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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).
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”.