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Transcript of 'The Tasking' by Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8539

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.


  • Creation: 1954


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1 volume(s) (1 volume (16 ff.))

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