According to DGR's letter to WMR of 20 August 1848 (see
fragment is the last quatrain of a poem he wrote with Thomas Woolner. Each wrote
what DGR called “alternate stanzas”, somewhat in the manner, apparently, of the
bouts rimés sonnets that WMR and DGR created together
around the same time. DGR copied the single extant stanza into
his letter (see
, where WMR comments that it is “intentional nonsense, or burlesque”).