MC:P429/MS15 Manuscript Verse 1917
With the exception of MC:P429/MS15/1, these documents were found in a large bundle addressed to A.R. Bonner, c/o Mrs Warburton, 51 Highlands Heath, London S.W.15. MC:P429/MS15/1 was found in a mixed folder with MC:P429/MS17/19, MC:P429/X3/3 and MC:P429/C1/2.
MC:P429/MS15/1: ‘Buarth Bevidd’
MC:P429/MS15/2: ‘Chorus’ [typescript copy at MC:P429/MS14/32]
MC:P429/MS15/4: ‘Favilla’, dated ‘July 5th’. [typescript copy at MC:P429/MS14/16]
MC:P429/MS15/6: ‘Vivamus Mea Lesbia’, dated ‘Sept 9th’ [typescript copy at MC:P429/MS14/21]
MC:P429/MS15/8: ‘To a Fair Lady’ [typescript copy at MC:P429/MS14/74]
MC:P429/MS15/10: ‘To Joan’, dated ‘Oct 11th’ [typescript copy at MC:P429/MS14/30]
MC:P429/MS15/11: ‘September Night’, dated ‘Oct 17th’ [typescript copy at MC:P429/MS14/11]
MC:P429/MS15/13: ‘μνησώμεθα χάρμης – dedicated to Mr Beach Thomas’, dated ‘Nov 3rd ’. The title contains a quote from the Iliad (XV.477), in which the Greek warrior Ajax exhorts his comrade Teucer to charge into battle. In the typed poem, the dedication is absent and the quotation translated into English as ‘Let Us Taste Of The Joy Of Battle’. The poem is dedicated, presumably satirically, to William Beach Thomas, a war correspondent for the Daily Mail who was reportedly much despised by the troops for his relentlessly upbeat and jingoistic coverage of the war in the trenches. [typescript copy at MC:P429/MS14/36]
MC:P429/MS15/14: ‘At Dusk’, dated ‘Nov 7th’. [typescript copy at MC:P429/MS14/29; alternative manuscript copy at MC:P429/MS14/82, published copy in The Oxford Magazineat MC:P429/N2/4 and in The Hydra at MC:P429/N4/4]
MC:P429/MS15/15: ‘Dawn (song to Cockburn Harvey’s music)’, dated ‘Dec 12th’. A short story attributed to Cockburn Harvey appears in the December 1917 edition of The Hydra; it therefore seems likely that he was a fellow patient of Bonner’s at Craiglockhart.
MC:P429/MS15/16: ‘Ah Me’, dated ‘July 10th’ [typescript copy at MC:P429/MS14/40]
MC:P429/MS15/17: ‘The Martial Muse’, dated ‘July’.
MC:P429/MS15/18: ‘Anthony and Cleopatra’, dated ‘Oct 10th’. [typescript copy at MC:P429/MS14/75]
MC:P429/MS15/19: ‘Art and Democracy’, dated ‘Oct 19th’. [typescript copy at MC:P429/MS14/33]
MC:P429/MS15/20: ‘Hospital Heartaches’, dated ‘Oct 21st’.
MC:P429/MS15/21: ‘The Inarticulate Loves’, dated 17 Nov 1917.
MC:P429/MS15/22: ‘The Golden Acre: An Allegory (Craiglockhart and Golden Acre – Fare 3d.)’ Printed: appears to be a facsimile from a book or magazine, as there is a page number at the bottom. Typescript copy at MC:P429/MS14/22. The poem was also printed in the Feb 1918 edition of The Hydra [MC:P429/N4/3].
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