Date of composition. The quatrain was probably written at Coole in Jul. 1907, and the date entered by WBY in the earliest MS copy, 21 Jul. 1907, is likely to be close to its time of composition. The poem's subject matter, which is the poet's own revision of his works, is pertinent to WBY's literary activity in the second half of Jul. 1907, when he rewrote the poem ‘Maid Quiet’ between 8 and 10 Jul., and completed his revision of ‘The Hollow Wood’ [later ‘The Ragged Wood’] between 10 and 28 Jul. In the copy for A.H. Bul-len's projected CWVP08, which he was preparing that summer, WBY continued to make many revisions, especially to his dramatic works.