11] Thebes: Greek city on the Nile.
Camelot: the mythical city of King Arthur's court.
12] Priam: king of Troy, father of Aeneus (founder of Rome) and killed in the seven years' war with the Greek at Troy.
17] Medici: rulers of Renaissance Florence known for both a love of scholarship and art, and a penchant for a pitiless use of power.
22] a khaki suit: a military uniform, coloured yellow-brown.
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Original text: Collected Poems, with an introduction by John Drinkwater (London: Cecil Palmer, 1922): 347-48. PS 3535 O25A17 1922 Robarts Library.
First publication date: March 1907
Publication date note: Scribner's Magazine (March 1907): 357.
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1998.
Recent editing: 2:2002/4/3
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