1] R. K. is Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), poet and novelist, with such popular poems as "If" and novels as The Jungle Book (1894) and Kim (1901). Stephen's epigraph is from Browning's "Waring," lines 52-56, a poem from which Rudyard quoted in "Slaves of the Lamp -- Part I," in his Stalky and Co. (London: Macmillan, 1899), which is available in Project Gutenberg (identification courtesy of James Fulford, Nov. 8, 2002).
16] Haggards: Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925), author of such popular novels as King Solomon's Mines (1886) and She (1887).
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Original text: J. K. Stephen, Lapsus Calami, new edn. (Cambridge: Macmillan and Bowes, 1891), p. 3. PR 5473 S4L3 1891. Robarts Library.
First publication date: February 1891
Publication date note: Cambridge Review (Feb. 1891)
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1998.
Recent editing: 2:2002/2/14*1:2002/11/8
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