To the English Army before Sebastopol

William Fulford

General Description

Date: 1856
Rhyme: couplets
Meter: tetrameter

Scholarly Commentary

Guest Editor: PC Fleming


This poem about the siege of Sebastobal during the Crimean War is by William Fulford (1831-1882). Fulford was the editor of The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine from February to December, and author of the three-part essay on Tennyson. This poem was certainly influence by Tennyson’s “Charge of the Light Brigade”, and probably by the essay on St. Arnaud in this issue.

Printing History

First printed in The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine , July, 1856.

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