Section 3 The Eve of Saint Agnes (1924)
(panels 6 to 8)
Behind a broad hall-pillar, far beyond
The sound of merriment and chorus bland
Follow me child, or else these stones
Will be thy bier.
Porphyro arrives at the castle and seeks out Angela, an elderly woman who is friendly to his family. He beseeches her to lead him to Madeline’s room.
Photo credit: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane - Text © by Lucy Costigan