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The review is by WMR, who contributed three more to The Germ, one in each number.
Clough's splendid poem was poorly
received by most reviewers. WMR's appreciation does not stand alone in
its intelligent sense of the poem's virtues, but it does stand with a
small company of discerning contemporaries that included
Thackeray, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Charles
First printed in The
Germ 1, pages 34-45.