Note 36 to Chapter 8 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.
See for example W. David Shaw, "Idylls of the King", pp. 182 - 83; Ryals, Great Deep, pp. 133 - 35; and Eggers, pp. 146 - 49
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