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E. R. Eddison
Poems, Letters and Memories of Philip Sidney Nairn

Poems, Letters and Memories of Philip Sidney Nairn
E. R. Eddison

A poignant memoir and tribute to the Oxford poet Nairnby the author who went on to create The Worm Ouroborosand the groundbreaking Zimiamvia fantasy trilogy.Eric Rucker Eddison’s first book, originally published privately in hardback during the First World War, is a poignant memoir and tribute to the Oxford poet Philip Sidney Fletcher Nairn, whose work was so inspired by his Scottish ancestry, life in the Lake District, and his subsequent travels across Asia.This first official paperback edition includes a poignant and evocative biography, a dozen photographs, and more than 50 of Nairn’s poems, and marks the centenary of his untimely death in Kuala Lumpur in May 1914, aged just 30 years old.

POEMS, LETTERS, AND MEMORIES OF PHILIP SIDNEY NAIRN

ARRANGED BY

E. R. EDDISON

Late of Trinity College, Oxford

PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION

LONDON, 1916

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Source ISBN: 9780007578078

Ebook Edition © 2015 ISBN: 9780007578085

Version: 2014-12-16

P. S. F. NAIRN IN 1907.

[From, a photograph by Martin Jacolette.]

CONTENTS

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Title Page (#ud709fd43-a713-501b-935f-e3c30ddb27d3)

Copyright

List of Illustrations

Preface

I. Introduction

II. Family, Birth, and School Life

III. Oxford and Stettin

IV. Kelantan and the Federated Malay States

V. Life and Literature

POEMS

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS:

Exile

To J. C.

Desiderium

To E. R. E. (on receiving a certain letter)

To Miss M. H.

In the Buchheide

The Dawn of Love

Retrospect

A Fallen Socrates

Reverie

Rejected Verse

Blore’s

To Smudge – my Dog

To my German Class