Manuscript transcripts by Edward Marsh, [c.1916], of poems and a prose piece by Rupert Brooke, with notes by Edward Marsh as to the original papers, letters and notebooks from which material was copied. The contents comprise:
[ff.2-4] 'The reward' prose piece
[ff.4-5] GOD GIVE 'God give that through the labour of my day ...'
[ff.6-7] 'Hymn 666 (The stockbrokers' book of hymns, revised and augmented)' 'Lord, on this calm and holy day ...'
[f.8] IT IS WELL 'Nay, love, I weep not, but laugh o'er my dead ...'
[f.9] IN JANUARY 'What shall I tell thee of? ...'
[f.10] 'Lo! in the end the pure clean-hearted innocent throng ...'
[f.11] 'Only the slow rain falling ...'
[f.12] DEDICATION 'When I laid my head upon the breast ...'
[f.13] FRAGMENT ON PAINTERS] 'There is an evil which that Race attaints ...'
[f.15] SONG 'The way of Love was thus ...'
[f.16] 'Even as some hurried invalid would pass water ...'; 'And she will pull you into her ...'
[f.17] [IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN] 'I have known the most dear that is granted us here ...'
[f.18] [THE PINK AND LILY] 'Never came there to the Pink ...'
[f.19] 'Old Books or, the extraordinary discrepancies between the professions in the practice of the dead' 'The dead men that wrote long ago ...'
[ff.20-1] 'Ballade of middle age' 'The young men strut and squeak and roar ...'
[ff.22-4] SOMETIMES EVEN NOW ... 'Sometimes even now I may ...'
[f.25] THE TRUE BEATITUDE 'They say, when the Great Prompter's hand shall ring ...'
[ff.26-7] 'Poor Ka you see sit down with many a moan ...'
[f.27] 'He needs no wife ...'
[f.28] 'Lo! when we turn irrevocable feet ...'; 'Prince, you have suffered. I have suffered. Shake ...'
[f.29] TRAVEL ''Twas when I was in Neu Strelitz ...'
[ff.30-1] 'Asleep once in Love's tiny jewelled boat ...'; 'From the old French of Jehan de Borival. Of a town in the Marches' 'I looked at him with never a word ...'; 'Ah would I were in Bavarie ...'*
[f.32] IN FREIBURG STATION 'In Freiburg Station, waiting for a train ...'
[f.33] 'No, but because I loved you, when love slips ...'; fragments
[f.34] THE DESCENT 'Because you called, I left the mountain height ...'
[f.35] SONNET REVERSED 'Hand trembling toward hand; the amazing lights ...'
[f.38] SONG 'Oh! that apple bloom, and the pale spring sun ...'
[f.39] 'Suppose my friend there lived within a garden ...'; 'God give me joy of life ...'
[f.40] COLLOQUIAL 'It was not that you said I thought you knew ...'
[f.41] 'Bouts-rimés' 'They say Menalcas, being indigenous ...'
[f.42] 'For forty years he has taught Greek ...'
[f.43] 'Fly swallowing' 'In a splendid meadow of high July ...'
[f.45] 'In the end' 'Lo! in the end the pure clean-hearted innocent throng ...'
[f.87] 'The beds of silver quiet grow ...'.
*includes lines by Frances Cornford
This item is the property of the Brooke Trustees and has been deposited at King's College, Cambridge.