IV.A.3: Pomes Penyeach:
Early Holograph Draft of "A Prayer" in "Work in Progress"/Finnegans Wake MS VI.B.5 (1924):1
Material Description and Collation: See the description of MS VI.B.5. The poem is on pp. ,  and  of the "Work in Progress/Finnegans Wake" notebook MS VI.B.5. Joyce wrote the draft horizontally in the notebook in lead pencil and it is heavily revised.
Measurements: The manuscript measures 20.9 (19.2 + 1.7) x 13.6 cm.
Contents: The manuscript is an early, possibly first draft of the poem "A Prayer," which Joyce first published in Pomes Penyeach (Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1927; see Slocum and Cahoon A24), pp. –. It is the last poem Joyce wrote for the collection.
Dating: Joyce probably wrote this manuscript in mid May 1924 in Paris, after MS IV.A.2 and before IV.A.4 was prepared.
Publication: This manuscript has been reproduced in black and white photo-facsimile on JJA 1.198–200 and JJA 30.007–009 and "A Prayer" was subsequently published in PSW, p. 63.