England the Mother/Written after reading The Hour Glass

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Draft in pencil in Ivor Gurney's hand. The latter part of England the Mother is on the left hand page. The right hand page contains the draft of a poem 'Written after reading ""The Hour glass""' - a play by W.B. Yeats. From a red notebook inscribed 'Pte Gurney / 2/5 Gloucesters', used by Gurney, principally at Rouen, during May-June 1917 and containing various notes and drafts of poems.