“Volunteer, The“


“Volunteer, The“
   Poem (48 lines in 6 stanzas); written in mid- to late January 1918. First published in the [Providence] Evening News(February 1, 1918); rpt. National Enquirer(February 7, 1918); rpt. Tryout(April 1918); rpt. Appleton[Wis.] Post(date unknown); St. Petersburg[Fla.] Evening Independent(date unknown); Trench and Camp(military paper at San Antonio, Tex.) (date unknown). The most reprinted poem in HPL’s lifetime; a response to “Only a Volunteer” by Sgt. Hayes P.Miller ( National Enquirer,January 17, 1918), which had suggested that all the sympathy and recognition went to American conscript soldiers rather than to volunteers. The last three appearances were cited in a note in the United Amateur(May 1918) and have not been located; the appearance in the Appleton Postwas presumably arranged by Maurice W.Moe, that in the St. Petersburg Evening Independentprobably by John Russell.

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