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Bellerophon at Argos, Bellerophon at Lycia


Bibliographic Citation

William Morris, “Bellerophon at Argos, Bellerophon at Lycia,” William Morris Archive, accessed February 23, 2024, http://morrisarchive.lib.uiowa.edu/items/show/1237.

Title

Bellerophon at Argos, Bellerophon at Lycia

Creator

William Morris

Date

Publisher

British Library Add. MS 45,301

Subject

Murder of brother
Classical world
Greek myth
Testify
Seduction
Exile

Coverage

Classical Greece

Extent

ff. 1–39
ff. 39v-53

Type

Poem

Format

autograph manuscript draft

Description

Due to Morris's revisions it is not entirely clear where the separation of tales occurs
Bellerophon at Argos (f. 1) and Bellerophon in Lycia (f. 20b) ( C.W., vi, pp. 67-134 and 177-277). The two poems were originally conceived as one (see C.W., iii, p. xi), and they are treated as one (ff. 1-52) in this draft, although nearly all the material in the printed text is present. Both tales correspond with numerous minor variants to the printed text, with the exception of the beginning of what became Bellerophon in Lycia, which is longer and includes (ff. 23b-24) a poem, 'A sweet garden by the sea', later omitted. This, with some surrounding narrative, is printed by May Morris in C.W., vi, pp. xiv-xvi, from the slightly differing printer's MS. from which it was struck out, see Morris, i, pp. 425-429. On f. iii there is the same note of previous ownership as in 45300, f. i (q.v.). Red morocco binding by Katharine Adams Katharine Webb, d 1952 née Adams; bookbinder: Bound: bef. 1952. Bindings ENGLISH: Red morocco, gilt-tooled, by K. Adams: 20th cent. includes. f. i Dorothy Walker: Letters to Miss May Morris: 1929, n.d.

Identifier

45301

Language

eng

Provenance

Philip Speakman Webb, architect: Owned: bef. 1915.Emery Walker, Knight 1930: Owned: in 1933.