"THE BARRIER" [poem]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED (TMsS). Twenty lines on full sheet of letter size paper, ribbon copy (probably), with several handwritten corrections of typos, dated "Nov. 2, 1921" in different typewriter at top and signed in full by author (pale gray ink, forward slanting hand) at bottom. "Five quatrains of tetrameter, lamenting the cautiousness of a would-be lover." - Robert Eldridge. Appeared in Sept. 13, 1923 issue of the AUBURN JOURNAL. Sidney-Fryer, Donald. Emperor of Dreams: a Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, p. 37. Old folding creases, one of them separating at edge, verso smudged, generally very good. Provenance: Samuel Loveman papers. (#136322).