In Peacock, The Misfortunes ofElphin and Rhododaphne, edited by George Saintsbury.
(18.) Peacock, The Misfortunes of Elphin, in Peacock, The Misfortunes of Elphin and Rhododaphne, ed.
4.2.8 This is the oleander or "rose-laurel" plant, rhododaphne
in Greek (Hanson 1989, 186, n.
In her last novel, Lost and Won; or, The Love Test (2:140-42), she makes her heroine, Sydney Cleveland, ponder the question posed at the beginning of the second canto of Peacock's Rhododaphne
; or, The Thessalian Spell (1818):
The present volume covers the works written in England, from The Necessity of Atheism to the reviews of Frankenstein and Peacock's Rhododaphne
; the speculations on morals and metaphysics, which probably date from 1817, are, however, kept back on the grounds that Shelley reorganized this material early in 1821.