Tennyson & His Poetry

Tennyson & His Poetry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...repression of himself, And in what limits, and how tenderly; Not swaying to this faction or to that; Not making his high place the lawless perch Of wing'd ambitions, nor a vantage-ground Forlpleasure; but thro' all this tract of years Wearing the white flower of a blameless life, Before a thousand peering littlenesses, In that fierce light which 'beats upon a throne, And blackens every blot: for where is he, Who dares foreshadow for an only son A lovelier life, a more unstain'd, than his? Or how should England dreaming of his sons Hope more for these than some inheritance Of such a life, a heart, a mind as thine, Thou noble Father of her Kings to be, Laborious for her people and her poor-Voice in the rich dawn of an ampler day--Far-sighted summoner of War and Waste To fruitful strifes and rivalries of peace-Sweet nature gilded by the gracious gleam Of letters, dear to Science, dear to Art, Dear to thy land and ours, a Prince indeed, Beyond all titles, and a household name, Hereafter, thro' all times, Albert the Good. We find ailegendary England--" great tracts of wilderness constantly prey to the heathen ' ' Wherein the beast was ever more and more, But man was less and less till Arthur came. Who thro' the puissance of his Table Round, Drew all their petty princedoms under him, Their King and head; and made a realm, and reign'd. Supposed son of Uther and Ygerne, brought up by the sage Merlin, Arthur appears almost without warning or preparation, " crown'd on the dais," followed by knights, " few, but all brave, all of one mind with him "; near his throne " three fair queens "--" sweet faces, who will help him at his need...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742230
  • 9781236742230