Sassoon Journals : Journal, 4 Feb. 1921-18 Apr. 1921

Sassoon Journals

<p>The volume is a ruled notebook and mostly comprises diary entries; preparatory notes for poetry and prose; and notes on politics, the economy and industrial conditions (especially in South Wales). Contents include:</p> <p>Prose passages:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(26);return false;'>13v-15r</a>]. 'To a Traveller'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(30);return false;'>15v-21r</a>]. 'On Staying at Max Gate' and visiting Thomas Hardy</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(48);return false;'>24v</a>], untitled, begins 'the joyous adventure'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(61);return false;'>31r</a>]. 'Autognosis'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(77);return false;'>39r-39v</a>]. untitled, begins 'What would happen to a man who fell in love with a lunatic?'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(80);return false;'>40v-41r</a>]. 'Entering the N.P.G. [National Portrait Gallery]'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(86);return false;'>43v</a>], [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(92);return false;'>46v-57v</a>]. & [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(144);return false;'>66r-69v</a>]. on the coal mining industry</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(134);return false;'>74r-74v</a>]. note on 'Eye and Ear Music'</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Drafts of poetry:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(4);return false;'>2v</a>]. 'Of the Phoenix'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(12);return false;'>6v-8r</a>]. 'Unicorn'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(16);return false;'>8v</a>] & [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(19);return false;'>10r</a>]. untitled, later called 'Prayer'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(22);return false;'>11v</a>]. untitled, begins 'On a delicate clear day'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(23);return false;'>12r</a>]. 'Rosemary'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(24);return false;'>12v-13r</a>]. 'Anagram' [acrostic]</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(29);return false;'>15r</a>]. & 22r. untitled, begins 'This brook has bright green hair'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(44);return false;'>22v-24r</a>]. 'Lines to my Notebook'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(50);return false;'>25v-26r</a>]. untitled, begins 'When twig-perched birds are brave'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(62);return false;'>31v-32r</a>]. the text has been erased</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(74);return false;'>37v-38r</a>]. 'Things I have no objection to'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(72);return false;'>36v</a>]. & [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(79);return false;'>40r</a>]. the text has been erased</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(81);return false;'>41r</a>]. & [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(85);return false;'>43r</a>]. 'Meridian'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(141);return false;'>70v-71r</a>]. 'Delphine'</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Sketches and doodles:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(3);return false;'>2r</a>]. a tree</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(36);return false;'>18v</a>]. a milestone</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(36);return false;'>18v</a>]. a hillside with the Cerne Abbas giant</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Quotations and notes from published works:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(2);return false;'>1v</a>]. Pascal, begins 'On se parsaude mieux'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(2);return false;'>1v</a>]. Morley, begins 'A vast space'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(2);return false;'>1v</a>]. Laudor, begins 'Sad is the day'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(5);return false;'>3r</a>]. Laudor, begins 'Every great author'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(8);return false;'>4r</a>] [Paul Verlaine], 'Offraude' (in French)</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(17);return false;'>9r</a>]. from a work entitled 'Hydrotaphia'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(52);return false;'>26v-30r</a>]. Conrad, 'Notes on Life and letters', for a review</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(139);return false;'>72r</a>]. W[illiam] H[alse] R[ivers] R[ivers], ' Dreams and Primitive Culture'</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Other:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(131);return false;'>76r</a>]. acquaintances' contact details</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(150);return false;'>75r-75v</a>]. lists of monies spent</li> </ul> <br /> <p>N.B. There are no loose enclosures or detached folios. The foliation is the archivist's. Blank from folio [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(87);return false;'>44r-46r</a>] and [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(115);return false;'>58-65</a>]. After folio [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage();return false;'>66</a>] entries resume from the back of the notebook.</p>

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