It is in the form of a "proem" to a treatise on the Interpretation of Nature.
Pampinea was the eldest (proem), and by inference Elisa the youngest.
In the proem to this idyl I seem to see two shadowy figures passing up and down over a lonesome land.
I sent you the proem, which you published as a preface to the "Froissart Ballads."
And in the proem to the same book, Fon on ꝼιꞇꞇe, "Put into (fitt) verse."
After writing these words I read to G. the proem and opening scene of my novel, and he expressed great delight in them.
See his own acknowledgment in the proem to the poems of 1842.
It is true that in the proem to the Decameron he would have it otherwise, but who will believe him?
If correctly given the centre letters of the lights will give the proem.
But the vale of Llangollen is only the proem to the true epopea, the high mountain district.
late 14c., proheme "brief introduction, prelude," from Old French proheme (14c., Modern French proème), from Latin prooemium, from Greek prooimion "prelude" to anything, especially music and poetry, from pro- "before" (see pro-) + oimos "way" or oime "song."