"The dying Islamite" — a note to Tennyson's "The Palace of Art"

George P. Landow, Professor of English and the History of Art, Brown University

An "Islamite" is a Muslim, or follower of Islam. In this passage, which Tennyson added in the 1842 and later versions of the poem, he introduces another of the world's great religions. In 1842 the poet added lines that mentioned the Old Testament prophets and Confucius as well, but then he later cut the passage.

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Tennyson, Alfred. The Poems. Ed. Christopher Ricks. (Longmans Annotated Poets Series) London: Longmans, 1969.

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