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forbids metal to be charged on metal or color on color' (Littledale).

494. Because I fain had given them greater wits. In 1859, 'Because I wish'd to give them greater minds.' In 501 below, ‘Broke' has been changed to · Brake.'

507. The second in a line of stars, etc. The star in the sword of Orion which is surrounded by the great nebula. It is just below the wellknown belt of three 'stars.

571. Magnet-like she drew, etc. Littledale sees here a suggestion of Sindbad's magnetmountain;' but why assume that the attractive maid is compared to the mountain ? . The general suggestion of magnetism is sufficient.

601. The lady never made unwilling war, etc. Littledale remarks that Vivien's criticism exactly parallels the remark made to Dr. Johnson by a lady of great beauty and excellence,' after reading the fourth line of Pope's epitaph on Mrs. Corbet. The line in question states that Mrs. Corbet' no arts essayed but not to be admired; ' and the lady considered that it contained' an unnatural and incredible panegyric.' In fact, Mrs. Corbet never made unwilling war with those fine eyes! Of this,' adds the doctor, 'let the ladies judge.'

652. For keep it like a puzzle chest in chest, etc. Littledale sees here an allusion to those Chinese puzzles of laborious orient ivory, sphere in sphere,' mentioned in the prologue to The Princess;' but those are not chests,' nor are they locked, and they cannot be opened, the inner spheres having been carved and detached through the

openings in the carving of the outer ones. The reference in the present passage is to sets of chests, or boxes, made to fit one within another, each with its owy lock.

707. There lay the reckling. “Reckling' is properly the smallest and weakest in a litter, as of puppies or kittens; here used contemptuously for the puny infant.

763. The holy king, whose hymns, etc. David.

779. Man! is he man at all, etc. The 1859 edition has 'Him!' for Man!' In the next line, “winks' is used in its old sense of shutting one's eyes. Compare Shakespeare, Sonnet 43.1: * When most I wink (in sleep), then do my eyes best see,' etc.

816. She cloaks the scar of some repulse with lies, etc. The 1859 edition reads:

I think she cloaks the wounds of loss with lies;
I do believe she tempted them and fail'd,

She is so bitter. In 822 below, it has: 'Face-flatterers and backbiters are the same.

842. Leapt from her session on his lap. This use of 'session’is archaic. Compare Hooker, * Ecclesiastical Polity,' v. 55: his ascension into heaven and his session at the right hand of God,' etc.

867. Seethed like the kid, etc. See Exodus, xxxiv. 26; Deuteronomy, xiv. 21.

921. Lo! what was once to me, etc. The 1859 edition has ‘Ob' for 'Lo;' and below (924) it reads:

Farewell; think kindly of me, for I fear
My fate or fault, omitting gayer youth
For one so old, must be to love you still.

But ere I leave you, etc.

The outline of the story is from Malory (book xviii. chapters 7 to 21), whom the poet has followed very closely in many passages, of which I give occasional illustrations. For a fuller account of the poet's indebtedness to the . Morte Darthur,' as also of the points in which he has varied from it, see Littledale, or consult the editions of Malory mentioned on p. 303 above.

2. The lily maid of Astolat. “Elaine le Blank' (blanche, or white), as Malory calls her.

Fearing rust or soilure. Knights usually kept their shields covered, to prevent rust or soilure,' and doubtless many a fair damsel wrought a cover for her warrior's shield.

34. For Arthur, long before they crown'd him king, etc. The 1859 edition reads:

For Arthur when none knew from whence he cance, Long ere the people chose him for their king, Roving the trackless realms, etc.

45. And he that once was king had on a crown. Originally, ' And one of these, the king, had on

75. The place which now Is this world's hugest. That is, London.

78. Spake - for she had been sick - to Guin evere, etc. Compare Malory (xvii. 8): 'So King Arthur made him ready to depart to those jousts, and would have had the queen with him; but at that time she would not, she said, for she was sick and might not ride at that time. And many deemed the queen would not be there because of Sir Launcelot du Lake, for Sir Launcelot would not ride with the King; for he said that he was not whole of the wound the which Sir Mador had given him. Wherefore the King was heavy and passing wroth,' etc.

80. . Yea, lord,' she said, 'ye know it.' The 1859 edition has you' for 'ye,' as in the next line and in 83; also in about forty other places in the idyll of which I shall make no note.

