1] Werther: a semi-autobiographical romance by Johann Wolfgang Goethe about a young man who falls in love with Charlotte and who, after a brief spell of happiness in her company, commits suicide in love-despair following her marriage to Albert.
14] shutter: a litter or stretcher for moving someone ill.
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Original text: The Complete Poems of W. M. Thackeray (New York: White, Stokes, and Allen, 1883): 70-71. PR 5602 W5 Robarts Library.
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2000.
Recent editing: 2:2002/1/24
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