Note 1, Chapter 5, in the author's Swinburne's Medievalism: A Study in Victorian Love Poetry which Louisiana State University Press published in 1979. It has been included in the Victorian web with the kind permission of the author, who of course retains copyright.
The most detailed and useful commentaries are Reed, "Swinburne's Tristram," 99-120; McSweeney, "Structure," 691-702; Davis, "Swinburne's Use of His Sources," 96-112; and McGann, Swinburne, 137-42, 152-67. See also Francis Jacques Sypher's incisive comparisons in "Swinburne and Wagner," Victorian Poetry, IX (1971), 165-83; Benjamin F. Fisher IV, "Swinburne's Tristram of Lyonesse in Process," Texas Studies in Literature and Language, XIV (1972), 509-28; and Nicolas Tredell, "Tristram of Lyonesse: Dangerous Voyage," Victorian Poetry, XX (1982), 97-111.
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