1] One of the two extant manuscripts has four additional lines, not printed in any early edition of Clough, summarizing his decalogue in an ironic restatement of the two great commandments of the law (Matthew 22: 37-39):
The sum of all is, thou shalt love,
If any body, God above:
At any rate shall never labour
More than thyself to love thy neighbour."
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Original text: Arthur Hugh Clough, Poems, with a Memoir (Cambridge: Macmillan, 1862). PR 4455 A2 1862 ROBA TRIN. The standard recent edition of Clough's poetry is The Poems of Arthur Hugh Clough, edited by H. F. Lowry, A. L. P. Norrington and F. L. Mulhauser (Oxford, 1951).
First publication date: 1862
RPO poem editor: Margaret Frances (Sister St. Francis) Nims
RP edition: 3RP 3.195.
Recent editing: 4:2002/1/30
Form: Short Couplets
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