Geraint Slays Earl Doorm

Geraint Slays Earl Doorm
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Geraint Slays Earl Doorm

from: Enid -  1868

This picture illustrates the lines from Tennyson's "Enid" idyll (later "Geraint and Enid"):

Shore thro' the swarthy neck, and like a ball
The russet-bearded head rolled on the floor.
So died Earl Doorm by him he counted dead.


[Note: Although the last two lines are still extant in "Geraint and Enid," the first line did not survive the revision from the 1859 "Enid" to "Geraint and Enid."]