“Look, you have cast out love!”

(notes edited by John McGivering)


Publication

Published in with “Lispeth” the first story in Plain Tales from the Hills (1888) It is collected in Songs from Books, Inclusive Verse, Definitive Verse, the Sussex Edition vol xxiv p. 211, the Burwash Edition vol xxvii, p. 205, and the Cambridge Edition of 2013.

The poem

These lines encapsulates the essence of the story, in which a converted hill woman is deserted by a heedless Englishman. She finds herself betrayed by the creed she had put her trust in.

[J.McG.]

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