"When I Set Out for Lyonnesse"

Original Text: 
Collected Poems of Thomas Hardy (London: Macmillan and Co., 1932): 293-94. PR 4741 F32 Robarts Library.
2    A hundred miles away,
4And starlight lit my lonesomeness
5When I set out for Lyonnesse
6    A hundred miles away.
7What would bechance at Lyonnesse
8    While I should sojourn there
9    No prophet durst declare,
10Nor did the wisest wizard guess
11What would bechance at Lyonnesse
12    While I should sojourn there.
13When I came back from Lyonnesse
14    With magic in my eyes,
17When I came back from Lyonnesse


1] The 1914 edition lacks the date "1870" following the title.
Lyonesse: a legendary region, associated with King Arthur and thought now to be under sea. Back to Line
3] rime: frost forming on the windward side. Back to Line
15] All marked with mute: "None managed to" in 1914. Back to Line
16] "What meant my godlike gloriousness" in 1914. Back to Line
18] eyes!: "eyes." in 1914. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
Publication Notes: 
Satires of Circumstance, Lyrics and Reveries with Miscellaneous Pieces (London: Macmillan, 1915): 20. PR 4750 S3 1914 Robarts Library
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.