97. To blame, my lord Sir Lancelot, much to blame! Compare Malory (xviii. 8): Sir Launcelot, ye are greatly to blame, thus to hold you behind my lord; what trow ye, what will your enemies and mine say and deem ? nought else but see how Sir Launcelot holdeth him ever behind the king and so doth the queen, for that they would be together: and thus will they say, said the queen to Launcelot, have ye no doubt thereof.'

168. Thither he made, and blew the gateway horn. Originally, 'wound' for 'blew.'

288. And in the four loud battles by the shore. The 1859 reading was 'wild battles.'

The list of the twelve great battles, as Littledale notes, is first found in Nennius, whom Tennyson follows. Compare the translation of Nennius in Bohn's 'Six Chronicles,' p. 408: "Then it was that the magnanimous Arthur, with all the kings and military force of Britain, fought against the Saxons. And though there



were many more noble than himself, yet he was twelve times chosen their commander, and was as often conqueror. The first battle in which he was engaged, was at the mouth of the river Gleni. The second, third, fourth, and fifth, were on another river, by the Britons called Duglas, in the region Linius. The sixth, on the river Bassas. The seventh in the wood Celidon, which the Britains call Cat Coit Celidon. The eighth was near Gurnion Castle, where Arthur bore the image of the Holy Virgin, mother of God, upon his shoulders, and through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the holy Mary, put the Saxons to flight, and pursued them the whole day with great slaughter. The ninth was at the City of Legion, which is called Caer Leon. The tenth was on the banks of the river Trat Treuroit. The eleventh was on the mountain Breguoin, which we call Cat Bregion. The twelfth was a most severe contest, when Arthur penetrated to the hill of Badon. In this engagement, nine hundred and forty fell by his hand alone, no one but the Lord affording him assistance. In all these engagements the Britons were successful. For no strength can avail against the will of the Almighty.'

338. Till rathe she rose. For 'rathe,' see 'In Memoriam,' cx. 1 and note.

392. Paused by the gateway, standing near the shield. Originally, Paused in the gateway, standing by the shield.'

474. A fury seized them all. Originally, 'seized on them.'

498. Then the trumpets blew. The 1859 edition has heralds' for 'trumpets.'

509, Draw the lance-head,' etc. Compare Malory (xviii. 12): 'O gentle knight Sir Lavaine, help me that this truncheon were out of my side, for it sticketh so sore that it nigh şlayeth me. O mine own lord, said Sir Lavaine, I would fain do that might please you, but I dread me sore, and I draw out the truncheon, that ye shall be in peril of death. I charge you, said Sir Launcelot, as ye love me draw it out. And therewithal he descended from his horse, and right so did Sir Lavaine, and forthwith Sir Lavaine drew the truncheon out of his side. And he gave a great shriek, and a marvellous grisly groan, and his blood brast out nigh a pint at once, that at last he sank down, and so swooned pale and deadly.'

513. And Sir Lancelot gave, etc. The 1859 edition has 'that other' for 'Sir Lancelot.'

534. He must not pass uncared for, etc. The 1859 edition reads:

He must not pass uncared for. Gawain, arise,

My nephew, and ride forth and find the knight. 543. Rise and take, etc. Originally, 'Wherefore take,' etc.

545. And bring us where he is. Originally, * what' for 'where.'

555. And Gareth, a good knight. Originally “Lamorack' for 'Gareth;' and, in the next jine, of a crafty house' for ' and the child of Lot.

595. Ill news, my Queen, for all who love him, this ! Originally, these for this.' 605.

Past her chamber. Originally, moved to her chamber.'

626. The victor, but had ridden a random round, etc. The 1859 edition reads:

The victor, that had ridden wildly round, To seek him, and was wearied of the search. To whom the Lord of Astolat, ‘Bide with us, And ride no longer wildly, noble Prince!' 653. Who lost the hern we slipt her at. Originally, 'him' for her,' which was a slip, as the male bird was seldom used in the sport, the female being larger and stronger.

