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of English, University of Toronto.
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Original text: May-day and Other Pieces (London: G. Routledge, 1867)
PS 1624 .M3 Robarts Library
First publication date: 1844
Publication date note: Epigraph for an essay with the same title in Essays: Second Series (1844).
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2002
Recent editing: 1:2002/12/24
Rhyme: irregularly rhyming
Other poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson