The Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate Volume 6; Becket Tiresias, and Other Poems Poems Omitted from Revised Editions Locksley Hall Sixty Years After the Promise of May
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 Excerpt: ... who comes. Wilt thou I undertake them as we pass, And send them to thee?" Arthur laugh'd upon him. "Old friend, too old to be so young, depart, Delay not thou for ought, but let them sit, Until they find a lustier than themselves." So these departed. Early, one fair dawn, The light-wing'd spirit of his youth return'd On Arthur's heart; he arm'd himself and went, So coming to the fountain-side beheld Balin and Balan sitting statuelike, Brethren, to right and left the spring, that down, From underneath a plume of lady-fern, Sang, and the sand danced at the bottom of it. And on the right of Balin Balin's horse Was fast beside an alder, on the left Of Balan Balan's near a poplar-tree. "Fair Sirs," said Arthur, "wherefore sit ye here?" Balin and Balan answer'd " For the sake Of glory; we be mightier men than all In Arthur's court; that also have we proved; An introduction to "Merlin and Vivien." For whatsoever knight against us came Or I or he have easily overthrown." "I too," said Arthur, "am of Arthur's Lall, But rather proven in his Paynim wars Thau famous jousts; but see, or proven or not, Whether me likewise ye can overthrow." And Arthur lightly smote the brethren down, And lightly so return'd, and no man knew. Then Balin rose, and Balan, and beside The carolling water set themselves again, And spake no word until the shadow turn'd; When from the fringe of coppice round them burst A spangled pursuivant, and crying, " Sirs, Rise, follow! ye be sent for by the King," They follow'd; whom when Arthur seeing ask'd "Tell me your names; why sat ye by the well?" Balm the stillness of a minute broke Saying, "An unmelodious name to thee, Balin, 'the Savage'--that addi...
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