Prose Romances and Dramatic Works
Edited by Peter Wright (in preparation)
Giles of the Long Frank
Kilian of the Closes
Text, The Story of the Flower
- British Library Additional Manuscript 45,327 (Giles of the Long Frank)
- British Library Additional Manuscript 45,328
- ff. 1 - 54v Novel on Blue Paper (see portal)
- ff. 54-58 Poems in Roots of the Mountains [ff. 54-55, "How is the rain upon the day," ff. 55-56, "In meadowtide through day new born," ff. 57 and 57v, "Tis over the hill and over the dale," "Why sit ye here in the spinning room"]; See List of Poems Written After 1875, no. 36
- Kilian of the Closes ff. 59-109
- Unfinished Romances ff. 110-125v ["Folk of the Mountain Door," 6 songs: song 1, f. 111v, 112v, 113; song 2, f. 113; song 3, ff. 114-115v; song 4, f. 115v-116; song 5, f. 123; song, f. 124, unfinished]
- Desiderius ff. 127-149
- Pencil draft, unfinished metrical romance f. 149v
- Story of the Flower ff. 150-186, 194-201v; ff. 150-183, draft marked "Story of the Flower," most in pen, 5 and part of 6 are in pencil. See List of Early Poems, #39. Ff. 196-97v, "For the Story of the Flower," Morris autograph on better quality paper.
- King Peacock ff. 187 - 193 Morris ink autograph with corrections.
- ff. 194-95 2 ff. romance fragment: "I have heard say that there was once a fair house built by the side of a forest"
- f. 198 plot summary for a romance in Morris autograph, "In times when there was"
- f. 199 titled "fable," in Morris's hand.
- f. 200 fragment of prose tale, "He would not slay be these and then"
- f. 201 in Morris's hand, "That queer story" 11 lines, poetic opening for tale; see List of Early Poems, no. 56
May Morris's Remarks on the Unfinished Prose Romances, Collected Works 21, xvi-xvii.
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