NCERT Solutions for Class 8th: When I Set Out For Lyonnesse (Poem) Honeydew English

Thomas Hardy

Page No: 110

1. In the first stanza, find words that show
(i) that it was very cold.
(ii) that it was late evening.
(iii) that the traveller was alone.


(i) Rime
(ii) Starlight
(iii) Lonesomeness

2. (i) Something happened at Lyonnesse. It was
(a) improbable.
(b) impossible.
(c) unforeseeable.
(ii) Pick out two lines from stanza 2 to justify your answer.


(i) (c) unforeseeable.
(ii) ‘No prophet durst declare;
Nor did the wisest wizard guess’

3.(i) Read the line (stanza 3) that implies the following.
‘Everyone noticed something, and they made
guesses, but didn’t speak a word’.

(ii) Now read the line that refers to what they noticed,


(i) ‘All marked with mute surmise’

(ii) ‘My radiance rare and fathomless’

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