Oh Weary Falls the Lapsing Time

George Frederick Stephens

General Description

Date: 1850?
Rhyme: abcc
Meter: iambic tetrameter
Genre: lyric poem


◦ Fredeman, PreRaphaelitism. A Bibliocritical Study, 147-148

Scholarly Commentary


This is one of the two known poems written by Stephens (see commentary for the other, “A Burial Place for Me”). Both are very early, dating from 1849 or 1850, and are on the recto and verso of a single sheet.

Printing History

This is the first publication of the poem.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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