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SPENDER, Stephen (1909-1995). Collection of one autograph manuscript and six typescripts with autograph signatures or emendations, of poems, [c.1929], comprising 'MARSTON, dropping it in the grate, broke his pipe' (title 'For J.M.F.' in autograph, signed), 'Elegy  Lying awake at night' (signed), 'Hearing from its cage' (signed), 'ACTS thrust beyond the boundary of mere wishing' (emendations, signed), 'You that were constant April' (autograph), 'That girl who laughed and had black eyes' (inscribed 'For Douglas Jay from  Stephen'), 'Saying "Good morning" becomes painful' (noted 'June 12.  W.L.'), together 7 pages, 4to; with 10 further poems in unamended carbon copies, 9 on uniform folio leaves with title page 'Poems  Stephen Spender', including one apparently unpublished poem, 'They went off six in the car and two on the running board' (minor wear and soiling at margins).
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SPENDER, Stephen (1909-1995). Collection of one autograph manuscript and six typescripts with autograph signatures or emendations, of poems, [c.1929], comprising 'MARSTON, dropping it in the grate, broke his pipe' (title 'For J.M.F.' in autograph, signed), 'Elegy Lying awake at night' (signed), 'Hearing from its cage' (signed), 'ACTS thrust beyond the boundary of mere wishing' (emendations, signed), 'You that were constant April' (autograph), 'That girl who laughed and had black eyes' (inscribed 'For Douglas Jay from Stephen'), 'Saying "Good morning" becomes painful' (noted 'June 12. W.L.'), together 7 pages, 4to; with 10 further poems in unamended carbon copies, 9 on uniform folio leaves with title page 'Poems Stephen Spender', including one apparently unpublished poem, 'They went off six in the car and two on the running board' (minor wear and soiling at margins).

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SPENDER, Stephen (1909-1995). Collection of one autograph manuscript and six typescripts with autograph signatures or emendations, of poems, [c.1929], comprising 'MARSTON, dropping it in the grate, broke his pipe' (title 'For J.M.F.' in autograph, signed), 'Elegy Lying awake at night' (signed), 'Hearing from its cage' (signed), 'ACTS thrust beyond the boundary of mere wishing' (emendations, signed), 'You that were constant April' (autograph), 'That girl who laughed and had black eyes' (inscribed 'For Douglas Jay from Stephen'), 'Saying "Good morning" becomes painful' (noted 'June 12. W.L.'), together 7 pages, 4to; with 10 further poems in unamended carbon copies, 9 on uniform folio leaves with title page 'Poems Stephen Spender', including one apparently unpublished poem, 'They went off six in the car and two on the running board' (minor wear and soiling at margins).

The first four poems comprised Spender's contribution to Oxford Poetry, 1929 (under his own editorship); all, with the stated exception, were included in the privately-printed Twenty Poems (1930). The present texts show a number of variants from the published versions.
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