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The sonnet is a light verse squib sent to amuse WMR and perhaps some of the other PRB. DGR sent it
to his brother in his letter of 8 October 1849 (see
Correspondence, 49. 18
First published in 1895 by WMR in his edition of the Family
Letters (II. 68), and collected thereafter.