Fredeman, The P.R.B. Journal, 46
This is the first of the five poems comprising the
second set of WMR's “Fancies at Leisure”.
WMR published this group of five
in The Germ no. 3. Four others had appeared
in the second issue. He said that he wrote these poems as bouts
rimés in 1849 with John Everett Millais.
First printed in The
Germ no. 3, page 129.