658. And when the shield was brought, etc. Compare Malory (xviii, 14): 'Ah, mercy, said Sir Gawaine, now is my heart more heavier than ever it was tofore. Why? said Elaine. For I have great cause, said Sir Gawaine; is that knight that owneth this shield your love? Yea truly, said she, my love he is, God would I were his love.' Truly, said Sir Gawaine, fair damsel, ye have right, for, and he be your love, ye love the most honorable knight of the world, and the man of most worship. So me thought ever, said the damsel, for never, or that time, for no knight that ever I saw loved I never none erst. God grant, said Sir Gawaine, that either of you may rejoice other, but that is in a great adventure. But truly, said Sir Gawaine unto the damsel, ye may say ye have a fair grace, for why, I have known that noble knight this four and twenty year, and never or that day I nor none other knight, I dare make it good, saw nor heard say that ever he bare token or sign of no lady, gentlewoman, nor maiden, at no justs nor tournament. And therefore, fair maiden, said Sir Gawaine, ye are much beholden to him to give him thanks. But I dread me, said Sir Gawaine, that ye shall never see him in this world, and that is great pity that ever was of earthly knight. Alas, said she, how may this be? Is he slain? I say not so, said Sir Gawaine, but wit ye well, he is grievously wounded, by all manner of signs, and by men's sight more likely to be dead then to be on live; and wit ye well he is the noble knight Sir Launcelot, for by this shield I know him. Alas, said the fair maiden of Astolat, how may this be, and what was his hurt? Truly, said Sir Gawaine, the man in the world that loved him best hurt him so, and I dare say, said Sir Gawaine, and that knight that hurt him knew the very certainty that he had hurt Sir Launcelot, it would be the most sorrow that ever came to his heart. Now, fair father, said then Elaine, I require you give me leave to ride and to seek him, or else I wot well I shall go out of my mind, for I shall never stint till that I find him and my brother Sir Lavaine. Do as it liketh you, said her father, for me right sore repenteth of the hurt of that noble knight. Right so the maid made her ready, and before Sir Gawaine making great dole. Then on the morn Sir Gawaine came to king Arthur, and told him how he had found Sir Launcelot's shield in the keeping of the fair maiden of Astolat. All



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that knew I aforehand, said king Arthur, and that caused me I would not suffer you to have ado at the great justs: for I espied, said king Arthur, when he came in till his lodging, full late in the evening in Astolat. But marvel have I, said Arthur, that ever he would bear any sign of any damsel: for, or now, I never heard say nor knew that ever he bare any token of none earthly woman. By my head, said Sir Gawaine, the fair maiden of Astolat loveth him marvellously well; what it meaneth I cannot say; and she is ridden after to seek him. So the king and all came to London, and there Sir Gawaine openly disclosed to all the court that it was Sir Launcelot that justed best.'

674. I know there is none other I can love. Originally, 'Methinks there is,' etc.

683. Nay- like enow. Originally, “May it be so ?'

728. Marr'd her friend's aim. Originally, point' for .aim.

806. The cell wherein he slept. Originally, 'in which he slept.

810. Then she that saw him lying unsleek, unshorn, etc. Compare Malory, (xviii. 15): And when she saw him lie so sick and pale in his bed, she might not speak, but suddenly she fell to the earth down suddenly in a swoon, and there she lay a great while. And when she was relieved she sighed, and said, My lord Sir Launcelot, alas, why be ye in this plight? and then she swooned again. And then Sir Launcelot prayed Sir Lavaine to take her up, — And bring her to me. And when she came to her self, Sir Launcelot kissed her, and said, Fair maiden, why fare ye thus ? Ye put me to pain; wherefore make ye no more such cheer, for, and ye be come to comfort me, ye be right welcome, and of this little hurt that I have, I shall be right hastily whole, by the grace of God. But I marvel, said Sir Launcelot, who told you my name.'

826. Your ride hath wearied you.' Originally, 'has wearied you.

839. The weirdiy-sculptured gates. Originally, 'wildly-sculptured.'

877. The bright image of one face. Originally, *the sweet image.'

920. Seeing I go to-day. Originally, “Seeing I must go to-day.'

Then suddenly, and passionately she spoke, etc. Compare Malory (xviii. 19): My lord Sir Launcelot, now I see ye will depart, now, fair knight and courteous knight, have mercy upon me, and suffer me not to die for thy love. What would ye that I did ? said Sir Launcelot. I would have you to my husband, said Elaine. Fair damsel, I thank you, said Sir Launcelot, but truly, said he, I cast me never to be wedded man. Then, fair knight, said she, will ye be my love? Jesu defend me, said Sir Launcelot, for then I rewarded to your father and your brother full evil for their great goodness. Alas, said she, then must I die for your love. Ye shall not so, said Sir Launcelot, for wit ye well, fair maiden, I might have been married and I had would, but I never applied

