1] This poem belongs to a group of poems in which Tennyson experimented in the use of quantity in English metre. Milton, Tennyson noted, is in the metre of the Greek alcaic.
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Original text: Cornhill Magazine (1863). AP 4 C76 ROBA. Alfred lord Tennyson, Works (London: Macmillan, 1891). tenn T366 A1 1891a Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto).
First publication date: 1863
RPO poem editor: H. M. McLuhan
RP edition: 3RP 3.81.
Recent editing: 2:2002/3/20
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