The Golden Violet with its Tales of Romance and Chivalry and Other Poems
C. C. Pyne del. E. J. Portbury sculp.
And beneath was piled up mound of stones
Published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, Dec. 11 1826
ITS TALES OF
ROMANCE AND CHIVALRY:
By L. E. L.
AUTHOR OF "THE IMPROVISATRICE," "THE
LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN AND GREEN,
Printed by A. & H. Spottiswoode,
THE REV. JAMES LANDON,
RECTOR OF ABERFORD AND AMESTRY.
My dear Uncle,
I inscribe to you this volume, the greater part of which was written under your affectionate roof, during the two pleasant seasons I have past with you. To have it deemed worthy of your critical judgement, and your more partial approval, would indeed be the pride and pleasure of
Your gratefully attached
L. E. L.
The title of the Golden Violet is taken from the Festival alluded to in the close of the Troubadour. There are various accounts of the origin of this metrical composition: the one from which my idea was principally taken is that mentioned by Warton.