1] First published with the title "The Nile." This is considered to be the sonnet on the Nile written in friendly competition with Keats and Shelley.
7] Sesostris: Rameses II, king of Egypt ca. 1300 B.C..
that southern beam: Cleopatra.
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Original text: Leigh Hunt, Foliage; or, Poems Original and translated (London: C. & J. Ollier, 1818). B-11 3716 Fisher Rare Book Library
First publication date: 1818
RPO poem editor: J. D. Robins
RP edition: 2RP.2.155; RPO 1996-2000.
Recent editing: 2:2002/3/8
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