The Light Beyond. I

Walter Howell Deverell

General Description

Date: 1849-1850
Rhyme: abbaaccadedfef
Meter: iambic pentameter
Genre: sonnet


Editorial glosses and textual notes are available in a pop-up window. Line numbering reflects the structure of the Germ text.

Scholarly Commentary


This is the first of the three sonnets contributed to The Germ by Walter Howell Deverell (1827-1854), who was nominated to the PRB after Collinson resigned (see Fredeman, The P.R.B. Journal, 46).

Printing History

All three sonnets were printed in The Germ, no. 2, page 79. In the 1901 facsimile reprint of The Germ the sonnets are titled “The Light Beyond”.

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