I AM GRATEFUL to the following persons and publishers for their kind permission to quote material from, published and unpublished sources: New Directions for excerpts from the poems of Dylan Thomas: Copyright 1939, 1942, 1946 by New Directions. Copyright 1952, 1953 by Dylan Thomas. Copyright © 1957 by New Directions. Reprinted by permission of New Directions, Publishers. J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd., for excerpts from the works of Dylan Thomas.
The Trustees of the British Museum for permission to reproduce an illustration from the manuscript collection of the British Museum; Cambridge University Press for excerpts from The Mummy by Sir Edgar Wallis Budge; Chatto and Windus, Ltd., and Miss Margaret Rickert, literary executrix of the estate of Edith Rickert, for selections from Ancient English Christmas Carols, collected and arranged by Edith Rickert; the Estate of Dylan Thomas, David Higham Associates, Ltd., and the Lockwood Memorial Library of the University of Buffalo for quotations from the manuscript notebooks of Dylan Thomas; Farrar, Strauss and Company, for an excerpt from The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams; Houghton Mifflin Company for several stanzas from the "Cherry-Tree Carol" in Child's English and Scottish Popular Ballads, edited by Helen Child Sargent and George Lyman Kittredge;