'The poems by S.L. Sassoon, with illustrations', 28 Mar. 1897
Scope and Contents
Notebook containing poems written and illustrated by Sassoon, when aged ten. An inscription on the cover reads 'The poems by S.L. Sassoon for Mamsy March 28th 1897'. The poems are largely on nature and include extracts taken from works by John Milton and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. They are transcribed in fair hand with occasional annotations or excising and are illustrated with coloured drawings. Contents include:
Title pages with illustration: /1-2. Frontispiece illustration for 'Summer': /3r. List of new poems: /3v. Table of contents: /4-5, continuing on /88-89. A list of illustrations: /5. Poems: - 'To a spring morn': /6. - 'To the wild rose': /7. - 'To the nitingale' (sic): /8. - 'Spring': /9-10. - 'Summer': /11. - 'Nature I': /12. - 'The silence of the place' (an extract from 'Monte Cassino, Terra di Lavoro: Birds of Passage, Flight the Fourth' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow): /13. - 'Autumn I': /14-16. - 'Winter's coming': /17. - 'Winter': /18. - 'Hunting': /19. - 'Sylvia': /20. - 'Westminister Abbey, etc.' (sic): /21. - 'There on a shore, etc.' (incorporating lines from 'Paradise Lost' by John Milton): /22-23. - 'Eve': /24. - 'Bright sunny day': /25. - 'Bright are the flowers': /26. - 'Hush, the wind it parts the grasses': /27. - 'Poem on a sultry day': /28. - 'The dawn': /29. - 'The thrush': /30-32. - 'The nightingale' (with two chants): /33-35. - 'The two spirits (land and water)': /36-37. - 'The reapers': /38. - 'The day was fading': /39. - 'Old Mayfield': /40-41. - 'The road': /42. - 'The moon': /43. - 'The wintery dawn': /43. - 'The solitary reaper': /44. - 'Tis autumn': /45-46. - 'The story of Peter or, incidents in the life of a cat' (prose): /47-50. - 'Two sketches': /51-53. - 'The sun was shineing brightly' (sic): /54-55. - 'Twas still': /57. - 'To a summer eve': /58. - 'The lark': /59-62. - 'Dreary and uninhabited': /63. - 'The summer dawn': /64-66. - 'The four winds': /64-71. - 'White against the meadows': /72. - 'The wintery wind': /73-74. - 'Hush, for the evening cometh on': /75-77. - 'Part III. Sketches, etc' with illustrations entitled 'The summer sea', 'The farm' and 'The fading flower': /77v-78. - 'The sea of life': /79. - 'Nature II': /80. - 'The blast was blowing': /81. - 'A weired night wind was blowing' (sic): /82. - 'To a stormy night': /83. - 'The flight of the swallow': /84. - Two sketches entitled 'On the sea' and 'Life and death': /85. - 'The passing soul': /86. - Illustrated end page: /87.
The foliation is Sassoon's.
- 28 Mar. 1897
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1 volume(s) (85 ff.)
Language of Materials
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Notebook with red roan cover with gold trim; hand-made paper.
Former reference MS Add.9454/1/1
- From the Fonds: Sassoon, Siegfried Loraine, 1886-1967 (poet and author) (Person)