Lyonnesse


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Lyonnesse

(lī`ənĕs'), once a region W of Cornwall, now sunk beneath the sea more than 40 fathoms deep. The Lyonnesse of Celtic legend, the home of Tristram and of the Lady of Lyones, has been identified with Lothian in Scotland.
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Unexpected Elegies is possibly more Emma's book than Hardy's-the young Emma who is "set before us, flapping hair and red cheeks, and 'thought-bound brow' as she thinks over the story of the old kingdom of Lyonnesse sunk beneath the waves" (p.
One famous poem, When I Set Out for Lyonnesse, was inspired by his visit to Cornwall (Lyonnesse was its old name) to see his future wife.
Margot Louis is represented in this collection with one of her last essays, "Erotic Figuration in Swinburne's Tristram of Lyonnesse, Canto 2: The Vanishing Knight and the Drift of Butterflies.