Sassoon Journals : Journal, 27 Dec. 1921-13 July 1922

Sassoon Journals

<p>The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1922 I' and mostly comprises diary entries, notes from Sassoon's reading; and reflective passages on a variety of subjects. Diary entries include frequent mention of horse racing, and [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(104);return false;'>51v-64r</a>]. entries concerning Thomas Hardy and visits to Max Gate.</p> <p>It also includes the following drafts of poetry:</p> <ul> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(6);return false;'>2v-3r</a>]. 'On Beauty'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(9);return false;'>4r-4v</a>]. 'Visiting Blenheim Palace'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(11);return false;'>5r</a>]. 'Ducal Survival'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(13);return false;'>6r-7r</a>]. 'A Ducal Insignificance', later called 'A Ducal Anterior'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(17);return false;'>8r-10r</a>]. 'Lines on being urged to write about Love'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(26);return false;'>12v-13r</a>]. 'Romantic Drama'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(28);return false;'>13v</a>]. untitled, begins 'There is little enough to be done'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(29);return false;'>14r</a>]. untitled, begins 'I cannot write about the clouds'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(30);return false;'>14v</a>]. untitled, begins 'Much have I praised you'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(36);return false;'>17v</a>]. 'A Child's Kingdom'</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(38);return false;'>18v</a>]. 'To Any Father (who still thinks war inevitable)</li> <li> [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(134);return false;'>108v</a>]. 'Wessie', a poem about Thomas Hardy's dog</li> </ul> <br /> <p>N.B. There are no loose enclosures or detached folios. The foliation is the archivist's. Blank from folios [<a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(130);return false;'>64v-108r</a>].</p>

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