“I rose up in the silent night; I made my dagger sharp and bright”
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, English, 1833 - 1898
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This drawing illustrates a stanza from a short poem of 1833 by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, entitled "The Sisters." The medieval costumes and interior setting reflect the pre-Raphaelite taste for art of that period and enhance the intense emotion of the poet's Gothic tale.