Sharp, DGR. A Record and a Study, 403.
Editorial glosses and textual notes are available in a pop-up window. Line numbering reflects the structure of the The first edition of the 1881 Ballads and Sonnets..
DGR's letters do not mention having attended the the banquet that prompted this sonnet. The Battle of Trafalgar was fought on 21 October 1805.
A single manuscript survives, a fair copy in a bound volume of manuscripts at Princeton.
First published in the 1881 Ballads and Sonnets and collected thereafter.