To the Poet Before Battle

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Mentions J.E. Patterson / Hillaire Belloc's essays / enjoyed Marion Scott's descriptions of 'the West' / existing as a soldier 'on a diet of Shakespeare and Folk Songs' / comments on a sonnet by Rupert Brooke sent to Ivor Gurney by Marion Scott from Brooke's '1914' sonnet sequence that Gurney does not like / mentions Thomas Hardy's 'The Dynasts' / happy to be leaving camp and going to billets / wonders what will happen next...