Transcript of 'The Tasking' by Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1954
Scope and Contents
Notebook with transcript of Siegfried Sassoon's poems 'The Tasking', transcribed for printing in 75 copies by Cambridge University Press; fair copies. This appears to be a transcription of the manuscript of 'The Tasking' at MS Add.8538, incorporating Sassoon's revisions. Contents: Title page: /1r. Poems: - 'The Tasking' and 'Two Stars': /2r. - 'The Visitant' and 'The Question': /2v. - 'The Making': /3r. - 'The Dispersal' and 'Faith Unfaithful': /3v. - 'The Darkness' and 'The Contention': /4r. - 'Can it be?...' and 'The Trial': /4v-5r. - 'Another Spring': /5r. - 'The Half Century' and 'The Welcoming': /5v. - 'The Worst of It' and 'The Best of It': /6r. - 'The Alliance' and 'Human Bondage': /6v. - 'An Epitome' and 'Renewals': /7r. - 'October Trees': /7v. - 'Sic Sedebat': /8r. - 'The Humbled Heart' (with correction): /8v. - 'A Chord': /9r. Limited edition statement (mock-up for printing): /10r. NB. Foliation is the archivist's. After folio /10r the remainder of the notebook is blank.
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