William Morris

General Description

Date: 1856
Rhyme: aaB; the third line of each tercet ends with the word “Guendolen”
Meter: tetrameter
Genre: lyric


◦ Gordon, “Oxford and Cambridge Magazine”.

Scholarly Commentary

Guest Editor: PC Fleming


This poem is by William Morris. It was later reprinted in The Defense of Guenevere as the Prince’s song in “Rapunzel” (Gordon 417).

Printing History

First printed in The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine , July, 1856. Reprinted in The Defense of Guenevere (1858).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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