me to be married yet. But because, fair damsel, that ye love me as ye say ye do, I will, for your good will and kindness, show you some goodness, and that is this; that wheresoever ye will beset your heart upon some good knight that will wed you, I shall give you together a thousand pound yearly, to you and to your heirs. Thus much will I give you, fair maiden, for your kindness, and always while I live to be your own knight. Of all this, said the maiden, I will none, for, but if ye will wed me, or else be my lover, wit you well, Sir Launcelot, my good days are done. Fair damsel, said Sir Launcelot, of these two things ye must pardon

Then she shrieked shrilly, and fell down in a swoon.'

Stopford Brooke remarks here: "She rises to the very verge of innocent maidenliness in pas. sionate love,

but she does not go over the verge. And to be on the verge, and not pass beyond it, is the very peak of innocent girlhood when seized by overmastering love. It was as difficult to represent Elaine as to represent Juliet; and Tennyson has succeeded well where Shakespeare has succeeded beautifully. It is great praise, but it is well deserved.'

1015. Hark the Phantom of the house, etc. As Littledale remarks, this phantom is described in Croker's stories of the Banshee {Fairy Legends,' pages 103, 119). Compare Scott's “Rosabelle,' and see Baring Gould's Curious Myths' (2d series, pages 215, 225).

1060. To whom the gentle sister made reply. The 1859 edition has which' for whom.'

1147. Oar'd by the dumb. Originally, Steer'd by the dumb.'

1167. The shadow of some piece of pointed lace. Originally, ' of a piece.'

1230. In half disdain. Originally, 'half disgust.'

1264. Most noble lord, Sir Lancelot of the Lake, etc. Compare Malory (xvii. 20): 'And this was the intent of the letter: - Most noble knight, Sir Launcelot, now hath death made us two at debate for your love; I was your lover, that men called the fair maiden of Astolat; therefore unto all ladies I make my moan; yet pray for my soul, and bury me at the least, and offer ye my mass-penny. This is my last request. And a clean maiden I died, I take God to witness. Pray for my soul, Sir Launcelot, as thou art peerless. - This was all the substance in the letter. And when it was read the king, the and all the knights wept for pity of the doleful complaints. Then was Sir Launcelot sent for. And when he was come, king Ar thur made the letter to be read to him; and when Sir Launcelot heard it word by word, he said, My lord Arthur, wit ye well I am right heavy of the death of this fair damsel. God knoweth I was never causer of her death by my willing, and that will I report me to her own brother; here he is, Sir Lavaine. I will not say nay, said Sir Launcelot, bnt that she was both fair and good, and much I was beholden unto her, but she loved me out of measure. Ye might have shewed her, said the queen, some




bounty and gentleness, that might have preserved her life. Madam, said Sir Launcelot, she would none other way be answered, but that she would be my wife, or else my love, and of these two I would not grant her; but I proffered her, for her good love that she shewed me, a thousand pound yearly to her and to her heirs, and to wed any inanner knight that she could find best to love in her heart. For, madam, said Sir Launcelot, I love not to be constrained to love; for love must arise of the heart, and not by no constraint. That is truth, said the king, and many knights: love is free in himself, and never will be bounden; for where he is bounden he loseth himself. Then said the king unto Sir Launcelot, It will be your worship that ye oversee that she be interred worshipfully, Sir, said Sir Launcelot, that shall be done as I can best devise. And so many knights went thither to behold that fair maiden. And so upon the morn she was interred richly, and Sir Launcelot offered her mass-penny, and all the knights of the Table Round that were there at that time offered with Sir Launcelot. And then the poor man went again with the barget. Then the queen sent for Sir Launcelot, and prayed him of mercy, for why she had been wroth with him causeless. This is not the first time, said Sir Launcelot, that ye have been displeased with me causeless; but, madam, ever I must suffer you, but what sorrow I endure I take no force.

1343. But Arthur, who beheld his clouded brows, etc. The 1859 edition reads:

But Arthur, who beheld his clouded brows, Approach'd him, and with full affection flung One arm about his neck, and spake and said, * Lancelot, my Lancelot, thou in whom I have Most love and most affiance,' etc. 1354. Seeing the homeless trouble in thine eyes. For this line the 1859 edition has: "For the wild people say wild things of thee.'

