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That Excalibur suggests metonymic combination and contexture can be gleaned from Tennyson's own footnotes in Idylls: his gloss on The Coming of Arthur directs readers to an inscription from the medieval romance Merlin describing Excalibur as an aggregation of "Kerve
steel and yren and al thing." (25) The "elfin Urim" of its hilt consists of a mosaic of discrete jewels, individual "diamond sparks, / Myriads of topaz-lights" and "jacinth-work" crafted from "subtlest jewellery" (The Passing of Arthur, ll.