23] Inquisition: perhaps the Roman Catholic tribunal for the exposition and persecution of heretics, only finally abolished in the early 19th century.
31] solstice: June 22, a point on the ecliptic at which the sun is further north from the celestial equator.
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Original text: William Carlos Williams, Spring and All ([Paris]: Contact, 1923): 93-95. PS 3545 .I544S7 1970 Victoria College Library
First publication date: August 1923
Publication date note: The Dial 75.2 (August 1923)
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2000.
Recent editing: 2:2002/2/20
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