Vivien and Merlin Repose

Vivien and Merlin Repose
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Vivien and Merlin Repose

from: Vivien -  1867

This picture illustrates the lines from Tennyson's "Vivien" idyll, later renamed "Merlin and Vivien":

Before an oak, so hollow, huge and old
It looked a tower of ivied masonwork,
At Merlin's feet the wily Vivien lay.