A Leaf from an Early Note Book

A Leaf from an Early Note Book

George Meredith


This facsimile reproduction of stanzas from "Love in the Valley" is used as an illustration in Poems, Vol. II (Memorial Edition, Vol. XXV), facing p. 80. Meredith was an inveterate rewriter. For him, the writing process was fraught from beginning to end. [Commentary continues below.]

Scanned image and text by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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