1393. Lancelot, whom the Lady of the Lake, etc. The edition of 1859 reads:

Lancelot, whom the Lady of the lake [sic]
Stole from his mother - as the story runs -

She chanted snatches of mysterious song, etc.

The story is found in Malory, books xi. to xvii., preceding the story of Elaine, in xviii. The poet follows his original closely here and there, but omits much that Malory gives and often varies from him.

15. That puff 'd the swaying branches into smoke. For another allusion to the abundant pollen of the yew, scattered into smoke' by the wind, see ' In Memoriam,' xxxix:

Old warder of these buried bones,

And answering now my random stroke

With fruitful cloud and living smoke,

Dark yew, that graspest at the stones, etc. 48. The blessed land of Aromat. “Aromat ~a name suggestive of Sabæan spicery and sweet Eastern balms --- is used for Arimathea, a town in Palestine, probably the modern Ramloh, and the home of the "honorable counsel

lor, which also waited for the kingdom of God," Joseph, who placed Christ in the sepulchre that had been made for himself. The medieval legend added that Joseph had received in the Grail the blood that flowed from the Saviour's side' (Littledale).

49. When the dead Went wandering o'er Moriah. See Matthew, xxvii. 50 fol.

52. To Glastonbury, where the winter thorn, etc. There is a variety of hawthorn which puts forth leaves and flowers about the time of Christmas. It is said to have originated at Glastonbury Abbey, and the original thorn was believed to have been the staff with which Joseph of Arimathea aided his steps on his wanderings from the Holy Land to Glastonbury, where he is said to have founded the celebrated Abbey. The first church, according to the legend, was built of wattles,' and interwoven twigs. Compare · Balin and Balan ':

And one was rough with wattling, and the walls

Of that low church he built at Glastonbury. In A. D. 439 St. Patrick is said to have visited the place, and to have founded the monastery, of which he became the abbot. In 542 King Arthur was buried here. The abbey was seyeral times repaired and rebuilt before the reign of Henry II., when it was destroyed by fire, and the large and splendid structure the ruins of which still remain was erected. It was the wealthiest abbey in England, except Westminster.

182. And all at once, as there we sat, etc. Compare Malory (xiii. 7): 'And every knight sat in his own place as they were toforehand. Then anon they heard cracking and crying of thunder, that them_thought that the place should all to-drive. In the midst of this blast entered a sun-beam more clearer by seven times than ever they saw day, and all they were alighted of the grace of the Holy Ghost. Then began every knight to behold other, and either saw other by their seeming fairer than ever they saw afore. Not for then there was no knight might speak one word a great while, and so they looked every man on other, as they had been dumb. Then there entered into the hall the holy Graile covered with white samite, but there was none might see it, nor who bare it. And there was all the hall full filled with good odors, and every knight had such meats and drinks as he best loved in this world: and when the holy Graile had been borne through the hall, then the holy vessel departed suddenly, that they wist not where it became. Then had they all breath to speak. And then the king yielded thankings unto God of his good grace that he had sent them. Certes, said the king, we ought to thank our Lord Jesu greatly, for that he hath showed us this day at the reverence of this high feast of Pentecost. Now, said Sir Gawaine, we have been served this day of what meats and drinks we thought on, but one thing beguiled us, we might not see the holy Graile, it was so preciously covered: wherefor3 I will make here' avow, that to-morn, without


longer abiding, I shall labor in the quest of the Sancgreal, that I shall hold me out a twelvemonth and a day, or more if need be, and never shall I return again unto the court till I have seen it more openly than it hath been seen here: and if I may not speed, I shall return again as

I he that may not be against the will

of our Lord Jesu Christ. When they of the Table Round heard Sir Gawaine say so, they arose up the most party, and made such avows as Sir Gawaine had made.

'Anon as king Arthur heard this he was greatly displeased, for he wist well that they might not againsay their avows. Alas! said king Arthur unto Sir Gawaine, ye have nigh slain me with the avow and promise that ye have made. For through you ye have bereft me of the fairest fellowship and the truest of knighthood that ever were seen together in any realm of the world. For when they depart from hence, I am sure they all shall never meet more in this world, for they shall die many in the quest. And so it forethinketh me a litt for I have loved them as well as my life, wherefore it shall grieve me right sore the departition of this fellowship. For I have had an old custom to have them in my fellowship.'

