ABSTRACT

First published in this form in A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla, pp. 80–99. For earlier versions of this material, see Ainsworth’s Magazine (vol. v), June, 1844, pp. 541–3 (Tasso and Guarini, from ‘A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla’, no. vi) and (vol. vi), July, 1844, pp. 79–86 (Spenser and Jonson, from ‘A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla’, no. vii); see headnote above, p. 215.