Stars and Moon

Coventry Patmore

General Description

Date: 1849
Rhyme: a4b4a4b4
Meter: iambic
Genre: lyrical dialogue


◦ Fredeman 198-200

Scholarly Commentary


Patmore had given this work to WMR in November 1849 for possible publication in the periodical (see Fredeman, The P.R.B. Journal22, 35). The poem was never republished, although Patmore's biographer Basil Champneys declared it “eminently characteristic of the poet's thought” (Memoirs and Correspondence of Coventry Patmore (1900) I. 86).

Printing History

First printed in The Germ 2, page 69.

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