William Morris Archive

Autograph Manuscript of Fragments: 7 Poems, 1 Prose Fragment


Bibliographic Citation

William Morris, “Autograph Manuscript of Fragments: 7 Poems, 1 Prose Fragment,” William Morris Archive, accessed June 24, 2024, http://morrisarchive.lib.uiowa.edu/items/show/558.

Title

Autograph Manuscript of Fragments: 7 Poems, 1 Prose Fragment
Autograph manuscripts of seven poems and one prose tale bound together in one volume

Creator

William Morris

Date

1855/1858

Publisher

The University of Cambridge, The Fitzwilliam Museum

Subject

medieval lyric

Coverage

medieval

Extent

ff. 1-35v

Type

poem
prose tale

Table Of Contents

"A time there was in days long past"
"We have done all that men could do"
"Once my Fell Foe Worsted Me"
beginning of "The Lady of the Wasted Land"
"Saint George"
"The Lady of the Wasted Land"
"The Cruel Stepmother"
"Lord Malmstom"
"Listen good folk to my rhyme"

Format

autograph manuscript

Description

Contents listing by C. F. Murray at beginning. ff. 1-10 Poem (83 quatrains) beginning, “A time there was in days long past away …” f. 11 Poem (4 quatrains) beginning, “We have done all that men could do” ff. 12-16 Poem beginning, “Once my fell foe worsted me …” ff. 17-18 Fragment of poem, “The Lady of the Wasted Land” (title given by C. F. Murray), beginning, “Listen good folk to my ryme…” ff. 19-20 Poem, “Saint George”, beginning, “Such careless thoughts as maids will have, she had…” ff. 21-34 Prose fragment, “The Lady of the Wasted Land”, beginning, “I have heard men say there was once a fair house …” f. 35r Ballad, “The Cruel Stepmother”, beginning “Where have you been so long to-day? …” f. 35v Ballad, “Lord Malmston”, beginning, “Malmston had a dream in the night …” Bound in green morocco by Roger De Coverly.

Contributor

Roger DeCoverly

Identifier

110001076

Language

eng