William Morris Archive

Autograph Manuscript Fragment of 5 Poems


Bibliographic Citation

William Morris, “Autograph Manuscript Fragment of 5 Poems,” William Morris Archive, accessed February 23, 2024, https://morrisarchive.lib.uiowa.edu/items/show/555.

Title

Autograph Manuscript Fragment of 5 Poems
Autograph Manuscript of Five Fragmentary Works Bounds Together in One Volume

Creator

William Morris

Date

1855/1858

Publisher

The University of Cambridge, The Fitzwilliam Museum

Subject

medieval
Malorian
Froissartian matter

Coverage

contemporary

Extent

ff. 1-31

Type

poem

Table Of Contents

"Why do they make these lists in the Great Square"
"The Man Born to be King"
"The Green Summer"
"The Lady of the Wasted Land"
"The Lady of Havering"

Format

autograph manuscript

Description

ff. 1-5 Fragment of poem beginning, “Why do they make these lists in the great square..” ff. 9-15 Early draft of “The Man born to be king” beginning, “It is well said among wise men …” ff.17 Prose fragment titled, “The Green Summer” ff. 19-20 Fragment of poem beginning, “Lo, Sirs, a desolate damozel…” Labelled by C F Murray as “The Lady of the Waste Land” ff. 22-26 Draft of poem “The Lady of Havering” beginning, “God save the King’s Highness …” A listing of the contents at the beginning by C F Murray refers to two pieces from “Scenes from the fall of Troy” He adds a note dated Aug 1905 that these were taken out to bind with the rest of the manuscript. Bound in green morocco by Roger De Coverly.

Contributor

Roger DeCoverly

Identifier

110001075

Language

eng