A highly imaginative response to Tennyson's The May Queen. The image does not correspond with a particular line or passage, but represents the narrator's happiness in the form of cavorting cherubs at one with nature as they move through a field of flowers and long grasses. Tiny stars in the background add to sense of child-like wonder (page 12). 3 x 4 inches. Wood engraving, cut by Horace Harral. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned it and (2) link to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.


Tennyson, Alfred. The May Queen. London: Sampson Low, 1861.

Created 20 June 2020