1] From "Guinevere" and based on the parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins. See St. Matthew 25.
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Original text: Alfred Tennyson, Idylls of the King (Boston, Mass.: Ticknor and Fields, 1859). tenn T366 I496 1859 (Fisher Library).
First publication date: 1859
RPO poem editor: W. J. Alexander, William Hall Clawson
RP edition: RP (1916), pp. 350-51; RPO 1997.
Recent editing: 2:2002/3/7
Rhyme: aab ccb ddb eeb
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