone to bed': /8r. - 'Childhood Recovered': /9r. - 'We Shall not all Sleep': /10r. - 'Farewell to Youth': /11r. - 'Everyman': /12r. - 'Presences Perfected': /13r. - 'Credo': /14r-15r. - 'Elected Silence': /16r. - 'Revisitation [W.H.R.R.]: /17r. - 'The Merciful Knight': /18r. - 'The Hour-Glass': /19r. - 'First and Last Love': /20r. - 'In Sicily': /21r. - 'Babylon': /22r. - untitled, begins 'Heaven, through the storm-rent skies of time revealing': /23r. The remainder of the volume is blank. Foliation by the archivist is in square brackets. Final folio is detached.


  • Creation: 1934


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1 volume(s) (1 volume (23 ff.))

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cream cover decorated with black stars

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