IV.A.5: Pomes Penyeach:
Later Holograph Draft of "Alone" in "Work in Progress"/Finnegans Wake MS VI.B.16 (1924):1
Material Description and Collation: The poem is on pp. [65h], [123j] and [125h] of "Work in Progress"/Finnegans Wake notebook MS VI.B.16. Joyce wrote the various fragments of the draft horizontally in the notebook in black ink.
Measurements: The manuscript measures 13.6 x 21.1(19.4 + 1.7) cm.
Contents: The drafts are variant versions of the opening lines of the poem "Alone," which Joyce first published in Pomes Penyeach (Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1927; see Slocum and Cahoon A24), p. .
Dating: Although he wrote the poem in Zurich in 1916, Joyce probably wrote this manuscript version in April–May 1924, therefore, after MS IV.A.2.
Publication: This manuscript has been reproduced in black and white photo-facsimile on JJA 1.190–193 and JJA 32.389, 418 and 419 and then in The Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo: VI.B.16, edited by Vincent Deane, Daniel Ferrer and Geert Lernout (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2003), pp. 92, 150 and 151 and "Alone" was subsequently published in PSW, p. 60.