As with all of CR's poems published in The Germ, this short piece
appeared pseudonymously as
the work of “Ellen Alleyn”. It was first reprinted in
Market and Other Poems (1862).
In the manuscript of the poem (in the Bodleian library)
the title is “A Song in a Song”, and it contains three
stanzas prior to the two that comprise the printed version.
First printed in The
Germ 2, page 64.