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Notebook, 1916 (circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/4/1

Scope and Contents

The volume contains extracts of verse and prose by various writers, including three poems and a letter in verse by Robert Graves in Sassoon's hand. It contains extracts from the following works:

- 'Phaedo' by Plato: /1. - Plato beginning 'But when the soul giveth heed with her proper faculty': /2r. - Shelley's 'Hymn to Intellectual Beauty': /2r. - Plato's 'Symposium': /2v. - Wordsworth, beginning 'Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge': /2v. - '[The Confessions of] St Augustine': /2v. - Rupert Brooke's 'Letters from America': /3r. - Tagore, beginning 'Morning cometh there, bearing in her golden basket the wreath of beauty': /3v. - poem 'Dreams' by Walter de la Mare: /3v. - William James, beginning 'If this life be not a real fight': /4r. - Rupert Brooke's 'Niagra (sic) [Falls]': /4r. - John Masefield's 'Invocation': /4v. - Shelley's 'Ode to the West Wind': /4v. - Robert Bridges, beginning: 'I have prayed the sainted morning': /4v. - quotations from Shakespeare and Shelley: /5r. - Lowell, beginning 'Salute the sacred dead': /5r. - John Masefield, beginning 'O lovely lily clean': /5r. - Coleridge, beginning 'Weave a circle round him thrice': /5r. - L. Abercrombie, beginning 'Man hath his nature of the vehement world' and from 'Emblems of love': /5v-6r. - John Webster 'Call for the Robin Redbreast': /6v. - G. Borrow, beginning 'Life is sweet brother': /6v. - Milton's 'L'Allegro', beginning 'To hear the lark begin his flight': /7r. - E.B. Browning, beginning 'Sweet, sweet, sweet, O Pan!': /7v. - Plato's ['The Greek] Anthology', beginning 'Come sit aneath this pine tree': /7v. - poem by Robert Bridges, beginning 'Love on my heart from heaven fell': /7v. - poem 'Remember' by Christina G. Rosetti: /8r. - Joseph Conrad's 'Lord Jim': /8v-9r. - M. Arnold's 'The Forsaken Merman': /9v. - C.H. Sorley, beginning 'I'll put custom on the shelf' and poem 'Sonnet': /10r-10v. - A.E. Housman, beginning 'So set before its echoes fade': /10v. - C.H. Sorley 'The Song of the Ungirt Runners', 'Marlborough', and 'Two Sonnets': /11r-12v. - Walter de la Mare's 'The Journey': /13r. - copy of a letter to Sassoon from Robert Graves written in verse entitled 'To S.S.' with copies of Graves' poems 'Return', 'A Dead Boche' (extract only), and 'When I'm killed': /13v-15r. - Thomas Hardy's '[Her] Immortality' and poem 'Hap': /16r-16v. - Robert Graves' 'The Salt Box' ['A Pinch of Salt']: /17r. Together with: /47r. acquaintances' contact details; /46r. pencil sketch [layout for a monument?] with colour coding indicated.

The foliation is the archivist's.


  • Creation: 1916 (circa)


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1 volume(s) (47 ff.)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Brown morocco notebook, blank from folios /17v-45v.

Repository Details

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