List of Morris's Poems: Drafts and First Printed Versions of Individual Poems

British Library Additional Manuscript 45,298A Early Poems (autograph)

British Library Additional Manuscript 45,298B Early Poems (copyist)

The Death of Paris British Library Add. MS 45,299 The Death of Paris; The Hill of Venus; The Land East of the Sun and West of the Moon; The Man Who Never Laughed Again; The Story of Rhodope

British Library Add. MS 45,302 The Ring Given to Venus

British Library Add. MS 45,304 The Story of Rhodope (rough draft)

British Library Add. MS 45,305 The Story of Cupid and Psyche

British Library Add. 45,300 The Fostering of Aslaug

British Library Add. MS 45,301 Bellerophon at Argos; Bellerophon in Lycia

British Library Add. MS 45,309The Palace East of the Sun and West of the Moon(copyist's version)

British Library Add. MS 45,306 The Proud King(rough pencil draft)

British Library Add. MS 45,309 The Proud King(rough pencil draft)

Early Draft of The Life and Death of Jason, "The Deeds of Jason," Huntington Library MS 6434

British Library Add. MS 45,305, "The Wanderers," early draft

British Library Add. MS 45,309, "The Story of Dorothea," unpublished Earthly Paradise tale

British Library Add. MS 45,308, "The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice," unpublished Earthly Paradise tale

British Library Add. MS 45,307, "The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice," rough draft, unpublished Earthly Paradise tale

British Library Add. MS 45,308, "The Story of Aristomenes," unpublished Earthly Paradise tale

British Library Add. MS. 45,308, "The Story of Swanhild," unpublished Earthly Paradise Tale

British Library Add. MS 45,306, "The Proud King," rough draft

British Library Add. MS 45,308, "L'Envoi"

British Library Add. Ms 45,318 Nibelungenlied ff. 1-24 | Edda ff. 29-31 | The Lay of Way Wearer ff. 32-37 | Lay of Thrym ff. 37v-47 |
The Phrophecy of the Vala ff. 47v-67 | Axel Thordson and Fair Walborg ff. 74-97 | Axel Thordson and Fair Walborg (typescript) ff. 97v-117 | Axel Thordson and Fair Walborg (verses) ff. 118-125 | Queen Dagmar's Death ff.125v-133 | Northern Fragments (Beowulf) ff. 134v-138 | The Mother Under Mold ff. 138v-142 |
Sonnets for Grettir ff. 143-149

British Library Add. MS 45,332(9), "Gothic Architecture"

Huntington Library Manuscripts, HM6419, 36917-18, Draft, Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair  

Huntington Library Manuscript 6436, "The Ordination of Knighthood"
Huntington Library Manuscript 6427. Poems by the Way, Shorter Translations
Huntington Library Manuscript The Odyssey
Huntington Library6439 The Aeneid
Huntington Library 6463 King Magnus the Son of Erling
Poems Printed in Periodicals:

"The God of the Poor," Fortnightly Review 4, n. s., (1 August 1868), 139-45. ("There was a lord that hight Maltete,") Published in Poems by the Way.

"Two Sides of the River," Fortnightly Review 4, n. s. (October 1868), 379-82. ("O winter, o white winter, wert thou gone"). Published in Poems by the Way

"Hapless Love," Good Words 10 (1 April 1869), 264-65. ("Why do you sadly go alone")

"On the Edge of the Wilderness," Fortnightly Review 5 n. s. (April 1869), 391-94. (Whence comest thou, and where goest thou?"). Published in Poems by the Way.

"The Death of Paris," Every Saturday 8 (13 November 1869), 625-30.

“Rhyme Slayeth Shame” ( If as I come unto her she might hear, / If words might reach her when away I go, ), Atlantic Monthly, 25/198, February 1870, 144.

"May Grown A-Cold," Atlantic Monthly 25/151 (1 May, 1870), 553.

"Dark Wood," Fortnightly Review, February 1871, 219-20. ("Upon an eve I sat me down and wept")

"The Seasons," The Academy (1 February 1871), 109.

"The King of Denmark's Sons," Scribner's Monthly 5.3 (January 1873), 294-97. Published in Poems by the Way.

"Love's Gleaning Tide," Athenaeum, no. 2424 (11 April 1874), 492. ("Draw not away thy hands, my love,") Published in Poems by the Way.

"The First Foray of Aristomenes," Athenaeum, no. 2533 (13 May 1876), 663-64. ("On toiled the sons of the exiles up the steep,")

"The Three Seekers," To-Day 1.1 n. s. (January 1884), 25-29. ("There met three knights on the woodland way,") Published in Poems by the Way.

"The Bondholder's Battle," with H. M. Hyndman, Justice (9 February 1884), 4.

"The Hall and the Wood," English Illustrated Magazine (February 1890), 351-54. ("'Twas in the water-dwindling tide") Published in Poems by the Way.

“Meeting in Winter” (Winter in the world it is / Round about the unhoped kiss), a song from "The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice," The English Illustrated Magazine, March 1884, 339-40. Published in Poems by the Way.

"The Voice of Toil," Justice 1.12 (5 April 1884), 5. Published in Poems by the Way.

"All for the Cause," Justice 1.14 (19 April 1884), 5. Published in Poems by the Way.

"No Master," Justice, 1.21 (7 June 1884), 5.

"The March of the Workers," Commonweal 1.1 (February 1885), 4.

"The Message of the March Wind," Commonweal, March 1885 1.2. Published in Poems by the Way.

"An Old Story Retold," Commonweal 2.36 (18 September 1886), 197-98.

"A Plea for the American Anarchists," Pall Mall Gazette (28 September 1887), 5.

"Free Speech in America," Commonweal 3.91 (8 October 1887), 324.

"Untitled Verse," Commonweal 4.119 (21 April 1888). ("Lo when we wade the tangled wood")

"The Burghers' Battle," The Athenaeum (16 June 1888), 761. Published in Poems by the Way.

"May Day," Justice, 30 April 1892. ("O Earth, once again cometh Spring to deliver")

"The Days That Were," Eclectic Magazine 68.6, n. s. (December 1898), 785. (poem used as epigraph for The House of the Wolfings)

"Mine and Thine," Commonweal 5.164 (2 November 1889), 67. Published in Poems by the Way.

"The Day of Days," The Humane Review, July 1890; time, November 1890. Reprinted in Poems by the Way.

"The New Year," The Artist 13 (January 1892), 3.

"May Day, 1894," Justice 11.538 (5 May 1894), 1.

Prose:

"Educating Americans in Handicraft," Commonweal 4.129 (30 June 1888), 204-205.

"An Old Story Retold," Commonweal 2.36 (18 September 1886), 197-98.
"A Plea for the American Anarchists," Pall Mall Gazette (28 September 1887), 5.

Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, see "Early Poems" and "Early Romances."

A Dream of John Ball, 11 installments, Commonweal.

"Socialism from the Root Up," 25 installments, Commonweal.

"The Glittering Plain," English Illustrated Magazine, 1890.

vol. 7.81 June 1890, chapters 1-6, pp. 687-98; vol. 7.82 July 1890, chapters 7-12, pp. 754-68; vol. 7.83 August 1890, chapters 13-18, pp. 824-32; vol. 7.84 September 1890, chapters 19-22, pp. 884-900.

News from Nowhere, Commonweal, 1890, 39 installments.

This list is indebted to Eugene LeMire, A Bibliography of William Morris, London: British Library, 2006.