Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849) was a Romantic poet intensely focused on death. His poem “Pygmalion” (1825) recounts the myth of the Cypriot sculptor who fell in love with the statue he carved. In this chapter, MacDonald echoes this myth.
Beddoes, Thomas Lovell, "Phantastes Chapter 5: Pygmalion" (1912). German Romantic and Other Influences. 5.
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