Verses, stories, and articles from Vanity Fair (UK)

 

Note on attribution: Some of these items were printed without a byline in the magazine; each piece’s byline (or lack thereof) is reproduced just as printed. Stories, articles, and verses were generally entered by title in Wodehouse’s account book, Money Received for Literary Work. In McIlvaine’s bibliography, it is noted that “Wodehouse was paid for paragraphs or stories used in the regular column, ‘In the Stocks’ ”; however, the account book never mentions paragraphs or verse published within these 1904 columns, but rather mentions the title and date of an entire column of items (paragraphs and poems). There is nothing in the book to suggest that Wodehouse did not write the entire “From My Tub” or “In the Stocks” column on the dates specified from June 23 to November 17, 1904; possibly he was filling in during the absence of the regular columnist, as he did at other times on the Globe and in Punch. In the interests of completeness, we have transcribed these columns of paragraphs and verse in their entirety (to the extent we have them), without making the specific claim that every individual item was written by Wodehouse. Some individual verse items from the 1904 columns were named in McIlvaine (even though the account book only mentioned the title of the whole column) and thus were previously transcribed on this site; they will continue to be listed here as separate items (indented below) in addition to being reproduced in their place in the full column.

Items with annotations are flagged with the symbol ✎ below.

 

✎ The Peculiar Case of Flatherwick (story) — March 19, 1903

✎ Fame (verse) — March 26, 1903

[To Buffalo Bill] (untitled verse in Theatrical Things column) — April 16, 1903

The Porter and the Cigar (story) — April 23, 1903

A Modern Fairy Story (story) — June 25, 1903

The Dastardly Behaviour of Bashmead (story) — November 19, 1903

✎ From My Tub (column) — June 23, 1904

 — One in a Thousand (verse) — June 23, 1904

✎ The Stout Blue Line (verse) — June 23, 1904

From My Tub (column) — June 30, 1904

 — Strawberries and Cream (verse) — June 30, 1904

 — Inconstancy (verse) — June 30, 1904

In the Stocks (column) — July 7, 1904

 — July, 1904 (verse) — July 7, 1904

✎ Publicity! A Tale of Two Cities (article) — July 7, 1904

✎ In the Stocks (column) — July 14, 1904

 — ✎ To a Henley Minstrel (verse) — July 14, 1904

✎ In the Stocks (column) — July 21, 1904

 — ✎ False Premises (verse) — July 21, 1904

✎ “From Our Own Correspondent” (article) — July 28, 1904

In the Stocks (column) — July 28, 1904

 — The Immortals (verse) — July 28, 1904

In the Stocks (column) — August 4, 1904

 — ✎ Bank Holiday (verse) — August 4, 1904

✎ Good Advice (verse) — August 4, 1904

✎ The Next Crisis (article) — August 4, 1904

✎ In the Stocks (column) — August 11, 1904

 — ✎ Untitled lyric to be sung to the tune of “Bedelia” (verse) — August 11, 1904

To Thomas (who is half-way through a bath bun) (verse) — August 11, 1904

✎ In the Stocks (column) — August 18, 1904

 — ✎ To a Juvenile Smoker (verse) — August 18, 1904

In the Stocks (column) — August 25, 1904

 — Sic Transit (verse) — August 25, 1904

✎ Baseball (article) — August 25, 1904

In the Stocks (column) — September 1, 1904

 — The Twilight of the Gods (verse) — September 1, 1904

In the Stocks (column) — September 8, 1904

 — ✎ Coming Over (verse) — September 8, 1904

The Ballad of Success (story in verse) — September 8, 1904

✎ In the Stocks (column) — September 15, 1904

 — The Pleasures of Youth (verse) — September 15, 1904

✎ In the Stocks (column) — September 22, 1904

 — A Haven of Rest (verse) — September 22, 1904

✎ In the Stocks (column) — September 29, 1904

 — ✎ The Fireman’s Story (verse) — September 29, 1904

The Baronet’s Redemption (story) — October 6, 1904

The Literary Life (verse) — October 6, 1904

In the Stocks (column) — October 13, 1904

 — The Chaperone (verse) — October 13, 1904

✎ In the Stocks (column) — October 20, 1904

 — ✎ Laissez Faire (verse) — October 20, 1904

In the Stocks (column) — October 27, 1904

 — A Latter-Day Miracle (verse) — October 27, 1904

In the Stocks (column) — November 3, 1904

 — The Modern Playgoer (verse) — November 3, 1904

All the Fun (verse) — November 3, 1904

In the Stocks (column) — November 10, 1904

 — A Protest (verse) — November 10, 1904

✎ The Life of Pleasure (verse) — November 10, 1904

In the Stocks (column) — November 17, 1904

 — ✎ The Clerk’s Lament (verse) — November 17, 1904

The Tiger’s Skin (story) — November 17, 1904

New York Crowds (article) — November 24, 1904

✎ The Adventure of the Missing Bee (story) — December 1, 1904

How to be a Journalist Though Jugged (article) — December 8, 1904

Our Christmas Pantomime (with Bertram Fletcher Robinson) (satire on dramatists, in the form of a play) — December 8, 1904

Prima-Facie Evidence (verse) — December 15, 1904

✎ The Benefactor (verse) — December 22, 1904

✎ Tommy’s Cap (verse) — December 29, 1904

✎ The Road to Success (verse) — January 5, 1905

✎ Cacoëthes Scribendi (verse) — January 12, 1905

The Rhyme of the Bassinette (verse) — January 19, 1905

✎ Half-Hours with a Ghost: I.—The Two Sceptics (story) — January 26, 1905

✎ Mainly About Mush (verse) — January 26, 1905

As It Might Have Been (dramatic narrative) — February 9, 1905

✎ Stage Reform (verse) — February 9, 1905

The Muse and the Motor (verse) — March 2, 1905

✎ Tommy’s Teeth (verse) — March 16, 1905

✎ The Ballad of the Interviewer (verse) — March 23, 1905

The Policewoman (verse) — March 30, 1905

The Maiden’s Tragedy (verse) — April 13, 1905

The New Order (verse) — April 13, 1905

The Passive Prowlers’ F.C. (verse) — April 27, 1905

An Appeal (verse) — May 4, 1905

The Glorious Uncertainty of Cricket (Criticism)  (article) — June 8, 1905

At Barkston (verse) — October 19, 1905

✎ Two Epigrams (verse) — October 26, 1905

A Winter’s Tale (with Bertram Fletcher Robinson) (satire on politics, in the form of a play) — December 14, 1905

From Pole to Poll (verse) — January 18, 1906

A Paradox (verse) — January 25, 1906

✎ An Election Episode (verse; possibly not by Wodehouse) — February 1, 1906

✎ Untitled (Judge Deuel) (verse) — February 8, 1906

It Is Our Opening Day (verse) — February 15, 1906

✎ L’Affaire Clarke (verse) — March 22, 1906

The Family Scapegrace (verse) — April 19, 1906

✎ The Proclamation (verse) — May 10, 1906

✎ The Paris Policeman (verse) — May 17, 1906

✎ The Sublime to the Ridiculous (verse) — May 17, 1906

✎ The Immortal (verse) — May 24, 1906

✎ A Little Dinner at Chicago (verse) — June 7, 1906

✎ Men of the Moment (verse) — June 21, 1906

✎ Untitled Limerick (verse) — June 21, 1906

✎ At Drury Lane (verse) — October 3, 1906

✎ At the Vaudeville (verse) — October 3, 1906