Note 7 to Chapter 3 of the author's Tennyson's Major Poems, which Yale University Press published in 1975. It has been included in the Victorian Web with the kind permission of the author, who of course retains copyright.
For an interesting contrary view on Pallas Athene in this poem and others, see Gerhard Joseph, "Tennyson's Concept of Knowledge.", pp. 314 - 22.
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