Domett, who encountered decidedly unpastoral
social and political realities in New Zealand, wrote an idealized cross-cultural romance, the ending of which enables "his lovers to reunite and sail off into infinity and the sunset like Waring in Browning's poem" (p.
The most unpastoral
is, instead of feeding, to want to be fed,-to be a Mouth" (29-30).
48) Coleridge's poems make no reference to these unpastoral
intrusions, nor do they refer to the more ancient gothic traditions (as narrated by Newbolt) of the castle's haunted medieval dungeons and the legend of the Till, celebrated in an old ballad for its sudden murderous torrents.
The Bishop's statement betrays contempt, once more, for lesbian and gay relationships and should be rejected as unloving, unpastoral
Then they walk down to a decidedly unpastoral
meadow, "the place where the old car rests, a junker someone finagled / for $85 and a lid of hash" (46).