256. O, there, perchance, when all our wars are done.

The 1869 edition has then' for there.'

298. But ye, that follow but the leader's bell. Originally, you' for 'ye.'

300. Paliessin is our fullest throat of song. The name means the radiant brow.' He was 'the prince of British singers, and flourished in the seventh century! (Littledale). Compare Gray, _• The Bard ':* Hear from the grave, great Taliessin, hear!'

312. The strong White Horse. Referring to the banner of Hengist.

318. This chance of noble deeds. Originally, 'The chance,' etc.

350.,. On wyvern, lion, dragon, griffin, swan. Heraldic devices. The wyvern' is a dragonlike creature. Compare · Aylmer's Field': Whose blazing wyvern weathercock'd the spire,' etc.

352. But in the ways below. The 1869 edition has 'street' for · ways; ' and in 355 it reads: For sorrow, and in the middle street the Queen.' In 358, 359 it reads :

And then we reach'd the weirdly-sculptured gates Where Arthur's wars were render'd mystically.

421. And I rode on and found a mighty hill, etc. The 1869 reading was: “And on I rode; and, in the preceding line, 'wearied' for 'wearying.'

433. That so cried out upon me. The 1869 edition omits 'out' - probably a misprint.

466. I saw the fiery face as of a child, etc. Compare Malory (xvii. 20): “And theri he took an ubbly [sacramental cake), which was made in likeness of bread; and at the lifting up there came a figure in likeness of a child, and the visage was as red and as bright as any fire, and smote himself into the bread, so that they all

saw it, that the bread was formed of a fleshly man, and then he put it into the holy vessel again.'

489. There rose a hill, etc. Originally, Then rose,' etc.

574. Thither I made, etc. Originally, 'Whither I made,' etc.

648. For Lancelot's kith and kin so worship him. The 1869 edition reads: "For Lancelot's kith and kin adore him so.'

681. The seven clear stars of Arthur's Table Round. The seven stars of the Great Bear, or • Charles's Wain.'

792. But such a blast, my King, began to blow, etc. Compare Malory (xvii. 14): * And the wind arose, and drove Launcelot more than a month throughout the sea, where he slept but little, but prayed to God that he might see some tidings of the Sancgreal. So it befell on a night, at midnight he arrived afore a castle, on the back side, which was rich and fair. And there was a postern opened towards the sea, and was open without any eeping, save two lions kept the entry; and the moon shone clear. Anon Sir Launcelot heard a voice that said, Launcelot, go out of this ship, and enter into the castle, where thou shalt see a great part of thy desire. Then he ran to his arms, and so armed him, and so he went to the gate, and saw the lions. Then set he hand to his sword, and drew it. Then there came a dwarf suddenly, and smote him on the arm so sore that the sword fell out of his hand. Then heard he a voice say, Oh man of evil faith and poor belief, wherefore trowest thou more on thy harness than in thy Maker ? for He might more avail thee than thine armor, in whose service thou art set. Then said Launcelot, Fair Father, Jesu Christ, I thank thee of thy great mercy, that thou reprovest me of my misdeed. Now see I well that ye hold me for your servant. Then took he again his sword, and put it up in his sheath, and made a cross in his forehead, and came to the lions, and they made semblant to do him harm. Notwithstanding he passed by them without hurt, and entered into the castle to the chief fortress, and there were they all at rest. Then Launcelot entered in so arnied, for he found no gate nor door but it was open. And at the last he found a chamber whereof the door was shot, and he set his hand thereto to have opened it, but he might not.'

Stopford Brooke says of this part of the poem: * Its basis is to be found in the old tale; but whoever reads it in Malory's “Morte Darthur" will see how imaginatively it has been re-conceived. It is full of the true romantic element; it is close to the essence of the story of the Holy Grail; there is nothing in the "Idylls" more beautiful in vision and in sound; and the art with which it is worked is as finished as the conception is majestic.'

810. The enchanted towers of Carbonek. The name is from Malory (xvii. 16). After Lance lot had lain . four and twenty days, and also many nights, . still as a dead man,' he recovered from the long swoon. Then they



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