Note 42 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.
Ryals, From the Great Deep, p. 166; see pp. 161 - 66. Historical support is given to Ryals's argument by Robert D. Hume and Toby A. Olshin, pp. 208 - 09.
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