Pray but One Prayer for Us

William Morris

General Description

Date: 1856
Genre: sonnet


◦ Morris, The Defense of Guenevere, ed. Margaret Lourie.

Scholarly Commentary

Guest Editor: PC Fleming


This sonnet by William Morris is printed without a title in the October issue of The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine. In the global table of contents included in the December issue, it is given the title “Pray but one Prayer for Us”, although the first line has “Pray but one Prayer for me”. When reprinted in The Defense of Guenevere, this poem was given the title “Summer Dawn”.

Printing History

First printed in The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine , October, 1856. Reprinted as “Summer Dawn” in The Defense of Guenevere (1858).

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