Elaine with Lancelot's Shield

Elaine with Lancelot's Shield
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Elaine with Lancelot's Shield


This picture of Elaine illustrates the lines from Tennyson's "Lancelot and Elaine" idyll:

Elaine, the lily maid of Astolat,
High in her chamber up a tower to the east
Guarded the sacred shield of Lancelot . . .