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CR composed this poem in April of 1849. It was
printed here as the work of
Ellen Alleyn, a pseudonym created by DGR. CR did not
want to appear in the periodical under her own name.
The poem was reprinted in CR's Goblin
Market and Other Poems (1862).
First printed in The
Germ 1, page 20.