Note 4 to Chapter 6 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.
E. D. H. Johnson, in a deservedly well-known article shows how the symbols of lily and rose, once opposites, coalesce to form a new balance. James Walton emphasizes the importance of Maud's brother in this regard.
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